|Almost completed is Jerry's 12.5" F4.5 string-strut telescope.|
I'll install the Sky Commander, strings and dew shield today.
Note the DSC stage and Telrad.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
|The "final touches" are completed and John's 13.1" F4.5 truss|
telescope is ready to package and ship. Testing last night,
under the stars, proved a great success.
|The rear of the 6-point flotation mirror cell and large ventilation|
hole to enhance mirror equalization. Note the "feet"!!
|The top ring. Included are a red-dot finder, Moonlite 2-speed 2"|
crayford focuser, 3.1" secondary and curved-vane spider.
|A fully installed, configured and tested Sky Commander and primary|
dew shield are installed. Nice!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
|John's 13.1" with Nova Optical Systems certified primary is nearing|
completion. I've got to "tweek" the rocker box a bit, build the
primary dew shield and install the Sky Commander.
|Note the Moonlite 2-speed focuser, Destiny 3-vane curved-vane spider|
and DSC "stage" on the top truss tube.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
|Bruce, from the Astronomical Society of the Desert, and his 10"|
strut made by Dobstuff. At 4000-feet above the Coachella Valley,
it's a great venue for astronomy and observing.
|A bit "chilly" and a little wind, but Bruce is all set up and ready to go.|