Wednesday, May 29, 2019
|A pair of 16" strut telescopes underway. One with "strings" and both with|
the Easy Telescope Transport option -- a kit for Ron in Galloway, New Jersey
and a "kit" for Bob in Cedar Park, Texas.
|The 26" altitude bearings and rocker box sides are taking shape.|
|An example for a large 16".made earlier in the year.|
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
|The mirror box with altitude bearings and rocker|
box. The mirror box weighs 26# with mirror.
|Easy to collimate knobs and "feet" on the rear|
of the telescope.
|Jon's completed telescope.|
Monday, May 20, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Hi Dennis! Had the scope out under clear, dark skies last night near Fishtrap, WA. Just gorgeous. The telescope performed wonderfully. No more mirror shift problems. Collimation was a snap - drift at different altitudes was negligible. I'm very happy with it. My targets were mostly in Virgo and nearby. The Sombrero galaxy showed a clear dust lane through the middle - very cool. Now I just have to stay awake thru the work day.
|Jon's 10" F4.5 optical tube assembly with Easy Transport Telescope|
(ETT), a 3-vane curved vane spider, 2-speed "red" Moonlite focuser
and Antares 2.6" secondary -- Jon lives in Bellevue, Washington.
|Jons' mirror box with altitude bearings Nice!!|