|Joe's 6" F5 coming together. This will be the OTA only|
with a dovetail to mount on an EQ mount.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
I've been using your 10" f/4.5 scope for a bit over a year now. I'm really happy with it!
The mirror is great and really easy to collimate. The movement is very smooth, and the balance is nice too; I haven't had any issues changing from light to heavier eyepieces. The telescope is the perfect height for observing while sitting, and light enough to move during a session if needed for tree-dodging.
Dennis was great to work with as well; he answered tons of questions I had, and was very responsive and helpful.
I have made a few tweaks to the scope: I put a few old CDs around the azimuth bearing to make it a bit smoother. I made a cover for the secondary using a large plastic bottle, and I made the full light shield at the top since I have to contend with a lot of lights when I observe at home.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Up for sale is my "venerable" 10" F4 with Nova primary mirror and Antares secondary, Moonlite 2-speed focuser, primary dew shield with mirror cover and red-dot finder. The images through this telescope are picture-perfect!! $1295 including CONUS shipping.
Contact me any time at 650-315-6578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
|Completed is a 10" F6 that I intend using for my personal|
telescope (at least for the time-being!!). Note the strings
Moonlite focuser, curved-vane spider and Sky Commander.
The optics are premium Nova primary and Antares secondary.
|I like to use a simple red-dot finder while aligning|
the Sky Comander and locating an object. Simple,
and easy to use. You can see the string details here.
What does one do when they have "time on their hands". Why, build a telescope of course. I'm nearing completion of my personal 10" F6 with a Nova Optics mirror and Antares secondary. The focuser is a 2-speed Moonlite and the spider is a 3-vane curved-vane Destiny. It'll sport a Sky Commander later today.
The telescope to the right is a 10" F4 with Nova Optics mirror as well. Same focuser and spider. The difference is striking -- 20" longer in focal length. This telescope is now "on sale" -- so contact me if interested. Dennis