|The mirror board, with 12.5" primary and cover. Note|
the finder Maria sent along for mounting.
|The focuser is a 2-speed Moonlite crayford with 2" to 1.25"|
adapter. The spider is a Destiny 3-vane curved-vane.
|And, the altitude bearings and rocker box sides are coming together...|
|The upper tube assembly (UTA) for Maria's 12.5" F4.8 strut telescope|
The focuser is a 2" Moonlite 2-speed focuser with adapter.
|A beautiful 12.5" full-thickness mirror, and heavy-duty mirror|
cell will be on display in this strut telescope with a
FULL upper tube assembly. I make these every now and
then -- they're a great solution while using the simplicity of
the strut-telescope itself. This one will have "strings" as well.
|John's rocker box is complete along with|
the installation of an encoder installation
kit -- He'll just need encoders, a cable and
digital setting circles -- when he's ready
|A 22" oversize bottom and ground board|
and side stabilizers for added rigidity
and stability -- they look good too!!
|John's tube-rings make for a perfect fit.|
The motions are just right. I like to use
Lemon Oil Pledge to clean and lubricate
the laminate/Teflon surfaces.
|John sent me his tube rings and a rocker|
box for his 10" tube-telescope is underway.
|Side braces and an oversize rocker bottom|
and ground board are great for stability.
|Joe's 6" F5 with Kinoptics helical focuser. That's Joe's big|
TeleVue 31mm Nagler Type 5 in the focuser -- with an
extra heavy-duty focuser bracket to handle the weight.
|A CG5 dovetail mounts the telescope on a myriad of mounts.|
Note the standard 4-vane straight-vane spider.
|The primary mirror sits on an all Baltic birch mirror cell with|
large knobs for easy collimation. Also included is a custom
mirror cover and primary dew shield. Not shown is the
focuser baffle to minimize ambient light.
|Detail of the top ring. The spider has been modified to|
collimate with easy to manage springs for adjustment.