Saturday, April 2, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
A "work in progress", Dave's 10" F6 with premium optics. At this stage I like to put the OTA onto the rocker box check check balance and altitude motions. These are just right.
I need to finish the rocker box bottom/ground board, add the strings and Sky Commander and give the telescope one more run under the stars before packaging.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Just about complete is a 20" F3.3 for Paul near Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hubble Optics mirror, itself, is the heaviest component of the telescope. At this stage, with the sides of the rocker box completed, I like to assemble the telescope to check for fit, balance and motion. This one is "just right"!! Now, on to completing the rocker box bottom, ground board and installing the encoders -- and it'll be time to ship this beauty!!
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
A note and photo from Mark and his 13.1" telescope:
Monday, November 1, 2021
A nice note from Nick about his 14" telescope and our recent visit together:
I kept the telescope set up just in case, and indeed the clouds cleared for a short time and I gotta say Jupiter was amazing! Whereas before it was an endless fine turning of the focuser just to think you can see the red lines "pretty well", now I saw deep colors and more detail than ever before with little effort on the focuser! It was too late for Saturn from my vantage point, but I felt like I was getting the full benefit of the telescope and absolutely loved it. It truly made all the difference having you look at it and fix it, so thank you again!