Thursday, October 11, 2012

I just completed a beautiful 14" F4.62 telescope for Jay in Herriman Utah. The Zambuto mirror produces beautiful images. Notice the string option, which eliminates all the flex from the parallel strut design.

Here's a couple of pictures:

Here you can see the dew shield in place. Included is a Telrad
and finder base mounted on separate clamps. The focuser is a
Moonlite 2-speed 2" crayford. Nice telescope.

Front of the telescope. The wire is for the secondary
dew heater.

Detail of "mirror box" with dew shield removed.

18-point flotation mirror cell with fan.

You can see the Telrad and finder bases. The lower clamp is a 1.25# counterweight.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I've been working on a nice 14" F4.62 telescope with a Zambuto mirror. For those of you who may not know, Zambuto is one of the premium mirror makers -- maybe the best. His reputation is excellent. The telescope is coming together nicely and is beginning to take shape. The scope is being made for Jay in Harriman, UT.

Here's a few photos of the progress so far:

The "mirror box" of the 14" w/Zambuto mirror
The optional dew shield is to the left.

The completed OTA. The struts and focuser
bracket will be black anodized.

Detail of the upper ring, focuser (Moonlite) and spider

The "mirror box" with mirror cover and dew shield in place.