Sunday, June 16, 2013

An 8" F5.4 for Greg S. in Pinellas, Florida
Just  completed and ready to test "under the stars" tonight is an 8" F5.4 for Greg S. in Pinellas, Florida. Greg's full-thickness mirror is mounted on a Baltic birch mirror cell. A 3-vane curved-vane spider and one-speed 2" crayford focuser are mounted. Greg sent me his Telrad base and is mounted just above the focuser on two clamps

Note the ETT (Easy Transport Telescope) option. The 39" struts are compacted into six 19.5" struts with an intermediate ring for rigidity.

Here, you can see the Telrad mounted just
above the focuser.

Detail of the Baltic birch mirror cell.

The "mirror box". The mirror cover is just to
the bottom right of the photo.

The Telrad is clearly visible in this photo.

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