Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Joe's 12" F4.5 near completion...

Joe's telescope sports a Feathertouch focuser and Telrad.

Now that the OTA is completed and the rocker box is coming together, I  put everything together to make sure the fit and balance are correct. The rocker box is nearly completed -- with the bottom and ground board still in production.

So far, the scope fits and balances perfectly. Under the stars, last night, all my eyepieces came to focus with plenty of in- and out-focus.

The Dew Shield is removable for ease of assembly and tear-down.

The rear of the telescope. The original Orion XT12 9-point mirror cell is used on the mirror board.

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