Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Telrad and Orion 9x50 Right Angle finder are
mounted on clamps. They can be mounted anywhere
on the 1.25" struts.
Just completed is an 8" F4.9 for Robert B. in Los Angeles. It's a "remake" of his Orion telescope. It uses the primary mirror, mirror cell, secondary, spider and focuser from that telescope.

Since the OTA is only 33.75" long, Robert asked that I increase the height of the rocker box. This way, the eyepiece will be a bit higher for more comfortable viewing.

At the zenith, the eyepiece is 43" high. Just perfect for "sitting and observing" the sky!!

Detail of the Orion mirror cell.

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