|Jay's 17.5" F4.5 truss telescope.|
The overall length of the OTA is 70.25"
|A 50x80 StellarVue finder for Jay's telescope.|
|17.5" F4.5 for Jay in Herriman, Utah.|
The mirror is installed on the cell and then onto the mirror board -- rear.
|Each telescope I build includes a custom-made Baltic birch mirror cover.|
|17.5" mirror on mirror board.|
|The Upper "Tube" Assembly (ring) with focuser and Destiny|
Observatory Grade spider installed. Note the Moonlite focuser is "green".
|Continuing work on Jay's 17.5" F4.5.|
His mirror is in A crate for safe shipping.
|The primary mirror cell and secondary holder|
are affixed with silicone. I allow 24 hours for the silicone to cure.
|What started out as a Coulter 1/10th wave mirror now has|
a nice high-end figure with enhanced coatings.
|Completed today is a 16" F4.5 for Stephen J. in Houston.|
This 8-tube truss telescope features a 2-speed Moonlite focuser,
dew shield and all aluminum 6-point flotation mirror cell.
|Detail of the mirror box with custom made mirror cover.|
|And, with the cover removed.|
|The telescope features a dual cooling fan system.|
|Detail of the Upper Tube Assembly. Notice the Telrad mount above the focuser.|