Tuesday, December 23, 2014

14" 6-point flotation mirror cell . . .

A 14" 6-point flotation mirror cell for Paul in Galesville, Wisconsin
It's configured to fit a 16"-16.25" round tube.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Carl T., from Ledyard, Connecticut and his
12" Strut Telescope -- Ready to go!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Rocker Box for Christine's 12" Strut Kit. Cool, huh??
(Held with Clamps to check the "Fit and Finish")

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

A 12" Strut Kit . . .

A 12" Strut Kit starts to take shape for Chrristine in Fillmore, California.
The Baltic Birch mirror cell is installed on the mirror board.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12" F4.9 for Carl is complete . . .

Now complete is a 12" F4.9 for Carl T. in Ledyard, Connecticut

Here, you can see the "tandem finder mount", focuser and focuser baffle.
The "white wire" is from the secondary dew heater.

The primary is held in position by a 9-point
flotation mirror cell. A dew shield is included.

The "strings" for the strut-telescope add considerable
rigidity to the OTA. there is no flex evident.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Almost complete is a 12" F4.9 for Carl T., in Ledyard, CT.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A 12" and 17.5" telescope . . .

Carl T's 12" F4.9 strut telescope. With the Altitude Bearings
affixed, the Rocker Box is taking shape.

Chris H., from Ridgefield CT., received and setup his 17.5"
truss telescope. Here's he's affixed "wheel barrow" handles
to more easily move around this BIG telescope!! Nice.

All set up and ready to go . . .

The eyepiece height is about 86" -- so a step-ladder does the trick.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

12" More Progress . . .

Carl's 12" F4.9 Strut telescope coming along nicely.
The struts are 53 1/2" long.
Note Carl's "tandem" finder mount. Nice.

The "business end" of the telescope with mirror cover removed.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

12" for Carl . . .

A 12" Strut Telescope for Carl in Ledyard, Connecticut.

The "white wire" is from the secondary heater. It will be
fed along the spider vane..