Monday, February 23, 2015

10" for Aviad now complete . . .

10" F4.5 for Aviad in New York City is complete.
Noe the Sky Commander DSC on its "strut stage".

The "top'end" of the telescope with Rigel finder in place.
Note the "Violet Moonlite Focuser", secondary dew heater, and
Destiny curved-vane spider. Focuser-baffles are
standard on all my telescopes.

The Sky Commander, DEC encoder and primary dew shield.

An "Aurora" mirror cell is integrated into the mirror board.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

More on the 10" for Aviad . . .

With Aviad's 10" OTA virtually complete, it's time
to zero-in on the rocker box. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10-Inch Under Construction . . .

10" F4.5 strut for Aviad -- Here the
OTA is virtually complete. Note the

"Violet" Moonlite Focuser!! Neat.

The 10" Mirror Box and Mirror Cover.

Friday, February 13, 2015

12" Strut Kit Complete . . .

A 12" strut kit for Scott in Shelocta, Pennsylvania is complete and
ready for packaging. The  six"short struts" are for the ETT
 (Easy Transport Telescope) Option Scott chose for his telescope..

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Rocker Box for Scott's 12" Strut Telescope Kit is complete.
I assemble the rocker with clamps to check the fit with the mirror box.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Scott's 12" strut kit and mirror cell installed on mirror board.
I modify and mount mirror cell for kit users at $N/C.

The original 12" cell from an Orion Solid Tube Telescope.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Three Telescopes Continue to Take Shape . . .

A 12" strut telescope kit for  Scott in Shelocta, Pennsylvania (L)  and a
10" strut "remake"  for Aviad in New York City --
Here the rocker box and altitude bearings are taking shape.

Also, an 18" Truss for Joe in Palo Verdes, California.