Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Harry's 14.25" Strut Telescope Complete . . .

Harry 14.25" with ETT (Easy Transport Telescope) option, Note
the Sky Commander on its "stage". Easy to reach and use.

Here's the detail of the Intermediate ring and mirror box.

The top ring with "generic" 2" crayford focuser and 4-vane spider


Friday, January 27, 2017

Harry's 14.25" Rocker Box . . .

The rocker box for Harry's telescope is taking shape. Here I
use clamps to ensure a good fit and flawless motion. Nice!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

More on Harry's 14.25" . . .

Harry's OTA is pretty much complete. The ETT components
are all in place. Now to add the alt bearings!! Easy....

The mirror  box and lower half of the struts. The struts
are 62.5" in length.

The mirror box, mirror cover with mirror installed.

And, finally, the "intermediate" ring in place.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Now for a Little Clear Weather . . .

With the OTA components completed, I usually test
the "strut length" under the stars. I use adjustable
struts to "fine tune" the strut length.

Now for a clear night -- looks like tonight or tomorrow may be the day!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

More on Harry's 14.25" Telescope....

The altitude bearings for Harry's 14.25" telescope are pretty
much complete. The width is 2". I'll need to varnish them and

add the Ebonystar. These are 21" in diameter....

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

More on Harry's 14.25" Strut Telescope . . .

Altitude bearings and rocker box sides take shape
for Harry's 14.25" strut telescope.
The mirror board with cell and upper ring, with spider and focuser
have been pretty much completed.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A 14.25" F4.5 for Harry . . .

Harry's 14.25" strut taking shape. here the spider and
focuser bracket have been mounted.

A very robust Kenneth Novak mirror cell has been modified and
fitted onto the mirror board. Once fully assembled, it a 9-point flotation cell.

The OTA rings for Harry's strut with ETT telescope.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A 12" for Leon in Lebanon, Pennsylvania . .

Thanks to Leon for sending a photo of his  completed 12" telescope with ETT.
Great job and I like the color!!