|Keith's 17.5" will be completed tomorrow. I'll start packaging up|
the telescope on Saturday. It's rather easy to manage when dis-
assembled -- otherwise it's a BIGGY!! Nice.
|Detail of the mirror box and rocker box. The primary has|
yet to be center marked with a donut. I'll do that tomorrow.
|All of my telescopes include a "custom mirror cover".|
|Detail of the mirror box. Note the 1.25" "struts" for a nice rigid assembly.|
|The mirror sits on a 6-point flotation cell.|
|The focuser is a 2-speed 2" Moonlite with compression ring. The|
spider is an Observatory-Grade 4-vane curved-vane Destiny.
|My good buddy Jim dropped by and snapped this photo of yours truly and|
Keith's telescope. To the left is a 12.5" for a high school astronomy club.
In the foreground is a 13.1" string-strut F4.5 (for sale).