|The OTA is closer to completion. Here, the top ring with curved-vane spider|
and JMI focuser is in place.
|With the mirror cover removed, the Discovery mirror is clear visible on its|
original mirror cell. Note the Destiny spider is "collimatable" -- no need to
loosen 2 and tighten 1 collimation thumb-screw. It's spring loaded.
|With all the optical elements in place, I'm able to computer|
the strut length as 55 7/8". Now, with adjustable
struts -- I can test it under the stars and then
finish the OTA in a couple of days.
|A photo of a telescope similar to Bruce's -- AFTER reconstruction.|
|And "before" reconstruction. A huge difference in weight and size.|