Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More on a Couple of Rocker Boxes...

More progress on Kevin's rocker box. The
"rotating" tube-rings are all set.
Looking great!
And, more progress on Tyson's rocker box "kit".
The fit is "just right"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Pair of Custom Rocker Boxes....

An assembled rocker box for Kevin in St. Louis , MO. and
a rocker box kit for Tyson in Alberta,  Canada. both of these are
10" diameter altitude bearings.
This is an "example" of the rocker box with telescope.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jim's 12.5" String-Strut Telescope is Complete. . .

Completed with dew shield, Moonlite 2-speed focuser, conical
primary and Sky Commander.

I include a custom fitted mirror cover with each telescope I
build. A focuser baffle is included also.

The DSC stalk and platform. The cable fits up through
the stalk for a clean installation.

Some detail of the mirror cell with conical mirror installed.

Jim lives in Boligee, Alabama.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A 9-Point Flotation Cell for Ken...

Ken's 12.5" 9-point mirror cell was designed and
optimized with Plop.

All set for a round tube up to 20"

Monday, February 18, 2019

Jim's 12.5" Real Close!!!

Very close to completion is Jim's 12.5" "string-strut" telescope. The clamps
on the rear side of the rocker box are for the DSC stalk. Note
the Rigel red-dot finder on the top strut. Nice!!

A 9-Point Flotation Mirror Cell...

"Most" of the components for a 9-point flotation mirror cell
for Ken in Rock Island, Illinois. This is for a round-tube.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Katie's 10" Strut Kit...

Close to completion is a 10" "full" kit for Katie in Little Rock,
Arkansas. That's a nice 10" Starfinder research-grade primary
on a 6-point all aluminum cell.

Monday, February 4, 2019

More on Katie's 10" Strut Kit . . .

The rocker box and altitude bearings are coming together for
Katie's kit. Her high-school astronomy will assemble the kit
as a project. Neat if you ask me!!
Fit is just right!! Now to complete the bottom and
ground board....

The OTA rings, spider and focuser in place.