|Mike built his Dobstuff "Lightbridge" kit in December 2017.|
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
|Jim's 8" rocker box has an oversize base for his equatorial|
platform. Both of his telescopes will fit just right.
|Note the strings, Moonlite focuser, Rigel finder and|
Easy Transport Telescope option.
|A little more detail of the spider and focuser. The OTA|
comes in at just 24.5#.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
|Top ring with spider and Moonlite focuser. The|
OTA should be "about" 38-inches long.
|A beautiful primary mirror on a 6-point flotation mirror cell.|
|Large knobs help during collimation.|
|All of my telescopes include a custom mirror cover.|
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
|Larger knobs on the collimation adjustment screws make for an|
easier adjustment and look better too!!
|Even with a small 8" primary optics, one that is 7/8" thick like Jim's mirror, |
it's better to have a flotation mirror cell. This 6-point cell is
designed and optimized with Plop.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
|Jim's 8" string-strut rocker box sides and alt bearings.|
|Jim's 8" OTA rings for his 8" "Zambuto" telescope underway.|
|Once completed, the telescope will look like this example. Note the|
intermediate ring for the Easy Transport Telescope option.