Saturday, August 31, 2019

Matt's 16" Strut Kit Completed . . .

Matt just needs to assemble and use his own primary with cell, focuser,
spider and secondary. Everything else is included. Completed and
ready to package for shipping.

An "example" of the 16" once completed. This one
has "strings" -- not included in Matt kit. Otherwise
it is identical.

Friday, August 30, 2019

A 10" Kit for Zane...

Here's the start of a 10" kit for Zane and his F3.2 strut telescope.
That'll make a great wide-field telescope. Zane lives in Stamford, CT.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Little 4" Meade SCT . . .

Thanks to my friend Eric, who had no use for this
little 4" SCT -- I'm the proud new owner. A bit of
a clean-up and collimation and it's good as new.

Matt's 16" Strut Kit . . .

OTA rings, altitude bearing clamp and focuser bracket.

24" altitude bearings for Matt's 16" kit. Perfect for a smooth "ride"!!

Friday, August 23, 2019

A 16" Strut Kit for Matt in Hillsborough, New Hampshire . . .

Underway, this kit  has the "Easy Transport" option. Note the
focuser bracket and clamp for one of the altitude bearings.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Dave and his 12" Intelliscope . . .

Dave and his lovely wife drove from Albuquerque, New Mexico
to pick up his 12" Orion Intelliscope rocker box.

Hummm, it all fits just great!!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jennifer's 10" Telescope Completed . . .

Note the 2-speed GSO 2" focuser, red-dot finder and cured-vane spider.
A beautiful 10" primary and dew shield make up the business end.

A "large" ventilation opening for quick primary mirror cooling.

Detail of the top ring. Note the spider is fully spring-loaded adjustable!!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jennifer's 10" Telescope -- Gettin' Close . . .

Jennifer's 10" telescope along side Scott's 16" truss.
Size, it seems DOES MATTER!! 
Getting close to completion, the rocker box, mirror box and
altitude bearings all come together perfectly.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More on Jennifer's 10" Strut Telescope, And . . .

Features a 2-speed GSO focuser, curved-vane spider and
custom color. Note the red-dot finder and sliding weight.

An interesting comparison of a 10" and 16" truss telescope. 
Only 6" in diameter but HUGE in every other way!!

Monday, August 12, 2019

16" F4.5 for Scott, 99% Complete . . .

Scott's 16" F4.5 with full UTA, 4-vane straight-vane spider, 2-speed
Moonlite focuser, wheel barrow handles, DSC stalk and Sky Commander

The mirror box is read to go!! An easy lift onto the rocker box.
All set for the truss assembly and UTA

18-point mirror cell with fan.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Note from Bob in Cedar Park, Taxas . . .

A nice through-the-eyepiece shot of
the moon. Great shot!!
Hi Dennis. First light happened last night and wow! I just setup in the driveway with all the lights and lightpollution. Mostly we looked at the moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Pretty amazing. Bob.

I like Bob's choice of colors.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Dave's 12" Orion Intelliscope Rocker Box Complete ...

Completed rocker box for 12" Orion Intelliscope. The eyepiece
tray and controller mount in place.

All the electronics in place, wires dressed and tested.
The Intelligent DSC works great.

Note the slightly oversided ground board for a stable "ride".

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A 10" F4.5 for Jennifer in Merrick, New York...

The altitude bearings and rocker box sides are coming along.

Now that the OTA rings are close to completion, it'll be time
mount the mirror cell and apply the custom color.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

More on Dave's 12" Rocker Box . . .

12" Orion Intelliscope coming together.

The dimensions match those of the original rocker box.
The "shelf" for the Teflon bearings. The altitude bearings
have been fitted with laminate for a smooth "ride".

Scott's 16" F4.5 -- Easy Movin'...

6-foot wheel barrow will make moving this "big" telescope around easy..

10" pneumatic tires also make the moving-job smooth.

Thumb-knobs keep it all together -- easy to install and remove.

Monday, August 5, 2019

A 10" F4.5 Telescope and 12" Rocker Box. . .

A 10" F4.5 underway for Jennifer in Merrick, New York.
A Rocker Box for Dave in Albuquerque, New Mexico.. This custom
rocker box will replace the stock 12" Orion Intelliscope pressed-wood
product. It'll be lighter, smaller and sturdier!!