Monday, June 29, 2020

Matt's 10" F4.7 Strut Telescope

The mirror board and cell -- the custom cover is completed also.

With the custom cover in place, the mirror is completed covered and
protected. Now to setup the top ring and test strut length.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Matt's 10" F4.7 Strut Telescope . . .

17" altitude bearings and rocker box sides -- yet to be cut in height
for Matt's telescope. Looking good..

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A 10" F4.7 Strut Telescope and a 12" Lightbridge Rockerbox...

The rear of Marc's "mirror board'. Marc lives in
Rosewell, New Mexico ...

Marc sent me his mirror cell and primary. Here, the mirror cell
has been modified and mounted on the mirror board...
And a custom rocker box for Nathan in S. Vienna, Ohio.
This one is for his 12" Meade Lightbridge.
Comin' together!!
The completed kit, ready to package and ship.

Monday, June 15, 2020

A 17.5" Mirror Cell for Marc...

Completed 17.5" custom mirror cover and 9-point flotation mirror
cell for Marc's "traditional mirror box". A nice upgrade.
This 17.5" 9-point flotation mirror is for Marc's traditional
square mirror box. It measure 19.75"x15.25"

Included are 2 fans for quicker cooling. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Fun Evening of Astronomy ...

I've made an adapter to allow alt/az mounting of the
fork mount and added 10K encoders with Sky
Commander. Had a great evening roaming DSOs.

Monday, June 8, 2020

A Blast from the Past....

Every now and then Facebook reminds us of past experiences. This one is from 7 years ago!!

Hitesh, from Santa Clara Calaiforna, picks up his 16" telescope. Hitesh's wife, Gita, was with the family -- but didn't get into the photo. We went to a local star party where the telescope performed flawlessly!!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Getting "UP" Under the Skies...

My "personal" 10" F4 telescope gets raised to a more comfortable observing
height. The OTA is only 39" long and was pretty close to the ground.