Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Longer Focus 12.5" Telescope...



Lou's 12.5" F6.8 longer focus telescope. Note the
round altitude bearings, easy transport and strings.
This telescope, assembled from one of our kit, took
only a few days to assemble by Lou. He lives in
Green Valley, Arizona. Great job Lou!!



Detail how Lou mounted the altitude bearing. A
great solution....





 

Hao's 15" F4.5 Completed...

With exceptional optics, this 15" F4.5
is quite a telescope. Note the Moonlite 2-
speed focuser, Easy Transport, primary
dew shield and strings.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hao's 15" F4.5 Telescope ...

Hao's 15" F4.5 features a Moonlite
2-speed focuser, full UTA, observatory
grade spider and beautiful primary mirror.

 

Monday, February 15, 2021

A Couple of Projects -- One Completed . . .

Here's a 12.5" kit for Lou and Gina's "long focus" Newtonian.
Lou is using his home-made 12.5" mirror many years in the making!
Note the 9-point mirror cell and Moonlite focuser. This telescope
features the "easy transport" option.

An upper tube assembly for Hao's 15" strut telescope with
easy transport option and strings.

 

Monday, January 25, 2021

A 10" String-Strut Kit for Guy...

A "complete" kit for Guy in Evergreen, Colorado. In this case,
the kit includes optics, focuser, mirror cell -- 
the "Whole Kit and Caboodle"!!

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A 14" and 15" Telescope . . .

A 15" single-ring strut *L) for Hao and 14" strut for Nick
with full UTA for Rick are underway.

 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Mike and his 16" F4.5 Telescope...


Mike, from Salinas, California, stopped to 
pick up his 16" F4.5 telescope. As always, it's
great meeting customers from near and far.

All set in Mike's car for the trip home. The "box"
is the original shipping carton for the primary mirror.


 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mike's 16" F4.5 Truss Telescope Completed...

Mike's 16" Truss. The scope is set up for a star-test tonight

That's a 16" F4.5 GSO on a 9-point mirror cell with
custom mirror cover and primary dew shield.


The spider is a 4-vane curved-vane by Destiny, a 3.5" secondary
and Feathertouch focuser. Note the Telrad finder.

 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Note and Photo from Siddhesh with his 10" F4 telescope . . .

 

A note and photo from Siddhesh and his 10" F4 with Nova optics:  

Hi Dennis,  At long last, the sky cleared up and I took the dob out to the club's dark site. The seeing was poor, so I didn't split any tight doubles, but I was nothing short of mesmerized by M42 and the double cluster... Pretty amazing to observe nebulosity in the Orion Nebula with the same clarity as the cirrus clouds I see from airplane windows! . . .

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Ryan and his 12" Telescope....

Ryan and his dad assembled one of our kits -- this one a 12"
and "not without its challenges". But in the end, they did
a great job. Super your guys!!

Ryan is rightly proud of the work he and his dad did on this
beauty. Note the wheel barrow handles, curved-vane spider and
Moonlite focuser -- looks great.

 

Monday, January 4, 2021

More on Mike's 16" F4.5 Truss Telescope . . .

The UTA for Mike's telescope sports a Feathertouch focuser,
4-vane curved-vane spider, Telrad base and nice 3.5" secondary.

The 16" mirror sits on a 9-point mirror cell and is "center"
marked with a "donut" for ease in collimation.

 
January 5, 2021 - With the truss system in place, it'll be a bit more on the OTA
and then on to the rocker box. Needed, still,  is a primary dew shield.