Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A Note from Mark about his 13.1" Telescope...

 A note and photo from Mark and his 13.1" telescope: 

Hi Dennis,  The Mirror Cell for the 13.1" is FANTASTIC!  Thank You Sir !  It is perfect, the Mirror is going to be the same distance from the focuser.. NICE..  As you can see, I fabricated 3 shelf angle brackets and made feet so that the collimation knobs don't touch the floor when i take the tube out for transport. (Did that last week)  Mark

A 12" Lightbridge Rocker Box...

This Lightbridge rocker box is for Sunil in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ready for packaging and ship. 


Monday, November 1, 2021

A Nice Note from Nick...

 A nice note from Nick about his 14" telescope and our recent visit together:

Hi Dennis,  Hope you had a good weekend and a happy Halloween. It was good seeing you, and thank you again for the time to go over everything with me!  I drove home on Friday and was able to put the telescope together, and then the clouds came out!  Of course :) But, I did look at some trees in the distance and things looked very sharp, and focus "snapped" into place.  

I kept the telescope set up just in case, and indeed the clouds cleared for a short time and I gotta say Jupiter was amazing!  Whereas before it was an endless fine turning of the focuser just to think you can see the red lines "pretty well", now I saw deep colors and more detail than ever before with little effort on the focuser! It was too late for Saturn from my vantage point, but I felt like I was getting the full benefit of the telescope and absolutely loved it.   It truly made all the difference having you look at it and fix it, so thank you again! 


8" F6 for Yuanyi Completed...

Yuanyi's 8" F6 telescope has wonderful optics,
straight vane spider and Moonlite focuser.

Yuanyi asked me to leave the wood "unfinished" so he
can apply the color and varnish himself.

The entire telescope, weighing 48#, fits into
a 20"x20'x25" box for shipping.