Sunday, September 25, 2022

Finally, some star-party activity at Sawmill Trail
14-miles up the hill at 4K feet from the house.


Saturday, September 17, 2022

A Bit More on the 10" and 14.7" Kits...

The 14.7" kit (L) and 10" kit rocker
box sides and altitude bearings.

One of the rocker boxes assembled with
clamps to check fit. They're both similar.

So far, so good!! 


Friday, September 16, 2022

An Equatorial Platform . . .

Here's Dan's 17" Dobstuff on a Tom Osypowski equatorial platform. The things with this platform is that it "is" the ground board.   Check out Tom's website: great solution to the need for an equatorial telescope -- AND, it'll let you do some astrophotography without worrying about "field rotation".


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

A 10" and 14.7" Kit ...

 A couple of string-strut kits are underway. One for Craig's 14.7" F4.2 optics and the other for Glenn's 10" F6. both with strings. The 14.7" will include the 'easy telescope transport" with intermate ring.  Here, the OTA rings are virtually completed.