-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
Quote:Truss poles and cam clamp installed
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:Good progress Brian. You will be looking forward to the night of first light. Nice tidy work shop.
Quote:It's been a while since I last looked at Kriege's book, but you seem to be following it closely.
Quote:I'm in the process of making a 7" mirror and will probably make a miniature version of his design. I'm giving some though to making the truss clamp blocks by sand casting aluminum a-la Gingery instead of out of wood (though I'd have to make wooden patterns to make the sand molds!).
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Quote:I've been following your thread, in part because I'm hoping to build a scope around the Hubble 14" sandwich mirror, but I plan to put mine on an EQ mount.
Quote:Hi Brian, What a great result. You will be looking forward to lots of clear night skies.Best regardsStephen.(44deg.S.)
Quote:Still, I don't regret buying it at all. Even after re-figuring, it cost far less than an excellent mirror made by a firm with a better reputation. And it is now an excellent mirror.