Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
ATM Nut. My builds: 6" f15 Refractor Big GEM mount 12.5" Homemade Newt Projects in the works: 16" F7.2 Reflector
-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:Telescope size is limited by ladder technology.
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Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs
...It is better to know the value of your equipment than the price of your equipment.
Quote:I've not purchased it yet but I'm leaning towards this solution because I still have to get that dang ladder into the car.
20 inch f8 Chief Ed Jones designed and a 17 f9 Zanbuto Wide Band Chief Mike Jones designed .Both unobstructed telescopes .
Quote:Tim53I thought I saw a blue pick-up type 2 in one of your posts!
Quote:I have a beautiful refurbished/functionally restored 1970 1600 van. Love it and can haul at least a 10 foot telescope in comfort inside. And off-road it goes almost anywhere (like in the Anza-Borrego desert.)
Quote:However I think that Jack needs an old fire engine with the ladder. That should accomodate his massive f/11 !That would make it a UFO: Unidentified Focusing Object.
Ed Jones ........... The best data is an interferogram, the best analysis is from an honest optician.