18" f/4.2 homebuilt truss 12.5" f/6 hybrid tube dob
Home made 16" f5 Terry Ostahowski optics - ArgoNavis/ServoCAT
ES 30 mm, Ethos 21, 13 and 10 mm, Paracorr II, Antares Barlow 2" 1.6X
2" DGM NPB filter
2" Catseye Cheshire/Sight tube - 2" Howie Glatter laser + Tublug
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
Christopher AstroSky 16 inch dob 12.5 inch build for my dad. http://s1232.photobucket.com/u...%20inch%20truss%20II
DIY Astro Chair http://s1232.photobucket.com/u.../diy%20astro%20chair
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
Quote: In fact after the first night of testing James texted me the following about the optics
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16" Starfinder f4.5 Dob
6" Starhopper f8 Dob
20x80 Zumell Bino's
32mm Meade Series 5000 26mm Orion Q70 18 mm Meade HD-60 12mm & 7mm Celestron X-cel
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TSA 120 / Starstructure 14.5" f/4.42 with Terry Ostahowski's All Quartz Optics
16" AstroSky F4.5 C/W Skycommander, TEC 140, 6" F8 Edmund, 120 Skywatcher F5 SW EQ6 AP SPL 5mm Carl Zeiss Jena .965 6,10,12.5,16,25, Pentax 3.8mm XP, 7mm SMC, 7XW, 10XW TMB SMC 8mm,TMB Planetary 2.5,6, TV Smoothie NJ's Plossls, 14 Delos, Nagler 20T2, WO 4,28 UWAN, Orion Zoom 7.5-22.5, BGO 9 Binoculars Pentax PCF 7x50, SPACE, "A PORTRAIT OF PERFECTION!" Tony M
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Quote:Hello everyone,I have the entire telescope now as the last two boxes containing the UTA and poles were delivered yesterday. Now that the dust has settled I ended up with a few issues from shipping; one cosmetic issue (the bottom of the mirror box), and two items that affect scope functionality that must be fixed before the scope can be used but fortunately they are not drastic fixes, but inconvenient nonetheless. One is the wood block that is holding the truss connectors on the top of the mirror box came slightly loose and needs to be put back in its proper place using some glue and clamps (need to go to the hardware store), the other is the upper cage pole bracket was bent and the damaged screws have to be replaced and the upper cage pole bracket re-attached once I obtain the new screws. Although I am upset I could not use the scope for first light right away due to the shipping conditions, delays etc, the scope will be easily fixed and I am very excited as the scope really does look incredible. So I am pushing forward to get first light but the fixes will be after the Easter weekend due to visiting family. Unfortunately I will be leaving the 3rd of Apr for one month to attend a course out of Province (I am military) so there is a real possibility first light may not happen till *sigh* after May 3rd. But at least my scope is home, things are not that bad and I will be observing soon. Can’t wait! BTW, Tony that is a great pic of your scope!