ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
Quote:Here is where I'm at now: a mocked up LTA. I will have to figure out a way to ensure the side bearings are parallel before gluing...
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
ATM project around a Coulter 17.5" mirror COMPLETE with Intelliscope C.O.L Apogee 6" F8 refractor, CG-5 mount, Coronado P.S.T Criterion 4" F12 Dynascope
Quote:My deadline for first-light is the Illinois Dark Sky Star Party Oct 6th-ish. Hopefully a deadline will help! I have been working on all the little parts. What you gain in portability with truss construction, you pay for in complexity.
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Quote:Sean. like I said on Facebook: Ladder.Or should I say: TALL LADDER!!
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Astronomy educator/Sidewalk astronomer
Owner of Astronomy Delight franchise
18 inch f4.42 Dob on eq platform w ST120 f/5 finder
12 inch Zhumell Dob
8 inch f/6.9 home made Dob with Seevers optics
William Optics red 10th Anniversary 80mm FD
C8 XLT on Vixen GPDX
26lb eyepiece box
Cernan Space Center astronomer
Member of Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Quote:These 16" f/7s are my dream scopes - it was the largest I thought Id go if I were to go in that direction. As it is Ive been too busy and honestly, happy with the 8" F/9 bit I do envy you guys with those awesome systems. Great work on both 16s. Pete