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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: Starman1]
      #6358174 - 02/05/14 05:47 PM

Hi Don,

Yes the opening on the mirror box will be oval. I think you and I had this conversation in an earlier thread. The building of the 36” is basically being shown in real time. These type of questions will be answered as I go.

Question 2- I answered this on post # 6054301

“Truth is...it's a big unknown.

Another twist to the equation is that both front and back plates are slumped the same amount. So the back of the optic is curved, same as the front. This pretty much takes away all conventional cell point theory.

With that said...All the specs for the cell have been provided by the owner, both cell points and edge support. I am building the cell to spec and take no responsibility for the performance of the optics. It was the only way I agreed to build the scope.”

Mike

Edited by michael (02/05/14 07:02 PM)


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Steve Harris
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Reged: 05/21/10

Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6359749 - 02/06/14 01:32 PM

Hi Mike,
I like the floating edge support pictured on the first page. Is the floating edge support standard on these Horizon scopes or was that a one-off for the sandwich mirror?


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: Steve Harris]
      #6364380 - 02/08/14 04:08 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

Hi Steve,
If your referring to the cell photo posted on this thread...The yes, this is spec built for this mirror only.

Here is a pic of a standard 18 point Horizon mirror cell.

Mike


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6572314 - 06/09/14 09:29 AM Attachment (38 downloads)

Hi All,
The 36" is in it's final stages...Picture showing the mirror lifting straps that will be installed under the primary optic. A 4 point lifting cradle will be made so the owner can lift the optic on his own.

Mike


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6594702 - 06/21/14 06:04 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

Near finished 36"

Mike


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6594709 - 06/21/14 06:06 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

36" standing.

Mike


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mogur
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 07/29/11

Loc: WI
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6594833 - 06/21/14 07:40 PM

How long are the longest truss poles? If they're too long to fit in a standard 8' truck bed (even diagonally) I don't see the advantage to this design. I know it has a smaller footprint but you're going to need a truck (or trailer) to transport it anyway.

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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: mogur]
      #6598726 - 06/24/14 04:17 AM

Hi Mogur,
Longest truss pole is 120". The truss length has to do with the focal length more then the design. It's a 36", I'm thinking a trailer is pretty much a given regardless of the truss length.

Mike

Edited by michael (06/24/14 04:51 AM)


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6599752 - 06/24/14 04:49 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

Finished... The material for the light shroud measured 11' long x 15' wide to make the tube. Took 11 yards of material.

Mike

Edited by michael (06/24/14 04:52 PM)


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FrankG
super member


Reged: 07/13/04

Loc: Richmond, Va.
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES [Re: michael]
      #6599948 - 06/24/14 06:58 PM

Mike, sorry if I missed it earlier -- can you say what part of the U.S. or world is it headed for?

Thanks,

Frank


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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: FrankG]
      #6600913 - 06/25/14 10:04 AM

Hi Frank,
It's going to Canada.

Mike


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FrankG
super member


Reged: 07/13/04

Loc: Richmond, Va.
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: michael]
      #6601155 - 06/25/14 12:11 PM

Thanks -- you put a heater in it?

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michael
Vendor (Starstructure Telescopes)


Reged: 01/24/04

Loc: Trinity Florida
Re: StarStructure Telescopes / LARGE APERTURE SCOPES new [Re: FrankG]
      #6602807 - 06/26/14 12:20 PM

Hi Frank,
Not yet...still waiting on the secondary to get back from the coaters.

Mike


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