Re: First Light
Thanks, Kent – you should get the check on Monday....
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:19 PM
Subject: RE: First Light
OMG, how gorgeous. And so is the scope. I can’t wait to peer through it. Man, that is ONE BIG telescope. 28” and no taller than my 16” f/6; simply amazing. Roy, you’re a genius to build it and it’s going to win lots of “Best In Show” awards.
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I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.