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Here's a picture of the 10" profile. Construction is all 13-ply furniture grade Baltic birch with 5 coats of varnish for a smooth, glossy finish (NOTE: eyepiece not included!).

10" F4.5 with Meade Starfinder mirror (weights & measures):
-Height of eyepiece at zenith 44"
-Weight of OTA 26# (including 1.25# counterweight & mirror cover)
-Weight of rocker box 10#
-Weight of telescope 36#
-Footprint of rocker box 17"x16.5"
-Height of rocker box 15"
-Diameter of the altitude bearings 18"
  Another profile view -- the left side.
  View of the rear. The Baltic birch mirror cell -- with 9-point support -- is visible. A hole in the center, threaded with a 1/4-20 "T"-net is available in case a small counterweight is required.
  View of the mirror box. A mirror cover is included as well.
  Detail of the front of the telescope. The straight-vane spider, secondary and 2-inch crayford focuser is clearly visible.

 

  Detail of the front of the telescope. The 2" crayford focuser, zero-power red-dot finder and counterweight are clearly visible. 

For more information about your requirements:
--Dennis Steele
--Tel: 650-315-6578 (anytime)
--Email: densteele@dobstuff.com




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