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12" F5 for Dustin in  East Hampton New York.

Dustin sent me his mirror and secondary for a makeover. I provided a Destiny Professional curved vane spider, Antares 2-speed 2" crayford focuser and 6-point flotation mirror cell. As additions, Dustin asked that include an eyepiece tray and cooling fan. Details below.
 
The telescope was completed in June 2009.
 

The 12" F5 telescope set up and ready to use.

Weights and measures:
Height of eyepiece at zenith 59 1/4"
Length of struts 53 3/4"
Weight of OTA (w/Mirror and counterweight) 40 1/2#
Weight of rocker box 23 1/2"
Footprint of rocker box 19 1/4" x 20 1/4"
Height of rocker box 14"

 

Details of the cooling fan. The fan requires a 12Vdc power supply and uses an RCA jack for a connector. The fan mounts on the collimation bolts and under the wing nuts.

The eyepiece tray has space for two 2" eyepieces and two 1.25" eyepieces. The tray is removable, and is held in place two machine screws.
The rear of the 12" telescope. with the removable dew shield in place.
The top ring with the  Antares 2--speed 2" crayford focuser and Destiny curved vane spider.

Another view of the top ring with the  Antares 2--speed 2" crayford focuser and curved vane spider.

A set of 17" struts make the scope perfect for travel or storage. The over-all height is 20".
Another view of the travel struts. The travel "OTA" nests nicely in the rocker box.

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


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