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14" F5 Newtonian for Ron in Franklin, IN.:

This telescope includes an Antares 2-speed 2" crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, a Destiny curved vane spider and secondary. The mirror is a Hubble Optics 14" F5 sandwich mirror and sits on a custom built 6-point all aluminum mirror cell optimized with Plop. I've installed the encoder installation kit for Ron. Notice the red-white and blue counterweight! Neat.
 
The telescope was completed in June 2009.
 

This picture of Ron with his telescope. I shipped the scope fine sanded and assembled. Ron then finished the scope with a custom color and varnish.

The 14" completely assembled and ready to use. Ron mounted his Sky Commander to one of the struts and below the eyepiece.

This photo shows a nice "rear" shot.
Another nice shot of the telescope. In this photo you can see the Sky Commander and zero-power red-dot finder mounted on the top ring.

Here's a picture of the 14" scope during construction. I assemble the mirror box, altitude bearings and custom fit the rocker box.

Another photo of the construction stage with the 6-point aluminum mirror cell installed. The mirror is affixed to the cell with 100% silicone.

Another photo of the telescope as construction nears completion.


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


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