The telescope is ready for work.
The upper box. With Kydex, Telrad and a JMI-Crayford.
Mirror box on the rocker box. Two steel springs act as a artifical counterweight.
Ready for transport.
With Dob Driver II.......
The whole thing is about 60 pounds.
Pic. 1+2: Most work is done ... first test with mirrors built-in
Pic. 3+4: ... and without me
Pic. 5: The mirror support Pic. 6: The secondary cage
Pic.7+8: Mirrorbox and ground support (without second stepper)
Pic. 9: The rockerbox with encoder Pic.: 10: The altitude bearings made by CNC
Pic. 11: Ground support with 12V-stepper and gear reducer Pic.12: Ground support
(electronic box will be added between the feets).
Short list of features:
|Inspired by the work of Gary Wolanksi|
|60 pounds with optics for the complete scope (optics is 30 pounds)|
|Complete of Aluminium|
|Motorized by a Dob Driver II (i used only the original steppers)|
|Ultra flat stepper-gear reducer combination (2 " height)|
|Encoders built-in (inclinometer for altitude)|
|Ball bearings for very smooth and easy motion|
|Secondary cage fits on mirror box for transport|
|Optics from a 16"-f4.5 Meade Starfinder|
go to plan, electronics, tools+materials, doityourself (in german, sorry. Click for your own risk)