|The tube, 1.25"
focuser, and mirror cell are all from University Optics.
here we go the finished re done scope!
The gray wrinkle finish of the old mount is gone and replaced
with a high gloss black. The tips of the pedastal legs are painted
white to aid in locating them as anti tripping feature.
The telescope mount is one of those A Jaegers GEM mounts.
The Spyder and secondary mirror was recently purchased from, 1800
Destiny, Because I just could not locate these parts
The primary mirror is a home made mirror using one of those old classic
It is almost identical to the ones that Edmund Scientific sold, except
Jaegers added those diagonal braces. I found those braces totally
annoying. They were constantly getting in the way. The Edmund
version of this mount did not have them and it did not seem to suffer
from stability without them so in this re build I will be leaving them
Telescope Tube when the scope was first made was a,,, well, this was
the 70's afterall, it was a bright almost day glo PURPLE!!!!
Yeah I said it
But through the years it eventually got the clsssic white.
But now all the scopes I make where anti reflections are not a problem,
I have been finishing my scopes with that awesome laser etched film.
Depending on how the light is hitting it, It may appear as a highly
polished chrome, or a multiple colored 3-D effect tube filled with stars