Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Light!!

First light! I used a 2x4 as a strut to get the exact measurement between the secondary ring and the mirror box. I estimated it to be 51". Turns out it is 50 3/4".  Now I just need to get the moonlight truss system and this will be done!  Got to see the moon eclipse a bright star too in the scope!
Closeup of the Protostar spider and the secondary ring.  You can see I used some clamps and scrap wood to attach the ring to the 2x4.

1 comment:

Richard T said...


Very glad to see the mirror at home in such a great looking structure.

Well done,