More progress on the 16" and other things…

I found a little space heater my wife bought me a while ago and decided to put it to some good use.  It kept me somewhat warm while working on the 16″ scope.  Did you know that the top of tablesaw is downright frigid?  I finished the top of the mirror box and found that I need to pick up some extra wood.  I am going to have Dennis at dobstuff.com build a new focuser board for me too.  I will be sending my focuser his way here this week.  Dennis does awesome work!

Fellow ATM and friend, Gary, made a wonderful light shroud for the 12.5″.  I hope to get some pictures of it soon and will post them.

This winter has been brutal.  I can probably count on one hand the amount of clear skies we have had since the beginning of December.  I really miss the stars.  I am already in galaxy season mode and cannot wait to use the 16″ on the spring sky.

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~ by jhissong on 2010/02/24.

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