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I just finished my 10" reflector

Started by Craig Burlette, 08/22/2003 06:26AM
Posted 08/22/2003 06:26AM Opening Post
I've finally finished my 10" reflector, the mirror is a 10" Burgess f5 with an Antares secondary, Novak curved vane holder, JMI DX2 focuser and Meade LX 55 mount with custom wooden legs, shortened to keep the focuser at a reasonable height. The tube is inspired by the work of Chuck Fellows and is cedar wraped in fiberglass. The tube alone weigh's about 2-3 lbs and will recieve a dew shield with internal baffles. The amazing thing is that all of my eyepieces reach focus! This was my first telescope building project and I'm very pleased with it's performance.

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Posted 08/22/2003 07:21AM #1
That's a great looking scope!!!! You must be real proud of it!!

Have you had a chance to test it yet...... I'm kind of interested how the Burgess Mirror performs...

thanks

Mark V