Dobsonian Truss Telescope
14 1/2" Dob Truss Tube Set. Fabulous optics. Mirror made by renowned optician Barry Arnold, Edmonton, Alberta, worked on Canada-France telescope). 14 ½” Mirror (sits on 9 point mirror cell) coated by renowned optician Barry Arnold, Edmonton, Alberta, worked on Canada-France telescope). f 4.13, FL 1521 mm, 14 1/2 " = 3683 mm. 4” diagonal. Heated secondary. Three cooling fans (2 in, 1 out sweeping air off surface of primary). Heavy duty battery with brackets for deep reserves for heating eyepieces, running fans, etc. Tube composite Formica & vinyl, aluminium rings at both ends, 2” Crayford Focuser. 2 sets (different lengths) aluminium tubes with foam protectors, water resistant hi density melamine, Secondary: low expansion BVC glass, thin spider vane, ultra light weight. System has been reinforced making it sturdier than originally manufactured. Comes with encoders only.
Breakdown size Tube: with spotting scope rings 24” diameter, x 16 ½” high.
Weight of Mirror case without mirror = 37 lb. Mirror weighs approx 30 lb. Can be left in mirror case at all times or easily taken out. Case has two secure handles for transportation.
Bottom Box: 21 ½” x 20” x 24”.
Truss poles come in heavy duty bag with zipper 31” long.
If this suits you better, you can have the truss tube set without the primary along with the heated diagonal & battery, for $1200