It looks like an ordinary F/8 Newtonian until you look in the front. This 6 inch Chief is made of Baltic birch and is as good a piece of furniture as it is a telescope. It’s mounted on an alt/azimuth fork with stainless handles for easy transport. The side bearings are put on with 2-sided tape for now and can be taken off if a GEM is used. Correcting lenses are AR coated mounted under the Moonlight focuser. Price: $1590
I’ll be a the Old Milford Oprey Friday Jan. 15, 2016 with my banjo doing some politically incorrect songs of mine.
I attended the NYAA Starfest Aug. 15-17th and had a great time, the hospitality of the folks there was awesome (they even found me an air compressor for when my low tire pressure warning light came on). Unfortunately I brought 2 nights of clouds from Cincinnati but Saturday night was clear. I took a 6 inch Chief and my 7 inch medial refractor which did great except for my refractor dewing up a couple of times. It was very well organized and I’d highly recommend it. It’s not all that far for us mid-westerners. I gave a workshop on building a Chief on Friday and a talk on the unique telescope designs I’ve done over the years on Saturday. Here’s a few pics. thanks to Craig Lewis.