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Allen's 16" Dob Project photos

Design concept completed

Mirror box glued and nailed, Six point mirror cell, and installed in mirror box.

Cell and mirror box bottom view, trial fit mirror showing support strap.

Trial fit altitude bearing and azimuth box.

Secondary mirror cage and Truss clamps roughed out of 2X4'rs.

Trial fit cage on truss poles, Truss clamps installed in mirror box.

Trial fit of secondary spider and collimation unit.

Primary mirror restraints in mirror box, Trial fit of scope.

Handles cut in bearing plates,  clear coat with polyurethane.

Mirror cover deck install, and "First light August 6th 2008"

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