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I wanted to make a different telescope. So a 10 inch F9 was born. The idea was so ridicilous that it just had to be done. In the process I decided to try something different with the trusses. End result---a telescope that exceeds all my expectations. Optically it is very good. During first light I could see Rigel's companion easily. And the unconventional trusses works very well. Movements are smooth and controllable. Vibrations dampen out in afraction of a second. I am happy.
First light--on the ground
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It is large
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Measuring the trusses
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Measuring
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Comments from the gallery
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Definitely tall
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Trusses bottom end
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More truss detail
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More truss detail
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Together for the first time
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Definitely not a small scope
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Long drop
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Looking down the barrel
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Top end
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Waiting for darkness
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Longdrop shows its true colours
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Terrestial testing in colour.
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Packed for transport.
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In the Karoo
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Done
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Mirror Experiment gone wrong
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Another Spectacular Lesson in Mirror Making
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