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Eric Moerman - Zele, Belgium

Eric bought a 12.5" f/7 conical cross-section mirror from me in 2002, the very first I ever sold, in fact and built this telescope. The telescope tube of this longer f/7 breaks down into three parts. The sections are held together by trunk latches. 

Additional new pictures below show the third equatorial mount and its drive mechanism.

 

New mount and tube

 

 

 

 Detail of mount and drive gear

 

 

 

 

Old Pictures

Full length

Detail showing mount

 

    

 

All three sections held together with trunk latches

Disassembled sections

 

Eyepiece detail

Center stud can be seen in mirror.

 

Note new equatorial mount