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Building a 10" Reflector

Set up for observing

 

Component parts arranged for set up.

 

Begin by placing upper section over lower.

Tighten wing nuts and you're done assembling tube.

 

Open tripod mount legs and prepare to assemble head.

 

Head is placed in position and locked into place.

 

Weights, power source and controls are attached and mount adjusted to correct alignment position.

 

Tube is attached and locked in place.

 

Tube position is adjusted and balanced.

 

Telescope is now ready to use.