standing with Tom Osypowski with Steve's new 28"
SpicaEyes All-Aluminum SlipStream GoTo Telescope custom built for
him by Equatorial Platforms.
The picture was
taken at RTMC in May. Dan Gray from Sidereal Technology was there to do
some initialization procedures on the drive the first day, after which
the Telescope performed flawlessly for two nights, with excellent
pointing accuracy and tracking. On Sunday night a wind with 30mph gusts
came up, but, even with the shroud on, the scope was quite steady. The
slip clutches can be easily tightened to withstand moderate winds.
Tom O'Key and Steve Kennedy,
next to a Kennedy 32 inch Dob
Jerry Morris and his Kennedy Optics 30" f/3.3 in a
SpicaEyes SlipStream Goto Platform
SpicaEyes SlipStream Telescope.
altitude bearings sit on 1"diameter stainless steel shafts rotating in
pillow block ball bearings. Both axes are driven by Servo motors through
a stand-alone computer mounted to the telescope. The adjustable slip
clutches are fully enclosed and protected in a metal housing.
Thumbscrews allow one to adjust the drag of the clutches as needed.
Robert Werkman, Pennsylvania, USA
Primary 22” f/3.6 made by Steve Kennedy
EQ Platform by
Bill Weiss, Flagstaff, Az
32" Kennedy Mirror in
SpicaEyes All-Aluminum SlipStream GoTo Telescope
and a custom built stand