The tube assembly


  • 16" f/6 2" thick Zerodur mirror figured by Dan Joyce in Chicago.

  • Tube rolled and welded by a local company in Chattanooga, TN.

  • A view of the 16" tube assembly.

    Precision Byers German Equatorial Mounting and drive corrector


  • The Beautiful German Equatorial Mounting with Ed Byers, its designer and maker in his shop.

  • A view of the declination shaft, gear, and mounting platform.

  • The Byers Series II-S Mounting with my 7" Astro-Physics Refrator mounted on it.

  • A closer view of the Mounting showing the digital setting circles which I designed for it.