BIG APERTURE ALWAYS DRAWS A CROWD!

THE TELESCOPE IS A 24" F 4.3

WYCK HOFFLER,M.D. IS THE BUILDER AND PROUD OWNER

MANY PEOPLE KNOW WYCK FOR HIS KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE FOR ASTRONOMY. WYCK HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE AMATEUR ASTRONOMER FOR SOME 60+ YEARS. THIS LARGE APERTURE TELESCOPE WAS ENTIRELY CONSTRUCTED BY WYCK, MIRROR CELL AND TRUSS STRUCTURE. PLEASE ENJOY THE PICTURES AND SEE THE JOY IN WYCK'S FACE. HE IS FINALLY COMPLETE. WYCK IS AN ACCOMPLISHED ATM'ER SOME 50 YEARS AGO, HE BUILT THE 4.25" F/3.8 RICH FIELD TELESCOPE THAT IS NOW USED AS A FINDER FOR THE 24" DOB.


WYCK, IN THE RIGHT CENTER, RICK ADAMS SHOWING HOW YOU HAVE TO HELP SOMEONE GET UP TO THE FOCUSER, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST CRAIG BAKER AND HIS DAUGHTER.

PUTTING TOGETHER BIG SCOPES TAKES A LOTS OF HELP. BUT WYCK DESIGNED IT SO HE CAN ASSEMBLY ENTIRELY BY HISELF.

SORRY FOR THE FUZZY PICTURE (BLAME MIKE, HE TOOK IT) BIG APERTURE SCOPE REQUIRE TRAILERS TO CARRY THEM.

EVERYONE WANTS IN THE PICTURE! THIS PICTURE REALLY SHOW THE SIZE.

Top 2 photography are by Virginia Gallenberger with her new megapixel Sony Digital camera<