Giant steps forward
At the end of February, more than half of our planned project time was over. Ansi was in USA for a week and I was struggling with printer failure. But now everything is running again.
Back from the U.S., Ansi has been busy with a printing marathon and many of the necessary parts are ready for assembly. I also have all the parts for the mirror box, mirror cell, the Dobsonian hat, focuser, rod clamps and some parts for the Dobsonian mount ready for assembly.
We want to do the assembly on the first weekend of March in Berlin. I am looking forward to experiencing two days of intense collaboration with the ultimate goal of being able to decide if we can officially participate in Astronomy Day with our Telescope.
We also reached another milestone on February 28th: We ordered the mirror kit from Telescope Express so we can add it to the telescope at the weekend.