VAO 4"  f/8.6 JAEGERS REFRACTOR VERSA-PED CONSTRUCTION AND OTA FINISHING

127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 5"d x 48"l x .073"w Aluminum Tube (Main) purchased from Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company. 6"d x 12"l x .083"w Aluminum Tube (Dew-Shield) purchased from Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company. 2.7" (2.0" I.D.) Rack & Pinion Focuser from Meade 127ED Refractor. GSO 8x50 Right-Angle Finderscope from Antares 12" Dobsonian. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed.
127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed.
127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed. Cradle Rings made from Solid Teakwood with Aluminum Hinge Plates. 127mm f/9.4 Fully-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens and Cell from Surplus Shed.
                                                       

The above assemblage of thumbnails depict the step-by-step build process of the Vega Sky Centers VAO 4" f/8.6 'Jaegers' Refractor Versa-Ped pedestal as constructed by me Gary Barabino of the VSC-1. The finishing process for the entire scope will also be covered here. Gary has also provided shot of the completed instrument. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at: 

vsc-astronomers@vega-sky-center.com