Rotating eyepiece telescope installed on work-horse mount
Homemade ball bearing ring, dia=13.5" - made on a 6" lathe. . Gearing shown at www.flickr.com/photos/edhiker/23891077/ . Lots of air clearance around 8 inch f/6 light path. Mirror test at www.flickr.com/photos/edhiker/4098927478/ Black paint can clogged, also mold-release in tube needs removal. Understand tubes can be obtained without mold-release. . IMG_1862_8_Inch_Scope_Charlie_12fork
How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror
How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror: [Fig 1] This is a large piece of glass a woman off Craigslist gave me. It was 40"x40" and 0.75" thick. Its what I decided to use to make the mirror. Cutting it into smaller sections can be difficult but scoring it with a glass cutter …
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ATM: Little Dipper Telescope - Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)
Little Dipper Telescope Mark Bracewell (MrLunch) July 2005 Introduction About a year ago, when I had just been getting into astronomy for a few months, I went to a hilltop nearby where I met a gentleman with a telescope. I hadnt...
A Beginner’s Guide to Collimation - Gary Seronik
I’ve been building and using telescopes for more than three decades and I’ll share with you a secret: collimating a Newtonian reflector is easy. So why does it seem so difficult when you’re just starting out? Probably because you’ve done your homework by Googling the subject and have read and re-read everything you’ve found. And … Continue reading "A Beginner’s Guide to Collimation"