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ATM for the Beginner ATM for the Beginner
Description: Describes several inexpensive amateur telescope making projects for the beginner, including an 8 inch Dobsonian telescope, a one power finder, barndoor mount, quadrant, and sight tube.
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Record Last Updated: 2-Jan-2004 | Clicks: 2483


Bill's Telescope Making Webpage Bill's Telescope Making Webpage
Description: Description of how a 14.5 inch telescope was constructed with photos.

Record Last Updated: 21-Mar-2001 | Clicks: 3718


Build Your Own Dobsonian Telescope Build Your Own Dobsonian Telescope
Description: Notes on building a moderately sized Dobsonian telescope. (Ed. note: Has music that plays automatically.)

Record Last Updated: 21-Jun-2000 | Clicks: 3429


Dobsonian Sun Telescope Dobsonian Sun Telescope
Description: A Dobsonian sun telescope that uses a piece of welding glass at a 45 degree angle for the secondary. There are no filters needed with this scope.

Record Last Updated: 30-Mar-2001 | Clicks: 2505


Equatorial Platform - Reagan's Dob Tracker Equatorial Platform - Reagan's Dob Tracker
Description: Equatorial platform for Dobsonian telescopes to track with the Earth's rotation. Build your own with ideas and links provided.

Record Last Updated: 28-Dec-2002 | Clicks: 2371


Plans for Building a Sidewalk Telescope Plans for Building a Sidewalk Telescope
Description: Complete plans for building a Sidewalk Telescope, popularized by John Dobson.
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Record Last Updated: 28-Jun-2001 | Clicks: 2909


Sun Gun Telescope Sun Gun Telescope
Description: I wanted a solar scope, safe and portable, for group sun spot viewing. The designs I looked at did not lend themselves to group viewing , or the safety I wanted, especially with children.

Record Last Updated: 1-Aug-2000 | Clicks: 2508


Weird Telescopes Weird Telescopes
Description: Although they might look weird, showcased here are a variety of solutions by individuals in search of the perfect image.

Record Last Updated: 28-Jun-2000 | Clicks: 3339


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