Build your own telescope


Using bowling balls, peach cans, roller-skate bearings, and Legos.
Easily within the skill-set of your average DIYer.
Popular Mechanics article on amateur telescopes http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/telescopes/ambitious-incredible-diy-telescopes?click=pm_news
Aside Where I went to school, we had the world's 7th largest refracting telescope. We couldn't see the girl's dorm 'cause the Home Ec building was in the way. But we could count the threads on the Venetian blind cords at a motel on the Interstate 17 miles away...
This was, of course, after some graduate students rigged the thing so it would depress below the horizon, a feature not included in the original design... Nasty grad students. Indeed!
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Is that the one built by they guy that helped design the Mt Palomar Observatory or the one that took two tries over several yrs to jes grind the mirror. Yeah, I'll run right out and slap one together this weekend. [eye-roll]
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HeyBub wrote:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/telescopes/ambitious-incredible-diy-telescopes?click=pm_news
Is that how Gally Layo did it?
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