Special announcement! This will be the last in this blog series! I have finished my Steampunk Telescope! Of course, that doesn’t mean I am finished tinkering with it. That is the thing about Amateur Telescope Makers, we are never really ...
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Location: Decatur, GA USA
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It’s been a while, and life got in the way, but finally it got out of the way again so I could work on my telescope. One thing that happened is that it looks like I won’t have to move to a different town after all. That has its upsi...
Learning things about woodworking is like a lot of other things. You can get a lot of book knowledge and over intellectualize it, but in reality, there is no substitute for actually getting your hands dirty and doing it. I have been combing YouT...
I’ve managed to work some more on my Telescope. One of the things that is very important in a telescope is that it be balanced. The last thing you want to happen is to point it at some pretty double star and say to your friend, “Take...
The whole point of this project is to reduce the weight of the telescope, and to do that all parts were re-examined to see if they were really needed. This is, therefore, by necessity a minimalist telescope. This is stricktly my design, but the ...