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My Steampunk Telescope #6: A Home For My Round Mirror.

08-28-2011 04:56 AM by TelescopeMaker | 2 comments »

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 finished with a telescope. But for all intents and purposes I am. When I point it at a star, it is well balanced and stay where I point it. It does shake to much when I adjust it, and it settles down within 3 or four seconds. Not fantastic, but not bad for a first try. I want to say thanks to my wife Susan for her support and indulgence. When shortcomings were encountered, and disaster befell, she was there there to encourage me and get me...

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