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Offline zoomer11

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diy telescope
« on: 13:22:36, 24 October, 2017 »
Has anyone made a DIY telescope for fun before? I'm looking at various tutorials, and I might just make one. For its tubes, since it's going to be just for fun, I think I'm going to get parts from this metal machining services because of the nature of their pricing. I just hope they can make one if I needed the said part (if schedule permits  :laugh:) since its not on their site; however, if they cannot, a PVC pipe would do!  ;)

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Re: diy telescope
« Reply #1 on: 19:23:12, 25 October, 2017 »
I think there are a few around who have.... there used to be a scope making workshop by Ian Poyser, a famous telescope maker, at the Peak Star Party.

http://www.irpoyser.co.uk/irpoysercatalogue5.php

Another place to look for lenses and lens cells is Surplus Shed in the US:

http://www.surplusshed.com

I'm also working on a project myself, looking to build a Newtonian using 3D printing... early days yet but one day hopefully  ;) :thumbup:

Let us know how you get on  :yes:

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