Astronomical Telescope Latest change 2014-10-03
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In brief: Building an
astronomical Newton telescope based on a 25 cm (10") diameter parabolic
The support may be either dobbson-like or azimuth-elevation.
The primary mirror and the focussers (oculars and filters) are in house.
The secondary mirror has to be fabricated. Suggestion: make it from an an obsolete harddisk.
Some parts of the mechanical construction have been made in the course
of july - august 2014.
Halted for reasons of time / priority.
Expected progress: november 2015 or later.
Mirror is 25 cm in diameter and has a focal length of 120 cm
There will be a star- search an follow mechanism and features for rapid calibration of the position and angles.