Amateur Telescope Making!
|The Gregory-Maksutov Telescope
Giving credit where due.
|Tim's 10" TriSchiefspiegler|
|Marty's 10" Binoculars|
|Gary's 30-inch Newtonian|
You can see photos of many more home made telescopes at the star party reports pages HERE.
|A Binocular Mount
Designed with Comfort in Mind
|Observatory in a Bag|
|A 4-1/4 inch Newtonian|
|A 6 inch Newtonian for Christmas|
|A 6 inch f/18 Refractor of Unique Origin|
|An 8 inch f/16 Cassegrain
Built for Rough Roads
|An 8 inch f/20 Windproof Cassegrain
(Which Will Withstand the Wildest Winds
Wyoming can Wage Without Wiggling)
|A Prototype Spectrohelioscope|
|Make your own
POLAR ALIGNMENT Whizzy-Wheel
(A Print-and-Cut Project)
|Print your own
Optic Calculator And Polar Alignment
(by Star Drift Method) Wallet Card
(A Print-and-Cut Project)
Make your own
|Make a Focuser from a $5 Pawn Shop Camera Lens|
|Mount Your Digital Camera to Your Telescope
Make this adapter for afocal photography
|Making strong, backlash-free
for your Slow Motion Controls
|Making Worm Gears on the Lathe|
|How to Make and Use a Dividing Head|
|Cassegrain Baffles and Mirror Cells|
|A Home Made Foundry|
|Celestron C65: Is it worth $70?|
|A Quick Primer on
Newtonian Telescope Collimation
|How BIG is Your EXIT PUPIL?
Avoiding the Low-Power Landmine
|Impressions of the great
Leonid Meteor Storm of 2001
This is where it all started
in North America
|David Stevick's Weird Telescope Page
Yolos, Trisheifspieglers, Herrigs, and others.
|Peter Smith's Webpage
Excellent ATM Stuff
|Mel Bartel's Telescope Making
This the place to start for lghtweight design
and computer control of telescopes
|The Amateur Telescope Maker's E-Mail List|
|The ATM List Archives
Many Year's of ATM Discussions
|The ATM Site
An Archive of ATM Articles
|Star Astronomy Telescope Making
This gets you to the webring too.
|Harvard's Astronomical Headlines
New Objects and Ephemerides
(Just the facts, Ma'am.)
|Orbital Elements for Software Packages|
|JPL's Photo Journal|
|NASA Real Time Human Spaceflight|
|J Track Real Time 3D Model of
Earth and Artificial Satellites
|The Astrophysical Journal|
|Electronic Parts Datasheets in PDF|
|Texas Instruments Logic Chips|
|David Rowe's Dual Axis Stepper Motor Controller|
|At the very top of the list I have to place:
|Sterling Resale Optics
Small but high quality optics re-seller.
The Ebay of Astro Gear
|H. L. Clausing Inc.
High Quality Mirror Coatings
Industry's Hardware Store
If it's a tool or hardware it's here.
|American Science and Surplus
From the Serious to the Sublime
Books, Mirror Kits and Supplies
|Rolyn Optics Company
Many hard-to-find items, prisms, beamsplitters...
Optical Glass Manufacturer
What the old Edmund became.
High quality eyepieces don't have to cost a lot of money.
Books and cast mirror cells too.
Not a source, but a great asset!
|The Used Telescope Blue Book
History and Classifieds
|SOHO (Solar and Heliosperic Observatory)
Live Pictures of the Sun
|The Spectrohelioscope Network
Managed by Fredrick Veio and Chris Westland
(Get your free PDF copy of Fred's book
on SHS construction here.)
|Philippe Rousselle's Spectroheliographic Solar Observation Pages|
|The Spectrohelioscope Yahoo! Group|
|A Single Lens Reflective Slit Spectrohelioscope|
|The Clear Sky Chart Home Page|
|North American Atmospheric Satellite Imagery|
|North American Weather Imagery - Closeup!|
|Live Doppler Radar|
|Vaisala's Lightning Explorer Map|
|Wind Speed and Direction Profiler|
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