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Astronomical Telescopes

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   This 9 inch tall catadioptric telescope is modeled after commercially available Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes sold in the 1980s. It was scratch-built from styrene, ABS and polycarbonate plastic. It features a real mirror, drive corrector extra eyepiece and rotates in both axes.
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Damn, you've got big-ass hands!

   This is a 6 1/2 inch tall Newtonian telescope on a German equatorial mount. It was scratch-built from styrene and ABS plastic (stock material and spare parts). It features an actual mirror and moves in both right ascension and declination.

All photos by Rob Lind.