How to build a telescope – Crayford Focuser – 10″ Dobsonian

How to build a telescope – Crayford Focuser – 10″ Dobsonian

Years ago just after we had the Internet installed in our house (haha that’s right, years ago! Believe it or not, once upon a time there was no Internet!), I was getting the hang of surfing around the web and stumbled on a link about designing and building a telescope!  Looking at the link, it reminded me of this guy I once knew from years back who made his own telescope.  I remember thinking at the time that it must have been very complicated.  I meant to have a closer look but for one reason or another missed the opportunity.  So seeing this link sparked my curiosity once again. What really surprised me was how basic the design was and how easy I thought it would be to make one of my own.  The scope was huge!!  I thought you’d be able to see to the end of the universe with that thing!  It actually looked more like a cannon than a telescope!  It was an 8” Dobsonian.  One click and I was transported into the world of telescope building and have never looked back since!

Here is the original link, just to give a shout out to the guy who got me into this crazy world of telescope building.

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