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THE POOR MAN’S TELESCOPE – Mechanix Illustrated (May, 1962)

Definitely an old school project!

AS EVERY astronomer knows, a steady mounting is a must when using high magnification. Generally, to obtain the required steadiness, it has been considered necessary to build a strong, heavy instrument, made with high precision, often mounted on concrete piers. The disadvantage of such instruments, in their lack of portability, has led us to develop the six-inch reflecting telescope and mounting shown here. We feel it combines features especially suited to the needs of the amateur.

Source: blog.modernmechanix.com/the-poor-mans-telescope/

THE POOR MAN’S TELESCOPE – Mechanix Illustrated (May, 1962)

Definitely an old school project!

AS EVERY astronomer knows, a steady mounting is a must when using high magnification. Generally, to obtain the required steadiness, it has been considered necessary to build a strong, heavy instrument, made with high precision, often mounted on concrete piers. The disadvantage of such instruments, in their lack of portability, has led us to develop the six-inch reflecting telescope and mounting shown here. We feel it combines features especially suited to the needs of the amateur.

Source: blog.modernmechanix.com/the-poor-mans-telescope/

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