[ATM] Diagonal for a telescope
atmer at flash.net
Fri Oct 23 08:56:35 JST 2009
> Diagonal ...school project ...telescope.
Vince and Haig,
Where are you? How big a telescope are you hoping to make? How big are your hands, height, how large a telescope tube (pillar) can you reach around? Those are all measures I use to advise people on how big a first telescope they should build. Also please tell me about the school project/class. That I'm just curious about.
I can help with some stuff, like a diagonal and maybe a holder, but not a spider, small mirror glass but not a mirror mount. So send me your full list of "don't haves."
Currently I'm 80%, maybe 90% through with a small refractor for an 11 year old. The daughter of a friend's brother in law in law. Other than some inexpensive eyepieces (Surplus Shed) I had all the stuff laying around.
It's way cool to see the look on a young person's face when they get a first telescope. Makes it more than worthwhile.
To the other listys, do you have enough stuff to through together a small scope for a young person or primary school? And if so, what are you waiting for?
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