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BUILDING YOUR OWN

In the past, many amateurs ground their own telescope mirrors. Few pursue this aspect of the hobby today because quality commercial optics are now widely available.



Building a telescope at home, however, is as popular as ever. You simply buy a mirror and other parts, then place them into a thick cardboard tube. This sits on top of a Dobsonian mount, which you can construct from plywood.

 
 
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