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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    Hello Bryan,

    this reminds me of my, unfortunately no more existing, 4+" fast refractor assembled with a surplus lens and from spare parts around 2001. The only expensive thing has been the Celestron prism. I have called it the Very Large Telescope In Our Village, the first light has been on the Rosette Nebula, pretty good.

    The Copy Scope has an edge!

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    That was really a nice read. Me and my buddy tried to make a telescope in our boyhood though failed but those are memories to cherish . Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Bryan,

    this reminds me of my, unfortunately no more existing, 4+" fast refractor assembled with a surplus lens and from spare parts around 2001. The only expensive thing has been the Celestron prism. I have called it the Very Large Telescope In Our Village, the first light has been on the Rosette Nebula, pretty good.

    The Copy Scope has an edge!

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Not the VLTOV! That awesome, JG. Do you have any photos of this scope?
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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    What an interesting scope, thanks for the post Bryan
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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    Thanks for posting this interesting article on this home made scope. i would love to use it for a few hours.
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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    I saw that on my FB feed, it was an interesting article.
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    Default Re: Interesting Read About a Homemade Scope...

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Not the VLTOV! That awesome, JG. Do you have any photos of this scope?
    Hello Bryan,

    there is unfortunately nothing left of the VLTOV besides the 32mm Meade Plössl Japan, not a pic, I have sold the parts to finance the 6" Synta.
    When I search hard in my archive, I can eventually find a pic of my first DIY 80mm refractor (around 1959), and my first astrophotos I have made with a fix tripod camera around 1960-1961.

    With my astronomy equipment it used to be nearly always 'to get it', and later to replace it with something bigger or better.
    My way is to keep the costs of the hobby under control.
    Since I am retired, I go to the home auctions when some optics is on the list, keep what I beleive to need or nice to have, and sell the rest later.
    I have recently parted with a collection of the Swiss-made Bolex Paillard 8mm film movie cameras plus projector, and purchased 1 Swarovski and 1 Zeiss eyepiece for the astronomy.

    Best,

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