TSP 2011 ATM Entries

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Here are some of the 2011 TSP Amateur Telescope-making entries!

 

Derek Newton (Houston TX) – 24″ f/5 Binocular Telescope!
Owners own design after years of thinking. 300 plus pieces; total weight about 600 pounds; 45 minute setup.

2011 – Derek Newton – 24″ Binocular Telescope

2011 – Derek Newton – Bino Scope mount

2011 – Derek Newton – Bino Scope mount

2011 – Derek Newton – Bino Telescope base

2011 – Derek Newton – Bino Telescope secondary housing

2011 – Derek Newton – Binocular Telescope union

 


Ed Preston (Friendswood TX) – 10″ f4.7 FAA Compliant Compact Observing Kit
Started as a idea from 1995. Everything is inside, including eyepieces, planispheres, charts, binoculars, tripod legs, and screw on legs.

2011 – Ed Preston – FAA Compliant Compact Observing Kit

2011 – Ed Preston – Compact Observing Kit

2011 – Ed Preston – Compact Observing Kit

2011 – Ed Preston – Compact Observing Kit

2011 – Ed Preston – Compact Observing Kit

 


Keith Venables (England) – Special Eyepiece Case
Originally an eyepiece and filter case but later a fold down star chart shelf and red LED’s were added to make the case more useful.

2011 – Keith Venables – Special Eyepiece Case

2011 – Keith Venables – Special Eyepiece Case

2011 – Keith Venables – Special Eyepiece Case