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My First Two Telescopes


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About this observation
Ian Rothwell
Time of observation
06/10/2018 - 14:47
60mm Tasco (modified) + 4" home-made reflector
Observing location
Clowne, Derbyshire

My Tasco 60mm refractor (purchased from Harrods) circa 1975 and my trusty home-built 4" Newtonian circa 1979. 

My plywood tube 4" Newtonian was a lovely instrument with no dew issues whatsoever. Who needs Carbon-Fibre? It only cost me £20 for the mirrors, I built the tube at school as a project and the rest was built from bits just lying around in my Father's garage. The finder scope was a Christmas gift. So, total cost £20.

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