Newtonian Telescope/Dobsonian Mount

Building The Box

There were a number of different materials I could have chosen for this project including polycarbonate. However, although I had some idea of what I was doing, I needed the flexibility to experiment. It is for this reason I chose MDF for this project.

I constructed the tube in three sections; two that make up the main part of the tube and the third section which holds the primary mirror and collimation mechanism. The collimation mechinism is a simple bolt/spring/butterfly nut set up. I will provide more detials of this at a later stage.

The above pictures show two sections that slot together and how they fit within the box.

Continue to Putting It Together


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