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My First 'real' telescope, a 6 inch reflector 1958

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Observer
Peter Anderson
Time of observation
06/10/2018 - 15:00
Object
Telescope
Observing location
Brisbane Australia
Equipment
Not applicable
Exposure
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Image from December 1958

In the beginning... At 16 years old I made the mirror (under close supervision) at night classes and my father and I put together the rest. Mounting was simple alt-azimuth on 2" threaded metal plumbers' pipe. Some parts - spider and secondary holder, eyepiece adaptor, and simple Ramsden eyepieces were made by a local enthusiast with a workshop. A finder came later - better than sighting up the tube.

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