"Eye of Newt"

A ten-inch f4.7 Newtonian by Mac & Maggie McAvoy

Click on the thumbnails below for  information on the making of this instrument.  These documents are not meant to be a step-by-step guide, simply notes on the unique aspects and small details of it's design.  I have created this page to try and give something back to the web community of amateur telescope makers who helped me in my hour of need.

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Spider construction

Mirror cell and end rings

Portable GEM


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