This FAQ answers some of the most frequently asked questions on the Amateur Telescope Makers email list. It is divided into eight sections as described below. The home site for this FAQ is http://www.starastronomy.org/TelescopeMaking/faq/index.html.
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998|
From: a list member
Subject: ATM First light !!!
This has been an experience building this thing!! With almost no tools at all I ground and polished the mirror in my 11 squaremeter room (I am living on Campus) and the woodwork was done either in my room, in the kitchen (shared with 4 other people), or outdoors on the balcony. So I guess it's true that anyone can do this, anywhere, and with almost no tools at all!!!
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Section 1: Basics, Info, and Rules
Section 2: Telescope making
Section 3: Mirror making
Section 4: Supplies and vendors
Section 5: References, information, clubs
Section 6: Glossary of a few ATM terms
Section 7: Pronunciation of "famous" names and terms
Section 8: Updates, list maintenance, and miscellaneous stuff (copyrights, liability statement)