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BUILDING MAKING CONSTRUCTING HOMEMADE AMATEUR DOBSONIAN AND REFRACTOR TELESCOPES WITH SCHOOLS INFORMATION

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PARTIAL TELESCOPE KITS
FOR SCHOOLS

The BYOT (Build Your Own Telescope) Kits have changed to enable schools to buy only the components they need. The Teachers Instruction Notes can be purchased separately which includes a information background on all the science, maths and instruction for making the Main Mirror. There are many web sites which have instructions on how to build the rest of the telescope. Here is one of the better ones:

http://members.aol.com/sfsidewalk/cdobplans.htm

We have a number of Telescope Building Books available. Any parts which you don't want to make can be purchased through us.

Here is a list of an 10", 8" and 6" Dobsonian Telescope parts and prices. Please note the prices are a guide only, although fairly accurate. Prices are in Australian Dollars. Let us know your location for currency conversion and postal quotes. Other sizes available too, and many other accessories.

$110 of the following components is re-useable as this is the price for the Ronchi Tester, Sagitta gauge and Teacher Instruction Notes - if you wish to make more than one telescope. Larger telescopes can be made using the same Ronchi Tester and Teacher Instruction Notes with only the Sagitta gauge needing replacement (bigger one $10).

10" Dobsonian Telescope:
-Glass Mirror Blank $99
-Glass Mirror Tool $90
-Grinding and Polishing Materials $90
-Aluminisng of the completed mirror $210
-Ronchi Tester $60
-Sagitta gauge $10
-Primary Mirror Cell $80
-Secondary Mirror Cell $90
-Secondary Mirror $80 to $95 depending on size once main mirror is complete
-Focuser either $65 basic, $90 large, $180 low profile, $285 2" low profile - I'll go through these later if you wish.
-Dobsonian Mount made from standard Weswood from a hardware store. I can send some plans if you like. $20
-Teflon Bearings $45
-Finderscope $95 (Telrad) or Red Dot Finderscope $62
-Teacher Instruction Notes including educational parts $40

8" Dobsonian Telescope:
-Glass Mirror Blank $68
-Glass Mirror Tool $60
-Grinding and Polishing Materials $56
-Aluminisng of the completed mirror $180
-Ronchi Tester $60
-Sagitta gauge $10
-Primary Mirror Cell $65
-Secondary Mirror Cell $75
-Secondary Mirror $65 to $80 depending on size once main mirror is complete
-Focuser either $65 basic, $90 large, $180 low profile, $285 2" low profile - I'll go through these later if you wish.
-Dobsonian Mount made from standard Weswood from a hardware store. I can send some plans if you like. $15 for the wood.
-Teflon Bearings $35
-Finderscope $95 (Telrad) or Red Dot Finderscope $62
-Teacher Instruction Notes including educational parts $40

6" Dobsonian Telescope:
-Glass Mirror Blank $45
-Glass Mirror Tool $40
-Grinding and Polishing Materials $42
-Aluminisng of the completed mirror $130
-Ronchi Tester $60
-Sagitta gauge $10
-Primary Mirror Cell $60
-Secondary Mirror Cell $70
-Secondary Mirror $50 to $65 depending on size once main mirror is complete
-Focuser either $65 basic, $90 large, $180 low profile, $285 2" low profile - I'll go through these later if you wish.
-Dobsonian Mount made from standard Weswood from a hardware store. I can send some plans if you like. $10 will pay for the wood.
-Teflon Bearings $30
-Finderscope $95 (Telrad) or Red Dot Finderscope $62
-Teacher Instruction Notes including educational parts $40

The following are variables for the telescope:

-EYEPIECE DEAL - ANY 6 for $180 (See Above)

-Or single Plossl Eyepieces are $50 each. Generally a telescope has 3 eyepieces, low, medium and high power.

-High quality eyepieces cost around $130 to $190. I can mix and match with the eyepiece deal depending on your budget.

-Solar Film, Black Polymer, for observing the Sun safely (Eclipses, Sun spots etc.) $45 per Sq. Ft. (smaller sizes available).

-Moon Filter $30


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REFRACTOR TELESCOPE KITS

Small refractor telescope kits are available which includes a completed objective lens.

Learn about the construction and optics of a real working telescope through "hands on" assembly of the parts in a few minutes. The whole telescope tube assembly is fastened by five (5) rubber rings, no screws or tools are required. Put your name and favorite celestial or wild bird pictures on the identification label under the transparent mounting cover to customize your own telescope.

- Fully MgF2 coated achromatic glass objective lens or Achromatic plastic doublet objective lens
- Build your own telescope in minutes
- No screws, No tools
- 50mm achromatic objective
- Aspheric super wide eyepiece (64") at 20X magnification
- Tripod included
- For kids ages 8 and older
- Colours: Dark Gray& Blue
$75AUD or $58US$

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