Amateur Telescope Making-Projects

ATM-P is a web page for amateur telescope makers who, having completed their first telescopes, are now seeking more challenging projects, or perhaps simply hoping to perfect their technique. It is also a page for those who would like to share their experience with others. For starters, these are my own projects, or in some cases, shared projects with other ATM”s. My hope is that we can publish the work of others – if you would like to bring your project to ATM-P, send me the .pdf or .doc file for consideration. (See contact information below)

Dedication – In memory of my friend, Bob Bolster–Page 2

The Wright Telescope – Description of a 9 inch Wright-Schmidt telescope–Page 3

Conic Sections – A brief mathematical tour with applications–Page 4

Simulation of the Figuring Process – An attempted computer code–Page 5

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