Astronomical Society

Amateur Telescope Making and Equipment Links

Telescope Making

Why make your own 'scope? Because you can! You probably won't save any money, except possibly in the largest sizes, but dollar for dollar you will make a better telescope than a commercial purchase. A word of warning, make sure you have a supplier for all of the specialty parts you need before you begin construction.

Equipment Guides

Telescope Accessories (Visual) by Mike Usher
Compute telescope and eyepiece parameters (Excel must be installed on your computer) by Mike Usher

Equipment Suppliers

This list is not complete but just a sampling of what is out there:

Observing Chairs

The cure for backaches and contortions.