Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)

The ATM Connection

ATM Connection LogoLonnie Robinson and Bill Thomas have teamed up to bring you the very best in Amateur Telescope Making (“ATM”). We can help with all aspects of Dobsonian telescope building from design and construction to mirror making. We are happy to help with “telescope tune ups” involving mirror cleaning, collimation, and adding equipment upgrades. Lonnie and Bill are members of both SVAS and NcA (Nevada County Astronomers).

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Bill Thomas with Dob

Bill Thomas and his 22-inch in Colfax


Lonnie Robinson with Dob

Lon’s Hourglass 16in at Glacier Point


Dob Prototype

Prototype Dob