Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)
The ATM Connection
Lonnie 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).
- NEW! Engineering Lightweight Dobsonian Telescopes
by Lonnie Robinson
John Dobson really started something with his Dobsonian “Dob”
telescope design. He enabled the average Amateur Telescope Maker “ATM” to create a large and very stable telescope with common workshop tools. In this article, Lonnie shares his personal thought process and his lightweight Dob building adventure with you, hopefully adding some additional fresh ideas to help inspire your new Dob telescope project.
- Slit Image Test by Bill Thomas (ATM Letters, November/December 2008)
- Slit Image Test by Bill Thomas (Web)