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This page last modified 1998 October 11

Bogbits and Beantin Telescope

This a telescope I made from an old reconnaissance camera lens, some plumbing bits, a baked-bean tin and various other bits and pieces.

Photo of 'Scope

With a 40mm eyepiece it's a nice, if heavy, "comet-catcher" type instrument.

If you want more details of its construction, there is a chapter on it in my book, Amateur Telescope Making, 1998, London, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 1-85233-000-7