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2005 Stellafane Convention Telescope Competition
All of the Telescopes Entered in the Competition
Winners of the Optical & Mechanical Competition

Convention attendees can enter their home-made telescopes in the Optical and/or Mechanical competition. Awards are given for best Optical Performance [Small Newtonian 12.5" and under; Large Newtonian over 12.5"; Compound Optical System] and for several Mechanical Categories [mechanical design, workmanship, innovative component, junior (under 16), special (for items that are not complete telescopes)].

Below you will see up to four pictures of each telescope entered in the competition (fewer if we have less than four available, in some cases I received no photos of some entered telescopes, especially true of some optical only entries that were not available in daylight for photography) and basic information about the telescope and maker, including any awards won.

Photos & Videos by the Springfield Telescope Makers.


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  • Name: Ross D. Sackett
  • From: Memphis, TN
  • Instrument: 8" f/4.5 Dob-Newt
  • Video: 3.0 MB
  • Award: 4th Place Craftsmanship

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  • Name: David M. Groski
  • From: Hockessin, DE
  • Instrument: 4.25" f/27 GEM Scheifspeigler
  • Video: 1.9 MB
  • Award: 1st Place Optical Complex System

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  • Name: Scott Ewart
  • From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Instrument: 12.4" f/5.5 Split-Ring Newt
  • Video: 9.6 MB
  • Award: 1st Place Mechanical
  • Award: 1st Place Craftsmanship

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  • Name: Name: Robert P. Horton
  • From: Foster, RI
  • Instrument: 8" f/7.5 GEM Reflector
  • Video: 1.8 MB

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  • Name: Joseph P. Manning
  • From: Bel Air, MD
  • Instrument: 20" f/4.9 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 3.3 MB
  • Award: 1st Place Optical Newtonian over 12.5"

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  • Name: Richard S. Parker
  • From: Tolland, CT
  • Instrument: 6" f/15 GEM Refractor.
  • Video: 2.7 MB
  • Award: 2nd Place Optical Complex System

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  • Name: Calvin J. Farrand
  • From: Winthrop, MA
  • Instrument: 4.5" f/8 Newt-Dob

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  • Name: Joseph Derek, Jr.
  • From: Hudson, NH
  • Instrument: 17.5" f/4.5 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 7.9 MB
  • Award: 4th Place Mechanical
  • Award: 2nd Place Craftsmanship

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  • Name: Jan Wisniewski
  • From: Ontario, Canada
  • Instrument: 12" f/5.25 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 2.0 MB
  • Award: 1st Place Optical (Tie) Newtonian under 12.5"
  • Award: 3rd Place Mechanical

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  • Name: Curt M. Berner
  • From: Union, CT
  • Instrument: 10" f/6 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 5.1 MB

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  • Name: David J. Leclerc
  • From: Methuen, MA
  • Instrument: 10" f/6 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 4.0 MB

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  • Name: Ryan Terry
  • From: Biddeford, MA
  • Instrument: 4.5" f/4 Alt/Az Reflector

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  • Name: Kelly R. Jons
  • From: Chardon, OH
  • Instrument: 3.5" f/9 Alt/Az Folded Refractor
  • Video: 5.4 MB
  • Award: 2nd Place Mecahnical

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  • Name: Carl J. Lancaster
  • From: Riverside, CT
  • Instrument: 18" f/4.5 Newt on Horse-shoe mount.
  • Video: 7.3 MB
  • Award: Innovative Component Award

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  • Name: Normand Fullum
  • From: Hudson, Quebec
  • Instrument: 8" f/6 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 11.2 MB
  • Award: 3rd Place Craftsmanship

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  • Name: Alex J. Ferreira
  • From: Ridgefield, CT
  • Instrument: 6" f/8 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 4.8 MB
  • Award: 1st Place Junior

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  • Name: Mario Voyer
  • From: Lachenaie, Canada
  • Instrument: Binocular sky-viewer
  • Video: 4.0 MB
  • Award: Special Award

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  • Name: Gary L. May
  • From: Waterford, PA
  • Instrument: Motorized binocular/telescope chair
  • Video: 8.3 MB
  • Award: Special Award

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  • Name: Michael Hill
  • From: Marlboro, MA
  • Instrument: 8" f/8 Newt on Alt/Az mount
  • Video: 4.8 MB

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  • Name: Barry Jensen
  • From: Windham, NH
  • Instrument: 8" f/6.2 Newt-Dob

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  • Name: Doug Angle
  • From: Sydenham, Ontario
  • Instrument: 24-1/4" f/4.55 Newt-Dob
  • Video: 9.8 MB

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  • Name: David A. Nelson
  • From: Metuchen, NJ
  • Instrument: 8" f/6.5 Newt-GEM
  • Video: 1.6 MB

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  • Name: Frank Bov
  • From: Pittsford, NY
  • Instrument: Poncet Platform
  • Video: 5.3 MB
  • Award: Special Award

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  • Name: Lenny Arsenault
  • From: Litchfield, ME
  • Instrument: 6 f/11 Newtonian
  • Award: 1st Place Optical (Tie) Newtonian under 12.5"

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  • Name: William Cheng
  • From: Mount Jackson, VA
  • Instrument: 8 f/6 Newtonian
  • Award: 2nd Place Optical Newtonian under 12.5"

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  • Name: Jay Drew
  • From: East Lyme, CT
  • Instrument: 6" f/7 Newtonian
  • Award: 3rd Place Optical Newtonian under 12.5"

Newt = Newtonian Reflector; Dob = Dobsonian Mount;
GEM = German Equatorial Mount; Ball = Ball or Hemispherical Mount

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