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Stellafane Home-Made Telescope Gallery

Stellafane and the Springfield Telescope Makers want to encourage and support the making of amateur telescopes -- it is the foundation of our club and convention. In this section we are pleased to present a number of home-made telescopes. We would be happy to put your home-made telescope on these pages, just send photos and text to the webmaster (see the link in the footer of this page).

You can see many more amateur built telescope on our Stellafane Convention pages, both in the photo gallery sections and the telescope competition sections. You can also see mirrors being made in our Stellafane Mirror Class pages photo albums, and learn to build a telescope from our plans for a Dobsonian Telescope.

Builders with STM after their name are members of our club, the Springfield Telescope Makers, Inc.

And now, here is our collection of home-made telescopes, sorted by newest entries first. Click the link for full details and often more photos:

Kenny Searles Dobsonian
10" f/5 Dobsonian with 5 photos

by Kenny Searles from Medical Lake, WA

Added to Gallery 2012-Jul-09

Edward Dean's Dobsonian
10" f/5 Square Tube Dobsonian with 2 photos

by Edward Dean from Nashua, NH

Added to Gallery 2012-Apr-19

Asad and his Telescope
6" Newtonian on Alt-Az Mount with 2 photos

by Asad Mehmood from Okara, Punjab, Pakistan

Added to Gallery 2011-Jan-27

12" f/5 on a Horseshoe Mount with 12 photos

by Norbert Lichte of Schlier, Germany

Added to Gallery 2010-Oct-21

6-Inch Truss Tube Dobsonian with 3 photos

by 'Stargazer' Jonny Kinn of Romsås, Norway

Added to Gallery 2009-Jan-6

6-Inch f/7 Newtonian
on a German Equatorial Mount
with 3 photos

by Seyed Ghasemini of Iran

Added to Gallery 2008-Dec-09

2-Inch Gerrish
Solar Projection Telescope
with 4 photos

by Jim Daley, STM of New Hampshire

Added to Gallery 2001-Jun-25

6-Inch f/6 Fork-Mount Newtonian with 6 photos

by C. J. Park, VAS, of South Burlington, Vermont

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-28

Richest Field Newtonian Telescope with 9 photos

by Thomas Madigan of New York

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-19

On the Road to an Ultralight
13-inch f/5 Dobsonian
with 32 photos

by 'Diesel' Dave Aucoin of Waltham, Massachusetts

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-18

The SHARE Program with 6 photos

by Rob Nelson, NSAAC, of Massachusetts

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-18

4½-Inch Salad Bowl Newtonian with 1 photo

by Bob Schmitz

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-18

8-inch f/7 Dobsonian with 2 photos

by Julian Shull, ASGH, of Southington, Connecticut

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-18

25 Years of ATMing with 19 pictures

by Joe Castoro of Long Island, NY

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-04

Large Dobsonian ATMing with 11 photos

by John Vogt of Huntington, New York

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-04

Equatorial Platform with 9 photos

by Walter Hamler of Winter Springs, Florida

Added to Gallery 2000-Oct-01

8-inch f/5.5 Split-Ring Newtonian with 1 photo

by Shane LaPierre of Conneticut

Added to Gallery 2000-Aug-29

4-Inch f/22 Refractor with 5 photos

by John Avellone, NOVAC, of of Alexandria, Virginia

Added to Gallery 2000-Aug-25

Radio Telescope with 6 photos

by John Avellone, NOVAC, of of Alexandria, Virginia

Added to Gallery 2000-Aug-25

6-inch f/22.5 Littrow Clairaut Refractor with 5 photos

by Stewart Beveridge of Victoria, Australia

Added to Gallery 2000-Apr-14

10-inch Dobsonian with 7 photos

by Walter Hamler of Winter Springs, Florida

Added to Gallery 2004-Apr-03

9-inch F/11 Split Field
Schupmann Medial Telescope
and Schmidt Camera
with 4 photos

by Jim Daley, STM, of Ipswich, NH

Added to Gallery 1999-Jun-25

16-inch Newtonian-Dobsonian with 7 photos

by Brent Russell of South Africa

Added to Gallery 1999-Jun-21

8-inch Newtonian-Dobsonian with 3 photos

by Gerhardus Koekemoer
of Johannesburg, South Africa

Added to Gallery 1999-May-08