“Skinflint”: A 15.5-inch f/4.8 Reflector

  • Gil Stacy
Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)


A useful talent that the maker of the shoestring telescope to acquire is that of being able to adapt items which are not normally associated with telescopes or optics. Gil Stacy has found creative uses for commonly available materials and artefacts, much of which many people would class as scrap, to build his “Operation Skinflint”, a 15.5 in f/4.8 Dobsonian reflector for a cost of less than $400.


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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

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  • Gil Stacy

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