Explains how to get started in astronomy,
along with some tips on how to choose binoculars and a first telescope for
the beginning astronomer. Additional astronomy equipment that you
will need is presented. Includes many useful links to other
references on the net.
Deep space 4 (DS-4) is a second generation
ultralight "Deep Space" design. Design goals are to allow a 16"
telescope to easily be transported in a hatchback car. Vibration and
wind resistance is mandatory. Excellent baffling is also a design
Deep space 3 (DS-3) is an ultra light 12
inch Dobsonian telescope that will fit into the trunk of a Honda Del Sol
without modification. It includes a wire spider, lightweight
secondary, aluminum trusses, and a very low profile. This scope
weighs 39 pounds, and has a 25 pound primary mirror box. It also has
a very simple and effective mirror cell. This telescope is mainly
made out of 1/2 inch plywood.