"A Newtonian Reflecting Telescope " -Cherry wood with various metals and glass
This is a custom hand made Newtonian Telescope that is fully functional.
The pedestal stands roughly 36" tall, and the scope itself is around 40" long by 4.5" in diameter.
The optics and equatorial mount are salvaged from contemporary donor telescopes, so the quality of the image is excellent. All other parts are shop made from cherry lumber: the pedestal column, body end cap and trumpet mouth, as well as the equatorial mount knobs are all turned on a wood lathe.The pedestal legs are also machined out of cherry, and are doweled into the central column.
To commission a telescope, please visit my ETSY store, or contact me directly.
Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.