10 inch Newtonian telescope

This is the 10” Newtonian
reflecting telescope I
built in 1980. Not very
elegant but it worked a treat!

This is something of a “lapsed interest”, as David hasn’t been involved in astronomy for about 25 years.

Back in 1980 he built a 10” reflecting telescope using mirror optics bought for a song. For some years David enjoyed observing the sky using this instrument.

He also ran an Astronomy ‘O’ level evening course at Lowestoft College.