New world record

16 years 2 months ago #2340 by michaeloconnell
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A new world record for the largest amateur made portable telescope was set in Germany last year by Erhard Hannsgens. Mr. Hannsgens has made a 1.07 meter (42.1 inch) Dobsonian F4.5 Telescope that weighs approx. 770 lbs. The weight of the 42.1 inch parabolic primary mirror is 216 lbs. alone.
Leviathan appears to be the unofficial name given to this monster dobsonian which made its world debut at the famous ITV (International Telescope Meeting at Vogelsberg) gathering in June 2003. For photos of this gigantic Telescope see:
http://www.hanf-poos.de/stathis/atm/erhard_1meter_dob_itv2003.htm

Michael

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16 years 2 months ago #2341 by John OBrien
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:shock:

Whoa that's madness... would love a looksee through this beast!

Had to laugh when I saw the trash-can being used to house the secondary mirror.

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16 years 2 months ago #2371 by dave_lillis
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I reckon it would just fit it into my back garden :wink:
But I'd need to stand in nextdoors garden to look through the eyepiece.
Ah, my lottery investment fund continues..............

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