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1st Annual ATM Telescope Contest

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Cloudy Nights 1st Annual ATM Telescope Contest

Cloudy Nights is proud to kick off the 1st annual ATM Telescope Contest. For the next 60 days Cloudy Nights will be accepting ATM telescope articles and each author will be entered into the ATM Telescope contest. At the end of 60 days, the judging will begin and the following prizes awarded;

  • 1st Place Prize: Tele Vue Nagler of your choice
  • 2nd Place Prize: Tele Vue Radian of your choice
  • 3rd Place Prize: Tele Vue Plossel of your choice

To enter the contest, email your article with pictures to submit@cloudynights.com. We prefer articles submitted as HTML or word doc files. Pictures should be no wider then 500 pixels and compressed for web presentation. The article should detail the construction of your telescope, how you came up with the idea and how well it worked out for observing.

Contest ends July 20, 2005. So get your entries submitted.

We thank the good folks at Astronomics for supporting this contest and contributing the prizes!

Contest Entries

Jim Mills Jim's 8" Truss Dob
Berislav Bracun Multiple Small Scope Projects
Brent Burton Small Truss Dob in a Box
Michael McAvoy Eye of Newt
Jeff Albro One Trip Dob
Gary Strumolo Designing a Dual Scope Solar Rig
Nate Perkins Building a Hardwood Coopered Dob
Michael C. Fortner Rebuilding a Tasco Reflector
Yigal Herstein My Homemade Refractor
Jim Forde Planetary Monorail
Craig Stark Sphere-O-Scope
Jerry Loethen 8" f/6 Rotating Dob
Mike Boyer Pollux: a Beginners ATM Project
Adam Eckhardt Spherical Dob
Ian Ogilvie Building an 8" String Scope
Mike Moffatt Sam's 6" Dob
Peter Pekurar 8" Briefcase Dob
Gabriel Bustos 10" f/7 Dob with EQ Platform
David Mart'nez Building a Dob and Refractor from Parts
Jeremy Schmit Building a 10" Dob From Scratch
Mark Bracewell Little Dipper Telescope
John Jarosz Recycling a Telescope
Albert Highe 2 Scopes Using 3 Parallel Struts
Howard Banich How to Build a 28" Dob
Jeff Hineline Building a 14.5" f/7 Dob
Martha Gay Little Bear: 6" f/8 Travel Dob
Rick Steiner Boy Scout Ball Scope
Craig Combes 16" Ultra-compact, ultra-light dob
Mike Lockwood 12.5" Classical Cassegrain



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