Galileoscope gets a new bit

The Galileoscope was created during the International Year of Astronomy, 2009 as a low cost, relatively high quality refracting telescope available to the masses. To achieve that goal, various luxuries – such as a tripod – common to other telescopes were missed out in the package. It was also self assembly, with suggested physics practicals to do to the pieces before putting them together.

Now a new piece has arrived – a diagonal. Diagonals are prisms that allow eyepieces to be at a ninety degree angle to the axis of the telescope, allowing more comfortable viewing for overhead targets. The diagonal can be seen here.

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One response to “Galileoscope gets a new bit

  1. That’s great! thanks for sharing!

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