This telescope was originally designed by Pierre Strock. The main goal was to create a large lightweight instrument that could fit in a carry-on baggage. It weights less than 10 kg but still has a 10 inches primary mirror.

Building a telescope requires precision and patience. Basic woodworking skills are necessary to create a strong and accurate structure. Carving and polishing the parabolic mirror is the most crucial step as it will determine the quality of your instrument.

Details about this telescope can be found on the Magnitude 78 website.

More than 100 photographic steps of the construction can be found at this address.

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