Split Ring Telescope

A Tiny Split-Ring Telescope

Back in late 2010, I built a very small split ring telescope. Split ring telescope examples are out there on the internet (and here’s another example), but they’re a lot bigger than the one I built. Building a split ring mount for a 3” telescope was both easier and more difficult than building a larger one, since on one hand I didn’t have to work with huge things, but on the other working on such a small scale meant I didn’t have a whole lot of room to work.