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The Tetra-Schiefspiegler Telescope

Spawned just recently by Michael Brunn of Höxter, Germany, the Tetra-Schiefspiegler family of telescopes began life as heavily redesigned Tri-Schiefs with a folding flat added for an accessible focus. Later designs use curved quaternary mirrors to correct either distortion, or image tilt.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
The beautiful cedar tube crafted by Jack Wolfe of Russellville, Arkansas is a true compliment to Joseph Sylvan's 10" f/17.2 Tetra-Schief. Optics by Dan McConaughy; C-14 mount; Byers drive. This telescope was written up in Observatory Techniques #11. Abstract available here.
Jim Brudi of New Haven, Indiana poses with his awesome looking 8" f/15.7 Tetra-Schief. Optics by Dan McConaughy. Jim's mirror layout is here.
Unusual lines characterize Jim's telescope. Its wicked-looking profile reminds one of a lethal weapon; "Go ahead, make my night!"

Author: David Stevick
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Curator: Hartmut Frommert [contact]
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