This is the Musashi 500, a do-it-yourself mirror telescope made of vinyl chloride pipes, a 21-inch metal pot and some custom-made wood and metal parts. Designed to be easily transported in five different modules, this 5.9-foot long, 44-pound stargazer maybe not be the biggest telescope in the world, but it sure is one of the largest amateur models in the world. [Guide in Japanese]
DIY Mirror Telescope Made With Vinyl Pipes and 21-inch Pot
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