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RE: Good Tubes

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Posted by Kip Crawford on May 3, 2000 17:33:29 UTC

Indeed, there are many inovative ways to build a telescope. Your tubes that you mentioned probably will work out fine. I`ve seen coffee cans for 4.5" scopes. Old ice cream cartons for 10" scopes and so on. Another place too that is a good source of tubes are carpet warehouses. Carpets that are shipped from the mills use various tubes to wrap the carpets on for shipping. I`ve seen them as large as 16" in diameter.

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