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Largest Amateur Telescopes



71" Telescope  Not Portable - Being built by "Group 70 Project" Amateur Astronomers - mirror finished. Mechanicals in construction

70" Telescope, Utah-truckdriver   Mike Clements 70" (2013)

50" Telescope   50" Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield, IL (2011)

50" Telescope  normand fullum telescope   DARC Sky.   50" F/3.5 Fullum Folded Newtonien (2014)

48.875" (124.14 cm)   Telescope Dob "Barbarella"- Lowrey Observatory in Ft. Davis TX. Jimi Lowrey's private telescope. Had scope built by OMI(Optical Mechanics Inc.). 48-inch Dob, a 48.875-inch-diameter (1,241.4 mm) aperture, f/4, Dobsonian telescope. First Light April 2008.

48.875" (124.14 cm)   Telescope Dob "Barbarella"- Lowrey Observatory in Ft. Davis TX

43.3" (110 cm) f/4 Cruxis Telescope Dob   Portable - Belgian amateur astronomer Robert Houdart - September 8, 2012: First light for the 1100 mm telescope

42" (107cm)  Dob   Portable - Dr. Erhard Hänssgen built the 42 inch in Germany 2003

42" Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) telescope   being built at El Camino College in Torrance, California

42" CDK Telescope   2010 RTMC - Jason Fournier, Joe Haberman, Perry Hacking, Richard Hedrick, David Rowe, and Don Quok, team who built the 42", setting up scope at the Riverside Telescope Makers Convention.

41.2" Dob   41.2" Dob   Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Dan Bakken. Dan Bakken & The Hercules Project. 1996

40.5 inch F4.2 Telescope   Chris Fuld 2007 40.5 inch F4.2 Telescope

40" (101.6cm) F/5  Dob   Project 40"Dob   40" picture   Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Steve Swayze

40" dob   Project 40   Robert Ferguson Observatory project 40. George Loyer. 40" Nasmyth (2003, 2012)

39.4" or 1 meter dob   ADIA and David Vernet (1993+)

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