A Newtonian 12inch
reflector scope was scratchbuilt to the size of a
picknick bag, in early summer 2007...
Supported from Cambridge University members, at
the Department of Zoology, Vivian's initial idea was a compact ATM
inspired reflector telescope for observing and digiscoping remote
wildlife objects in twilight conditions when conventional camera optics come to their limits of resolution and luminosity.
The first prototypes worked well for astronomy, so we dared a little ad in Sky &
to introduce it as a new ultra light and portable astronomical scope during the IYA
It was selected as a 'HOT PRODUCT 2009' by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine in USA.
A growing community of telescope enthusiasts and keen
observers is using
NCLT instruments to observe with 12inch or bigger optics when weight
size matters. Some do not even use a car to reach remote observing spots with their NCLT...
|We create minimalist reflector telescopes to see more with ease
materials and components fuse into individually designed instruments
which are very light, sturdy, functional and extremely compact
NCLT (New Cambridge Lightweight
Telescope) would not exist without the kind support of the University of Cambridge and
the generous help of
Maddrell, Prof. Charlie
Ellington and Neil Parker and the incredible kind
help & patience of
staff of the Department
LiteScope got benevolent comments from members of the
Cambridge Astronomical Association, the British Astronomical Association, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Royal Astronomical Society,
Society of Southern Africa, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society and the
2009 Secretariat of the
European Southern Observatory and the European Space Agency
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