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 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 & Telescope in 2008 to introduce it as a new ultra light and portable astronomical scope during the IYA 2009.

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 and 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

Our techniques and 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 
Prof. Simon Maddrell, Prof. Charlie Ellington and Neil Parker and the incredible kind help & patience of staff of the
Department of Zoology

The NEWCambridge LiteScope got benevolent comments from members of the 

Cambridge Astronomical Association, the British Astronomical Association, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Royal Astronomical Society

the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society and the

IYA 2009 Secretariat of the European Southern Observatory and the European Space Agency

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