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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Who is awesome? This guy is SERIOUSLY awesome. A long-haul truck driver has built a 70-inch telescope using plans developed in his head while out on the road. Pretty much the only help he received was in the form of calculating the focal length   ( sltrib.com) divider line
    More: Cool, telescopes, Utah Man, focal lengths, West Jordan, eyepiece, trailer hitch, astronomy, Utah  
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6662 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Oct 2013 at 1:46 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-31 12:28:33 PM  
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Holy crap.  This guy is a certifiable lunatic.

And where are these auctions for cast off aerospace parts?
2013-10-31 12:18:17 PM  
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"I've been interested in telescopes my whole life. I've always had bad vision, and telescopes have been almost like a prosthesis for me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:  our bad-sighted, long-haul truck driver!
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