I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods.
I recently built a 4.25" Newtonian reflector. I bought the optics and built the rest - mostly from plywood. I used a plan from Richard Berry's book, Build your Own Telescope (or something like that). I will post a picture of it here when I get one.
In the mean time, here is an astronomy link or two:
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