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Largest Amateur Telescopes




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

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.). First Light April 2008.

43.3" (110 cm) f/4 Cruxis Telescope Dob  Portable - Belgian amateur        astronomer Robert Houdart - possibly 2009

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

41.2" Dob  41.2" Dob  Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Dan Bakken
       1996

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