ATM stands for "Amateur Telescope Making" or "Amateur Telescope Maker". I made
my first two telecopes at the age of 12. One is a reflector (Newtonian) and
the other is a refractor. Now I am a professional astronomer, as well as an
ATM, making my own telescopes starting from the mirror grinding. To me, making
telescopes seems nothing but art.
Jiun-Huei Proty Wu's ATM camps
The above link hosts the information of my ATM activities. Since 2003, I have been trying to promote the ATM (telescope DIY) in Taiwan, guiding the public to have produced several thousands of self-made telesopes, more than 500 per year on average. The typical apertures we make in the camps are 114 mm and 200 mm.
My 10.5 inch project
Me, and my 10.5-inch magic BLACK mirror (BVC, Black Vitrified Ceramic) sitting on a holder for the Ronchi test, performed at the telescope-making workshop (directed by Paul Zurakowski) at the Chabot Space Center. (Picture taken by Carter Roberts on January 4, 2002.)
Spiders and Secondary Holders
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Jiun-Huei Proty Wu
Department of Physics
National Taiwan University
No.1, Sec.4, Roosevelt Road