An Astronomical Viewing Shelter on the Cheap – Jeremy Bingham

Using your telescope in the city can be frustrating with all the stray light all over the place. You can’t do much about the skyglow, but you can shield yourself from stray light sources nearby.

Rather than buying a pre-made shelter for hundreds of dollars, you can build one for about a hundred dollars. Jeremy Bingham will demonstrate in his talk how he did just that with a lot of PVC, some found wood, and a bunch of felt.

About Jeremy Bingham

Jeremy Bingham - Ignite Seattle 8When he’s not hanging out in his astro-shelter, you can Jeremy Bingham at his day job as the CTO for, on his blog or on Twitter, @captain_tenille.

One thought on “An Astronomical Viewing Shelter on the Cheap – Jeremy Bingham”

  1. I remember being in the audience for this talk. It was probably one of the most entertaining talks that night. I really loved the dry humor Jeremy brought, which made such a unique project all the more exciting. Unfortunately I don’t have any space to put together an astro-shelter, but when I have my own house with a backyard — I’ll be sure to remember this one.


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