Prof. Martin Topel
Prof. Dr. Fabian Hemmert
Reflector telescope for beginners
In the field of hobby astronomy anyone without prior knowledge may be overwhelmed by the market while searching for an entry-level telescope. A wide range of budget products are described as beginner-friendly although not suited for a user with mostly no basic knowledge in astronomy.
The Bifrost concept should help in this matter. At first a beginner collects knowledge while using the app to determine a specific telescope type suited for themselves. Incrementally the app accompanies the user on their journey of discovery connected with a Dobsonian telescope which is recommended for beginners. Furthermore, the telescope is separable in the middle therefore it is space-saving during transport as well as at home. Nevertheless, it has a large light collecting ability, and is also expandable while acquiring basic equipment, so the system can grow with the user’s experience. When the telescope is not used it can also be incorporated into the design of their home.