In the December 2012 Sky & Telescope
One of the best ways to dip a toe into the telescope-making waters is to modify an exiting instrument. Orion’s popular 4½-inch StarBlast reflector is a nearly ideal customization candidate — it’s simple, inexpensive, and easy to work with. This month's Telescope Workshop column profiles the mods made by several telescope makers.
In this issue's Binocular Highlights column we stay close to home (celestially speaking) and track down the solar system’s two best asteroids, Ceres and Vesta.