Building and Using an Itty Bitty Telescope

David Fields with his IBT and a group of students in Memphis TN

Download this pdf for instructions on making an IBT using an RV kit. These can be purchased from Ebay for about $70 and contain every thing you need, except a power supply: You get the dish, a tripod, the tuning meter, and plenty of co-ax!

The "Itty Bitty Telescope" or IBT was fashioned after the Little Bitty Telescope described at The original IBT was designed by Chuck Forster who is with the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers. It was improved by Kerry Smith.

For a classroom lesson using the IBT, see: