Vincent Award #22: Luke Gruenert

This week's Vincent Award goes to Luke Gruenert who spent 700 hours building a very cool telescope. Luke built what is called a binocular or telescope. Unlike a normal telescope which only has one eyepiece and one "light bucket" or tube, a binocular telescope uses two tubes and merges the images from each light source into a single image. Why is that such a big deal? Images look incredible when viewed through a binocular telescope because the image has extra depth, an almost 3D look and feel. To top it all off this was Luke's 1st telescope build AND he took the image in the original story from cnet using the camera in his HTC One smart phone. Very cool! Not too bad for what started out as a senior project for high school.

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