I just discovered this new YouTube video of an enthusiast that has 3D printed a carbon fiber Newtonian:
Though the video is intended to be about a 3D carbon fiber build, one by-product is that his minimalist design is incredibly helpful in understanding the fundamentals of a Newtonian reflector AND seeing how collimation works.
(And as a post-script, I’ve been sloppily using the terms, Newtonian and Dobsonian almost interchangeably. (Thanks for educating me, Joel.)
A Dobsonian is a Newtonian and a Newtonian is a reflector. But this is not necessarily true in reverse. I’ve known this but have too casually referred to a Dobsonian as a Newtonian without knowing that “Newtonian” typically implies a tripod mount. Thanks, Joel!)