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#1 MadHungarian

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:20 PM

Appalachian State University GOTO Astronomy Lab

Wow, that's a sight to see!

#2 panhard

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:53 PM

That almost looks like heaven.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:32 AM

Oh wow, thanks for sharing - that's just an amazing facility for the students, and from reading the write-up, to the local K-12 community as well! Would be wonderful if more facilities like that were available in educational institutions. imo should cross post to outreach or observatories ;)

#4 Stacy

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

The CPC-1100's were chosen after an initial disappointing experience with Meade LX-200 10-inch scopes that were the original choice. These were found to have numerous optical, mechanical and computer problems that remained even after they were returned to the company to be repaired. In contrast, the Celestron CPC-1100's have performed extremely well.


Says something.

#5 panhard

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

+1

#6 lipman

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

I wish that I'd had a facility like that back when I was in college!

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:59 PM

Wow, App State is the western part of North Carolina, about 3 hours from where I live. I may need to make a field trip some time.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:12 PM

Nice I wish that was my rooftop. I could get so much imaging done in one night while doing lots of observing on one.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

Really cool Astronomy lab. Lucky students.

I was especially impressed with how all the scopes have video output and can be remotely operated from indoors.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

Geek heaven.

#11 rboe

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Dang; might be worth pursuing, they are attempting real science there. :bow:

#12 1983cowboy

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:57 AM

My son is a senior Geology major at ASU.
I had no clue that CPC lab was there!
(hmmm..I wonder what else he's not telling me......)

#13 rboe

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

You "know". But it's best you don't know for sure.

#14 MartinHajovsky

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

Wowowow! Appalachian State. Who knew?

My son, who is a junior in high school and needs to start scheduling some school visits, may just be about to visit Appalachian State. You know, for research.






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