Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE
Quote:The word from a knowledgeable, objective friend is that, by modern standards, our Clark is lacking. ...
... If that sounds heretical, ...
... One sees them because they are magnificently crafted embodiments of history ...
Quote:Don't forget the 26" Clark at McCormick Observatory at UVA! I had the chance to view through it 3 years ago and it was wonderful. M13 was awesome. And the "little" 6" Clark out back produced some beautiful, if almost filtered looking(looked yellowish) images of Jupiter.Peter B.
Quote:Wouldn't a yellowish Jupiter indicate chromatic aberration?
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Quote:My understanding is that a couple small colleges have traded out their smaller Alvin Clark's for larger Meade SCT 12" gotos.More than one Clark out there came to the private market because some knucklehead (IMHO) thought the Meade would perform better and traded it out.Prove me wrong people, maybe this is all just myth.
Quote:I'm hoping to reverse the trend with an 8" Clark. To make it happen, I'm reducing costs to a minimum and pushing the historic and romantic angles. It's doable, but I'm putting a lot of time and money into the project.There is nothing in astronomy as sexy as a classic refractor in a classic dome.--Justin
6" F4.6(w/Paracorr) Reflector , 8" F11 Dall Relay Scope ,
6" F5 RFT Refractor w/Istar Obj , G11 Mount Gemini1 Level 4
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:It is a gem.
Quote:I doubt if you carried it around you'd call it small.
Meade LX200 14" GPS SCT 6" F10 Jaegers refractor, Konus mount Mallincam MCX and DVE Lunt 100mm with BF 1800 My Album http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3232&ppuser=80314&p... Favorite space place: www.theskyscrapers.org
Quote:Here's an 8 inch 1878 Alvan Clark that has been recently refurbished. Privately owned by The Skyscrapers Inc. of North Scituate RI. Weight drive and gearing are all as it came out of the Clark factory and the dome turns with a manual ship's wheel gearing system. We've worked to keep the experience just as it was in the 1800's and this gets used for the public every clear Saturday night. Come visit us in RI sometime!
Carton 60mm f/16.7,crawmach focuser+tube rings, SV M1 C8, SV M2 Apogee 80mm f/5, Porta II, Manny's panhandle,focus knobs Borg eyepiece turret 28mm RKE 48,32,24,16,12,8,6mm Brandon Denk binos,32,26,9.7mm Plössl pairs 27mm Panoptic Astro chair SkySafari pro
Quote:I would love to meet the CA crowd but that's a long way to haul a scope on a trailer. Those two scopes together would be a great photo-op.
Quote:Quote:I would love to meet the CA crowd but that's a long way to haul a scope on a trailer. Those two scopes together would be a great photo-op. Compromise on Arizona
Quote:This is the beautifully restored 8" Clark at Chabot Observatory. (taken in 2004)
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.