Homemade 'scopes 8"f/7,6" f/5", 6"f/4, 4.25" Schiefspiegler,60mm Coronagraph,60mm H-alpha system, 4.25" White-light Solar Newtonian,solar spectroscope, 4" f/12, 4.5" f/16 & 6" f/12 Schupmann Medial refractors, 4" Celestar, 19 Stellafane awards 9 in optics Engineering = Taking what you have and making what you need.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
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Quote:That's great and you have the history as well. Too bad about the pier. I would get a torch and cut the bolts out! Possibly, it might not be too hard to eventually find a set of legs for it and the column could be made. Actually, the column might have to be made depending on its height requirement.
Quote:Quote:That's great and you have the history as well. Too bad about the pier. I would get a torch and cut the bolts out! Possibly, it might not be too hard to eventually find a set of legs for it and the column could be made. Actually, the column might have to be made depending on its height requirement. Hi Dan, Unfortunately the bolt can't be accessed since the floor covered them and I don't know the new owners of the house. I only had a few hours to get the scope before the properity was turned over the new owners. I looked on Ebay and I can get a piece of 6" OD, 5.75" ID x 24" aluminum tubing for under $20 which fits the mounts latitude coupling. So it is the legs I really need. - Dave
Quote:Can you contact the new owners of the house through the realtor? They might be delighted to get it out of there, if nothing else.What does the observatory look like? Anything special?-Tim.
Quote:Dave, Did you ever have a chance as a teenager to view through this Cave at one of the star parties at the farm? Quite a compliment to be asked to take custodianship of a friend /mentor's possessions.Congratulations!Bill
Quote: Al was then President of Delaware Astronomical Society which meets at Mt Cuba Observatory in Greenville Delaware.
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Quote:Quote: Al was then President of Delaware Astronomical Society which meets at Mt Cuba Observatory in Greenville Delaware.
I presume the trees were a lot shorter then, and the neighbors not so close.
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Quote:Nice Work Dave, Good to see a great scope restored to greatness! Al will be reeling in the hereafter!
I might have a line on a set of original legs, They belong to DABear and he still has the mount at his house. I will have to talk to him about our plans for the wayward scope he has,,,,
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Quote:Very cool Dave. When heating elements like that, would it damage coatings if there were any?