6 inch Cave Astrola
Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:04 PM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:51 PM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:17 PM
The gulf coast has a telescope defecit as well. I search Craigslist often and have yet to see a telescope for sale closer than Atlanta or Houston. What gives? -Ken
Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:17 PM
Me thinks it has to do with clear skies. California at the turn of the century was recognized as having some beautiful transparent skies and many observatories were built. No doubt this created interest in astronomy amoung the public. As a result amatuer astronomy really blossomed in CA. which resulted in several manufacturers setting up shop there. In the south along the gulf, skies are frequently muddy and no major observatories were built. The Northeast polluted their skies decades ago so no major investment in observatories in the 20th century. I live in Florida and for the most part the skies stink. There are exceptions, like Chiefland and a few spots available in the keys. We do however have some very steady skies that facilitate double star observations and superior planetary views. California remains as the primary center of amatuer astronomy...Just my 2 cents worth.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:25 PM
As far as the cave units go I think its point of origion.