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#626 steve t

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:08 PM

Hi Robert ,

Thanks for the link to Return to Starlight Nights.

Steve T 


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#627 DAVIDG

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:39 PM

   I recently had two of my treasured antique astronomy books repaired at the Chester Bookworm in Chester VT. They did a wonderful job rebinding the books at  a very reasonable cost and with only a weeks turn around from the time I mailed them.  So if any of your books need repair I highly recommend them. https://sites.google...hesterbookworm/

 

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:35 PM

No right place for this so miscellaneous. 

While rewiring the '63 Cave Astrola Deluxe mount, I found this hand-stamped makers mark on the tab attaching the polar housing to the pier cap.  This is the deluxe mount in the Red Catalog.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

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#630 steve t

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:42 AM

   I recently had two of my treasured antique astronomy books repaired at the Chester Bookworm in Chester VT. They did a wonderful job rebinding the books at  a very reasonable cost and with only a weeks turn around from the time I mailed them.  So if any of your books need repair I highly recommend them. https://sites.google...hesterbookworm/

 

              - Dave 

Dave

Thanks for the link. I've got a book that has sentimental value to me  but is in very sad shape. I'll  check these folks out.

Steve T 



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 02:33 PM

BB's DPAC Rig Model 3 is done.  The big gray box is gone.  It's a much simpler apparatus.  I took an old 2" to 1.25" eyepiece adapter, taped a Ronchi screen across it, mounted green & red LEDs in a cardboard crescent (with a glare shield), and positioned this to lightly touch the screen.  Switching colors takes maybe a minute.  I kept all the electrical hardware, including the digital "dimmer" switch.  I think this version will make better photos, but I won't try that until the weekend -- still recovering from a very bad head cold.


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