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#51 ltha

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:41 AM

Ken Owen’s observatory pictured in Dr Paul’s book:

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:01 AM

I had a sign on the door of my shop that said

 

"danger 999,000 ohms.  enter at our own risk"


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:02 AM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Here is a photo of George Keene's 12.5 inch reflector from the 1965 edition of Paul's book on page 34.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

http://www.cameraobs...bout/biography/

 

Keene's latter day website

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:18 PM

I still enjoy reading thru Keene’s book Stargazing With Telescope And Camera.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

I still enjoy reading thru Keene’s book Stargazing With Telescope And Camera.

 

I had that book for many years, it was one of my favorites. Sadly, it got lost at some point

when I moved in 1994.

 

When I was younger, I would take home Telescopes for Skygazing from the public library.

I had to be careful not to drool all over it.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:58 AM

I had that book for many years, it was one of my favorites. Sadly, it got lost at some point

when I moved in 1994.

 

When I was younger, I would take home Telescopes for Skygazing from the public library.

I had to be careful not to drool all over it.

I bought my copy new from the book rack in a camera store over fifty years ago now.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:33 PM

I sent a letter off to the Springfield Telescope Makers this morning seeking information on Dr. Paul and/or this Telescope. Not sure how long it may take to get a response - assuming I do - but thanks to a recent post by Terra I will have this to read while waiting to see:

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:19 PM

Still on the trail of more about Dr Paul, but the project to get the scope restored is now going as well. It began with my friend Larry Myers (who owned Mountain Instruments and made MI-250 mounts) helping make an adapter plate to mate the Cave/Paul to the Schaefer mount. Larry has tons of experience, knowledge and machinery.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:26 PM

Parts to be joined: Cave rotating ring assembly and Schaefer dec shaft with plate:

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

Larry has a lot of nice toys. I would love to play in his shop!


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:28 AM

I still enjoy reading thru Keene’s book Stargazing With Telescope And Camera.

 

I loved that book! I got it with my 3” Edmund Space Conqueror, so it must have been around 1962/3. That was my “telescope bible” for the next 10 years.


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:38 AM

Here is a photo of George Keene's 12.5 inch reflector from the 1965 edition of Paul's book on page 34.

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I noticed they are all wearing glasses. 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

“I noticed they are all wearing glasses.”

 

Early form of coma correction.....


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

I noticed they are all wearing glasses. 

Poindexters! :lol:


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

Poindexters! lol.gif

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:07 AM

Started matching parts to existing holes yesterday. Larry Myers, who is helping with this project, just completely restored a 10” f/6 Cave and it is absolutely beautiful! Right now the plan for the Paul scope is to get it up and running for Mars. I have had a Unitron 60mm here and figure it ought to have a new home. A bit longish, but looking back at old Cave catalogs and various pictures there are plenty with the “guidescope” extending beyond the main tube. I used original holes but will be filling them in and adding new ones spaced further apart. Or may just add a telerad though the 60mm guidescope is period correct. 

 

The scope as delivered to Dr Paul had a 1.25” SkyMicro focuser. Someone added a 2” but did a crappy job of opening up the tube for the larger focuser. I have had the Moonlight here waiting for this project and mounted it yesterday. Still need to do a bit of fiberglass work and some bondo patching. My thought at the moment is to have the tube powder coated white as the baby-blue and Cave decal are not original. 

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:11 AM

Focuser and finder. As I was cleaning the finder I wondered how many times Dr Paul took it apart, why he chose this one vs straight through, and how many of the big guns in amateur astronomy had a chance to view through the scope. No question George Keene and Niles Root were among them.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:12 AM

No idea who added the decal or had the tube painted blue. 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

I agree with going back to the original white for the tube.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 02:51 PM

I agree with going back to the original white for the tube.

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

Well for "more information" if you take the subject seriously the answer lies in contacting the Palomar Observatory and/or CalTech and find out if they have archives, which they almost certainly do.  

 

I'm a member of the board of the Dudley Observatory which was mainly a 19th century and early 20th century operation and *we* have archives for the activities of our humble scope.  An international observatory run by a premier international technical school would have extensive archives.  What's in them is anybody's guess.

 

Be prepared to go to CA and spend some time.  

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

I communicated with E. Ken Owen in the early 70's. He answered whatever question I asked and sent me photo's of Mars and Saturn. They were the best non professional pictures of these two beauties that I'd ever seen. His 10 inch inspired me to buy a Cave 10 inch. Sure wish I met the guy.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

I would really appreciate any Bio info about E. Ken Owen. Must have been or still is an interesting guy.
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