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#1 highfnum

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:05 PM

entrance 

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:06 PM

more opera glasses and binos than i can imagine

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:07 PM

set of Dollond's

 

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:08 PM

grinding labs

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:09 PM

drawtube heaven

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:10 PM

library scopes

i have one of these

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:12 PM

short Gregorian 

oh my

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:14 PM

speculum mirrors in good shape

 

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:15 PM

another speculum mirror 

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to me this was most important 

and explains why later mirrors were more stable

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:17 PM

pallant greg

 

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:18 PM

naiarmi greg

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:50 PM

Many gems--thanks for posting this! 


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:54 PM

Amazing! got a blister hitting the like tab, I would love to visit this place.


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 05:01 PM

So many scopes can't remember then all


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 05:39 PM

Thank you!

You sure don't see the brass fitter's art in modern commercial designs.


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 05:49 PM

Great collection. Many thanks for posting!



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Posted 20 February 2024 - 06:33 PM

Cool! --- Magnificent Collection and displays. Jim Wyant --- I took his courses and we also happily used many of their interferometers. ~RIP~ Jim.   Tom


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Posted 21 February 2024 - 11:55 PM

A bit of history of the museum. John was a mentor to me.

 

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https://wp.optics.arizona.edu/museum/

 

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 10:53 AM

Thank you! Very cool! I must add it to my list of places to visit.


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Posted 22 February 2024 - 12:01 PM

i hope this settles the whole speculum tarnish thing.  (it depends on how metal was made)

 

Terra -   nice thing it's free entry.


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Posted 22 February 2024 - 07:15 PM

Tucson is quite the astronomy haven.  U of A also has the Flandrau planetarium along with the mirror lab and the museum.



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Posted 25 February 2024 - 10:17 PM

I enjoyed a visit to a mirror lab there, but I didn’t see this classic stuff. Thanks for posting!


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Posted 10 April 2024 - 05:22 PM

Looks  like a Great place to spend the day...My next trip from Phoenix down to Tucson this will be a must. Thanks for the share!!



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Posted 14 April 2024 - 08:51 PM

All that and, thanks to local ordinances, dark skies!

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:07 PM

We were just in Tucson and stopped at the historic optics display.  It was (mostly) display cases spread over six floors of the university building.  I felt a little bit of an interloper as profs were holding office hours, committees were using the conference rooms, etc.  But I enjoyed the collection a lot!

 

BTW- if you want to see the mirror lab, plan ahead the tours require registration and they were completely sold out when we decided we had time and looked them up.




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