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Outreach night at the library - success

Started by mirfak, 03/27/2018 01:58PM
Posted 03/27/2018 01:58PM Opening Post
Last night was outreach at Twin Hickory Library just outside Richmond. There was a class indoors with several scopes setup outside. The waxing gibbous Moon was the main attraction. Good thing , as the ambient light from nearby shopping malls and athletic field washed out the sky. Many young children and curious parents attending. No one did this for me when I was a kid.

A predicted iridium flare caused a loud “Ohhhhh” from the crowd.

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Posted 03/27/2018 02:00PM #1
Reminder to myself: bring the second riser next time. Because Losmandy won’t make a single two-foot riser. Gotta buy em one foot at a time.

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Posted 03/27/2018 02:40PM #2
John, that's quite a nice telescope. smile

[COLOR="Blue"]Darian Rachal[/COLOR]
Posted 03/27/2018 02:43PM #3
John, buddy,

Is that a D&G lens in that cannon?

Cool stuff!

Just a few thoughts:

8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
grin Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
shocked Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
wink Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
smile My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics
Posted 03/27/2018 06:36PM #4
Nice refractor! I'm looking for a 36-inch f/19. Hmmm... Tom

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos