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Baby has a new Home on the George 36"RC

Started by Preston E, 08/23/2005 03:08PM
Posted 08/23/2005 03:08PM Opening Post
Hello Everyone,
Well rather than try to make a mount and the little monster portable, we've spent the past month machining a mounting system and aquiring permission to mount her on something very fitting.

Lenses were figured by Roger Ceragioli and are said to be one of the finest Fraunhofer 11" f15 doublets around...time will tell.

The OTA is 165" long and with cell in front weighs about 150 pounds...thus we were lucky to just get the OTA balanced yesterday. Hopefully well get everything else balanced for first light during the up coming new moon.

Hope you enjoy the picture taken yesterday.

Regards,

Preston

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Posted 08/23/2005 03:58PM #1
WOW! 8O

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Posted 08/23/2005 07:36PM #2
Are you referring to the George Observatory in Fort Bend County, Texas? I believe they have a 36 inch newtonian donated some time ago by a Louisiana university.