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Started by maurice clark, 05/05/2014 03:10PM
Posted 05/05/2014 03:10PM Opening Post
Hi All,

The university where I work has recently finished a new observatory building which I have been having great fun playing with! grin It houses 6 telescopes; 4 Meade 12" schmidt-cassegrains, a Meade 5" refractor and my 20" PlaneWave. All of them have CCD cameras. Add to them a 20" PlaneWave in a separate dome, and my own 5" refractor, my C14, both with CCD Cameras and that means a LOT of imaging! Finally I also have an 18" dobsonian for visual observing while the other scopes are imaging.

Only one problem....... it takes FOREVER to pack up that many scopes!!!

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Posted 05/05/2014 03:11PM | Edited 05/05/2014 03:13PM #1
Another picture inside. My 20" is in the back corner while the university's 20" is in the dome in the background.

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Posted 05/05/2014 09:04PM #2
Two lofes of bread under each arm, and you still B%%&* :C

Joe D.
Posted 07/10/2014 03:00PM #3
Very nice! It must be Texas Tech, I don't know of many liberal arts schools which would have that quality for an optical array.

George
Posted 01/08/2015 03:56PM #4
That is really cool! Thanks for sharing! =)

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