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Old School Refractor

Started by mcneely_dupe_5262, 08/05/2007 07:10PM
Posted 08/05/2007 07:10PM Opening Post
I volunteered to provide telescope viewing to participants at the July 2007 History of Astronomy conference at Notre Dame.

The university provided some Celestron CPCs for observing. I brought my TeleVue-85 and had plenty of compliments upon how nice the scope and its views were.

Jim and Rhoda Morris brought one of their replicas of Galileo's refractors. They reconstructed the scope using the same methods as Galileo. They had even applied gilt designs on the leather tube. Details of their project are at

I took some pictures of my scope next to the Galilean refractor. It was quite long, much longer than I would have imagined. Looking through the scope increased my appreciation of Galileo.

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