So sad to hear now that this telescope and observatory will be closing and the history book slammed shut on one of the last great telescopes responsible for leading the United States and the University of Chicago into the twentieth century and to major discoveries and contributions in astronomy and astrophysics.
Don't throw out that old toaster!!
Has your eyepiece case seen better days? Has your pick-n-pluck been plucked one to many times?
In some ways, today’s imported telescope tripods are surprisingly good. Particularly the ubiquitous Chinese 2-inch diameter steel legged jobs. Sadly, however, almost all have a weak link. Their spreaders are pitiful. Unckle Rod just might have found a cure for that...
Well the world didn't end after all... I wrote this a long time ago just after I left the Navy, and updated it recently.
Trying to corner a long-term concern in the astro-amateur world through the “slanted edge” method
A Fun Night with Three Popular Scopes Observing Jupiter
AP1200, Adam Block, Celestron
“No Faith”, “Universal Divinity” or “I think therefore I am, but who are you?!”
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