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Home > Forums > ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT > Reflectors > Message #832448

36-INCH TELESCOPE

Posted by Thomas Dey on 2/2/2017 4:43 AM   (410 hits)
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I plan/intend to get the 36-inch operational in the observatory by this coming solstice. Got the mirror coated with enhanced aluminum last spring at Evaporated Metal Films (EMF) in Ithaca, NY. I went out to the storage shed to check on it, still looks great. Just added a couple gun safe heaters (16 W total), two GIANT indictor silica gel desiccators, a viewing window, and a thermometer. Will have similar protection at the telescope (in the dome) as well. Determined to get 1st light early this season!

The pics are self-explanatory. Protecting the glass and coating are paramount. Tom Dey


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

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This post was modified on 2/2/2017 4:51 AM

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Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/2/2017 4:45 AM 286
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/2/2017 4:46 AM 299
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Greg Shaffer 2/2/2017 5:38 AM 281
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/2/2017 6:30 AM 216
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Rod Kaufman 2/2/2017 6:09 PM 211
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/2/2017 9:11 PM 243
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Walter Hamler 2/3/2017 9:30 AM 192
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/3/2017 10:31 AM 280
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/3/2017 10:32 AM 229
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/3/2017 10:32 AM 236
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Rod Kaufman 2/4/2017 9:06 AM 226
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/4/2017 4:53 PM 248
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 2/6/2017 5:55 AM 319
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Greg Kim 8/20/2017 11:01 PM 122
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 8/22/2017 11:12 PM 94
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Greg Kim 8/25/2017 135
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 12/1/2017 5:14 PM 46
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 12/1/2017 5:15 PM 40
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 12/1/2017 5:18 PM 36
Re: 36-INCH TELESCOPE Thomas Dey 12/1/2017 5:19 PM 47

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