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    Hi Mike:

    Yes, I remember the first 'big' scope I got to look through...the local
    college's 12.5 in a small dome. I was 10...and...man...I thought I was on
    Palomar Mountain for sure! Humming drive correctors, huge weights...that giant
    tube! And the wonderful images. Beautiful!

    The funny thing is that this college got out of the astronomy business and
    donated the scope to my club about 15 years ago. I had such fond memories of
    it. When we received it, though... 1/3rd wave optics to be kind...about 5' (not
    seconds) of periodic error...etc., etc.

    Tom Wolfe was right, you never _can_ go home again. ;-)

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_
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    Hi Rod,

    Would there be any point in reworking the optics for a vintage
    telescope like that?

    Scott


    In article <20040110160502.19816.00002388@mb-m01.aol.com>, Rod Mollise
    <rmollise@aol.com> wrote:


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    HI Scott:

    We've thought about it. BUT...you can get an excellent Chinese (GS) 12 inch
    primary for less, probably, than it would take to refigure/recoat. With a
    faster focal ratio to boot.

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_
    Like SCTs and MCTs?
    Check-out sct-user, the mailing list for CAT fanciers!
    Goto <http://members.aol.com/RMOLLISE/index.html>

 

 

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