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2392

York U - new scope details?

Anyone have details on the new York U 40 incher?Configuration,maker etc. Ric
radicell2
Sep 16
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2391

Re: Anyone going to see the eclipse

I'm going to Nebraska as well (weather permitting, or else wherever skies will be clear!) Frank
manitoulin777
Aug 11
#2391
 
2390

Re: Back to square one

I remember holding that baby at the previous meeting. You got sooo close! - Allard On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:56 PM, Tom Otvos tom.otvos@... ... I
Allard Schipper
Aug 11
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2389

Back to square one

For those not following along on Cloudy Nights, I thought I should let you know that I tragically broke my meniscus mirror last week while doing final star
Tom Otvos
Aug 11
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2388

Anyone going to see the eclipse

Just wondering if any of you are going to see the eclipse? I for one will be in Nebraska. Cheers, Peter Sent from my iPad
peterp9000
Aug 11
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2387

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

That must be a fascinating story! They are looking to film the actual making process. Someone to do the mirror making especially. You are quite an accomplished
Allard Schipper
Jul 28
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2386

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

Thanks Frank! Yes a 6"f/10 would be a great scope for outreach. The moon and planets will be very good in it. I think we would have the glass available. Norm?
Allard Schipper
Jul 28
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2385

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

I could probably volunteer to do the mirror, although I am neither an expert, nor want the publicity, but it would be a great way to spread publicity for the
manitoulin777
Jul 28
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Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

Allard, There is an incredible Canadian storey about the Vatican 20" mirror and how it ended up in Ontario. A friend I know has the mirror that was published
peterp9000
Jul 27
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Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

Hello everyone, There is production company in Toronto looking to make a documentary on making telescopes. They would like to show mirror grinding, polishing,
Allard Schipper
Jul 27
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2381

Re: Starfest

Thanks for the tip! Lance ________________________________ From: The_Focal_Point@... on behalf of peter@...
lance clarke
Jul 2
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2380

Re: Starfest

It's a secret so make sure you get there early enough to look through it. I may go to Stellafane next year but with the eclipse trip I did not want to take too
peterp9000
Jul 2
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Re: Starfest

Peter, Yes, I'll be going to Stellafane, my 10th one this year. I haven't missed one since I started going, and don't plan to (short of health, family or
lance clarke
Jul 2
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Re: Starfest

Frank, Will you camping near Norm? Norm I usually camp with Mike Renner down off the right of the main road by the tree line. I believe you know him. I. Either
peterp9000
Jul 2
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Re: Starfest

I'm also going to Starfest, and I will bring my recently-completed 8-inch scope (Newtonian version) in case anyone is interested in seeing the scope (or
manitoulin777
Jul 1
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