Ptolemy's Cafe


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The observatory's principal instrument (so far :-) is a 12" Meade LX200. It is unlikely to ever see its tripod again. But it will sometimes be operated in polar mode with a wedge.

And yes, that's a Jiffy Focuser on my focus knob :-)
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I also have a TeleVue Pronto (shown here on a photo tripod) which I sometimes use as a "finder" on the LX200.
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For traveling (and LX200 downtime) I have a home built 10" f/6 Newtonian.

Bill Arnett
last updated: 2000 May 11