Category Archives: Telescope

Jeff Annis demonstrated the Dobsonian telescope he built, at his May presentation for the Astronomy Club.    

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Fun with Astrometrics! and a Near Earth Object

As some of you may know, I have recently been experimenting with the capability of our observatory equipment to accurately measure the position of objects in the telescope camera images. Things outside of our solar system don’t change position much, … Continue reading

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Balancing the telescope

Balancing the telescope tube is essential to good slewing and tracking.  Putting the guide scope on top of the tube messes with the balance in two axes.  Both axes must be brought back into balance by moving the counterweight under the … Continue reading

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