August 13, 2010

Increasing the Scope

First Post! w00t!

Just kidding - gfkBill has joined 1200mm! I'm about to pickup my new (ok, used... ok, homemade) scope and will be documenting the restoration here, as Jason has kindly invited me into his astrologi... oops, astronomical voyage. So 1200mm will soon be a misnomer - the new scope is a 1700mm, with 12" main mirror. Hoo boy!

The main mirror is currently very dirty and bit fungusy I suspect. So first mission (once we pick the beast up and post some pics) will be to find some distilled water and soap flakes to begin the mirror clean.

1200mm - now with more mm!

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