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Old 23-04-2009, 10:05 AM
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scopemankit (Chris)
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Here is a pic of my 12" (made by Les Sissons in 1950, mounted on a GEM I made in 1993. Driven by Mel Bartels' "scope". The stepper motor has been gong since 2001. It sits in a newly made dome. (One of our visitors suggested building a bottle opener onto the cass making it the compleat scope)!


See dome construction details at:-

http://cid-39aa894903a43927.photos.l...x?sa=242849414
All this is based at the Cederberg Observatory, situated in the Cedrberg mountain range 200Km north of Cape Town. Good skies and no light pollution.
On Saturdays (except for full moon and weather permitting) we (seven owners who have built the obs sinc acquirng it in 1988) open to the public, most of whom come from the guest and camping farms in the area.
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