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Saturday, Doctors Dan and Julia Kenneflick from the University of Arkansas will provide a lecture, “No Shadow of a Doubt: Vindicating the astronomers of 1919” and will discuss the eclipse expeditions that tested General Relativity. Rocky Togni will provide a lecture on constellations and the Messier catalogue.
Members are still welcome to come to site on any clear night.
“Here’s the scoop on the LX200. I am the third owner. First purchased in North Carolina, I believe, then purchased by a gentleman in Jackson, TN. He is the person I purchased it from 7 or 8 years ago, I think. I have the original box it came in, but no hard case for transporting. I’m pretty sure it is an early to mid 90’s model. 10” SCT, fork-mounted, alt-az (no wedge), field tripod, 8×50 finder scope. Also comes with; hand controller (tantalum capacitors have been replaced in the hand controller only), 1 ¼” star diagonal, OTA cap, original manual (and a photocopied version that has been laminated for use onsite). I also ditched the original 18v power supply because of reported problems with the tantalum capacitors. I’m now running it off of a 16v regulated power supply. The focus was a little stubborn, so I installed a Peterson focuser kit. It is in very good shape. I have not had it out in the field for quite a long time. Last time I fired it up, everything worked as it should. The only thing I know that needs to be repaired is the bolt that holds the motor/fork assembly to the tripod. The keeper broke, so it does not want to stay in place when the fork is removed. I would like to get $800 for it, but I am open to offers.”
Tom can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 501 551 1621 (call or text).
NOTICE: Due to COVID 19, this will be a virtual meeting held using Zoom. Members are still welcome to come to site on any clear night.
Saturday, John Reed will demonstrate “Solar System Fun with Celestia” and will show us how to show future solar system events and other features of the application.
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