Re:My 14 inch AE in Horace Dall’s dome

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Posted by Martin Mobberley at 15:41 on 2014 Jan 10

I’ve been meaning to upload some recent pics sent to me via Mark Stuckey. Last year Mark resurrected my old 14 inch AE ‘scope, which I gave him some years ago, and he installed it in Horace Dall’s old dome, hence this thread. However, Mark has now completely and magnificently restored Horace’s 15.5-inch Dall Kirkham too, first built in 1938, and kept from 1986 to 2013 by Luton A.S. So Horace’s famous old telescope and its dome are now re-united and both are in absolutely pristine and fully working condition, thanks to Mark. From the late 1930s to the early 1980s this telescope took most of the best lunar & planetary photographs taken from the UK.The latest pictures are here:http://martinmobberley.co.uk/images/IMG_3479.jpghttp://martinmobberley.co.uk/images/IMG_3480.jpghttp://martinmobberley.co.uk/images/IMG_3482.jpghttp://martinmobberley.co.uk/images/IMG_3483.jpghttp://martinmobberley.co.uk/images/IMG_3484.jpgQuite a staggering double restoration job by Mark I think!!Martin