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Observation by Alan Snook: 14-inch AE telescope assembly - dress re...

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Alan Snook

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Alan Snook

Observed

2021 Aug 06 - 16:13

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2021 Aug 06 - 16:35

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Target name

The 14-inch AE Telescope

Title

14-inch AE telescope assembly - dress rehersal

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If I knew then what I know now, I'd have never taken this on. Renovation started early in 2017 (see earlier in this album) and carried on through 2018. 2019 was mostly taken up with family medical matters and the 'covid year' 2020 went on setting up a 3.5m dome ready to give this 'scope a home. Here we are with final assembly in the workshop doing snagging work, fine-tuning the balance, and operations generally.

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Alan P Buckman
Alan P Buckman, 2021 Aug 09 - 21:05 UTC

But it has been fun. My small part was estimating the torques required from the motors and so getting the drives right.

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