Australia Trip Day 3

Posted: February 25, 2012 in News
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Day 3 is off to a rainy start. It should clear by dusk, but I have plently of work to do, even if it is raining. I have finally settled in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Oakley Southern Sky Observatory. I am about to get to work mounting new electronics and lights on the scope. Below are some pictures of our RC Optical .5 meter reflector telescope and inside the observatory.  (Note the clocks are not correct in the images. I have since corrected them to the exact local and USA times.)

 

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  1. Can you please tell me the name of or the source of the rectangular boxes around the perimeter of the RC Optical telescope? I assume there are light sources (maybe LEDs inside) for illumination of a panel for making dome flats? I’m curious to find and buy or make something similar. Thanks, Lloyd.

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