Black Rock Observatory

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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:38 am

Thanks for the clarification, Chief Dan Fox. I was disheartened to read your original post about the moon's visibility, but I wasn't considering the viewing angle - some aspiring astronomer I am!
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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by aresvalles » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:03 pm

Wow, I missed a lot here, we're spinning many plates. We're definitely bringing a big scope and a dome, I have a 20" f4.5 mirror on my dining room table right now and 2,500 pounds of imported Latvian birch sitting at a CNC shop ready to be cut next week. http://blackrockobservatory.com


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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by aresvalles » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:10 pm

Hey Dan!
if the Moon is invisible at the horizon, you gotta roll your big machine over here so we can see your Moon instead. We can probably give you a proper rectal exam with the scope! Love your project!!!

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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by tamarakay » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:02 am

We have lugged our kids telescope out every year and every year it sits in the box while we are distracted doing other things. A star part sounds like just the thing to get us "remembering" we have it with us!

I'm excited to see your project. Deep playa exploring is my favorite thing to do and I can't wait to find you.
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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:31 am

I had no idea ^^ :lol:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by Stickygreen » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:57 am

This looks like an amazing project!

I'm getting in on this!
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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by Homeless Turtle » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:23 pm

I am particularly excited to visit this project, looks amazing. Fantastic work already!
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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by vlajim » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:23 pm

Just thinking a radio astronomy observatory would not be damaged by the dust. Heck, the VLA has 28 antennas, since I work there maybe they would let me borrow one. Just a little transportation problem, but IT SURE WOULD LOOK GREAT OUT ON THE PLAYA.

How about a radio JOVA using a old 12ft tv dish???

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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Post by Bless » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:35 pm

incredible project! best of luck!!
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