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Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:38 am
by BoyScoutGirl
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!

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:03 pm
by aresvalles
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

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:10 pm
by aresvalles
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!!!

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:02 am
by tamarakay
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.

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:31 am
by lucky420
I had no idea ^^ :lol:

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:57 am
by Stickygreen
This looks like an amazing project!

I'm getting in on this!

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:23 pm
by Homeless Turtle
I am particularly excited to visit this project, looks amazing. Fantastic work already!

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:23 pm
by vlajim
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???

If we build it will they come?

I am talking about space aliens, after all New Mexico is full of them.

73'S KA5SIW

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:35 pm
by Bless
incredible project! best of luck!!