Saturday, July 22, 2017
Why We Go To Stellafane...
This is one of the reasons we all go to the Stellafane Convention each year. At the right is Alan Ward, of Sudbury, Ontario and his magnificent home made telescope. It is a 6" refractor, made up of three lenses which he fashioned by his own hands, and then he machined the parts for the rest of his telescope. This telescope won two prizes this year, one for optical excellence, and one for the mechanical construction. It is an amazing thing to see, all this polished aluminum! At the left is Al Nagler, founder of Televue, a company which for years has been manufacturing both the absolute best eyepieces, and telescopes, for us in the amateur community. Al is truly a legend in the field of optics.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:26 PM