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Facebook - August 10, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Aug 14
by Kai Staats

Not much to report this past two days, as I was mostly away from the observatory spending time with my visiting daughter and son from Kenya.

We got the TV and whiteboard hung and disassembled the telescope again to perform what we hope to be the final high-noon drop shadow test to determine polar north and south. With this, we will align the base of the telescope, set the bolts once and for all, and then make fine adjustments with the head.

But alas, no sun at noon for several days. Maybe our luck will change on Sunday ... 

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