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ApacheSitgreaves
post Mar 8 2018, 02:51 PM
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Hi,
The Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in northern Arizona is looking to construct a 6-meter domed planetarium building as part of our community outreach. We are looking for a low-cost/donation of a functioning planetarium projector system that is need of a good home, and though the classic look of a Spitz 512 A-3 or similar/earlier vintage craftsmanship is preferred suggestions are also welcome as to a good system.
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Steven
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post Mar 9 2018, 03:31 AM
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QUOTE(ApacheSitgreaves @ Mar 8 2018, 08:51 PM) *
Hi,
The Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in northern Arizona is looking to construct a 6-meter domed planetarium building as part of our community outreach. We are looking for a low-cost/donation of a functioning planetarium projector system that is need of a good home, and though the classic look of a Spitz 512 A-3 or similar/earlier vintage craftsmanship is preferred suggestions are also welcome as to a good system.
Thanks.
Steven
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Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory


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Lets see, who do we know in Northern Arizona.........
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post Mar 10 2018, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(ApacheSitgreaves @ Mar 8 2018, 03:51 PM) *
Hi,
The Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in northern Arizona is looking to construct a 6-meter domed planetarium building as part of our community outreach. We are looking for a low-cost/donation of a functioning planetarium projector system that is need of a good home, and though the classic look of a Spitz 512 A-3 or similar/earlier vintage craftsmanship is preferred suggestions are also welcome as to a good system.
Thanks.
Steven
Administrative Director
Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory



Hi Apache-Sitgreaves -
I'll spread the word through the International Planetarium Society - if you give me an email where people can contact you. (IMG:http://www.observatorycentral.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Sharon
(sharon.shanks@gmail.com)
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Ron Walker
post Mar 11 2018, 11:15 AM
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I could probably come up with a complete A3P system but have too much invested to just donate it, even if I wanted too. Also, I would imagine they would want it installed and operating which means a few days at least. I would probably get the entire system up and operational at home and then transport it up and install it. I couldn't let it go for under $5K.
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post Mar 15 2018, 06:02 PM
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look at the size of their telescope at Apache-Sitgreaves - it looks like a section of subway tunnel in new jersey .....

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDi...rd_Arizona.html


wonder what M42 looks like in THAT ... the objects so bright, I gotta wear shades ....
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post Mar 15 2018, 08:56 PM
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Day time photoshopped into night.
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post Mar 16 2018, 02:03 AM
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QUOTE(Ron Walker @ Mar 16 2018, 02:56 AM) *
Day time photoshopped into night.



As clumsy as I seem to be getting, I'm not sure I could peer through one of these giant dobs while standing on a ladder. Terra not-so Firma.

With refractors, you get CLOSER to the ground looking through them. Not as far to fall.
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post Mar 16 2018, 12:34 PM
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Yes, I love the idea of siting in a chair and then just looking over to see.
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post Dec 16 2018, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE(Ron Walker @ Mar 15 2018, 07:56 PM) *
Day time photoshopped into night.


Ron, not so... That is an actual image a friend took with his DSLR focused on me and exposed about 15 seconds to capture stars, and, at the end he set off a separate flash unit to light the foreground.

M42 will cause one to lose their night vision, and Andromeda Galaxy has a peach-colored core.

We are still accumulating info on classic planetarium projectors for this future project.
Thanks for all input.
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