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Robert Waland

9.25 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Reflecting Telescope

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This modern telescope was added to the collection at Dumfries Museum in 1998.  The selection was made under the guidance of Robert Waland whose generosity made the purchase possible.

 

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope: 'Ultima', 235mm aperture, focal length of 2350mm, with .25" star diagonal lens, .25" visual back lens and a 6x30 finder attached.  Assembled with a DC servo quartz motor drive, metal tripod, heavy duty wedge and a latitude adjuster.

 

Additional accessories: Solar filter, with a circle of fine silver membrane for looking at the sun, 1.25" eyepiece - orange filter to use with solar filter to give a true colour, 1.25" 2x Barlow Ultima - fully multicoated lens, 32mm eyepiece - multicoated telephoto lens, 17mm eyepiece - multicoated lens, 25mm eyepiece - wide angled lens.  Hand controller unit: Vixen Ultima (8x56, 6.1 degree field, 107 M at 1000 M).  Pair of binoculars.

Place of Production:
2835 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503, USA
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1997.18.2
Digital Number:
DMSI007a-h
Creation Date:
1998
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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