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Gordon Rayner  


Subject: Meeting in Tucson

I am leaving a few days early, so this will likely be the last list before the 20-21 March meeting.  Tucson is the center of telescope design & use, in the US & maybe worldwide, so there is plenty to do.  We have about 15 attendees, who will need shoes & photo ID for our Saturday tour.  I will prepare a full report ASAP after my return.


Friday (3/19):

6PM Meet at Viscount atrium area in front (or in if we get in) the Bristol Room for informal get together and go for drinks and dinner from there.

Saturday (3/20):

8AM - Registration, Bristol Room, Viscount Suite Hotel

9AM - 12Noon, Papers and displays

12Noon - Lunch (not provided, local restaurants close by)

1:45PM - UofA Mirror Lab Tour

4:30PM - Meet at Steve Stayton's front yard for group binocular testing party. There is a clear view of the Catalina mountains with TV towers at 15 miles line of sight. Bring you best big or small binocs or ones of special interest. We will have a Russian 30X180 binocular set up for evaluation.  

7PM - Buffet dinner

Sunday (3/21):

9AM-12Noon - Presentations and displays, Bristol Room

12Noon - lunch (not provided)

1-3PM - Swap meet and auction




Binocular List #291: 29 March 2004


Subject: Carl Zeiss DF 30,40,50 x 150

From: Bjørnar Aule <b.aule@___t.no>

I am looking for information to this large binoculars.

I have a pricelist for "Astro 78" where this binoculars are listed.

Do sombody have the catalog Astro 78 or something else about this binoculars ?

I would like to buy copy of all information about the 150 mm.

Bjørnar Aule


Subject: Aluminum body Zeiss 25 x 100 nameplate,   Kunming   100mm.

From: gordiray@___t

I have an aluminum body, early WWII Zeiss 25 x 100.  Its nameplate is missing.  Can someone  send a rubbing and/or photo with scale, of theirs ?  Would a pantagraph be the method? Or something digital and high tech?  I have some plans and testing  specifications for these, as well as for the 12x 60, 12 x 70, and 15 x 90.  Zeiss matched the objective spacer thickness to the actual glass melt indices of the specimen at hand, via three column nomograph, in which the  glass

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