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NC Astronomers Meets
At the Madelyn Helling Library
Community Room
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Dec 7th
  1st Wednesday
  7pm - 9pm

Perfecting Telescope
Pointing Accuracy
by Lonnie Robinson

Lonnie Robinson is an active member of Nevada County Astronomers, joining with other members who make telescope mirrors, including testing mirrors and optical tube assemblies (OTAs) to assure optical quality. He lives in Sacramento where he also serves as Vice President  of Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society.

  • Motions of Alt-Az and equatorial mounts
  • Easily polar alignment of mounts
  • Simplified drift alignment
  • Choosing guide stars
  • Hardware for accurate pointing, including setting circles
  • Software for accurate pointing and tracking of night sky objects

Lonnie's talk will be informative for amateur astronomers from beginners to experts.

 
 

Jan 4th
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  
 

Feb 1st
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  
 

Mar 1st
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

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Apr 5th
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  
 

May 3rd
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  

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