LARGE AMATEUR TELESCOPE
1.8 METER APARATURE
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This project is intended to build the worlds largest amateur telescope open to the public at no cost.
We completed the 1.8 Meter (f2.8) mirror.
The project went dormant when we no longer could finance our shop. At that time, the big mirror was put into storage.
The other optical parts for this telescope were also stopped. One exception was the parts for the 1.8M mirror cell.
That work was done at another shop.
Other than design; Steel work for the (telescope’s) tube was not started, though we have funds for the steel.
To restart the project, would require "us" acquiring a shop of adequate work space. Our last shop was 1000 sq. ft.
For historical interest, ‘click’ here. (How the Group 70 web page appeared when we were active).
Please note; the external links are no longer valid.
When I have figured out how our web page should look (during our dormant phase) I will rebuild it.
I hope the dormant phase is near an end so we all can enjoy this large telescope.
Send questions regarding this page to my yahoo email
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Richardlpowelljr @ yahoo . com
Questions regarding Group70, email Dan Zuras (president, group70)
Prez2011 @ zuras . org