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Horace Dall Observatory Refurbishment

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Mark Stuckey
Time of observation
20/03/2013 - 23:14
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Over the last 7 months Mark Stuckey has been restoring Horace Dall's observatory, with the hope one day to re-install the 15.5 inch telescope as well. This photo was taken of the dome at night. According to Martin Mobberley; "Well before the webcam era (and before the birth of Damian Peach!), Horace Edward Stafford Dall was the King of UK planetary photography; from the 1940s to the 1970s he dominated both lunar and planetary work, in an era where the visual observers and sketchers ruled the amateur world. After he died, Terry Platt (founder of Starlight Xpress) became the UK's top planetary imager. After him, from the late 1990s, Damian Peach took over that role. But Horace was just as famous as an innovative optician, mirror-maker and lens grinder."
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