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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 20, 2011 22:58:56 GMT -6
Dale Gribble: Astronomer...?
I dig "King of the Hill".
I try to catch an episode whenever I can, and recently I caught Dale Gribble with a telescope. He built a recreation tower without any foundation, but that's another story.
It looks like a 4" Refractor minus a diagonal and probably .096 eyepieces. It's on a tube leg alt-az mount with a single pivot point, (most likely a ball joint), with a camera tripod handle. No focusing knobs...so it looks like a "pirate-like" method of focusing....push and pull.
Not very astronomically useful I say. So Gribble uses it for neighborhood espionage.