Hello All, I now have a working lunar scope 22" f/3.34 -uncoated primary, coated secondary.All club members are welcome to come to Ashcroft,and have a few gazes at the moon.The advantage to this type of scope is as follows; the brighter the moon gets the better contrast-simply you don't need a polarizer filter,and when the moon is bright and washed out, the views are simply amazing.this optics primary will be coated in the near future to become a regular telescope.Very few people,have purpose built lunar scopes-remember though;the moon's up two weeks a month.So there is a benefit. call if you want to look 250 453-9983 Kim p.s. yeah I do know it's a bit of a drive to Ashcroft 2.5 hours,but I might bring it to the"pit" in a couple weeks.
thanks for the interest Craig. I will be sending off the primary optic mid summer to Fullum for coating.It will spend the rest of it's life as a functioning observing telescope. However, I will be slabbing this optic in the future to make a binoscope;so there will be some short time that it will be a lunar binoscope.
I also have an 18.5 zerodur f/3.1 that will be complete in October; I will use that as a lunar,untill it's coated. So, there's ample opportunity to look through a lunar in the future.My 17.5 was just stunning to look at the full moon.Used it for the past lunar eclipse,as our weather was fantastic here.