Tag Archives: refractor

Update on the Hastings-Byrne Refractor

by John Church At the December AAAP meeting, Gene Ramsey, Dave and Jen Skitt, and the writer reported their progress on a plan to upgrade the refractor mount to make it more usable for both club members and the general … Continue reading

Posted in January 2015, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

History of the Hastings-Byrne 6-1/4 Inch Refractor

by John Church As many current AAAP members may not be fully acquainted with the story of our fine 6-1/4 inch refractor, this history is presented so that the club may make an informed decision about its future use. Also … Continue reading

Posted in November 2014, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Geometrical Optics and the Hastings-Byrne Refractor: Part III

by John Church In the March and April issues I reviewed the relatively simple equations that allow a lens designer to specify the total curvatures of both elements of a two-element (crown and flint) achromatic refractor objective, and how our … Continue reading

Posted in June 2012, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment