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16inch Cave Telescope

Acquired from the University of Texas at Dallas years ago.
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Cave shipping
Cave shipping
The Cave has landed
The Cave has landed
16 inch Cave f/5.1 - 6 inch Cave f/8 - 3 inch Cave
16 inch Cave f/5.1 - 6 inch Cave f/8 - 3 inch Cave
16 inch Cave f/5.1
16 inch Cave f/5.1
Polar Bearings (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Polar Bearings (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Parts ready for chroming
Parts ready for chroming
Chrome finished (by myself)
Chrome finished (by myself)
DEC axis cradle
DEC axis cradle
DEC shaft  housing
DEC shaft housing
Upper DEC bearing (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Upper DEC bearing (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
16 inch Mirror  (before it was tested)
16 inch Mirror (before it was tested)
secondary horizontal fringes
secondary horizontal fringes
Secondary vertical fringes
Secondary vertical fringes
Secondary vertical
Secondary vertical
16 inch primary test
16 inch primary test
16 inch mirror back from Carl Zambuto
16 inch mirror back from Carl Zambuto
16-inch Cave Riser Block
16-inch Cave Riser Block
Castings stripped
Castings stripped
Castings stripped
Castings stripped
DEC casting refirbished (restoration by Mark Lancaster)
DEC casting refirbished (restoration by Mark Lancaster)
Pier adapter (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Pier adapter (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Polar casting (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Polar casting (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Painted
Painted
Painted
Painted
Bearing access hole
Bearing access hole
DEC housing and bearing
DEC housing and bearing
Byers RA Gear (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Byers RA Gear (refurbished by Mark Lancaster)
Pre-assembly
Pre-assembly
Original Cave 75  pound counderweight
Original Cave 75 pound counderweight
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