Buckstaff Observatory - B Dome

Buckstaff Telescope in the Buckstaff ObservatoryRalph Buckstaff, a long time member, donated this scope to the MAS. He was an active observer of the Sun, lunar occultations, and variable stars. This was his personal telescope which he donated.

The Buckstaff Observatory contains the Ralph Buckstaff Scope, a 12.5 inch f/7.4 reflector. It is usually referred to as the "B" Scope. This is another Newtonian telescope on a German equatorial mount with a clock drive. 14 inch RA and DEC setting circles are used to manually position the scope. A 50mm finder is available.


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