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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Telescope Evening Wear

I'm not really sure if this qualifies as art but it certainly was creative. My husband presented me with a problem he had and this was my solution. I was more than happy to oblige since he is my patron and muse.

The problem - how to keep ambient light from interfering with his views of the skies when using his telescopes on our apartment balcony. My solution - an evening gown for his hand built Dob telescope. This particular gown was originally intended for the larger telescope that's on the right in this picture, but there was a miscalculation of the circumference of the tube. I'm glad he had a smaller one I could practice on.
Here are some of the views I've enjoyed while peering through his telescopes. Saturn, the moon, and the Orion Nebula.


Jim Bumgarner said...

Pretty cool.

Greg Ashby said...

Love that Saturn.. :)

Laura Gable said...

I love your title - evening gowns for telescopes. haha
The moon is ghostly. Wow, these images really put our tiny insignificance into perspective, huh.

BobiWilson said...

Whoa! evening gowns and stars - how perfect is that?!