Instrumentation and Equipment Section

Leader: Peter Bealo   contact

Resource Persons: Bob Massey, Arne Henden, Gary Walker, and George Silvis


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Welcome to the Instrumentation and Equipment Section. This section operates in coordination with the Forum of the same name. Working astronomers both amateur and professional recognize that the science of astronomy depends intimately on the instruments (photometers, spectroscopes, etc.) and equipment (telescopes, mounts, and gadgetry) that we use in observing the heavens. We all depend on these things, and this is the central locus for talking about them. This section is devoted to learning about, using, and inventing both instruments and equipment. Feel free to jump in with questions, comments, and reports on projects you are working on.