Telescope Night

Photo: G.J. "Gus" Waffen points out features of his elegant Vixen Cassegrain telescope system. Photo by James Guilford.

G.J. “Gus” Waffen points out features of his elegant Vixen Cassegrain telescope system. Behind him is a vintage Thomas Cooke & Sons refractor Waffen once owned.

The June 12, 2017 meeting of the CAA featured, as its program, Telescope Night. Several members brought telescopes to the meeting and talked about their scopes’ history, qualities, and use. Equipment ranged from a large Thomas Cooke & Sons refractor built in the 1800s to a modern Vixen Cassegrain. The post-program social interlude allowed for plenty of close-up viewing of the telescopes and lively discussion. Telescope Night is an annual program taking place at the group’s June meeting.

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