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The Polar Axis Telescope of the Maple Observatory


Raymond R. Thompson

7 Welton Street

Maple, Ontario L6A 1R8



Presented at the 85the AAVSO Spring Meeting, April 13, 1996




This paper describes the author's polar-axis refractor, and the advantages and disadvantages of using it. The main disadvantage is the limited field of view. The advantages include the observer's indoor comfort during cold weather, and an extremely stable support for accessories, since balancing is unnecessary with a fixed-axis instrument.  The author's observing programs are also briefly described.


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