Control the Great Refractor

The instrument may date to the 1800’s but at that time it was powered by water and muscle as there was no electricity on the mountain. It was not until much later, in the middle of the twentieth century that the telescope was refitted with electrical controls and motors.

Control the Great Refractor
The control console for the 36″ Refractor at Lick Observatory

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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