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TELESCOPE - PROFESSIONAL SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT - 48 INCH MIRROR - NASA
TELESCOPE-PROFESSIONAL-SCIENTIFIC-INSTRUMENT-48-INCH-MIRROR-NASA
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Feb 09, 2013
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US $6,000,000.00
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Los Angeles, California, United States

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Featured…….. is a telescope that is a once in a lifetime acquisition.   This is the Telescope that could put any institution or city with the desire TO HAVE IT and THE space FOR IT “on the  SCIENCE & ASTRONOMY map”.   THIS TELESCOPE COULD BE AN INTEGRAL PARTNER IN THE SETI (SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE) PROGRAM.

 

The business generating possibilities that this Telescope offer are almost limitless.  THIS TELESCOPE COULD BE THE CENTERPIECE OF A NEW BUSINESS THAT WOULD ATTRACT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO EXPERIENCE REAL SCIENCE FIRST HAND.

 

Our group is in direct possession of this Telescope, and we offer any level of transportation, construction, installation, and operation the new owner desires.

 

THE COST OF BUILDING A TELESCOPE LIKE THIS TODAY WOULD BE $30 MILLION PLUS. 

 

THE TELESCOPE IS A 1.22 METER (48") NEWTONIAN F /4.5 TELESCOPE ON TRI-AXIAL MOUNT.

    
 THE TELESCOPE WAS ORIGINALLY USED AT THE CLOUDCROFT OBSERVATORY IN
NEW MEXICO BY THE USAF FROM 1964 UNTIL THE MID 1980'S AT WHICH TIME OWNERSHIP TRANSFERRED TO NASA/JPL AT TABLE MOUNTAIN IN WRIGHTWOOD CA.   IT WAS USED THERE UNTIL LATE 2003 AND REMAINED IN PLACE UNTIL LATE 2011 WHEN IT WAS CAREFULLY PACKED AND STORED BY NASA/JPL TECHNICIANS FOR TRANSFER TO A NEW LOCATION.
  THE TELESCOPE MIRROR WAS RE-ALUMINIZED IN 1995.

 
 CLOUDCROFT WAS BUILT BY THE U.S. AIRFORCE IN 1964 FOR AN INITIAL COST OF OVER 6 MILLION DOLLARS WITH ITS PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT BEING THIS 48" NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

 This 122 Cm (48 ") f/6.5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope with it's  38 Cm finder scope was used in making systematic measurements of Saturn's Satellite Moon Titan ,Neptune and Jupiter's Galilean satellites as well as selected asteroids and was used in Monitoring the brightness changes of various stars (Youthful T Tauri stars and Red Dwarf Flare stars . Etc.)
     
 A single computer  can control the telescope , dome (not included) , windscreen (not included), and data acquisition telescope operations. The Telescope was originally equipped with a high-speed pulse-counting photometer, capable of integration times as short as 0.01 seconds (the detector was a FW 130 photo multiplier inside a cooled chamber ) it was mounted at the Newtonian focus along with a TV aquisition camera
The Telescope and Finder Scope fields of view were displayed on  a remote console.

 

 This telescope could be pre-programmed to go from 1 Heavenly Body to the next at the flick of a switch.
The telescope slews at a rate of 1.5 degrees / second  to an accuracy of 5 sec of arc in declination and 10 seconds of arc in the right  ascension / can move from horizon to horizon in 90 sec
     
IN ITS MOST RECENT LOCATION THE TELESCOPE HAS BEEN UPGRADED CONSIDERABLY BY NASA/JPL TO KEEP IT STATE OF THE ART.

WE HAVE THE COMPLETE PAPERWORK ON THIS TELESCOIPE FROM ORIGINAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ALL THE UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS RIGHT UP TO THIS MOMENT .
(EVERY PIECE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE) . ALL THAT PAPERWORK BECOMES THE PROPERTY OF THE NEW OWNERS ALONG WITH THE TELESCOPE !!!

IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY KNOW, THIS TELESCOPE HAS AN f/4.5 MIRROR AND ANY TELESCOPE WITH AN f/6 OR LOWER IS DESIGNED AND OPTIMIZED FOR WIDE-FIELD (RICH-FIELD) DEEP SPACE OBSERVATION

THE MIRROR PACKED AND READY FOR TRANSPORT 

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING TO INSTALL AND SET UP THE TELESCOPE FOR THE NEW OWNER

WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO MAKE THIS TELESCOPE JUST WHAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION NEED IT TO BE . WE CAN HANDLE YOUR NEEDS FROM THE INITIAL SET-UP TO FINAL COMPLETION.
WE CAN AND WILL BRING THIS INSTRUMENT BACK TO IT'S FORMER GLORY AND CAN TAKE IT SO MUCH FURTHER , IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT.  WE CAN ASSIST IN LOCATING A SITE //
BUILDING AN OBSERVATORY FROM THE GROUND UP // INSTALLATION OF THE TELESCOPE // AND FULLY UPGRADING YOUR NEW TELESCOPE TO WHATEVER LEVEL YOU DEEM NECESSARY

SERIOUS, REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE REVIEWED. 

FINANCING IS AVAILABLE...Deposit required via wire transfer.  Upon sale, funds will be held in an escrow account to ensure everyone's safety and satisfaction.

the pictures of the dome are for reference ONLY.  The dome is not available.  U.S. SALE ONLY, EXPORT RESTRICTIONS PREVENT FOREIGN SHIPMENT.  THE TELESCOPE WILL BE SOLD AS ONE PIECE AND NOT IN INDIVIDUAL PARTS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

tHIS TELESCOPE WITH MOUNT IS APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET TALL AND 30 FEET LONG. THE LARGEST PIECE IS ABOUT 12 TONS.  THIS IS NOT A TOY. 

wEIGHT IS APPROXIMATE AT 40000 TO 50000 LBS. AND IS IN SEVERAL CRATES. PICKUP TO BE ARRANGED WITH BUYER.  WE CAN OFFER FREE SHIPPING TO THE "BUY IT NOW" PURCHASER. 

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