Patrick Wiggins with his Brandt refractor long before he donated it to SLAS. 03 JUL 1989
Bruce Grim, Patrick Wiggins and Roger Butz struggle to load the refractor mount onto the truck. 09 DEC 2003
Bruce Grim and Roger Butz use a winch to unload the refractor mount. 09 DEC 2003
Bruce Grim with the refractor mount. Once he does a little cosmetic work on the mount it will be moved to SPOC. 09 DEC 2003
Image of the Brandt refractor as it previously appeared when used with a modern aluminum tube. 17 FEB 2002
Bruce Grim uses the Brandt refractor in it's previous incarnation. The focuser and finder will be transferred to the new tube assembly. 17 FEB 2002
Metal stock to be used to make the brass focuser holder (l) and the aluminum lens holder (r). Also shown is the original Alvan Clark focuser holder that the focuser holder is to be fashioned after. Guy Malmborg image. 27 OCT 2004
The focuser holder begins to take shape. Guy Malmborg image. 27 OCT 2004
Starting to look like a focuser holder. Guy Malmborg image. 30 OCT 2004
Test fitting the focuser holder to the aft end of the Clark tube (2004 meets 1915). Guy Malmborg image. 30 OCT 2004
Cutting threads. Guy Malmborg image. 31 OCT 2004
Focuser is threaded (in case you're wondering, Guy is also a gunsmith). Guy Malmborg image. 31 OCT 2004
Patrick Wiggins compares the original focuser holder (l) with Guy's copy (r). Guy Malmborg image. 01 NOV 2004
Patrick Wiggins finds his donated focuser fits nicely in its new holder. Guy Malmborg image. 01 NOV 2004
While the refractor will usually be used with the Brandt lens, on special occasions the Brandt lens will be replaced with Siegfried Jachmann's Clark lens. Because the Clark is larger an adapter had to be made to allow it to fit the tube. Guy Malmborg machined the adapter. Images 016 to 019 show the adapter's fabrication. 018 and 019 show the adapter with the Clark lens installed. Guy Malmborg images. 05 APR 2005
Siegfried Jachmann drops off the original Clark tube for sandblasting and powder coating. 06 APR 2005
Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim unload a section of the newly powder coated Clark tube at SPOC. 15 APR 2005
Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim with the Clark tube and the ring that will hold the Clark lens. 15 APR 2005
Steve Dodds delivers the original Clark pier to temporary storage. 19 APR 2005
Bruce Grim, Roger Butz, Steve Dodds and Mark Bloomenthal with the shrouded Clark pier. 19 APR 2005
Patrick Wiggins inspects the Clark pier. 19 APR 2005
Steve Dodds, Bruce Grim and Guy Malmborg (hidden from view) tip the Clark pier onto the trailer. 29 JUL 2005
Guy Malmborg, Bruce Grim and Guy Malmborg drag the Clark pier into the Refractor House. 29 JUL 2005
Bruce Grim, Steve Dodds and Guy Malmborg roll the Clark pier into position. 29 JUL 2005
Guy Malmborg and Patrick Wiggins adjust the position of the Clark pier. 29 JUL 2005
The Clark pier in position in the Refractor House. 29 JUL 2005
Bruce Grim drills bolt holes for the Clark pier. 18 SEP 2005
Patrick Wiggins, Dale Wilson and Roger Butz install the pier hold down bolts. 19 SEP 2005
Ken Harris, Bruce Grim, Patrick Wiggins and Roger Butz prepare to put the mount in place. 23 SEP 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Bruce Grim and Roger Butz lower the mount into place. 23 SEP 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Roger Butz and Patrick Wiggins bring in the mount's counterweights and Bruce Grim looks on. 23 SEP 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Patrick Wiggins gives the interim tube a bath. 11 OCT 2005 Boyd McNeil image.