Dodds also provided Clements with some space to build the telescope on his 5 acres of land in Herriman that he's dubbed Astronomy Acres. 0. This Instructable describe the planning, design, and par… The Prime Minister needs to show us the evidence that the sacrifices we are making are worth it, writes... Labour demands the Government bring in MI5 to hunt for the 'chatty rat' mole who 'bounced' Boris Johnson... Now pull on those big-boy pants - and get that jab, writes ALEXANDRA SHULMAN. The long-haul trucker from West Jordan, Utah, has single-handedly built a 70-inch telescope — the largest one on record to be crafted by an amateur astronomer, enabling users to see constellations previously visible only through the $2.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope. I've always had bad vision, and telescopes have been almost like a prosthesis for me. I've always had bad vision, and telescopes have been almost like a prosthesis for me. It shows they're very dedicated or a little loony or a bit of both.'. This is about passion and about pursuing your dreams,' he said. Event dedicated to stopping violence against women is 'hijacked by trendy campaigns'. The largest reflecting telescopes currently have objectives larger than 10 m (33 feet). Anyone can achieve their dreams.'. 'I had my doubts it would work, especially with no plans being drawn up, but I have to admit, it's working. 'Everyone has their own personal telescope — maybe it's making an amazing wedding dress for your daughter. Clements owns land in Delta and initially thought he'd build the telescope there, but he was "thrilled" with the thought of having it in Herriman because more people would have access to it. Herriman • Mike Clements has taken a lifelong passion and turned it into a record-setting astronomical achievement. The 70-inch mirror and 35 foot length make it one of the biggest telescopes created by an amateur astronomer. 'This has just overwhelmed all my expectations.'. In fact, he never actually drew up plans for his monstrous telescope he just adapted the design from smaller telescopes in his mind. Clements knew the challenges, but he said he couldn't let the dream go despite the "huge chance of failure" he gave himself a 1 in 20 chance of success. While a high, thin covering of clouds didn't allow them to view the stars, they were impressed with the size of the project and the dedication of the man. One of the riskiest parts of the project was turning the huge 70-inch piece of glass into a mirror by applying the silvering himself. Drinkers enjoy a tipple in London's bustling Borough Market ahead of next week's new Tier 2 lockdown rules... Fourth time lucky! Mechanic2011 Ignacio_Ramirez. It's time Tory MPs told Boris that stumbling from lockdown to lockdown isn't a strategy, writes DAN HODGES. Published: 18:54 … By Sheena McFarland The Salt Lake Tribune. The Orion 50" Dobsonian is larger than even the largest of the telescopes ever used by the Herschel?s (arguably the greatest visual observers of all time) and as of release, is the largest production telescope for amateur astronomers in the known universe. Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune Dodds also provided Clements with some space to build the telescope on his 5 acres of land in Herriman that he's dubbed Astronomy Acres. DR ELLIE CANNON answers all those niggling worries and explains why you... Britain's Covid infections drop by a fifth from last week to 15,871 new cases while the country records... Has Sweden's iconoclast public health expert been sidelined? It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. ', Clements already is talking about finding a way to get the telescope ¿ which Clements has named KH-12 after the series of spy satellites the mirror would have been part of, He won't say how much money he's invested in the telescope already, but he's put any extra income into the project ¿ which he says he's dreamed about for 15 years and has built for the last 18 months. Just saying. Mike Clements is reflected in the secondary mirror of his homemade 70-inch telescope in Herriman, Utah, Sunday, October 27, 2013. Some larger professional observatory telescopes are occasionally open to the public, but access is limited and viewing is usually restricted to a few "showcase" objects. The naughty night Wills & Kate kissed and made up: The Prince wore hot pants and a policeman's helmet, she... Kate Middleton says she'd 'like to ask the experts' for advice on dealing with her three children's temper... Farewell Waity Katie! Mike Clements with his homemade 70-inch telescope in Herriman, Utah Sunday, October 27, 2, Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune By TinkerTots Follow. Clements already is talking about finding a way to get the telescope — which Clements has named KH-12 after the series of spy satellites the mirror would have been part of — out to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex for a star party, and take the telescope on a tour of the national parks to reach as many people as possible. The towering structure breaks down somewhat and could be hauled in a trailer and reassembled with a small, portable crane Clements made to build the telescope initially. Utah man builds largest amateur telescope on record . But, he says the silence gives him time to dream up the design for telescopes. The 70-inch mirror and 35 foot length make it one of the biggest telescopes created by an amateur astronomer. People told me there's a limit you reach and then the pros have to do it, and people told me this mirror would never work, but I just had to have that mirror," said the 51-year-old, whose excitement over the project is barely contained in his breathless, pauseless sentences. Frustrated patients describe the difficulty of... GCSE and A-level pupils will be told what is on their exam papers in advance and will be 'marked more... Government sources warn a No Deal Brexit is more likely than the public expects, Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022, ministers hope. Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune 1 of 11 View Caption. So you learn to sew and you make that dress. A group of amateur astronomers visited the telescope recently. 'This isn't about me. Because when it comes to Covid,... Why are GPs STILL refusing to see people face-to-face? The first purpose built radio telescope went into operation in 1937. "I was agog," said Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL solar system ambassador to Utah. But, he says the silence gives him time to dream up the design for telescopes. He won't say how much money he's invested in the telescope already, but he's put any extra income into the project which he says he's dreamed about for 15 years and has built for the last 18 months. This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. The comments below have not been moderated. Clements bought the 900-pound mirror which was originally destined to go into space as part of a spy satellite until the edge of it was chipped during its manufacture after it was auctioned off. He found that in order to make the mirror focus the image, the eyepiece would have to be a whopping 427 inches away, hence a structure more than 35 feet tall.
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