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Starlight Instruments Donates Feather Touch Focuser

Feather Touch focuser Sundance Observatory wants to thank Starlight Instruments for the donation of the Feather Touch focuser (See FTF2015BCR) to the Astronomy community in central Texas. Its donation not only provides a valuable resource to the scouting community (see Visiting), but also to the students and future Astronomers in this region. Students like Brianna, are now given the opportunity to use such a fine instrument in persuing their goals. Brianna aspires to be an Astronomy major and had the chance to be able to use the Feather Touch with the Celestron C14 to do exactly what she wants. Whether she goes into Astronomy or Astrophysics, she will be able to explore her full potential.

On July 14, 2009, Brianna was joined by Jacob, Chuck and Mary Jo on the trip to the Sundance Observatory to explore the sky. All were able to use the Feather Touch focuser and the C14 to explore Vega, Double Double, the Ring Nebula (M57), Jupiter, the Hercules Cluster (M13), the Lagoon Nebula (M8), and the Trifid Nebula.

On June 27, 2009, Bob, Ted and Roy of the Williamson County Astronomy Club were able to use the Feather Touch focuser and the C14 to explore the Ring Nebula, Albireo, the Hercules Cluster and many other objects.

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