"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

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Side View

Side View

Side View showing screw placements. Slot for bino plate allows for repositioning of the plate to the stored position. The idea is to cover the mirro and at the same time offer a spot to store the binoculars as well as a small binder with the star charts in it. A box would cover the whole things for further protection and transporting. The reason for high side walls is to protect from side light pollution in the backyard. Neighbors lights and street lights are intense.

Front View 3

Front View 3

Front View showing binocular support at lens front. MIrror tilted forward 20 degrees.

Top View 2

Top View 2

Mirror tilted back fullly. Bino support plate is mounted at a 50 deg angle. Mirror has a swing of +/- 20 degrees, offering a horizon to azimuth view.

Top View

Top View

Binoculars in place, resting on top of the support block and sitting against aluminum bar at front of binoculars.

Front View 2

Front View 2

Block in place on bino support plate, mirror tilted forward. That green thingy is a homemade washer from a milk container cap.. Works great!

Rear View 2

Rear View 2

Bino plate flipped into working position and support block removed

Rear View

Rear View

View of the Binocular Plate Bracket and the support block in stored position.

Front View

Front View

Binocular plate in stored possition over mirror