John Wall (inventor)

British engineer

John Wall (26 June 1932 – 27 January 2018)[1][2] was an English design engineer, amateur astronomer, and amateur telescope maker. He was a member of the British Astronomical Association until his death in 2018. He was known for designing dialyte based refracting telescopes, coming up with the Zerochromat.[3]

John Wall
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John Wall
Born(1932-06-26)26 June 1932
Died27 January 2018(2018-01-27) (aged 85)
OccupationEngineer
Engineering career
Significant designCrayford focuser
Significant advancedialyte based refracting telescopes

Wall died on 27 January 2018 in Coventry, Warwickshire at the age of 85.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "John Wall". web.archive.org. 6 March 2012.
  2. "Wikispaces". cmhas.wikispaces.com.
  3. "John Wall refractor - Hanwell Community Observatory". www.hanwellobservatory.org.uk.

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