John Wall (inventor)

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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

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]

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

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  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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