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Postby island » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:04 am


No stairs at this lighthouse for the keeper to climb to light this light or for visitors to climb to view the 2nd order lens.

Port Lynas Lighthouse, Liverpool.
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http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouses/lighthouse_list/point_lynas.html
http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/A_heritage/Lighthouses/LG2_EW/Point_Lynas_Lighthouse.htm
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Postby tinypiney » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:00 pm


I like it, it's weird... it's not even very high above sea level!
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Postby Fred » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:54 pm


The picture is a bit misleading since the light is 39 metres or 128 feet above sea level
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Postby island » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:37 pm


The statistics of this lighthouse are tabulated in the photographers-resource link posted above that apparently Tiny did not read. The photos on the Trinity link give a better perspective of the lighthouse elevation.

In the text of this photographers-resource link it describes the 10 second occulting characteristic of the light obtained by means of clockwork operated shutters.

This site http://www.anglesey-today.com/point-lynas-lighthouse.html contains a photo from the water and photo showing a clear view of the lens.
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Postby tinypiney » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:25 pm


NO, I did read the link... I just didn't calculate the 39 meters correctly, actually I didn't calculate it at all. I actually made sure I looked at the statistics before I made the last post.
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Postby island » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:20 pm


Perhaps my memory fails me but was it not an incorrect conversion that resulted in the need to conduct the in-orbit repair of the Hubble telescope? I think it was something to do with the primary mirror.
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