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George Gordon. 1815--72, Union general in the American Civil War. He commanded the Army of the Potomac, defeating the Confederates at Gettysburg (1863)
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Meade Instruments, 6001 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92620; 800-919-4053; www.
I find it poetic justice that Meade Instruments, which has a reputation for trying to sue its competitors out of business, is now on the receiving end.
Meade Instruments plays an important role in amateur astronomy by manufacturing affordable telescopes of reasonable quality.
Masterman's NYAA prize consists of a plaque; an all-expense-paid trip to the League's 64th national convention in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, this August; a 10-inch LX200R telescope donated by Meade Instruments Corporation; a lifetime observing pass to McDonald Observatory, courtesy the University of Texas; and complimentary membership in the International Dark-Sky Association.
Meade Instruments has condensed big apertures into small, manageable packages with the introduction of its new LightBridge truss-tube Dobsonian telescopes.
Last October, they sold the company to California telescope giant Meade Instruments.