Active instruments: 4.25" f/6 Newtonian on altazimuth Springfield mount with crutch tripod -- telescope for the handicapped. 12" f/6 Newtonian Telescope maker since 1958; always more to come? Well maybe just one more and it will be something very special Stellafane Awards: 1977 1st award for 4" f/6 refractor 1978 1st award for 4" f/4 Lurie Aplanat 1983 1st award for Newtonian smoking pipe For Sky and Telescope articles, please see Bio info.
20 inch f8 Chief Ed Jones designed and a 17 f9 Zanbuto Wide Band Chief Mike Jones designed .Both unobstructed telescopes .
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
Best of ATM
Quote:Mostly, though, it is about being happy with what you have.
Every week I do something new to reduce light pollution. Eyes on the Sky is at 600,000+ views so far; more views = more awareness. Please consider sharing with others.
ATM Nut. My builds: 6" f15 Refractor Big GEM mount 12.5" Homemade Newt Projects in the works: 16" F7.2 Reflector
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Quote: I'm thankful for a wife who tolerates this Mistress, "astronomy".
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Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Quote: Didn't Bernhardt Schmidt make lenses from the bottoms of beer glasses as a "hobby", wonderful man.
Quote:And he did it all single handed.
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)