Telescopes are instruments of hope and faith. Hope that a better, clearer and brighter universe can be observed. Faith that we can bring these discoveries back to our small planet and create positive changes for all of it's inhabitants.
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:Thank you Mr. Bear This was the original inspiration for my telescope. It's on p.6 of the Cave catalog and billed as the Astrola 6" Richest Field Telescope. Interestingly, the model in the picture is also "cradling" a scope in her arms as well. The Cave scope was F4, mine was F4.5 but the final figure was still Cave. http://geogdata.csun.edu/~voltaire/classics/cave/cave.pdf
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Quote:Note the finder still has the 'Passed Sticker" from the Japanese Telescope Institute! How cool is that. Purchased in 1966? Right out of a time capsule!
CPC1100, Celestar8, PST plus club access to a 24" Boller&Chivens, C16, and many more toys.
Quote:"In the post following the one that I've replied to there is a symbol next to the focuser. What does it signify? Is it a logo?"Hi Blake, that isn't a logo by the focuser, its a foil sticker of a crescent moon and star that my daughter gave me when she was 6 or 7 years old (she's now 29) from a page of stickers she got. We put it on the telescope way back then and its still there. Terra
"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
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Quote:What mount are you going to put it on? Picture please of it all together.
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Celestron C8 Registry
"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard