Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Nexstar 8 GPS, WO 66mm SD, Celestron CG5Canon XSi (unmodded), Meade DSI Mono, Meade DSI II ColourMeade 40mm,34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm,16mm SWA, 24, 18mm UWA, ES 82 degree 11mm, Hyperion 13mm, and a whole bunch of less used eyepiecesNewcastle, Ontario Clear Sky Clock
Quote:There is a video about Tom Johnson's contribution to astronomy on Celestron's website. It is located at the end of the announcement of his passing.
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
I want to do more then just look.
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DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Enjoy the sky,
Rob 15" Obsession
Orion 180 Mak/Celestron ASGT
Towa 339 80mm f/13 Towa 312 80mm f/11
Bryan Stone Past President, NSAAC (North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club) Visual Astronomer with: "GoldenEye" XT8 Classic, flocked, Moonlite CR2(Gold), Telrad, 1st Base mount Serial #001 "Night Hawk" SV 80mm f/7 Aplanat on M1/GNG TV 11NT6, 32P, 1.8xB, Pentax XF 8.5 ES 82 N2 6.7, GSO SV 30, UO KII 16 Lumicon OIII,Orion Ultrablock, Moon Filter, 4 color filters, 25mm Sirius P, 10x50 Explorer Binocs, Celestron broadband filter,Tectron collimation tools, Pelican 1500 Divider Case, StarDust chair
Life Member: Pontchartrain Ast. Soc. Co-Founder, Original Kenner Observatory/Planetarium John L. McGovern Memorial Award Winner (VA) Member At Large: Jefferson Amateur Radio Club Call Sign:N5VEG Registered Curmudgeon
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
Quote:What a tremendous accomplishment and contribution to modern Amateur astronomy that one man made. RIP Mr. Johnson, and thanks for everything you did for the rest of us. Many of us will forever be in your debt.
Celestron CPC Deluxe HD 1100
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED
Explore Scientific 82° 30mm, 18mm, 11mm, 6.7mm, 4.7mm
Canon T3i Baader mod, Hyperstar, IS-618CIU Camera
My Astro Gallery
"Considered as a collector of rare and precious things, the amateur astronomer has a great advantage over amateurs in other fields ... the amateur astronomer has access at all times to the original objects of his study; the masterworks of the heavens belong to him as much as to the great observatories of the world. And there is no privilege like that of being allowed to stand in the presence of the original." --Robert Burnham Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:Very interesting video about Tom's life and contribution to our hobby. There was a lot there I'd never heard before. Here's the Link Patrick
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