NightFire 6" f/8 Refractor with Moonlite focuser Meade 7" LX200 GPS Mak Meade 16" LX200 GPS S/C D&G 10" f/15 Refractor with Parallax Mount Fuji Meibo 25x150 Bino's Celestron 14x100 Bino's Little Giant 11x70mm Bino's "The Beyondness of Things" By John Barry - My favorite observing music
Vixen/Orion 102ED * Celestron C-11 * Unitron 114 60mm * Mayflower 816 80mm * Swift 831
/*/-=[ Michael ]-=/*/Dark site scope: Meade 8" f/6 DobWeeknight scopes: C9.25/iEQ45M, C102/LXD-75(I am looking for a 1980s Edmund Scientific 3" f/10 red-tube reflector, PM me if you have or know of one!)
Quote:For me, it is not so much about the scopes but what those scopes represent. It is in large part about the cliched longing for a perceived simpler time, at least in amateur astronomy, that I did not get the chance to participate in. There were fewer options back then, so the siren song of constantly getting new/better stuff was quite a bit muted compared to now. People were more content with what they had and observed more intimately with it, it seems to me.
Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, 60mm Towa Jason 313 Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars iPod Touch loaded with astronomy software At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
George RoffeKingwood, TX