Although the rest of my other 2 scopes remain up north at my full time residence (near Chicago), I have just this month moved my C-8/E on it's Ioptron AZ Pro mount, an original set of Q70 Orion and my TV 8mm Etho's ep's down to the south of Tucson area where my parent's reside and I often visit now (not enough space to store my 15" dob here ). When the skies and wind finally cooperated a couple of nights ago I was greeted to the stunning beauty of our galaxy. I bought a used Celestron binoviewer, and a new pair of Meade HD60/25mm ep's for it (the BV came with a set of unmatched15mm) and am trying to learn how to use it. I have also just ordered a Baader sct adaptor, star diag and 2"-1.25" adaptor (I never liked the Celestron threaded diag, a real pain to change position). I suspect I will be keeping a couple of my TV ep's in my luggage when I fly this way. Now I'm glad I didn't sell the setup. I never knew how good this ota could be. I was able to observe targets (planetary nebula, etc) not visible up north. M42 and 45 were just stunning (glad now I had bought the Edge focal reducer) along with other clusters. Now I need to get up early morning to see Jupiter and Saturn.
Anyway it's nice to fall in love again.