Before things got so high tech, and you did not have all these hand held gizmos, the ads for the classic scopes like Vixen, Edmund, and so on, were exciting to read. Now I am talking about us that had not seen the things that the ads said that the scope would show. Now when they said that the scope would show the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the Polar Ice cap on Mars, these things really got me turned on. It made me want to get one of those scopes real bad. I had never seen those things, maybe in a book in school or something.
Wanting to see those things made the classic telescope ads so fun to read, and really got my intensity for getting a good scope very high. What were some of the things you could not wait to see when you finally got you a classic scope.