The end of an era

November 5th, 2008 by webmaster

It has been a while since I have posted on this blog, and much has changed - apart from yesterday’s US election. I have installed an HEQ5 mount in the POD, and have the C8 mounted on that, allowing for computer control, go-to and autoguiding. In the city, the trees are growing up around my house, limiting the view. As a result, almost all of my observing and imaging is from the POD at the SMO. Meanwhile, my Dob, aka “Beast” has been collecting dust, which is no way to treat a telescope. So I sold my dob to someone looking for a good quality starter scope, as I was when I got it almost six years ago, so that it can be used and loved again.

Of course, since selling the scope I have bought a new house, with fewer trees, and southern exposure. It’s closer in to the city. but still, a grab and go scope would be nice. I’m thinking compact refractor on alt-az mount, with good quality optics. In fact, I am thinking of a specific scope:


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