My first telescope (1969) was a Tasco 2.5" refractor. I ended up trading it for a go kart. My next scope was an 6" Criterion reflector in 1972. It cost $199! I sold it in 1978. I then bought a Meade 2080 SCT in 1994 which I sold in 1995 when the twins were born. My latest toy is a Meade LX90 8" SCT.

Here are some pictures of the scopes and other astronomy things...


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My first scope, a Tasco, was similar to this one, 1969. My 6" Criteion reflector, 1972.
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The moon via the telescope. A comet, 35 mm camera.
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A comet, 35 mm camera. The Meade 2080 scope I had in 1994.
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My LX 90 by Meade, 2001.

Earth from Moon: current cloud cover

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My luck with boats...we bought this boat in Oct 94 and found out in Jan 95 that we were going to have twins so it was time for a new set of wheels for travelling. We needed a vehicle that we could fit 3 car seats in when we made our trips. We had to say goodbye to the boat and hello minivan.

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