Posted by pastorg
on Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:58 PM
My interest in outer space began as a kid in Jr. High and with the Apollo missions. Got my first scope around Christmas of 1967 (I believe?). It was a Jason 60mm achro refractor on a wooden tripod with one eyepiece that gave 40X. Boy did I enjoy that little scope!
When Apollo 8 circled the Moon on Christmas of 1968, I was outside with that little scope staring at the Moon and again the night that Apollo 11 landed in July of 1969.
My daughter and son-in-law bought me a Meade 70mm AZ refractor for Christmas about 5 years ago which whetted my appetite for the night sky again. Bought a Zhumell Z12 dob in 2009 and a Celestron 102mm Omni XLT refractor a couple of years ago. At 59 I still enjoy using all three whenever I have the time to step outside and enjoy the beauty and majesty of the heavens.
Zhumell Z12 Dob, Celestron Omni XLT 102mm refractor on CG-4 Mount, Meade AZ70 refractor, Celestron Ultima 2X Barlow 1.25, Telrad with 4 3/8 Riser, Zhumell Skyglow Filter, Zhumell OIII Filter, Baader UHC-S Filter, Meade ND96 Moon Filter, Baader Planetarium Hyperion 21mm, 13mm, 8mm and 5mm eyepieces, Meade 9mm and 25mm Plossls, Zhumell 9mm Plossl and 2 inch 30mm SWA, 6mm Orion Expanse and Pentax 10 x 50 PCF WP ll Binos