I had the idea of turning the old scope int a Dobsonian, but then started taking apart the mount and figured I better see what I can do with that before I mess up this classic old device.
|Secondary parts before paint|
|The tube is blue and fits|
|Pointed at the moon.|
|Pretty and functional|
Despite being as old as me, I'm very pleased with how this telescope performs. I'll have to put a webcam on it and see how well it can image Jupiter now that it's at opposition. Want to see a view? Come to our next club star party - if we ever manage to have one that isn't a "star party cancellation" which is more common in the last few years.
|I hate these finders, but it does work|
|The last thing a photon sees|
|Motor plugged in and tracking the moon|
|$194 was a lot of money back then|