Thursday, February 9, 2017

Quick Post: First Light--35 Years Later

Ready for tonight's Moon!
I've spent a lot of time over the past two weeks restoring my old 60mm Bushnell refractor; I bought this 'scope in the Spring of 1982, lost track of it in 1986 and had the great holiday surprise of having it returned to me at New Years 2012, and then for five years it languished in the attic. Now, after some serious cleaning, painting and remounting (on an EQ-1 mount--I'm looking for a good EQ-2 for it), and modifying it for larger 1.25" eyepieces, it's cooling-down in the back garden while waiting for full dark.

I'll let you know how Luna and Venus look through it...

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