80mm of Fun

My main telescope rig is in Massachusetts but I’m in New York. (Long story.) So with a clear sky and well-positioned first quarter moon, it was time to field-test the new mini-rig.

It’s something I’ve been slowly assembling over the past year or so: an 80mm refractor (as opposed to my 100mm) with a smaller mount and tripod. Total weight is about 25 pounds, requiring just a photo backpack, case for the mount, and tripod bag. The main rig is about 75 pounds, with several cases and requiring a special cart for transport.

I was able to get a good photo of the Moon through the eyepiece — never an easy thing to do. And many people stopped by to look at the Moon and Saturn.

One thought on “80mm of Fun”

  1. Always creative and prolific in all that you love to do👍 Dad❤️

    Maher, Sent from my iPhone


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