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Telescopes
Item: 
10" Dobsonian
Brand: X-Class
Acquired Date: 1/20/2011
Description: 
As basic as they come!
 
 
Use: 
Observation
 
Item: 
150mm f/5 Orion Newtonian Imaging reflector OTA
Brand: Orion
Acquired Date: 6/7/2009
Description: 
650mm focal length and a bit more aperture than my 80mm short tube refractor.   The refractor is now my guide scope.
Use: 
Astrophotography
Item: 
80mm short tube refractor OTA
Brand: Orion
Acquired Date: 12/25/2007
Description: Acquired it for wider-field photography. 400mm, f4
Use: 
photography
 
 
Item: 
104mm Mak-Cass OTA
Brand: Celestron
Acquired Date: 7/20/2007
Description: 
Initially acquired for deep sky photography.....ie it was relatively cheap and has a goto computerized mount. It works best for planet and moon imaging with a webcam......1325mm, f13 produces good image scale when used with a barlow.
 
 
Use: 
Not being used......make me an offer.
 
 

Mounts
Item: 
CG5 GT goto
Brand: Celestron
Acquired Date: 5/4/2009
Description: A huge improvement over my original NexStar mount. The ability to polar align has enabled up to 60 second exposures, as opposed to the 8-15 second exposures with my old mount (now sold)
Use: astrophotography

Eyepieces
Item: 
25mm Orion Plossl, 32mm Televue Plossl, 10mm Televue Radian, 7.5mm Orion ED-2, 3.5mm Orion Stratus, 17mm Orion Stratus, 6mm William Optics, 27mm Orion Edge-On.
Brand: Orion, Televue
Acquired Date: 11/30/-0001
Description: Pretty much run of the mill stuff......no Ethos, Naglers, etc.
Use: I use the above eyepieces the most, along with a 2x and 3x barlow when the seeing will permit.

Astrophotography
Item: 
350D DSLR
Brand: Canon
Acquired Date: 5/1/2010
Description: 
Use: 
Deep sky photography
Item: 
Webcam
Brand: ToUcam Pro II, 840k
Acquired Date: 4/20/2007
Description: Basic $99 webcam with the lens removed....replaced with a 1 1/4" adapter. Works amazingly well for moon and planet photography.
Use: solar system photography
Item: 
StarShoot II color CCD
Brand: Orion
Acquired Date: 11/30/-0001
Description: It was inexpensive. It produces fair results considering it's price.  A definite upgrade from my original meade DSI.
Use: 
Deep sky auto-guiding
 
 

Gadgets
Item: 
9 x 60mm binoculars
Brand: Orion
Acquired Date: 12/25/2006
Description: Good views, although heavy. A mount is recommended.
Use: general viewing

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