Me!

...and my equipment.

Me and the new scope on my deck after an early-morning attempt at Saturn. Me, with Jupiter in the palm of my hand...Cheezy, yes. My current setup. April, '07. This photo gives you a good idea of how much light pollution I have to deal with in about the darkest place I have available nearby, a local golf course.
  This was soon after I got the new telescope. The paper around the end of the scope was an early attempt at a dew/glare shield. My first autoguiding setup with my 10 year old K-Mart special mounted piggy-backed for guidance. It worked - barely. Winter, '07.  
   
The old telescope with a 135mm lens piggybacked for wide-angle photos. It's a lot of weight for that scope to carry.   This is me trying to get some pictures of Mercury just after sunset on 6/27/05. It was so low to the horizon, though, that it was too blurry to get any keep-able pictures.  

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