I’ve collected a few scopes over the years. Several have been purchased simply because the deal was “too good to pass up.” As a result I currently own 6 telescopes. I’ve listed them below.
- 10″ Meade LXD55 Schmidt-Newtonian
- Celestron Super C8+ Schmidt-Cassegrain
- 6″ Celestron Starhopper Dobsonian Reflector
- 5″ Meade 127NT Newtonian
- 3.5″ Meade ETX-90RA Maksutov-Cassegrain
- 3″ Celestron FirstScope Dobsonian Reflector
The SN10 is my primary telescope. It’s fast optics and goto mount make it a pleasure to use. I really love the star rich, wide-field views this scope provides under a dark sky. I use the C8 mostly for binoviewing the planets and the Moon. I often take the StarHopper 6 to star parties and find myself using it in the backyard too. The 3.5″ Meade ETX is a terrific little telescope with fantastic optics. It’s portability makes this a grab and go scope for observing eclipses. Not only is this scope ultra portable but it’s quick and easy to set up too.
Prior to acquiring the scopes listed above I owned an Orion 12.5″ Deep Space Explorer Dobsonian and a small refractor, also from Orion. Pictures and details on these scopes can be found under the Telescopes menu item at the top of this page.