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Quantum 4 fork mount with SM60; CGE
Mount on Wheely Bars, early 2004
C14 in an Andy Homeyer cradle, with
Anne and Ghidra, mid-2004.
Prior equipment.
Above, Quantum 4 in
2005; below, Quantum 4
in 1991 at total solar
eclipse in Hawaii
RV6 Dynascope, 1976.  Below, with my
father, Wendell Manner in McKenzie, TN.
My first 60mm achromat on top.
RV6 Dynascope, 1976, with John and
Kathleen McDade, my grandparents,
viewing the 1st quarter moon. Click
to see photos of my first observatory in 1976.
MI-250 Goto on PT-II
and Pier Caddy, early
60mm achromat
and 10" F/5.6 newt
in Memphis during
October 12, 1977
total solar eclipse
(partial in
Left top, Quantum
4 in 1979 at total
solar eclipse in
Winnepeg; left
bottom, Quantum 4
in 1998 at total
solar eclipse in
Aruba.  Click
HERE for film
images of the total
eclipses in 1979,
1991 and 1998.
My first telescope, a 60mm Japanese
achromat, brought out of mothballs to
show sunspots to children in Memphis
in 1976.
C14 on CGE
AP1200 Mount and TEC
MC250/20, sold late 2010.
RCOS 16" Carbon Tube Ion Milled f/9
optics, Field Flattener, on a Paramount
ME, sold October 2011.
Shelyak Lhires III, a
Littrow high