I got interested in astronomy as a boy. I always seemed to have other things to do, school, practice, kid's soccer, kid's Scouts or Indian Guides. In 1994 I built the scope from Berry's book. It is a 10" with a tube of wood strips and fiberglass. It sits on an equatorial tracking table designed by Chuck Shaw. (see The scope has a camera mount, Dust cover that is also a solar filter, and variable apeture cap, and a home built laser collimator. The scope was awarded "Best First Scope" at the 1995 Table Mountain Star Party.

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