January 8, 2018: The C9.25 Of My Dreams Is Here! And the Trapezium Falls to its Might!

Well, I’ve finally done it!  I’ve finally bought my long sought after Celestron 9.25-inch optical tube assembly (OTA).  I had been very patient, waiting and waiting for a used one to come up for sale at a reasonable price with the newer Starbright XLT coatings, as they have about 10-15% greater light transmission than the […]

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January 1, 2016: Year-end review, Part 2 – eyepieces, filters, and binoviewers, oh my!

Happy New Year!  This half of the review gets into all those less “necessary” purchases I’ve made over after buying my two telescopes; but they sure seemed necessary at the time.  My spending barrage continued as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about both TeleVue EPs and ultra-wide field EPs, too.  The […]

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