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New Toy for the Telescope

This past weekend was the North East Astronomy Forum, which is one of the biggest Amateur Astronomy gatherings in the US, and definitely the biggest anywhere that I could get by car. A 2 day event with 140 vendors in Suffern NY.

My shopping list this year was limited, but the one thing I really needed was a new focuser. After wandering around and trying out various options for feel, I ended up picking up the moonlight 2 speed. An hour on Sunday morning to install it and recolumnate the telescope, and now I’m just waiting for the skies to clear so I can test it (the forecast looks like it will be a while until that happens).

Red is their signature color, and definitely makes my scope look like a transformer now.