Hi everyone my name is OJ. I was adopted yesterday into SUG's telescope troop and I was rescued from years of idleness in my case waiting for another chance to gather energy from above. Once SUG laid his eyes on me he flipped and quipped "oh my!" Well before I knew it I was in the back of his old car and off to my new digs. He says " outreach my fine old friend outreach it is for you" as he drives me home. I'm an old telescope for sure but I feel very young. SUGGY likes my optics, mount, and drives which are in perfect order. He was pleased with the quick look we had last night with a arctic like Sierra storm bearing down on us. I won't be out for use yet as my new caretaker has to purchase a power supply, dew shield, and 2 inch stuff for visual. All the pennies and dimes he was saving went for me at a my not to be resisted price.
I'm feeling really good right now as I'm all cleaned and set up. Finally out of the case and on my legs! But what is this black thingy SUG taped to my tube? SUG says " that it will help me point you to things faster, and easier". OK as long has I get to do my thing! I am liking this fancy eyepiece though. He then plugs me in and my mount is purring, my are optics cooling and I'm on top of the world! We viewed some of my favorites, M41-2, M36, 37, 38, M1, M46-7, M68, M35, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, double stars galore. Oh rupture & bliss to be used again - nothing like photons bouncing around my mirrors! No collimation needed and I'm in step with the sky like a fine Swiss watch ticking off the seconds, minutes and hours!
Here I am in my new garage - the other scopes of this platoon are rather quiet under their bags and wraps all shelved or upright against the wall. I can hear whispering from among them but no one answers my greeting. I got to meet Mrs.SUG. She's cute and she likes my color scheme and likes looking through SCT's like me. I hope she takes me out! Boy she's cute and smells pretty.
Can you guys tell me anything about my new owner? He certainly enjoys driving around the sky. I understand he is a colorful and different sort of person. And what about these not so friendly scopes whom I'm sharing space with......
4/5/10 Update: Clementine is Mr.Dr.Drive-by Astronomy's C-8 who is in a disparate situation and needs to be rescued from non usage! I received a cry for help from her earlier today. Can anyone help my new friend of like opticalness? There is nothing worst than sitting around collecting dust, rust, mildew, cobwebs, with my mount becoming a clothes hanger, my tube a large desktop paper weight and being condemned as a relic of the observational past. We must find a way to snatch this fine scope from more years of this abyss. I know what it is like.