OJ the intrepid vintage C8 is slowly getting ready for his outreach debut. Last week I had two kind folks give me donations in appreciation for my efforts in bringing the universe to the public. These went to OJ's new light shield and 2" diagonal.
Next up is a power supply and converter that he will need to run his drive motors. One of OJ's desires (OK mine too) is for a Thousand Oaks Prominence Filter setup which will allow for super Solar Prominence views at f30. Up close and personal for the photon deprived masses. A white light filter is also on the list to show Sunspots, Beaches, Limb Darkening and Solar Granulation.
But for now some personal viewing as OJ gathered the light of a waning crescent moon in my dust layered morning skies. Nice sharp views, and easy to look through with the 2" format. OJ and I are anticipating fun outreach sessions with the public.
OJ's gonna deliver the goods while the Sidewalk Universe Guy banters away with the curious public!