I thought that tonight I would add a few pages of different items from older versions of Kenneth Novak's catalogs. (See post August 4, 2008 #018) This shows about everything that was available for the telescope builder from his shop over the years. At least what I have in my files. Looking back I wish I would have bought a few of these items and kept them for new projects.
I also scanned in, my first attempt at astro-photography from the mid 60's. I clamped a borrowed 35 mm camera to my Unitron and hand guided for about 15 minutes. I was trying to catch the star field around Lyra. The bright star is Vega. This was also my first attempt at developing and printing. Talk about beginner's luck, a meteor was captured in the frame. The other was the same night and was my attempt to capture M31. I can hear someone saying this would be deleted today. As a youngster, at that time, this was great fun. There was magic in chemicals, rolls of film and paper in a dark room, working under red light. I eagerly watched the images appear in the pans, it didn't get any better than that as the saying goes. My, how things have changed!
Clear Sky - Rich