Odd how life comes full circle at times.
Had many a great time with my Coulter 8 and 13.1 telescopes back in the Dobsonian heyday of the 80’s.
Bought a sailboat to sail around the world and gave most all my worldly belongings to friends.
Fast forward two decades … back on land. New home. Rekindled interest in Astronomy.
Called some friends to let them know I am back in town and my buddy Jim says ‘Would you like your telescope back?’
Uh yeah … so 400 Q-tips, soap and water, and new paint later …
Ready for Oregon clear skies … an oxymoron if there ever was one.