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Telescope, Tripod, and Mount
  • Meade LX200, 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) "classic"
  • Meade heavy-duty field tripod
  • Meade Ultra Wedge
  • JMI organizer workstation for Meade field tripod
  • Meade #895 vibration isolation pads
  • Meade 8x50 finderscope (came with LX200 telescope)
  • Telrad finderscope
  • Orion ShortTube 80 OTA finderscope with rings

Eyepieces
  • Televue 41 mm Panoptic (2")
  • Televue 17 mm Ethos (2")
  • Televue 10 mm Ethos (2")
  • Televue 4X Powermate (2")
  • Meade 26mm Series 4000 super plossl
  • Meade 13mm Series 4000 super plossl
  • Televue 9 mm Plossel (1.25")
  • Celestron 0.63x SCT focal reducer field flattener

Star Diagonals
  • Televue 2" diagonal
  • Vernonscope 2" quartz diagonal

Focusing and Collimation
  • Hotech 2 Inch or 1.25 Inch Crosshair SCA Laser Collimator
  • Bob's Knobs
  • JMI EV-1c Cassegrain Focuser with motor
  • Peterson Engineering EZ-Focus upgrade kit (highly recommended)
  • AstroZap Focusing Cap with Bahtinov Wheel - 8 SCT

Portable Power
  • Orion Dynamo Pro 12 DC Power station
  • Kendrick 12 volt -18 amp hour dual plug battery
  • Kendrick 12 volt to 18 volt stand alone inverter (for LX200)
  • Kendrick 36 inch coiled power cord
  • Kendrick alligator clips and plug adapter
  • Kendrick dual plug adapter
  • Meade 110V AC to 18V DC power adapter (came with LX200)

Dew Control
  • TeleGizmos 365 Series Continuous Exposure Telescope Cover
  • Astrozap blue aluminum dew shield for 8 inch SCT
  • Astrozap Astrobag Dew Shield Cover
  • Telrad Dew Shield Plus
  • Orion 4-channel Dew Zapper Pro control
  • Orion heating bands for 8" SCT, 5" finder scope and 2" eyepiece
  • ScopeStuff dew heater insert for Telrad finder

Miscellaneous Adapters
  • VernonScope 2" to 1 1/4" Eyepiece Adapter
  • JMI Combination 1.25 Eyepiece and T-thread Adapter
  • TeleVue Camera Adapter 2 Inch - Threaded for T-Ring
  • 2 inch Female Barrel to Female Schmidt Thread Adapter with Compression Ring
  • Aluminum end cap for SCT thread

Guiding
  • Orion Autoguider camera
  • Orion Deluxe Off-Axis Guider (2", model #05521)
  • Orion Ultrascopic 5mm illuminated reticle eyepiece (1.25")


DSLR equipment
  • Nikon D50
  • Nikkor ED lenses: 300mm, 180, 60, and 28 mm
  • Herb Griffen IR remote with USB adapter
  • Orion Prime Focus Camera Adapter, 2" (#05269)

Imaging Camera
  • Orion StarShoot Solar System Camera III

Miscellaneous
  • Observing stool (Ludwig drum throne)
  • Nanofilm Ultra Clarity Lens Cleaner
  • Orion Optics cleaning fluid and tissue
  • Folding table and chair

Computer Hardware and Software
  • Sky Map Pro v 9 (expensive but great program)
  • SkyMap BlueTooth-RS232 adapter
  • Stallarium (free, fantastic program)
  • Equinox 6 (enables iPhone app to control LX200 telescope)
  • DSLR Focus (control Nikon cameras)
  • Registax 5 (to process web cam files)
  • MaximDL Essentials (to take web cam photos)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • the GIMP
  • Noise Ninja