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  • Writer's pictureJohn Garcia

Getting My Telescope Ready for Viewing

Updated: May 24, 2020

In late 2011, I had to pack up my telescope and placed it into storage as I temporarily relocated to Rock Island Illinois for a job. As it turned out, I stayed for two years before moving back to California in 2013. I didn't have the room for my telescope so it remained in storage until we purchased our home last year. I took me another 12 months before unpacking my 8" Meade LX-90 EMC telescope.

New Home

We found a nice home in Rancho Cucamonga CA, where we have lived since 2000. My backyard is south facing with no obstructing view of houses or trees. Perfect! Now all I need is to unpack my telescope and looking at the stars again.

The unpacking

I have been waiting a while to setup my telescope and start observing the sky again. So now that I have been spending more time at home during this COVID-19 Pandemic, I found the opportunity to start unpacking my scope. I stored my telescope this past year in a shed keeping it safe and dry. I carefully opened the box and placed the tube and forks onto the tripod. There are some traces of rust on the chrome legs of the tripod, but not too serious. I then began inspecting the tube and finder. It's all in great shape. I do find that I cannot find the T-Ring adapter where the eye piece would mount onto. Head-Slap! I have one more place that the T-Ring Adapter might be located, so I will have to spend a few more minutes to locate the adapter.

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