Dan Pontone got to look through this 48" amatuer scope at the Texas star party. Now he knows first hand why they say "never look through more aperture than you can afford."
In October, 2000, three amateur astronomers disappeared into the woods of Greenwood Forest, NJ... A year later their scopes were found.
S*T*A*R members with homemade telescopes at an ATM presentation.
S*T*A*R Member Gavin Warnes demonstrates his homemade 6" f/5 travel scope at an ATM presentation.