Bert Katzung, seen through the door of his observatory, plugging in the DEC motor cable on the Astro-Physics 1200GTO mount. The scope is his 12.5 inch Ritchey-Chretien with an Astro-Physics 80 mm guide scope riding on top. The lower photo shows Bert's 130 mm f6 EDFS on the 900GTO and an amazing sun pillar in the background.

"I love A-P stuff and consider using it to be as close as I'll ever get to heaven. Furthermore, I have never had anything but thoroughly pleasant interactions with the
A-P staff, from Roland and Marj through Alice, Christine, and everyone else I've
talked to. I wish I had lots more money and space and time---to buy and use A-P equipment!"

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http://www.astronomy-images.com/index.htm