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The Vixen SX2 with Star Book TEN
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The Vixen SX2 with Star Book TEN

By James L. Chen Ten years ago, I had my Brandon 130-mm f/8 apochromatic refractor mounted on an early 1950s Unitron equatorial mount equipped with a mechanical Polarex clock drive. The mount was big, heavy and bulky, and the clock drive was at best cranky (pun intended!). It was a […]

The Future of Amateur Astronomy
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The Future of Amateur Astronomy

Editor’s Note:  One of my recent editor’s note discussed the future of amateur astronomy and asked for feedback. We received wonderful replies. Thank you, all. Among the most thoughtful, thorough and optimistic was George Stallings’, who has granted me permission to share it here. In the 20th century amateur astronomy grew […]