Astrophotography History



Criterion 4 inch reflector





Criterion 4 inch reflector


Bought at an estate sale for $75 in the early 60's. Took 1.25 inch eyepieces and had rack and pinion focusing. Put on pipe mount from 6 inch scope for great stability. The 6 incher was retired during several years of constant moving as too much trouble. This photo was taken during the total solar eclipse on February 26, 1979 in the Dalles, Oregon. This was my scope for 2 or 3 decades.




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