About the Gear

2018-03-10 Telescope & Roger
Skywatcher Esprit ED120 Triplet with ZWO ASI 071 camera attached.
2017-08-17 The Skywatcher
2017-08-17 The Skywatcher waits while Windows carries out a @#$%!&!#* upgrade…..
2011-12-17 Solar Scope 2
2011-12-17: Solar ‘scope – but no Sun!
2015-05-23 Roger & Astro Gear
2015-05-23: All the Astro gear prior to a field trip.
2013-05-10 Solar Eclipse Setup
2013-05-10: Partial Solar Eclipse: two scopes setup and ready.
2017-07-29 Roger at MAS Public Night pic by Moh Ali Baddah Processed
2017-07-29 At MAS Public Night at Campbelltown Rotary Observatory (pic credit: Moh Ali Baddah).
2017-04-08 My Scope
2017-04-08: My Meade ‘scope, ready for a public night at the local Campbelltown Rotary Observatory.
Camera, tripod and centre weight for stabilising.



  1. Thank you for your link. It is nice to see all your Astro gear, your pic with new Esprit 120ED telescope set up and ready. I am very pleased to meet you, Roger. Happy Astro-shootings, Kazia

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    1. I’m sorry you can’t do that – and you’re not the only astronomer I know who has been forced to avoid heavy equipment.

      The EQ6-R mount is my heaviest item (20 kg) and I am able to cope. I never place it on the ground, I never carry it more than a couple of metres and I always keep my back straight when holding it to avoid any recurring back injuries.

      I’ve never had an injury due to astronomy. My back pain began over forty years ago when I put too much effort into ten-pin bowling. 🥴

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