Hello, and Happy New Year Surprised to see an Astronomy forum
Rather surprised to see an Astronomy forum in a GPU Users group. Of course, crunchers come from all walks of life I guess. Anyway, the forum prompts asked what telescope I have and I thought I might get the ball rolling. Started back in 2003 for the Mars opposition and picked up my childhood dream scope, a Celestron 8" SCT. That also started me on my path to learn how to do astrophotography which was another childhood dream. Been pursuing the skills path ever since. Current favorite scopes are a Deep Sky Instruments 10" Richey-Chretien astrograph for the small, galaxy stuff and a Stellarvue 6" APO refractor for the big stuff. A Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount carries it all. Currently use a SBIG STL-11000 CCD camera for image capture. You can look at some of my efforts on my Flickr page.
P.S. I like the idea of this group which is to provide a narrow focus on hardware that the SETI project really needs to provide good service to the 1% percenters of crunching.