SDM#006 – 20″ f/5

Owner:Jonathan Bradshaw (Queensland)
Second Loved: Rob Black (Queensland)
First loved by: Jonathan Bradshaw (Queensland)
Primary: 20” f/5 (99.1”) made by Vaughn Parsons of Intermountain Optics
Secondary: 3.1” 96% Enhanced coating
Extras: Fully loaded!
Known as:  Blackie

Back in SE qld after three years on the Burdekin. Astro besties Jonathan Bradshaw and Rob Black are forever part of a love triangle with this maginficent telescope!

“I knew this scope was going to be awesome on DSO’s, but I just can’t believe the incredible detail it brings out on planets; and even at 500x the movement is smooth enough to hand track. Simply stunning.”

1 thought on “SDM#006 – 20″ f/5

  1. It was certainly a sad day when I left the scope with Rob ‘Blackie’ Black up there in North Qld, but I was happy that it was safe under fantastic Burdekin sky. The night before the seeing had been so steady that we split Antares wide apart into a stunning red and white pair. An image to remember forever!

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