Description: With the exception of the very last photo, which is a shot of a structure used to study the sun at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, all of the photos shown in this album were taken with only three lenses, one of which was a telescope: a 10" Meade mirror (2032mm focal length), a 500mm f/5.6 Century Precision Optics telephoto lens, and a 650mm f/6.8 Century Precision Optics telephoto lens. The shot of the half moon is the only one of the group that I'm sure I took with the Meade telescope. The rest were all taken with either the 500mm or the 650mm. The easiest way to tell which is which is simply by looking at the size of the moon. It will be slightly larger with the 650mm shots. I found both lenses to be equivalent in terms of sharpness and contrast.
The two photos of Jupiter and its four Galilean moons were taken with the CPO 650mm.
For the shot with the Meade telescope, I used a Nikon F2 camera, and probably Tri-X film. The color shot of the observatory structure was taken with a Canon F-1 and a Vivitar 28-90mm lens, and Kodachrome 64 slide film. All other shots were taken with my Canon XS DSLR.