Decided not to get the OTA that I was looking at, the focuser is a rack and pinion, so I’d have to buy another better focuser for about $200 for a total of $700+ and I can get a brand new OTA for around $900 with better glass and the better focuser. I need to just think about this for awhile.
I did get my Federal Tax Refund today as well as my “bonus” at work. Just a bit over 2% I think, it will allow me to catch up and order some cool photography stuff and pay off my brother for the CG-5 mount. Earlier this morning I had more money than I’ve had in my account since just before I bought my house.
Ordered a multifunction remote and a right angle viewfinder for my D200. The viewfinder description is for a screw-in type and the one compatible with the D200 is a slip-on but the part # is for the newer slip-on. I wonder if they got it wrong or if I’ll be getting the correct one. Should arrive around Wednesday for the lunar eclipse.