Richard Shagam

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Optical Engineer (retired), Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM
(a lens I designed flew on the Space Shuttle!!!)
Meade 152mm f/5 Schmidt-Newtonian
iOptron SmartStar PR EQ modified w/ OnStep
Canon T6i DSLR
Orion 50x160mm Guide Scope w/Datyson T7C camera (cheap, but does the job!!!)
First ground a telescope mirror at the Adler Planetarium in 1962 (age 12)
Started astrophotography 8/2018
My 'day job' is flying radio control sailplanes