As a kid growing up in a western suburb of Minneapolis, I would sit out on my brother's trampoline with a flashlight and an encyclopedia gazing at the constellations and planets teaching myself the night skies. As I got older, things changed and I got away from astronomy.
In the summer of 2002, a friend of mine (who owned a Hardin 10" telescope) would take the scope to Canada and go fishing by day and gaze at night. One night, we started talking astronomy and the next thing I knew, I owned a Hardin 10" scope.
Hardin 10" Deep Space Hunter
The scope came with a Astrola 2" wide view and a 1 1/4" 10mm eyepiece, a Moon map & filter, and Black chipboard base. It also came with a 9x50 straight-through viewfinder and 2"/ 1 1/4' rack and pinion focuser. This equipment, along with above mentioned eyepieces, are standard on most scopes.
I wanted my ordinary scope to be extraordinary, so I made modifications. A few dollars (quite a few) later, I now have an extraordinary scope that produces great views.
Take a look at the Modification Page for all of the changes.
Thanks for looking,