The Old Backyard Setup

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For several years, I had a permanent pier in the backyard of my home in Tucson. The mount stayed set up much of the time, but had to be covered during the day to protect it. During the summer months I removed the mount and scopes from the pier due to the heat and the Tucson summer rains. The scope was either a Takahashi FS-128 refractor, or a Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor for wide-field imaging.