Object name: OBSERVATORY
I've been interested in astronomy since watching a total lunar eclipse in September 1950. I used only binoculars until I started building a 6" reflector in the fall of 1953 finishing it in the spring of 1954 in time for the Mars opposition that summer. I was disappointed not to see the canals. Shortly thereafter I took my first astronomical image by holding a 35mm camera up to the eyepiece while the scope was pointed at the moon. That didn't turn out well and no longer exists.