Benjamin Jolitz used a 6 inch F/8.3 telescope, currently mounted on a large equatorial fork mount
constructed out of sheet aluminum. It is an artifact of the past,
originally built by his grandfather and dad in 1969. They had been inspired
by Marvin Vann, having attended
many of his planetarium shows and visits after to the observatory just up the hill.
Attending Vann's telescope making class in the evenings at Foothill College, they made a 6 inch
parabolic mirror, the heart of the telescope they made.