Arthur & Processor under Taurus and Orion
All the telescopes at Dark Ranger Telescope Tours are named for characters and things from Douglas Adam's 5-part trilogy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Our largest refractor and most expensive telescopes, Stellarvue's limited edition SVX180T (of which we have #42 -- of course) is named Arthur after Adam's anti-hero and main character, Arthur Dent. In the background is Prosser, a Celestron 11" Schmidtt Cassegrain Telescope (in our opinion still the most versatile type of telescope ever made). You don't have to be an Adams fan to hang this piece of telescope astro-art on your wall, but if do, you might at least want to be read chapter one so you can be ready for gleeful fan-person's conversations about bulldozers, Genghis Khan, and bypasses, your guests will want to engage you in.
Failing that, steer the conversation to the background subject matter in this beautiful image where the constellations overhead depict that battle between Orion and his father Zeus, in the bull-form of Taurus, who are fighting for "non-consent access" to the Pleiades maidens. The Pleiades are already out of frame, running westward toward the protection of Hera, Zeus's wife, Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, Athena, Goddess of War.
Not familiar with that story either? Have you been to the Dark Ranger Observatory before? Or just not during our winter season?