Sadly he did have a 12 inch reflector (I keep getting e-mail offering me similar sizes) and while he taunted me about binoculars I taunted him about there being nothing to see from the Southern Hemisphere, where he was domiciled.
You should have told him that you used two proper telescopes. And that you taped 'em together and called them binoculars. I wonder if he had ever looked through a telescope. My area of study when I was in school was Astronomy and I've known more than a few astronomers who prided themselves on the fact that they've never used one.
Astromoner never used a telescope! Well I do know a few people who have never used toilet paper. Help, I can feel the U joke approaching....