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Stefan posted a status
"Just got in from a observing outing with Dan. He had his new scope with hin and we did clusters tonight. Seeing was so so here eastern PA."
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Jeff Harstad posted a status
"Thank you, gentlemen. I hope to learn a lot here!"
14 hours ago
Joseph Tocco left a comment for Jay Paul
"Welcome Jay."
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Joseph Tocco left a comment for Jeff Harstad
"Hi Jeff, welcome."
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Joseph Tocco left a comment for Brooke Murphy
"Hi Brooke, welcome."
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Stefan left a comment for Jay Paul
"Jay, welcome to the party, clear skies, Stefan"
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Star Fest 2014 at Hopewell National Historic Park

August 16, 2014 at 5pm to August 17, 2014 at 12am
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Stephen Krell posted a status
"Andromeda and a gin 'n' tonic"
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Adrian Shaw posted a status
"Status"
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Stefan left a comment for Jeff Harstad
"Jeff, welcome to the party.  Clear skies, Stefan"
Sunday
Richard A Flinn posted a status
"Welcome Adrian and Jeff! :)"
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Richard A Flinn posted a status
"July from LPO: Starlight Xpress Off Axis Guider. http://j.mp/1nYtcQ3"
Jul 24
Daryl Bassett posted a status
"Welcome Bob and Frank!"
Jul 23
Richard A Flinn left a comment for Brooke Murphy
"Welcome to StarParty Brooke! :)"
Jul 19
Brooke Murphy is now a member of StarParty
Jul 18
Daryl Bassett commented on Stefan's status
"I echo Richard. There Could not be a better choice than Danno. Congrats to Dan and the society."
Jul 17
Stefan posted a status
"Hey guys, say congrats to our frind Dan Acker he is now the President of our local astronomy society. (http://chesmontastro.org/)"
Jul 15
 

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Zhumell Telescopes 93 Replies

Does anyone own a Zhumell telescope? I have a Z12 Dob. I purchased it back in the summer. It is a really big telescope, especially compared to the little Meade AZ70 refractor I have. I do like the…Continue

Started by Gary Riley in Zhumell Telescopes. Last reply by Amit Mujumdar Jun 11.

Custom Newt for Imaging 2 Replies

Many of you know I have done some imaging with the Astro Tech AT8IN f/4 imaging newt. I have always liked the sharpness of the images it produced but I havent used it in quite some time. The reason…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Reflector Telesocpes. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Apr 24.

Test night - March 21/22 2014 4 Replies

I recently upgraded my Orion Atlas mount with the extension tube and installed a GSO 2" Linear Bearing Crayford Focuser for Refractors - Dual Speed on the Orion 90mm f/10 and I have been waiting for…Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Dan Acker Mar 27.

Observing Report 3/15 and 3/16/14 (from a desperate observer) 4 Replies

Well, clear skies, a free night with bright moonlight :( . I had to get some photons (desperately). So at 2100 last night I setup the 12 inch in our driveway to observe some of the Clusters in the…Continue

Started by Stefan in Observing. Last reply by Stefan Mar 17.

Bad Advertizing. 7 Replies

It really troubles me to see ad's like this.…Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Dan Acker Mar 14.

What's you favorite eyepiece and why? 12 Replies

I thought this would be a fun discussion. My favorite eyepiece is currently my Meade 24mm UWA. This thing is huge, its a 2" format, and its a fantastic combination with the Meade 2" enhanced…Continue

Tags: reviews

Started by John Kramer in Telescope Eyepieces. Last reply by Mark Oine Mar 13.

CPC800 4 Replies

I bought this in the spring of 2006 along with a bunch of really nice accessories to go along with it.  Unfortunately, it's still in my basement in the box.  Seriously, what can I expect this summer…Continue

Started by Mark Oine in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Mar 12.

Astronomic H-alpha 12nm clip filter 6 Replies

Hi everyone !Last night i tried for the first time my new Astronomic H - alpha 12nm clip filter. My plan how to use this filter is to use it with my C11 HD and the Hyperstar lens for WFV AP and with…Continue

Tags: nm, filter, 12, alpha, H

Started by Martin Hrdlicka in Astrophotography. Last reply by Martin Hrdlicka Feb 25.

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