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Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
"I have been trying to use Alignmaster since getting the new mount out in the observatory. I had zero luck with that and gave up on it. I found this video of EQASCOM's Polar Scope Alignment Tool and gave it a whirl last…"
Sep 23, 2014
Joseph Tocco left a comment for Stephen Krell
"Stephen, if you're heading to Charlevoix then we will definitely need to get together! I will be visiting them often and will bring my 16" when I do. I think they'll let me go for a few hours late in the evening. :)"
Sep 22, 2014
Hal Miller posted a blog post

Ole Rømer, The Original Buzz Lightyear

         Ole Rømer was born 370 years ago in Aarhus, Jutland in Denmark on September 25, 1644, ninety-eight years after that other famous Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Happy Birthday, Ole, wherever you are! A public servant for a good part of his life Ole Rømer has remained well-known for that in his native land. But foremost he was an astronomer who spent many years accurately charting the positions of heavenly bodies. In 1689 he invented the transit telescope for determining the precise…See More
Sep 22, 2014
Stephen Krell commented on Joseph Tocco's status
" Hi , Joseph.  They will love Charlevoix.  Ill see them at the market  for sure.   There is a Astro Club in Ironton. check the Petosky paper. The pres. hosts a column there. Say Yah to The U P !"
Sep 22, 2014
Richard A Flinn posted a discussion

Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

We have a new mount on the pier at Little Piney Observatory. Really seems like it will be a joy to use along with EQASCOM and Cartes du Ciel. Please see the September post at Little Piney Observatory for lots of pictures and info on the new mount and software.See More
Sep 22, 2014
Joseph Tocco left a comment for Stan Wright
"Hey Stan, welcome! "
Sep 22, 2014
Joseph Tocco left a comment for Charlie Tullington
"Hi Charlie, welcome!"
Sep 22, 2014
Stan Wright joined Carlos Varela's group
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Meade LS 6"/8" ACF/SC Owners

Owners previous and new of 6" & 8" ACF & SC telescopesSee More
Sep 21, 2014
Richard A Flinn left a comment for Stan Wright
"Welcome to StarParty Stan! :)"
Sep 21, 2014
Stan Wright is now a member of StarParty
Sep 21, 2014
Martin Hrdlicka commented on Martin Hrdlicka's photo
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Canon T3i developing TE cooling system

"Indeed Rich! ..... guess what I am gonna scrape a S##T out of this one ,since it is my  test sensor!! LOL"
Sep 21, 2014
Richard A Flinn commented on Martin Hrdlicka's photo
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Canon T3i developing TE cooling system

"Thats all really sweet Martin! It WILL improve it a lot!! The Bayer Matrix is RGGB in a square box for each pixel so with H-alpha you're only getting 25% of the data. The MonoMod will help a lot! :D"
Sep 21, 2014
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Eagle Nebula M16 in H-alpha

"Thanks Martin! :)"
Sep 21, 2014
Martin Hrdlicka posted photos
Sep 21, 2014
Martin Hrdlicka commented on Martin Hrdlicka's photo
Sep 21, 2014
Martin Hrdlicka commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Eagle Nebula M16 in H-alpha

"Beautiful work man!!"
Sep 21, 2014
Richard A Flinn left a comment for Charlie Tullington
"Welcome to StarParty Charlie! :)"
Sep 19, 2014
Charlie Tullington is now a member of StarParty
Sep 19, 2014
Joseph Tocco posted a status
"16" is packed in the car with tent, sleeping bag, camera and charcoal fired pizza oven. At 2:00 PM I'll be at Great Lakes Star Gaze! :)"
Sep 19, 2014
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Eagle Nebula M16 in H-alpha

"Thank you Gary. Thanks Joe. It is cool what the avg amateur can produce now. Look at textbooks from 15 years ago, maybe even 10, and they are comparable or better than those from the million dollar observatories. "
Sep 15, 2014
 

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Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G 1 Reply

We have a new mount on the pier at Little Piney Observatory. Really seems like it will be a joy to use along with EQASCOM and Cartes du Ciel. Please see …Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Mounts. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 23, 2014.

Teleskop Express in Germany 6 Replies

I'm impressed enough with these people that I thought I would pass this on. We all want to support our forum sponsor (telescopes.com) when possible, but lets face it, astronomy stores dont always…Continue

Tags: Service, Express, Teleskop, Flattener, Field

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 2, 2014.

New At This 2 Replies

I just got a 12 in Apertura and I love it , But looking for accessories all I find is stuff for "Orion" scopes or Mead, I want a full aperture Solar filter ect, Does Apertura have a venue for thier…Continue

Started by jmeans in Observing. Last reply by jmeans Aug 18, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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