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deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:45 pm

 
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Samantha Bartingale wrote:
Deefrey,what is that big ball of fluff you are carrying.
It looks to the untrained eye, a ball of fluff thats big.
That's about 16 pounds of cat I'm holding up to check the alignment on my secondary mirror.
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:30 am

 
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I think we are all made of "Starstuff".

Even spanish onions!!
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:03 pm

 
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Another good planetary e.p. is the Pentax XO - for something that tracks though. good "economy" planetary e.p. are the university orthos. I have to say that my most used e.p. when viewing the planets is the Nagler Zoom, and then I will switch in other e.p.s just to see how they are. The TMBs were ni...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:09 pm

 
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Are you wanting pairs for binoviewing? The supermonos I have have small FOVs (4,5,6mm) I assume the others do as well. They're great planetary e.p. I'm not sure I'd want to use them in binos though, but what do I know, I rarely have used a binoviewer!!
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:06 pm

 
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My favorite eyepiece is the Nagler 3-6mm Zoom. I use the 13mm Nagler T6 all the time on my PST though, so it probably is my most used e.p.
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:04 pm

 
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I got on "the list" ie put a deposit down on the double stack version of the Lunt 60 the day before the prices were due to go up. I'll have to call up and find out if there is an estimate delivery date.. I love my PST, but the fact is that the L60DS cost was not that much more than my double stacked...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 pm

 
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I had an MN56. The optics were nice but I didn't want to wait for it to cool down. The focuser was horrible and so was the stock finder. I took quite a loss on it. :(
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:56 pm

 
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Here's my attempt at putting it on the Voyager mount. I've been using an extension tube added to the back of this configuration.
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deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:52 pm

 
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I'll try! This is a picture of the TMB92SS with the SV80S in the foreground. The 92 appears shorter because it's 2" extension is not in place. In fact I havent' threaded it on yet.
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deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:40 pm

 
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I've gotten the TMB92SS out only on a few occasions so far. Unfortunately the marine layer seems to roll in almost every night. I love the small size of the scope, however I just got the extension tube that screws into the scope and it is sorta heavy. I'll see how I like it compared to just using th...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:41 am

 
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Well, I recently got my "TMB92SS". It is probably the most beautiful scope I've owned (hopefully the TAK and SV didn't hear that). I have only had it out one time so far, it's been very cloudy here and I've been too exhausted to do much lately. It may very well qualifly as my "perfect" refractor. We...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:36 pm

 
Forum: Observing
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It is not looking good for me to go right now. :(
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:34 pm

 
Forum: Observing
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I am hoping to make it. The only thing is that I have to see how Aryeh is doing, and honestly I don't like the idea of driving up and down the mountain by myself.
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:46 pm

 
Forum: Foodies
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This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. I love their vegetarian chicken adobo!
http://papillonvgcuisine.com/
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:42 pm

 
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I guess my 80mm scopes. They are the smallest I have, and I still enjoy using them. I prefer 4".
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:27 am

 
Topic: Pets?
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I have my "kittens" Tony (almost 14), Aryeh (7), and Orion (0.92) yrs old.

dee
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:22 am

 
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it's very disappointing. I guess some people don't know how to lead by example..
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:29 pm

 
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Very cool!
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:34 pm

 
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What Yoda and Seantoir said. :)
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:33 pm

 
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a little bit of common sense goes a long way :)
Not only that but as "adults" people ought to act more responsibly, but that sort of is part of common sense..
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:29 pm

 
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I do think that there are some incentives to go green - I believe that we in CA are incentivised to have solar power but I'm not sure if it is just a CA thing or if it is in a lot of the states. I'm not sure if my "Prius" is considered green considering the question of battery disposal (by the way, ...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:12 pm

 
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One reason why people want to deny it is economical. They are afraid that to be "green" it will get us all in the checkbook. It is the refusal to pay now rather than later sort of thing.
deefrey
Post subject: common sense Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:08 pm

 
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I was listening to a conservative talk show earlier today, and listening to them rant about the global warming issue being more of a "movement" than science. Now while I believe in freedom of speech I have to admit that being an atmospheric scientist (of sorts) it makes my stomach turn a bit to list...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:39 am

 
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Erik, I think that some places have the celestron version of the 100ED on sale but you'd have to deal with a pretty bad focuser.
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:37 am

 
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Andy, here is a link to an archived page that describes the scope that I purchased:
http://skyriver.ca/Mag1arc/12portaball.html

the company is under new ownership, so the official mag1instruments site right now is still under construction but can be found at www.mag1instruments.com


dee
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:35 am

 
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It looks like I get to be the first to offer you congratulations on your new scope, Dee! My observing buddy Renato has a 12.5" Portaball, and I get to view through it a lot. It gives great views, and I know you're going to love it, especially when you get it to dark skies. If you have any questions...
deefrey
Post subject: The Portaball Has Landed Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:22 pm

 
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The Portaball has landed and I have at least 2 fixes to make to it already. UPS was not that kind to it - sent the shelf that held the batteries back to Peter and believe it or not there was a screw loose in the box containing the mirror cell and mirror. The mirror seems to have partially detached f...
deefrey
Post subject: how to become vegetarian?? Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:13 pm

 
Forum: Foodies
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I have always wondered how hard is it to "become vegetarian"?? For a long time I have preferred the veggie matter types of food but I don't think I get the right nutrition without adopting a non meat diet. How do you learn the proper nutrition prior to even trying? I have always wondered but have be...
deefrey
Post subject: other hobbies? Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:08 pm

 
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I Just wanted to start a thread where we could discuss our other "hobbies" other than astronomy. I do a bit of what some would consider "arts and crafts". Recently I took up "lampworking" - making glass beads. Another thing one can do is make glass marbles this way. If I ever get good enough I might...
deefrey
[ Jump to post ] Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:48 pm

 
Forum: Foodies
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I eat a lot of steamed veggies. One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is an electric steamer that I got a number of years ago. I usually steam asparagus and sprinkle it with something like garlic powder / some spice mix or something. (same thing w/ my broccoli or cauliflower) Barbecued asparagus sounds...
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