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Posts Made By: Mark Visser

September 11, 2003 01:38 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Eyepiece - anyone seen these

Posted By Mark Visser

I would guess that this is part of the new "W70" Series of eyepieces from Antares.... They compare to Orion's Highlight plossl's but have greater eye relief and wider field of view...

All retail for 75.00 Canadian except the 25mm which is 100 Canadian.

Mark V

October 3, 2003 08:02 AM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

Christmas present

Posted By Mark Visser

I wouldn't have thought that either soo....


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US !!! ( Grin )


Actually I can't beleive that the stores already have a lot of Christmas junk out already!!..

Mark v

October 17, 2003 08:42 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

celestron accesory kit

Posted By Mark Visser

I have this set..... It is a great starter set... The 6mm and 4mm have very little eyerelief but are usable.... I mostly use the 32,15, and 9... The barlow is actually pretty good.. Not as good as an ultima but much better than the single lense ones the dealers typically throw in with the scope. The filters are also good quality.

I wouldn't hesitate at all to buy this set as a starter set.

Mark V




November 2, 2003 08:47 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

To buy or not to buy binoculars?

Posted By Mark Visser

To me binocular viewing is a different experience and type of viewing than a telescope... You already have 2 scopes so I would definately go for it! I can't stand using a regular tripod with bino's so I just hand hold the 15x70's which is adequate for me and my type of observing..

Good Luck,

Mark V

November 3, 2003 03:33 PM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

102mm from Kendrick's....

Posted By Mark Visser

What extra components did you get?? why the extra price increase??



Mark V

November 11, 2003 11:10 AM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

Orion 100mm as an Alternative?

Posted By Mark Visser

I've compared both... the Burgess kicks the Orions butt!!

You may want to look up some of the reviews of the
proto-type on the Yahoo burgess forum..



Mark Visser

November 11, 2003 11:12 AM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

Burgess 102mm mount Options

Posted By Mark Visser

I guess it depends on what you want...

if you want a really quick grab and go then Bill has a nice graphite tripod that will work great with the 102..

Others were going with the cg5 that anacortes had on for 249.00

Mark Visser

November 13, 2003 08:30 AM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

may be a Burgess Goto Mount?

Posted By Mark Visser

He does have one in the works but after the 127f8 and 102f6 experience I think he is waiting till they are in his hands before he says anything more about them.

Mark V

November 18, 2003 06:30 PM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

Burgess Binoviewers

Posted By Mark Visser

Hey Tom,

I'm hoping no one finds out till I actually have one in my hand..(Grin)

Mark V

November 20, 2003 01:04 PM Forum: Chinese Optics Imports

1278 shipping notification

Posted By Mark Visser

Finally eh!! be sure and give us a report !! But we'll be patient as we know clouds will roll in soon!!


Mark V