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Posts Made By: Anthony Orzechowski

August 5, 2002 07:40 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Help with my LX200 12"

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

When I have my 12" on the Superwedge, I have to point the SCT as though it is up-side down to polar align it to Polaris. What am I doing wrong?

August 6, 2002 01:24 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Anyone with a Monster Focus setup

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

I just purchased a Monster Focus from Van Slyke engineering. I have a 12" LX200, and would first like to know: 1. How do you determine where to lock the primary mirror for focus? 2. If I place a 90% diaginal at the end, the unit will not fit through the fork. When the ota rotates, I am fearfull that the unit will hit the bottom of the meade. Any help!!!!

August 7, 2002 10:09 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Any feedback on the 22 Nagler?

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

I am looking to purchase one to compliment my 31 Nagler. Is it worth the price, or should I go for the 26 Nagler. I would like to stay all 2"

November 20, 2002 05:31 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best Astro Chair

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

Any idea's on the best chair for viewing?

January 6, 2003 11:28 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Dome Question?

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

I have been following the unexceptable problems and delays that everyone who ordered a Moonshine domes. My heart goes out to all of you, and I hope you all receive the justice you deserve! Since watching this unfold, I am also looking into putting a dome on a new garage and would like to ask the forum about Technical Inovations Domes? I am considering spending the $5000.00 for a complete package of one of their 6' domes, and would like some feedback on them. After seeing people unfortunately get taken from Moonshine, I am curious on the more expensive ones. Quality, service and do they come through with a product?
I hope everyone involved in the Moonshine problem has it resolved to his or her satisfaction. The professional and friendly atmosphere in the astronomy community is quite refreshing for a newbee like myself.

Good Luck in the future!


January 15, 2003 11:52 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Color Filter Wheel help

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

I would like to ask for some help on recomendations concerning a purchase of a color wheel that can accept 2" filters. I would like to stay in the 2" catagory. The filter wheel would be used just for the standard RGB or other filters.
Any help would be appreciated. Any comments on manual vs. motorized.

January 16, 2003 01:18 PM Forum: Astro Binoculars

Nikon 20 X 120

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

Any chance I can inquire about the Nikon,s you have new in stock?


January 20, 2003 11:09 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Recomended camera

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

I am looking to shoot film for astrophotography. I have been a professional photographer in the past, but would like to hear from many suggestions about what is the perfered medium format camera for astrophotography? I have owned Hasselblads, but I have noticed may astrophotographers using the Pentax 6x7. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The camera will be going on an LX200 12"

March 3, 2003 12:05 PM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

4X5 View Camera Photos

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

Has anyone tried to shoot with a 4X5 view camera? It would be lighter than most medium format camera's and the negative would be stunning!!!

Any idea's?


March 17, 2003 11:51 AM Forum: Astro Binoculars

Mount for a Nikon 20X120

Posted By Anthony Orzechowski

Our club just purchased a Nikon 20X120 Bino's and was wondering if it would make any sence in mounting them with the fork to a german equatoral mount? Tracking with these bino's would be a plus. The weight with the fork mount is around 45#'s. Any suggestions would be appreciated!