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Posts Made By: Douglas Smallen

June 3, 2002 05:40 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Scopetronix Skyhawk ST80

Posted By Douglas Smallen

Does anyone have info, or know of review of Skyhawk ST80
D L Smallen

March 4, 2003 06:16 PM Forum: Telescope Making

Pouring Lead Counterweights

Posted By Douglas Smallen

Get a Welder to braize some sort of protrusion on the sides of the nuts.
DL Smallen

May 17, 2003 04:08 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Megrez vs. RR

Posted By Douglas Smallen

I never looked through a Megrez, but have a RR 83/500. It's a well corrected achro, fully coated. Very little color on the Moon and other objects. After you buy lens and cell,focuser, diag, etc. you save about $75.00- 100.00. I think you get a scope in the same leauge as Megrez, Stellarvue optics wise. The rest of the scope depends on how much your willing to spend, focuser,diag. etc.
DL Smallen

March 16, 2004 03:31 AM Forum: Telescope Making

To flock the impossible...

Posted By Douglas Smallen

I used a heavy plastic sheet used to cut Stencils as a backing. I cut it to fit tight aganist itself, slid it up the tube. At that length you would need to do sections about 6" at a time. Mine was sections between baffels. It's been in the scope over a year, no problems.
DL Smallen

July 31, 2004 05:58 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Cleaning an OTA with butane????

Posted By Douglas Smallen

Saw through the Telrad Foam with Dental floss. Use Goo Gone to remove the Adhesive. Goo Gone is sold at most Home Centers / Hardware's.
DL Smallen

September 26, 2004 06:03 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

CG-5 Controller Where?

Posted By Douglas Smallen

Try Bill Vorce at Telescope Warehouse
His E-Mail
Good Luck
DL Smallen

December 24, 2004 02:26 PM Forum: Coronado-Lunt-DayStar Solar Filters

PST collimation issue

Posted By Douglas Smallen

I got my latest S&T Mag. today, they have a Review of the PST. In the Review they talk about the Ghosting in all three of the PST's they looked with. They said it is most noticeable at low power, and gets better higher power. You and S&T are the only mention iv'e read of it from reviews or user report's. They (S&T) assumed it was part of the Desighn, was my thought.
DL Smallen
DL Smallen