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Posts Made By: Steve Stonehill

October 26, 2011 10:14 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

Baader Solar Continuum Filter

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Thanks Guys. I ordered one and I'll see what it does. I use BVs so it will be more convenient than the circular polarizer.

Clear Skies,

Steve

February 25, 2012 09:23 PM Forum: My Favorite WIMP.COM or YOUTUBE.COM

Another bait dog...

Posted By Steve Stonehill

MONEY and perversion. I would imagine that the type of "human" that enjoys watching dogfighting most likely enjoys watching snuff films and child pornography.

March 8, 2012 02:04 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

black polymer or Glass filter

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Hi Bob,

The Baader film has, for me, been the best white light solution other than a Herschel wedge. If you can swing a 1.25" wedge you will be getting the best possible views. I have an APM wedge that completely replaced all of my other white light filters.

Clear Skies,

Steve







March 9, 2012 10:52 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Amway Friends

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Amway cleaning products seem to be top notch but the people who are heavily involved with Amway seem "cultish" and to have no time for the pleasures in life. Shackely (sp) Vitamins is another Amwayesque organization.

October 24, 2013 02:15 PM Forum: Refractors

Daytime Photography with Refractor

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Hi Duane,

I have used refractors for daytime photography for years and I have never needed a flattener but for close-ups an extender is often necessary. The stability of the mount is the most critical factor. I shot the hawk photo through an Orion ED80 and a Canon 7D.http://www.flickr.com/photos/65282925@N00/8207077060/

Hope This Helps,

Steve

December 6, 2014 07:37 PM Forum: My Favorite WIMP.COM or YOUTUBE.COM

Air Show...these people are nuts!

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Thanks for posting this!

My wife and I were at an air show in NJ and the Blue Angel pilots were standing in front of us while Sean Tucker was performing in his Oracle biplane. The Blue Angel pilots were laughing and shaking their heads for nearly the entire performance. You know a pilot has to have awesome skill when even the greatest pilots on earth are amazed! The pilots in the Cameron video seemed to be in that same league as Tucker.

February 20, 2015 11:07 PM Forum: Refractors

Skywatcher Pro Focuser Problems

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Hi Darian,

I was able to get mine in adjustment by following the directions in the link.

http://www.teleskop-shop.at/testphotos/w-erbung/Crayford_adjustment_Synta_microfoc.pdf

Hope This Helps,

Steve

July 19, 2015 08:34 PM Forum: Politics

Trump Attacks McCain, Geez...

Posted By Steve Stonehill

Donald Trump is a hero in the war on common decency and common sense. A country gets the leader it deserves, let's hope that we deserve better.