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Posts Made By: Paul Atkinson

July 7, 2003 07:37 PM Forum: Binoviewers

Which Binoviewer?

Posted By Paul Atkinson

Chad,

Get the AP/Baader which are simply the best you can have. That solves all this other stuff.

Paul

July 8, 2003 11:24 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

TeleVue Nagler Zoom 3-6mm/Pro or Con?

Posted By Paul Atkinson

I like the EP in refractors as it maintains focus as you change focal lengths.

Very innovative but seems so small for the $380 cost it demands.

Paul Atkinson

July 8, 2003 11:32 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

TV Oxygen III vs old Lumicon OIII

Posted By Paul Atkinson

I compared the 2" Thousand Oaks OIII, UHC, H-Beta against the same filters from Lumicon in my C14. I personally thought the Lumicon were better in almost every regard although, I'd have to admit something like this is very subjective.

Paul Atkinosn
AstroProProducts.com

July 9, 2003 06:42 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

I can dream

Posted By Paul Atkinson

Ron,

Dream? Make it a reality. Call Markus Ludes at APM and ask him. I am sure he could make something like this. Just ask him, he can make anything. Chuckle Chuckle

Paul Atkinson
AstroProProducts.com

July 15, 2003 06:36 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

CGE 1400 Purchase

Posted By Paul Atkinson

Read my review on the C14 at Cloudy Nights. I can't speak for the mount but I can for the scope. It will make an 8" seem, as Arnold says, "Puny and weak."

http://www.cloudynights.com/reviews4/c14.htm

Paul Atkinson
AstroProProducts.com

July 17, 2003 06:31 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Meade LX200gps 14" vs. Celestrons CGE1400

Posted By Paul Atkinson

If you are interested read my review of the C14 at Cloudy Nights. Will give you some very good information on the Celestron OTA.

http://www.cloudynights.com/reviews4/c14.htm

Paul Atkinson
AstroProProducts.com

July 18, 2003 06:32 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

A little Friday Humor...You poor 4" APO guys...

Posted By Paul Atkinson

Don,

Just trying to lighten the tone once in a while. As you are aware the threads can get, shall we say, a bit heated. Astronomy should be fun. Now if I can only convince the Coor's Light Beer Twins that I only wear my Star Trek uniform at the conventions.

Paul Atkinson

July 21, 2003 08:08 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Large Focus Wheel for Celstron SCT

Posted By Paul Atkinson

I recently got a Starlight Inst. Feather Touch for my SCT. I will never go back to focusing using the old knob again.

Paul Atkinson

July 21, 2003 06:06 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Crayford focuser for SCT

Posted By Paul Atkinson

David,

Send me your email and I will forward a copy of the review that I wrote for Cloudy Nights re: the Feather Touch Focuser and SCT's.

Paul Atkinson

July 29, 2003 12:15 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nagler 9mm type 6 VS 8.8 UW

Posted By Paul Atkinson

Darren,

I had the 8.8 and got the 9T6. Guess what. I wish I still had the 8.8 Meade. It was, and is, much better in my opinion. I have been looking for another 8.8 but with a C14 it is almost 450x and conditions rarely permit using it.

Paul Atkinson