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Posts Made By: David Williams

March 29, 2004 09:34 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

how much does it really cost

Posted By David Williams

About 3-10 times what you have budgeted.


April 12, 2004 07:49 PM Forum: Celestron

CG-5 Instruction Manual

Posted By David Williams

Thanks for the responses. I didn't realize the CG-5 instructions were buried in the C-8 manual and downloaded the PDF.


August 15, 2004 07:14 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

M33 from Michigan w/ Orion 80ED

Posted By David Williams

Don't believe him! You can't see the sky from Michigan 8O

Nice shot - BTW

August 15, 2004 07:26 PM Forum: DVDs and Music and Books That You Recommend

Favorite movie lines

Posted By David Williams

Not sure it is my favorite but it makes me cringe everytime I hear it...

"Is it safe?"

Last time I watched the movie I was going to the dentist the next morning.....ouch!!! grin

November 29, 2004 05:50 PM Forum: Reflectors

How to ship a C8

Posted By David Williams

Thanks to everyone who replied.

I thought I should fully tighten the secondary but was hoping there would be a better way.
The Bob's knobs should make it easy for the new owner to collimate it.

I assume the primary should be fully retracted for shipping.


December 18, 2004 04:48 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Poll - LCD or CRT monitor

Posted By David Williams

I currently use a viewsonic 19" but when it is time to replace it I will most likely get an LCD.

If you do gaming in addition to viewing astro images be sure to view the monitor in action so you won't be annoyed by the image trails an LCD with long response times(latency) might display.

Color rendering is not always up to the level of a CRT so be sure to view some known sources to be sure you get what you expect.


March 28, 2005 07:59 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Replacement diced foam

Posted By David Williams

Try Nice selection of foams and easy to deal with. They are in MI.


April 2, 2005 07:10 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Favorite web sky charts and photos?

Posted By David Williams

A most useful site:

April 27, 2005 12:20 PM Forum: Eyepieces

please critique my eyepiece collection

Posted By David Williams

It's a terrible collection!! you should send them to me and start over. smile

I won't tell anyone about how bad your original collection was.

May 3, 2005 02:47 PM Forum: After Dark

Fleas of the world step up

Posted By David Williams

There aren't that many of us daves shocked

In the last company I worked there were 5 David Williams at one time. To make matters worse there was even another, besides me, with the middle initial G. I got to a point where I just deleted emails and VMs that didn't belong to me unless it looked important. Usually I would forward the "REAL" mail to the appropriate Dave or David.

Dave Williams (moderator: Computers - hardware and software. Come visit us!!!)