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Posts Made By: Ron Sowers

August 8, 2006 06:39 PM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

A "few" creepycrawlies????

Posted By Ron Sowers

Egads! 8O 8O 8O

August 8, 2006 06:41 PM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Great shots everyone

Posted By Ron Sowers

Oh oh better get cracken!

August 9, 2006 02:53 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Re: Cruisin' for a bruisin' ???

Posted By Ron Sowers

that might save someone, good thinkin. I have a friend in another state, his car was broken in to, he lost his Orion Mak, all this eyepeices.... plus some other stuff. It was at an observatory for his astro-club sad

Also, in the town I work in, a guy was in the park at night with his apo and got mugged for it and all this asto stuff.

So there are "astro-predators" out there! Hope this saves someone,

Ron

August 13, 2006 06:33 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

What you see in which scope (size type, etc)

Posted By Ron Sowers

Hugh Peck said:

This is really a Solar System forum topic.

Sorry, let me fix my initial post, Im interested in which equipment shows the views.

August 14, 2006 08:27 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

What is this?

Posted By Ron Sowers

Nice pics! Are those night shots?

August 14, 2006 02:19 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best over-all filter (visual-observing)

Posted By Ron Sowers

I only use a broadband in my backyard. At a dark site I don't use it, but have peered through a 16 with an OIII at the Veil. From my limited experience (like most say), depending on how dark and what your looking at can make a big difference. So many of those filters seem so specialized.

August 22, 2006 06:22 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

What you see in which scope (size type, etc)

Posted By Ron Sowers

Robert Provin said:


On good nights my AP 180 EDT is 8 or 9. Most of the time however it's a 5 or 6. I'm in southern California.

Robert

Hey Robert,

oh man an AP 180??? (where is the green jealous emoticon? LOL) Nice!!!

And sounds like it lives up to it's reputation!

What? You want to send me your scope? Really? Gee ok! LOL wink

August 23, 2006 08:08 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Popp Maksutov

Posted By Ron Sowers

Is that a pic of it all together then? So you already built it?

Ido Oosterveld said:

Hi All,

Recently I buyed a set of 8" Maksutov optics (the main mirror and the meniscus with spot as secondary + the mirror cell and holder for the meniscus.I also have the tube so I can make a hopefully well performing 8" Maksutov.

Is there someone who has more information from the legendary Swiss optics designer E. Popp. or from his Maksutovs he build (from 6" models to 12")??.

Thanks,

Ido Oosterveld
Netherlands.

August 27, 2006 10:27 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Bee at Work

Posted By Ron Sowers

Excellent!

September 9, 2006 04:09 PM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Shrooms

Posted By Ron Sowers

Those are huge! Kinda alien like! 8O