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Posts Made By: Don Wyman

October 18, 2003 04:41 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

Re: The dust collector

Posted By Don Wyman

LOL, no I haven't. I haven't even plugged it in to see if it works or if you ripped me off. Just kidding.

Those are two very classic and wonderful scopes. Hang on to them.

Don

November 18, 2003 04:55 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

November 22, 2003 07:39 AM Forum: Coronado-Lunt-DayStar Solar Filters

New Coronado beginner scope

Posted By Don Wyman

Wow, do you know the projected price? What kind of focuser does it use?

Don Wyman
Solarmax 40

December 6, 2003 08:02 AM Forum: Coronado-Lunt-DayStar Solar Filters

Coronado PST on Anacortes Website!

Posted By Don Wyman

Dave, there's already a Coronado group. Why not just go there?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coronadofilters/?yguid=8961062

Don Wyman

December 6, 2003 08:19 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Electric focusers.

Posted By Don Wyman

Have you checked with JMI? Seems like they have a system for just about every scope out there.

Don W

December 20, 2003 09:15 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

CG-5 GOTO MOUNT

Posted By Don Wyman

Jim Thommes has been using this setup with excellent results. Check his web site:

http://home.nethere.net/jthommes/

Don Wyman

December 21, 2003 11:26 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

DEW REMOVAL

Posted By Don Wyman

Rather than Dew Removal, you need to be concerned with Dew Prevention. I know it's only semantics, but really, if you allow the dew to form, you've pretty much lost the battle for the night.

I use a dew shield and the Kendrick system for Dew Prevention. Being in Wisconsin, it's pretty much required to have both.

Don Wyman

January 3, 2004 11:19 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best tripod for GP/DX?

Posted By Don Wyman

The Hal 110 is a very solid tripod. I had it on my DX and felt it did the job extremely well.

Don Wyman

January 4, 2004 08:07 AM Forum: Celestron

C8 Advanced and Add-On CN-16 GPS

Posted By Don Wyman

The GPS is not as useful on the German Equatorial mount. On the forkmounted Nexstar 5i/8i, it will point the mount to the north. It cannot do that with the GEM. Therefore all it will do is give you the current position (Lat. & Long.) and time. You can get the same info from a $99 Garmin Etrex hand held GPS. I have the mount too, but I can't see paying almost $200 for that.

Don Wyman

January 6, 2004 02:23 PM Forum: Celestron

GM8 adequate for a C 9.25?

Posted By Don Wyman

The GM8 will do for visual use but the 9.25" is going to be a bit shaky if you want to do any imaging. Celestron used to sell the 9.25 on the GM8

Don Wyman