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Posts Made By: Adam Albino

November 26, 2003 08:18 AM Forum: Telescope Making

Recommendations for mirror recoating

Posted By Adam Albino

Have a small mirror diag that needs recoating. Looking for very high quality - Who do you recomend?

January 27, 2004 11:19 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

The best Imaging Software?

Posted By Adam Albino

Well, Moved on to a new computer running XP and found that my workhorse processing software - Bruce Johnston's SuperFix - will not work. Seems MS decided not to carry on that great tradition of using DOS as an OS frame :-)

Anyway, I'm going to continue to use it on an older laptop (It still is one of the best out there IMO), but I'd really like to have a processing software on the XP machine - Sooooooo... What is the best out there toay? PS?, M-DL/CCD? What say you all?????

March 4, 2004 08:55 AM Forum: Meade

Tube OD of AR-6

Posted By Adam Albino

Can someone tell me the "exact" OD ofthe AR-6? Thanks much!

March 4, 2004 09:56 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

AR-6 OTA Diam.

Posted By Adam Albino

Anyone know the exact tube Diam of the Meade AR-6 refractor?
I've gotten everything from 160mm to 176mm....

March 26, 2004 08:25 AM Forum: Telescope Making

November 24, 2004 11:17 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Digital Camera diferences

Posted By Adam Albino

From an Astrophoto standpoint What's the difference between the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, The Canon EOS 10D, and the Canon EOS 20D? What are the advantages/Disadvantages?

April 6, 2005 06:11 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Clear CCD condensation upon cooling

Posted By Adam Albino

I think most cooled CCD's have this problem. SBIG uses a little packet of condensation absorbing material next to the chip.

February 27, 2006 12:31 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Re: Where do I get one of these 11 inchers?

Posted By Adam Albino

I've viewed 3C 273 many times in my 8" - and at least a few in the 6".

April 1, 2006 02:08 AM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Re: DSI/Focal Reducer/W.O. Microfocuser Connection

Posted By Adam Albino

Well to get the full f3.3 the Meade FR uses an extension tube - I forget the length 15mm-33mm maybe? However the WO focuser is much longer so if you were to put the FR on first I think - even if you could get it to focus on the chip - would have a lot of distortion (IE the Reduction would be way less the 3.3). I'd bet that the way you did it first would be correct.

That said - no reason not to try and experiment - I have lots of FR's and Barlows, I stack, and place in different configurations all the time to see what works. No reason not to - it's fun!

April 18, 2006 01:41 PM Forum: Maksutovs

Re: Do You Own An "Ad Astra" Mak?

Posted By Adam Albino

One sold years ago here on A-Mart (At least an ad). Saw one on the "other" site a few years back also. From time to time they come up. There was an article on one of his scopes (the 20" I believe you mentioned) in S&T a while back also....