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Posts Made By: Scott Anderson

March 19, 2009 05:26 PM Forum: Home Observatories

ObservaTech Haf Dome Kits

Posted By Scott Anderson

Has anyone have one of these?
If so how's the product quality of materials , construction, and ease of assembly along with its use?

Thanks for your input.


May 5, 2009 05:35 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Astro Haven domes

Posted By Scott Anderson

Does anyone know about what a 7" Astro-Haven dome cost?

December 6, 2009 04:45 AM Forum: Mounts

alt/az stability

Posted By Scott Anderson

Just wondering; does it make any real difference if the OTA rotates 360 degrees around at the top of mount or if the mount as a whole rotates?
I'm thinking of making a mount with pillow bearings mounted on plates with the lazy susan bearings found in LightBridge dob mounts. I just don't know if the plates and bearings should be high at the top or at the bottom of the mount. The Max mount would sulely rotate at the top of a pier and most dob designs I've seen rotate at their bottom.

Thanks ro any input.


May 27, 2010 11:55 AM Forum: Reflectors

2" focuser for Orion 3.6" OA

Posted By Scott Anderson

Can one just put a 2" focuser on an Orion 3.6" OA scope and therefore be able to use a 2" 55mm eyepiece to it's advange? Or does one have to move everything? Or should I just forget it?


With nothing much to do


June 14, 2010 12:20 PM Forum: Mounts

Smartstar PR

Posted By Scott Anderson

just a simple , is the new iOptorn smartstar PR eq. GOTO mount new or just a rebadged mount?


June 21, 2010 05:23 AM Forum: Deep Sky Observing


Posted By Scott Anderson

I was star hopping my way to the Owl nebula and I noticed M108 in the same field. Neither of these have I seen before, my scopes were too small. I did notice what I thought was a foreground star in front of M108. Is it? I don't have any reference to refer to. Could it be a nova in M108? I can't beleive that it would go unnoticed, I saw this two weekendes ago.
I have very little experience with M objects in general. I'm sure someone could check this out, it might be too late anyway.


October 19, 2010 08:21 AM Forum: Mounts

Smart Star Mount

Posted By Scott Anderson

Any input about this mount. How does it compared to the CG-5 goto?

October 25, 2010 12:23 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Pier-Tech Domes

Posted By Scott Anderson

Anyone have one ?
Just wondering how it works and if setup was easy along with its use,. Are you pleased and would you buy it again?

Maybe someday....


November 23, 2010 07:48 AM Forum: Reflectors

Teton Telescopes

Posted By Scott Anderson

Does anyone know what is the story is with Teton telescopes?
Are they going out of business or are they just changing location?

Has anyone bought one of their new reflectors or are there any reviews of one?

Just wondering.


May 23, 2011 10:53 AM Forum: Reflectors

F 6 or F4.5

Posted By Scott Anderson

Does either one, an F5 or F4.5 require coma correction for general visual observations? I htink I read where the F4.5 might require it.

Thanks for the input.