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Posts Made By: Howard Platnick

November 18, 2003 07:41 PM Forum: Equipment Talk


Posted By Howard Platnick

TOA big and heavy is it going to be?


March 26, 2004 08:29 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

FS-128 vs TEC140 vs synta w/chromacorr

Posted By Howard Platnick

While on the topic:

could the new Vixen Sphinx support the TEC 140 for visual?

any thought

thanks howard

April 17, 2004 06:20 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

April 18, 2004 12:46 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

May 2, 2004 03:43 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

May 15, 2004 09:04 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

2" vs 1.25" eyepieces

Posted By Howard Platnick

So it does make sense to buy long focal length (low power) 2" eyepieces to get a truly large TFOV, if that is the goal. But to get the 2" pieces with the shorter focal length (higher power), does not seam to make sense as there is no real optical value?

thanks howard

June 8, 2004 05:46 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Venus transit(fs102nsv)

Posted By Howard Platnick

Nice shot .... exactly what I saw from Toronto Canada today!


June 19, 2004 11:12 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

EP Question...

Posted By Howard Platnick

I have radian 4mm and 6mm and a 5mm TMB ... in my six inch scope (1080 mm focal length.

The TMB gives the best view but very short eye relief and small TFOV.

The 6mm radian gives a nice sharp view too.


June 25, 2004 06:20 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Uranus (June 24, 2004)

Posted By Howard Platnick

Simply fantastic!


July 22, 2004 05:40 PM Forum: Coronado-Lunt-DayStar Solar Filters

Sky 90 and Solar viewing

Posted By Howard Platnick

Guys, thanks for the input

I decided to save some bucks for now and have a PST double stacked at the front end with the SM40 module. It will be arriving in one week (I had to use the Coronado site for the instock list and went on a tip to find the product). I got the PST at B and H in NY and the SM40 with T-max at OPT.

I will mount on a telepod with a photography tripod or piggyback my Sky 90 with a white light filter.

I might move up to the stacked 60 or 90 later.

I think I will have awsome views for the dollar. The total cost without mount was about $1500.00

I will post when I get it.

what do you think?