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Posts Made By: Tom Trusock

September 12, 2002 03:10 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Mickey Mouse Moon - Observing Report

Posted By Tom Trusock

Is now posted at:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/Lunar/5daymoon/91102.htm

Other astronomy info and observing reports can be found at:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/astro.htm

Tom T.

September 13, 2002 03:03 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Ridges in the Sea of Serenity - Observing Report

Posted By Tom Trusock


Is now posted at:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/Lunar/6daymoon/91202.htm

Other astronomy info and observing reports can be found at:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/astro.htm

Tom T.

September 30, 2002 10:04 AM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

TV102 and the LXD55 – Equipment/Observing report

Posted By Tom Trusock

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/DeepSpace/92802.htm

Tom T.

September 30, 2002 10:04 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

TV102 and the LXD55 – Equipment/Observing report

Posted By Tom Trusock

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/DeepSpace/92802.htm

Tom T.

February 27, 2003 02:30 PM Forum: Binoviewers

Ummmm did the yahoo BV group go bye bye again???

Posted By Tom Trusock

It was there earlier today, but I just went to drop in, and it's gone again. *Please* tell me it's there, but I just can't see it for some reason.... Can anyone else see it?

Tom T.

March 10, 2003 11:18 AM Forum: Binoviewers

2" OCS and SR Equipment Report

Posted By Tom Trusock

I've begun evaluating the new eyepiece holders for the Denk, the 2" OCS and portion SR, and in short, am *very* *very* impressed. The optics are fantastic, fit and finish is simply supurb, and focus travel requirements are minimal (.5 inch in 1.25x, and .75 inch in 2.5x).

I won't even try to post the full report here, it's just too large.

See:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/Lunar/6daymoon/030903.htm

For more detail.

Tom T.

March 31, 2003 02:31 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Cloudy Nights Clarification -

Posted By Tom Trusock

There seem to be some rumors going around that the recent Cloudy Nights decision to become a corporate entity somehow involves Valery D. Postings in this group and elsewhere seem to have somehow drawn an assumption that there is/was some legal action or other *threat* afoot which prompted the decision to form a corporation.

Speaking as an associate of Cloudy Nights (and after having confirmed this with Allister) we would like it noted that we have never had any issues, problems or concerns in regards to Valery D. Allister has asked me to go on record and say (and I quote):

"...no such problem between us and Valery exists."

He further notes that all his exchanges with Valery have been polite, with nary a threat or a bad word.

As far as we see - there are no problems between us, nor have there ever been any.

In short, there is no basis to these rumors. Allister has decided to incorporate for several reasons, including, but not limited to, protection and limitations of legal liability and generation of revenue streams. His open letters documenting his reasons for pursuing the current course of actions can be found here:

http://www.cloudynights.com/open.htm

and his decision can be found here:

http://www.cloudynights.com/results.htm

It is our hope that cloudy nights will continue to be a resource for the amateur community well into the future. Our outreach program - "Tiny Eyes on the Skies" will be up and running again shortly, and we hope to continue to offer new programs and services to the amateur community. By becoming a corporate entity, Cloudy Nights helps to protect that future even as we move into it.

Tom T.

April 1, 2003 07:40 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Cloudy Nights Equipment Loan Program Restarts

Posted By Tom Trusock

Do you like sharing the sky with others? How would you feel about getting a chance to use new and different astronomy equipment (that you don’t even have to buy)?

Cloudy Nights is pleased to announce that our "Tiny Eyes on the Skies" program (Formerly known as the Cloudy Nights Equipment Loan Program) is up and running again. For more information on the project, including how to borrow a Sunspotter (our current item) please see:

http://www.cloudynights.com/kids/tiny%20eyes.htm

Clear Skies!

Tom T.

April 3, 2003 11:33 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Anybody out there?

Posted By Tom Trusock

Hello? Man this group has been quiet lately...

Tom T.

April 8, 2003 05:08 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Sunspotter Equipment Report / Impressions

Posted By Tom Trusock

Equipment Report: Sunspotter from Learning Technologies

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
6:30 PM EST
Mostly Clear Skies

Observer: Tom Trusock

Location: Ubly, MI - observed from kitchen table through glass doors (It was cold out. )

Well, the Sunspotter for Tiny Eyes on the Skies (the Cloudy Nights lending program) arrived today, and I thought folks might like to hear a little about it.

For those of you who don’t know what a Sunspotter is, and don’t care to check the web page: The Sunspotter is a folded achromatic refractor that projects about a 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ image of the sun on a white piece of paper. It’s designed for use with groups, and particularly with children. There are a number of advantages to using this for solar viewing when you are working in a group, but the two largest are probably that you don’t have to worry about the filter coming off and several folks can view at once.

Due to size limitations, the rest is posted here:

http://hatchet.badaxe.k12.mi.us/~ttrusock/reports/Other_Special_Events_Planetary_etc/080403.htm

You can also check out the "Tiny Eyes on the Skies" program if you wish to borrow the sunspotter (yep, Cloudy Nights is loaning it out) on http://www.cloudynights.com

Clear Skies

Tom T.