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Posts Made By: Edward Acklin

February 22, 2003 06:35 PM Forum: Refractors

Apogee 102 to CG-5 mount

Posted By Edward Acklin

Big dummy question: I have an Apogee 102mm f/10 with the Apogee rings. I have a CG-5 mount. How do I find the proper dovetail to put them together into a working setup? I realize this is a very elementary question, but I'm a sort of elementary person. Thanks.

February 23, 2003 09:14 AM Forum: Refractors

Mount questions:repeating myself...sorry...

Posted By Edward Acklin

Ok...I've asked that question about mount/dovetail before and looked back over the answers. I blame this memory lapse, along with progressive baldness, on my grandchildren, who have cheerfully accepted responsibility, though they've stopped short of rubbing my head for good luck.

March 7, 2003 04:06 AM Forum: Refractors

Beginner's scope repair for club: Question

Posted By Edward Acklin

I'm refurbing an older Meade refractor for an EQ-user trainer for our local students' group and am in need of
a couple of flex-cable RA and DEC knob extenders. Anyone
know where I might find some?


April 18, 2003 05:12 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Pheasant in my backyard

Posted By Edward Acklin

Finally got filesize right. This one showed up in my back yard early one morning. I've been seeing them on the roads around the ranch for awhile now. Escapees from a local "grow 'em, throw 'em & blow 'em" sort of "hunting lodge." Glad to see them get away, and hope they prosper here. Really beautiful birds.

April 18, 2003 05:20 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Bluejay and Mockingbird fight

Posted By Edward Acklin

Can't decide who's the bigger bully around the ranch, jays or mockingbirds. This tussle lasted only a few seconds.

April 18, 2003 05:23 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Jay and Cardinal

Posted By Edward Acklin

A little tag-team suet feast down on the farm.

April 18, 2003 10:58 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Cardinal landing

Posted By Edward Acklin

Coming in for some nice winter suet

April 18, 2003 11:18 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Attracting butterflies

Posted By Edward Acklin

Dill certainly seems to work for Jim Taylor. Wildflowers do pretty well, too.

April 23, 2003 04:41 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Eagle visitation this winter

Posted By Edward Acklin

We had over 200 eagles show up at a little 29-acre pond near our place this year. Couldn't get very close, and the light was in our faces for the morning shoot, but got a few. This one's standing on the ice.

April 23, 2003 04:42 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

More winter eagles

Posted By Edward Acklin

This one's cruising for fish.