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Posts Made By: Kurt Endres

December 2, 2005 03:24 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Widescan III

Posted By Kurt Endres

Could I get some opinions on the Kokusai Kohki Widescan III eyepieces.


April 22, 2006 01:38 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Baader Hyperions?

Posted By Kurt Endres

Does anyone have any experience with these in a binoviewer? Baader says they work very well with a binoviewer but their size concerns me. Any help would be appreciated.

April 28, 2006 11:15 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

How long to wait?

Posted By Kurt Endres

An Astromart member bought my PST (or so I thought) on the 18th. I have yet to receive payment and have not had my emails responded to. How long should I wait? 11 days should be more than enough time for a transaction inside the U.S.

It really ticks me off when someone pulls out of a deal without any attempt to notify the seller. someone else could be using it right now, instead it's just sitting their.

If I don't here anything by this evening, I'll re-list it, and in this case, I believe a negative rating is justified. What do you think?

June 8, 2006 11:29 AM Forum: Refractors

How do these compare?..... Roland?

Posted By Kurt Endres

Mating element aside....How do the FPL-53, FPL-51 and OK-4 Glass types compare?

August 13, 2006 04:01 PM Forum: Reflectors

Do I owe it to myself?

Posted By Kurt Endres

first off, let me say, that I am a...Gulp... refractor person. I love everything about them, but lately, I've been wondering if I should consider a premium Dob.

Next year I should be in a financial position where I can afford another nice scope and was considering a SV145,but at over $8,000, I could get a nice 12 to 14 inch Portaball or Starstructure with cash left over.

Right now my equipment list is as follows.

SV102ABV APO, It's a phenomenal scope.

SV NH, great grab and go.

C8, Mixed feelings on this scope.

Having no experience with dobs. What can I expect with the two dobs listed compared to the scopes on my list.

Please excuse my ignorance!

August 20, 2006 12:41 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Televue smooth side Plossl.....

Posted By Kurt Endres

I wonder if AL would consider making an Anniversary set of the old smooth side Plossl? Since TV is coming up on their 30th year, this would be a nice offering.

September 19, 2006 10:37 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Ad picture size?

Posted By Kurt Endres

I've noticed that on some ads, when you click on the picture to enlarge it, it just gives you the same size picture. Am I doing something wrong?

December 4, 2006 11:44 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Pentax XW20 vs Meade(4000) 14mmUWA vs 17mm Nagler

Posted By Kurt Endres

Which displays the best overall image???

March 4, 2007 02:13 PM Forum: Refractors

Oil spaced & Air spaced

Posted By Kurt Endres

Why would an Oil spaced triplet using FPL-53 exhibit a slight amount of CA, while an air spaced triplet using OK-4 does not?

I've been considering a TEC 140 which gets excellent reviews, but am very curious about this.

September 9, 2007 04:14 PM Forum: Refractors

AP 140 notification list

Posted By Kurt Endres

Well....I just placed myself on the AP 140 list. I hope that moved on it quick enough :S lol