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Posts Made By: Thomas Daiello

December 1, 2005 07:34 AM Forum: Binoviewers

New Baader BV's

Posted By Thomas Daiello

I saw these on a CN thread:

They're Chinese-made like the BO/SV/WO units but have 23mm clear aperture and are supposedly made to the Baader specs and quality standards. For $259, they look very promising. Anyone have any hands-on experience with them?



January 6, 2006 07:03 AM Forum: Mounts

DiscMount DM-6

Posted By Thomas Daiello


I have the DM-4 and the stated 15 lb weight capacity is *very* conservative. That said, Tom Peters of DiscMounts uses the DM-6 with the GM-11 tripod. You might want to contact him about the GM-8.


May 2, 2006 07:00 PM Forum: Mounts

Any DiscMount Users Out there?

Posted By Thomas Daiello

I have my SV105 mounted on a DM-4 with Tom Peters' tripod and the Sky Commander DSC and it is extemely stable at high powers...damping time is about a second. I very seldom have the need/ opportunity to get above 300X but when I have, the mounts movements are so smooth and steady that it was no problem keeping the object in the FOV. Definitely check it out at NEAF. I think you'll be pretty impressed.


September 19, 2006 10:27 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

A True Galaxy Filter?

Posted By Thomas Daiello

The IceInSpace forum has a short thread on this filter here:

Dan McShane, one of the posters, is the designer of the filter. I have the DGM NPB 2" nebula filter and its excellent.


November 17, 2006 02:22 PM Forum: Refractors

A little rant about refractor postings on Astromar

Posted By Thomas Daiello


By all means, buy new. We'll all be here when you sell used wink


December 11, 2006 01:50 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Baader Hyperion Click-Stop Zoom

Posted By Thomas Daiello

One of the SV Yahoo group members recently posted a user review:


April 1, 2011 12:00 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

New product announcement

Posted By Thomas Daiello

Checked the AP website and couldn't find a link for the Adaptive Underwear notification list. Anyway, what's the approx. wait time for these (in decades)? wink


July 16, 2012 10:19 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Sky Commander Question

Posted By Thomas Daiello


Can't answer your question but SC has an active users group. I'm sure you can get your answer there:


September 13, 2005 07:50 AM Forum: Polls

ATWB buying and selling used on AstroMart

Posted By Thomas Daiello


I disagree. Car dealers, boat dealers, and many others take in used equipment for trade and then re-sell it. There's nothing wrong nor unethical about it. The fact that Anacortes deals in astro gear through a website doesn't change that fact. To the contrary, with Anacortes being one more seller on AM, there'll be more goods/selection/competition in the classifieds. If their pricing is too high, the market will take care of that.