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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:

http://www.alpineastro.com/Binoviewers/binoviewers.htm

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?

Thanks,

Tom

January 6, 2006 07:03 AM Forum: Mounts

DiscMount DM-6

Posted By Thomas Daiello

Steven,

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.

Tom

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.

Tom

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:

http://tinyurl.com/znnqt

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

Tom

November 17, 2006 02:22 PM Forum: Refractors

A little rant about refractor postings on Astromar

Posted By Thomas Daiello

James,

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

Tom

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:

http://tinyurl.com/y2phhq

Tom

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

Tom

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

Sky Commander Question

Posted By Thomas Daiello

Tom:

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

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SkyCommander/

Tom

September 13, 2005 07:50 AM Forum: Polls

ATWB buying and selling used on AstroMart

Posted By Thomas Daiello

Brian,

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.

Tom