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Posts Made By: Luke Leege

November 28, 2005 07:55 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

I got my $ back on the RCX, so now what do I buy?

Posted By Luke Leege

I sent back my 10"RCX due to too many problems. So with my limited $$, what do I buy? I'm thinking G-11 or CGE and a TaK 102??? I don't want to deal with forks anymore and I primarily want to image with my 20D. What do you recommend, Roland? The refund is burning a hole in my pocket.

December 30, 2005 11:19 AM Forum: Refractors

AStro-Physics waiting list

Posted By Luke Leege

Any idea how long I can expect to wait for my AP130. (or what ever size will be produced then) I just signed up on the list yesterday. So how long do I have to save up my $$$$. 8)

April 16, 2007 06:29 PM Forum: Refractors

TEC160ED

Posted By Luke Leege

Anyone order a TEC160ED in the last two months? So far I have paid over $3000 for a place in line and a case. Just wondering how many others are in the same boat.
I talked to Herb the other week and he made it sound like all the scopes for this run were complete and out for testing.
PS
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loss, Herb.

February 11, 2008 01:33 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

UPS

Posted By Luke Leege

I just got an email from UPS shipping information received! 54lb package arriving Wednesday! I wonder what it could be?......
I'll give you 140 guesses!
Thanks, in advance, Roland, Marge and Co.!
Pictures upon arrival! smile

September 4, 2008 11:12 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

AP140 Hard at Work

Posted By Luke Leege

Here is a shot of M33 I got during a rare spell of clear nights.
Taken with a modified Canon 350XT @ ISO800.
32 x 7 min subs processed with Deep Sky Stacker and tweaked in Photoshop CS.
AP140 @f7.5, AP900 mount.
Hi Res link:
http://thursdaynighthackers.com/M33-processed.jpg

March 13, 2009 10:01 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

M33

Posted By Luke Leege

I took this a few months ago and with the poor weather this winter, I figured I would rework the data.
AP140/900, Canon 350XT/Hutech.
4hr/33 min @ 7min each
Comments welcome.

August 8, 2009 07:32 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

Am I crazy?

Posted By Luke Leege

I've been kicking round the idea of sending my Traveler to AP and have it painted white. Am I nuts? Would it hurt the value even is it is done at AP? Roland, is this even an option? I'm a sucker for AP White. 8O

August 15, 2009 06:27 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Help

Posted By Luke Leege

What's wrong with this?
http://tinyurl.com/nrj7j4

August 26, 2009 07:24 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Elephant Trunk

Posted By Luke Leege

I think I'm getting better at this. Tell me what you think?
15 x 6min each, LRGB. AP140EDF/1200GTO/ML8300
http://thursdaynighthackers.com/Elephant-Trunk-med.jpg

December 9, 2009 04:08 PM Forum: Refractors

Filter question

Posted By Luke Leege

About 4 years ago when I was reentering the hobby, I bought a set of filters on EBay for $45. I never used them except the green for star tests.
There are a total of 6, 1-1/4 filters:
Red#25
Green#58
Blue#80A
Yellow#12
Orange#21
OIII Nebula filter, 469nm, 501nm and H-beta 486nm
They are all labeled Celestron Japan except the Nebula which is a Lumicron
These things any good? $45 sound like a reasonable price? They are in great condition and each in its own plastic case and cardboard box.