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Posts Made By: Luke Leege

November 29, 2005 03:55 AM 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 07:19 PM 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 17, 2007 01:29 AM Forum: Refractors


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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loss, Herb.

February 11, 2008 09:33 PM Forum: Astro-Physics


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 06:12 PM 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:

March 13, 2009 05:01 PM Forum: Astro-Physics


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 02:32 PM 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 01:27 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky


Posted By Luke Leege

What's wrong with this?

August 27, 2009 02:24 AM 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

December 10, 2009 12:08 AM 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:
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.