Image of the day

Captured by
Ron Masters

Messier 87

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Posts Made By: william chiu

November 18, 2011 05:18 PM Forum: Takahashi

visual with f/9 mewlon reducer

Posted By william chiu

how does one do visuals with the f/9 mewlon reducer?



November 23, 2011 09:02 AM Forum: Mounts

Re: Any decent mounts for around 1000 dollars

Posted By william chiu

Hi Gary,

The 6in Mak is a high powered scope requiring a nice solid mount to prevent the "dancing stars".
If you must have goto option, Meade's new LX80 and Celestron's tried and true CG5-Goto will fit your budget and weight constraint.
Much less massive than the CI700.

Personally, I like starhopping and the ability of manually fine adjusting my RA-DEC motions. I am using the Orion SVP. Similar to CG5 class. With a handy star chart, it forces me to know the layout of the sky.

If your budget allows, the Orion Sirius, baby version of Atlas, is a more refined GEM.

The Voyager and Porta alt-az mounts are decent grab-n-go.
But will quickly get frustrating nudging both axes to manually track high powered views.

Best would be to test drive a few mounts if you are close to a store or check out star party.

February 7, 2019 10:05 PM Forum: No Holds Barred

Anyone else having problems with the AstroMart website? (Feb '19)

Posted By william chiu

no problems using chrome.
messages and ad editing normal.

February 7, 2019 10:12 PM Forum: Ask rating questions here

October 26, 2021 02:18 AM Forum: Politics

Gas Prices in California in some places at $7,50 per gallon....

Posted By william chiu

(Lowering my voice) Psst....If you don't buy/consume; there's no inflation.
Come on, folks should start walking...

October 26, 2021 02:32 AM Forum: Politics

This President is a F'in Joke!

Posted By william chiu

But we need our most popular president to correct systemic racism.  
Start from the top, step aside and allow veep a chance to really shine.

October 26, 2021 02:39 AM Forum: Politics

So, is the death of Colin Powell political?

Posted By william chiu

Strange folks still find excuses to drag out cheetos.
You really really miss him don't you.

Does Gen. Powell regret covering up for presidents throughout his career?

October 26, 2021 03:00 AM Forum: Politics

Chinese Missile

Posted By william chiu

Didn't USA "compete" with USSR.

Don't worry, we need our cheap telescopes and xmas trees.

October 26, 2021 06:10 AM Forum: Politics

So, is the death of Colin Powell political?

Posted By william chiu

Lai O My, it was Just Cause..

October 26, 2021 12:46 PM Forum: Politics

Happiness is ....a warm puppy, Dr Fauci

Posted By william chiu

Must have ran out of fruit flies, guinea pigs, rabbits and monkeys.

Nice diversion from all this gain-of-function and AZT nonsense.

Next time, i should slip him my family’s old recipe for....