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Posts Made By: Tony Aguire

July 17, 2009 05:57 AM Forum: Landscape Photography

Lightning 7-15

Posted By Tony Aguire

Got home from work just in time last night to get a few decent lightning pics from a thunderstorm forming to the east, this is one of them.

Cannon 350D 30 sec exposure @ISO 100

July 18, 2009 07:28 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Walter Cronkite....RIP

Posted By Tony Aguire


He will be missed....

July 30, 2009 11:34 PM Forum: Eyepieces


Posted By Tony Aguire

So....Having been living with the cheap $99 Celestron Plossl eypiece/filter set that I have had for 7 years, I am thinking of taking the plunge and looking into EPs that I will want to hang onto for a while. I also have a pair of WO 20mm Swans that came with a binoviewer.

So how would an 13mm Ethos perform at in a C8 f/10, or at f/6.3. I also have a WO SD66 f/5.9 for my grab and go. My main concern is will I be able to appreciate the wide field of view?

Thanks and clear skies

August 5, 2009 10:12 PM Forum: Politics


Posted By Tony Aguire

Kudos to Obama for being such a strong leader in one of the most difficult times (economic, and otherwise) this country has faced in its history. Considering his overall lack of experience, as well as his controvercial methods of engaging the country he is doing a great job. Obama certainly making lemonade out of the lemons left to him by the previous administration. I am very glad I voted for him and will certainly do so again in 2012! grin I shudder to think of where we would be today if Mccain and Palin had won the election.

I am one of the many Moderates that are glad our voices were heard and someone stepped up with the ability to move this country in the right direction into the future, instead of keeping us mired in 20th century outdated ideology and policy. We need to take a progressive path to a sustainable vibrant future, Obama is making this happen. Kudos to the majority of Americans that agreed with me!

August 9, 2009 10:47 AM Forum: Refractors


Posted By Tony Aguire

I have a WO 66SD Petzval w/2 speed rotatable focuser....

I am wondering if what I am seeing is abnormal, or is there something that needs to be fixed here.

When I am slightly inside focus, the star is oblong. When outside focus the star is again oblong, but 90* perpendicular to the image inside focus. I am using an inexpensive 2" diagonal, this happens no matter what eyepiece I use. Any input would be appreciated

Clear Skies.

August 23, 2009 10:30 AM Forum: DVDs and Music and Books That You Recommend

For all you Joe Cocker fans out there

Posted By Tony Aguire

grin Awsome tune, still made me laugh tho...

I actually have a tie-dye I made somewhat like the one Joe is wearing.... 8)

August 25, 2009 07:05 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

What is this snake?

Posted By Tony Aguire

We found this guy in our back yard while surveying the flood damage from the latest monsoon storm. He is very young, about 16 inches long. The red/yellow/black is not terribly well defined...

August 26, 2009 05:16 AM Forum: Politics

Edward Moore Kennedy

Posted By Tony Aguire

Rest in Peace, Senator Ted Kennedy....

September 15, 2009 08:21 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Patrick Swayze

Posted By Tony Aguire

Patrick Swayze..R.I.P.

September 15, 2009 06:11 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

The recession is over...

Posted By Tony Aguire

For my family anyway, after being unemployed for 9 months my wife has been offered a job as a vet tech, something she was actually going to school for. grin !