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Posts Made By: Andy Sedlacek

March 25, 2013 12:47 PM Forum: Celestron

C9.25 Loose Baffle: HELP!

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

Marc,

That sounds like scary stuff! Indeed that should have been disclosed. You may wish to try contacting Don Rothman at Astro Parts Outlet (he's one of the sponsors here). That gentleman is REALLY GOOD at helping people with Celestron CAT issues of all kinds. I don't know if I'm allowed to post a phone number on these threads, so I won't. But you can look in the "Sponsors" area of A-mart and you'll find his contact info.

Hope the issue is a minor one to fix!

All the best,

Andy S.
VMO

May 6, 2013 02:52 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

My brain may be broken; need help

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

Ahh....Never mind; I believe I figured-out my little issue. LOL!

All the best

Andy S.

June 7, 2013 02:08 AM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Criterion "Chrome and Gold" Edition RV6

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

More images of the final product...

August 17, 2013 10:18 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

Refractor contrast vs aperture advantage

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

Here in "Snowkane", I mean, Spokane, we get over 110 nights of frost. So I have a spot made-out in our not 100% insulated garage. When I know the good night is coming, the to-be-working scopes get to camp in the cold a few nights ahead. No waiting, just a very frigid telescope waiting to be hugged (and stuck to if you like to lick 'em!)
Yes, waiting extra hours for a cool down is a pain. But if you plan ahead an inch....

All the best

September 17, 2013 12:06 PM Forum: Eyepieces

The big, green "Circle R" thing

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

david goldman said:

"R" stands for REJECT.........................................................just kiddin

HAHAHAHAHA!!! Love it!

September 30, 2013 03:51 AM Forum: Comets

C/2012 S1 Comet ISON and Mars

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

WOWWY!! That is a GREAT frame you took! BTW, would you happen to know the apparent magnitude of Ison at the present time of the photo?

Thanks for the share.

October 3, 2013 04:12 AM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

new "Funny Stuff" section

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

WAAAA HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHHA!!!!! Oh wow, that was so Jack Black! I'm sure inapropriate for many, but oh baby; that was flippin' FUN-KNEE!!!

Thank you!

October 25, 2013 03:13 AM Forum: ASTRONOMY

your most used scope

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

This will probably be my new most used scope! All I need now is to get it one a particular Great Polaris mount.

November 12, 2013 05:32 AM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

My favorite 1st scope recommendation is back

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

Once again the 6-inch aperture RULES for an ultimate, but wise, 1st-time telescope! My first REAL telescope was indeed a 6-inch...6-inch f/8 Edmund mirror in a homemade tube full of duct tape, Krylon spray paint, and plumbing clamps. I called it THE HUNTER back in my teen years.

All the best

November 16, 2013 05:56 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Estate Disposition

Posted By Andy Sedlacek

FLIPPER?!!

Faster than lightning? No one smarter than he? I'm in!



All the best