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Posts Made By: Victor Hall

October 12, 2003 12:06 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

TV 40mm Wide Field

Posted By Victor Hall

I believe all of the Televue Wide Fields were 65 degree apparent FOV.Eye relief was quite large on the 40 probably 20+.One huge chunk of glass the weight was over 2 pounds.Great eyepiece it was discontinued with the introduction of the Panoptics.

October 13, 2003 07:59 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Celestron CGE mount--anyone used one?

Posted By Victor Hall

You might try joining the CGE Yahoo group at:
Over 700 members

October 15, 2003 02:08 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

Modify an AP 6" Superplanetary?

Posted By Victor Hall

Perhaps you can drill and tap for new larger set screws.Or call AP for their advice.I'm almost sure they will retrofit a new focuser.Seems to me it would add value to the scope.

October 29, 2003 01:53 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

HELP!!! Need reliable link for Chromacor info...

Posted By Victor Hall

Three reviews on Cloudynights:
Astrobuffet(John Hopper)is U.S. dealer I believe. I hear John is a good guy to deal with although I've never bought anything.

October 30, 2003 11:35 PM Forum: Lost Contacts and Personal Messages

Finder scope mod - Tom Mengel, need help

Posted By Victor Hall

Tom has a current ad #224305 Just find the ad(search in ad archives) and reply to the ad.

November 4, 2003 11:33 PM Forum: Takahashi

Wide Field EP Recommendations for Sk90?

Posted By Victor Hall

Focal lengths are close Pronto is 476 Sky90 is 504.I think
eyepiece weight and scope balance would be my only concern.
The Pan 24 seems like a great choice for this scope.Over 3 degree field and still light enough not to cause balance problems.Just an opinion since I've not had the chance to use either.Of course you could go for the 31 Terminagler but it might weigh more than the scope.-Vic

November 5, 2003 09:47 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nagler 13mm type 2

Posted By Victor Hall

The only difference between the 1 and 2 is the 2 has the grip ring and eyecup.The 1 is smooth sided and flat on top with no eyecup.In fact I don't think there was any offical
type 1&2.I've seen both on Astromart in the $200 to $250 range depending on condition.

November 17, 2003 10:38 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

cheap ap's from the 80's

Posted By Victor Hall

Check out Joe Bergeron's AP page for his adventures with Roland's scopes starting with his first AP scope in 1985.

November 19, 2003 01:05 AM Forum: Equipment Talk


Posted By Victor Hall


December 7, 2003 01:25 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Electric focusers.

Posted By Victor Hall

Jmi sells one for the 102.Price is $129
Scroll down to the Taks.Anacortes also sells the JMI unit
for less money!$123 go to