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Posts Made By: Victor Hall

May 26, 2004 12:34 AM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Is picture of the day gone?

Posted By Victor Hall

It's still on the home page!Many users go directly to the classifieds.I agree it would be nice to have it on every page.

June 4, 2004 09:11 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Troubleshooting a DMD-1 controller

Posted By Victor Hall

Try calling Celestron and talk to someone in tech support.According to an old S.A.A. thread(1999) someone else with problems was sent a schematic by Celestron.They did not have any parts but were able to provide a schematic.The party in question was able to find the part he needed somewhere else.Teletrade(listed on Astromart sponser page)is a good source for parts.Good luck!

June 4, 2004 10:46 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Knobs

Posted By Victor Hall

Scopestuff(an Astromart sponser!) carries them.Go here http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_cstal.htm

June 8, 2004 01:14 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

Venus pic June 6

Posted By Victor Hall

This was taken a few hours earlier by Carsten A. Arnholm in Norway.Also from a post on SAA.

June 15, 2004 11:22 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Circle T and other markings on oculars

Posted By Victor Hall

Circle T is Kokusai Kohki in Japan who exports the University Optics ortho's.They also sell the widescan type III's.
http://www.kkohki.com/English/Hello.html
I read in an old SAA post the owner of UO said the eyepieces were made at a factory called Tanny which makes more sense.Perhaps Kokusai Kohki bought them.

June 18, 2004 02:21 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

Stowaway and Traveler

Posted By Victor Hall

AN f7 Stowaway just sold last week on Astromart for $4000. http://astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=278186

June 19, 2004 02:36 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nexstar 80 ED-GT

Posted By Victor Hall

Some nice wooden legs would make for a really sweet rig.

July 3, 2004 09:50 PM Forum: Refractors

2" extension tube for FS102

Posted By Victor Hall

You might want to call Anacortes on this one Tze.Here's a pic of the system chart for the FS-102 and 128.

July 10, 2004 07:41 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

ARO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes

Posted By Victor Hall

Go here http://groups.google.com/ and do a search on ARO Telescopes.The first hit is a thread explaining the maker of these scopes and the origin of the optics.Click on view thread to see the whole thread.Looks like it might be a pretty good scope!

July 19, 2004 01:00 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Older style EP price ?

Posted By Victor Hall

The first 13mm Nagler brochure of 1980 lists a cost of $250.00 plus shipping.Check out http://www.company7.com/televue/telal.html
I've seen them used from $150 to $300 depending on condition and of course the all important box!I believe when they were discontinued in the late 90's they sold for $395.By then they had added a grip ring and eyecup.