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Posts Made By: John Hopkins

February 2, 2004 04:35 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Space shuttle to be retired in 2010

Posted By John Hopkins

February 3, 2004 04:47 PM Forum: Religion

February 11, 2004 04:15 PM Forum: Equipment Talk


Posted By John Hopkins

I was looking at a website earlier specializing in lunar imaging. She had a big ol' AP that was f/28.

f/28? Do scopes like this have to be specially made or is there a gizmo that would be a counterpart to a focal reducer?

February 15, 2004 01:37 PM Forum: Religion

February 20, 2004 02:01 PM Forum: Takahashi

A thing of beauty

Posted By John Hopkins

I'm now the second person here to recently get an FS102, and I'm just stunned by the workmanship Tak puts into these things. The previous owner took meticulous care of it and it looks brand new. He also knew how to pack a scope -- it took the better part of an hour to uncover it!

Now just waiting on the dovetail so I can stare at it while waiting for the clouds to go away...

February 21, 2004 12:29 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

And now, a less debunkable litigious link--

Posted By John Hopkins

February 23, 2004 12:03 PM Forum: DVDs and Music and Books That You Recommend

Deep Purple

Posted By John Hopkins

Going to see them here in Chicago tomorrow night. As usual their new album ("Bananas") is doing great overseas and virtually ignored in the USA, which is a shame because to me it's their best in more than 2 decades. Highly recommended if you like hard rock in the least.

February 23, 2004 12:14 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

Re: New Reflector

Posted By John Hopkins

Hmmm...that's definitely not winter gear you're wearing. Arizona, perhaps? If so, I'll trade ya! (Chicago)

I'm not sure which I like more, the scope or the mount. I just got an FS102 and had to put it on an old Astroview. Just looks wrong. When I get a chance I'll take a picture.

February 27, 2004 07:11 PM Forum: Religion

Get your Mormon name here

Posted By John Hopkins

I'm Jadon Dockin.

Not bad, but the guy next to me at work got Tabernacle DeNorris. I'm jealous!

February 29, 2004 03:25 PM Forum: Religion

I suppose this was inevitable...

Posted By John Hopkins

Now you can share your own Passion by buying this nail on a string for only 12.99!