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Posts Made By: Peter Glus

September 28, 2007 09:18 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Does anyone actually wear the AM tee-shirt?

Posted By Peter Glus

I put this on the other day and my wife didn't let me out of the house. She said the silver man integraeted into the words is "not cool". Was there like a design competition for this? Will there be future design competitions for the next generation tee shirt?

October 3, 2007 06:41 PM Forum: Sports

The Mets...

Posted By Peter Glus

When you have a sports forum on an astronomy website, you never find ANYONE discussing the mets or get like guys talking about the colorado rockies or teams in AZ ; )

October 9, 2007 12:05 PM Forum: Sports

How about them Yanks!

Posted By Peter Glus

This space is purposely left blank. Similarly, the space would be blank for them Mets as well. There's nothing to say....

October 10, 2007 07:33 AM Forum: Eyepieces

New Baader Hyperion Aspheric 72-degree

Posted By Peter Glus

Has anyone heard anything about this EP, and the "aspheric technology"?

October 13, 2007 09:30 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Anyone have a grease suggestion?

Posted By Peter Glus

I have a 12" SCT and I have every now and then regreased my primary mirror tube to reduce mirror shift. However, the grease seems to break down pretty quick. Does anyone have a good lube or grease suggestion for me?

October 14, 2007 09:04 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Re: Burgess 6mm garage sale EP or final version

Posted By Peter Glus

I am hoping someone chimes in here...I am curious as well.

November 7, 2007 04:00 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Vixen NA140 with 500 rebate!

Posted By Peter Glus

Had one of these, and then sold it to another AMer becuase it wasn't a good fit for light-polluted planet watching! However, Vixen has just listed the scope with a 500 dollar rebate! That's means a NEW scope for 1,495 or something like that! Frankly, thats a very good price / performance / aperture deal for a new scope.

Note - Of course I have nothing vested in saying this...just wanted to pass it along because when I had the NA140 up for sale I got hundreds of inquiries.

November 11, 2007 08:48 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Binoviewing with a Meade 127ED

Posted By Peter Glus

Has anyone done this? I have just gotten one with a Moonlight crayford 2-speed, and the denks dont come to focus.

November 29, 2007 05:54 PM Forum: Refractors

Questions about waves

Posted By Peter Glus

Often people say "a scope is such and such wave". I have become familiar with the inta outer star test, and downloaded the abberator program to fool around, but I haven't figured out how someone says "its 1/4 wave". Is there a thread, web page, or book that explains this simply?

December 5, 2007 05:24 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Ultima LX 13mm Comments

Posted By Peter Glus

Just got one of initial impressions:

1. Construction is oversized. Seems like the metal body is cast, and not machined aluminum. Twisted eyecup is actually very nice, much nicer than Meades since theres no grease on the hands (the mechanism is internal). The 2"/1.25" body is old school, but useful. The weird ruberized body contours do in fact prevent rolling.
2. Views were very comparable to the "just below the panoptic" class (i.e., Meade 5000 SWAs, older TV widefields). I thought better than the next tier down (UOs, Stratus, Hyperions).

Overall, seems like they had to use a lot of glass to get reasonable performance. Why did I get this? I am a fan of both the ultima and axiom line, and I had to try them, as I am extreemely curious why celestron thought we needed another 70/82 wide field at the dawn of the 100 degree eyepieces.