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Posts Made By: Peter Glus

December 30, 2007 10:42 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Binoviewing w/ a chromacor

Posted By Peter Glus

Can this be done? Has anyone tried?

January 3, 2008 06:32 PM Forum: Telescope Making

12 Volt Power Connector

Posted By Peter Glus


I am trying to find a Radio-Shack like 12-volt power connector that has a hollow core male and and a female end that I can mount into the rear of my 12" SCT. I got one from radio shack but the thickness of the rear cell is more than the length of the female socket. I scoured mcmaster but no luck. Any ideas? I am basically trying to have a convenient 12 volt power hookup for my cooling fans (which I am also installing in the rear cell).

- Peter

January 7, 2008 06:45 PM Forum: SCI-FI

Best Sci Fi Ever

Posted By Peter Glus

The best IMHO...Blade Runner. Kicked myself for missing the opportunity to not see the "director cut" release that was playing in NYC a few months ago. The scene where that android gives that speech in the end about how all his memories "are like tears in the rain" and then the dove flys away...give me shivers just writing it!

January 8, 2008 05:18 PM Forum: Mounts

Holy Cow -- Just got a unitron!

Posted By Peter Glus

Had a fork mount, Vixen SP, Vixen GP, lxd55, lxd75, and currently have a CI700.

Just got a 3" unitron mount for my smaller scope....WOW. What a BEAUTIFUL mount. Love the design, slow mo spring controllers, tension adjustment, tripod, etc. This is a jewel!

January 12, 2008 12:16 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Nice Design for Split Roof

Posted By Peter Glus

My neighbor just felled their tree blocking 40 percent of my sky, and IT IS TIME FOR THE HOME OBSERVATORY!

Does anyone have a good designs, photos, or website with resources for a hinged split roof (i.e., A roof w/ two parts that slit to open out)?

January 14, 2008 01:53 PM Forum: SCI-FI

Whats the most realistic portrayal of an alien?

Posted By Peter Glus

Getting over the fact that this is an odd question (what is a realiztic portrayal of a yet-to-be-discovered thing), what do you think?

My vote is for "T2" Not a sci-fi movie, but I think at some point intelligence and flesh-and-blood split paths.

January 17, 2008 12:29 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Slip Clutch GEMS for DSCs

Posted By Peter Glus

I have a CI700, and I am addicted to the slip clutch mechanism plus the slow mo drives plus DSCs. Are there any "smaller" mounts that have these features?

January 28, 2008 05:48 PM Forum: SCI-FI

Do you really, honestly believe in life out there?

Posted By Peter Glus

I do. I am just curious, with so many of us staring at the heavens, what percentage believes this as well...

February 8, 2008 09:39 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Mounting Large Scopes in Tandem

Posted By Peter Glus

I am considering mounting together my 12" SCT and 6" refractor together. I was wondering if anyone had experience with tandom mounting of this size. Could you also send pics? I am very interested in the details of the tandom plates and the balancing issues that you went through. THANKS!

February 19, 2008 06:46 PM Forum: Telescope Making

SCT Cooling Fans

Posted By Peter Glus

I want to put a 12v fan on the rear of my SCT. I got the fan, but cant find a nice assembly or enclosure for it. Does anyone know where to get one?