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Posts Made By: Mark Jones

March 18, 2007 04:34 PM Forum: Refractors

Can't focus 80mm ED

Posted By Mark Jones


I just purchased an Orion 80mm ED. This is my first refractor. I was surprised to find that I could not bring the focus tube out far enough to focus for straight-through viewing. It will focus with a diagonal. Will I have to use a diagonal for my CCD, too?

Mark J

April 9, 2007 01:39 PM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Not getting emails

Posted By Mark Jones

As of yesterday, I'm no longer getting emails from Astromart. I've checked my settings and my email connection, and everything appears to be OK.


July 2, 2007 11:56 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Delay in auction ending

Posted By Mark Jones

I placed a carefully timed bid on an auction (1 minute to blast off) and to my amazement the auction end time was extended another 5 minutes. Then, it appears that another bidder did the same thing and the end time was extended again. Bottom line, the auction was extended almost 10 minutes, and cost me an extra $50.

Is this a bug in the software?

Mark J

August 31, 2007 09:34 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Recommend large FOV refractor

Posted By Mark Jones

I learned during the recent lunar eclipse that I cannot get the whole moon in the FOV of my 80mm refractor and Tuocam 840. Can anyone recommend a moderately priced refractor that would do the job?

Mark J