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Posts Made By: De Lorme Broussard

December 29, 2009 10:08 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Nagler vs explorer scientific

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

smile Hi I'm De Lorme, Which is the better eyepiece Naglers or explorer scientific ? If you say nagler ,why {being they cost a considerable amount more} ? just don't want to be dissipointed. thanks for any help you can give. De Lorme

January 30, 2010 06:07 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

lx90 acf gps vs. lx 200 acf gps

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

smile Hi I'm De Lorme, Does any body know if there's a clear differance between the lx90 gps auto align and the lx200 gps alignment system ? If so is it really worth upgrading to the lx200 gps or not ? Thanks for you advise. De Lorme

August 31, 2011 01:06 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

home made image intensifiers

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, smile I recently been looking ito a image intensifier made by Andy & Darion from Roslinton Astronomy in England. They are using a Gen.1 EEV P8079HP intensifier tub. Has anyone here made one or has used one. They can be made for $130. Very tempting. I hope somebody knows just how good they are.

De Lorme

December 29, 2011 08:52 PM Forum: Celestron

Aries SAFIX

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, I'm De Lorme, Has anybody here tried the Aries SAFIX?
Been reading alot about how great they are. Is it true?
Considering putting one on my C6R.
De Lorme

December 29, 2011 09:03 PM Forum: Refractors

Aries SAFIX

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, Has anybody have any experience with Aries SAFIX? I've been reading how they really help the C6R {of which I own}.
De Lorme

December 30, 2011 08:24 PM Forum: Celestron

10" or 12" reflector on CGEM?

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, I have a CGEM with a C6R on it. Been looking at AT's 10"{29.5lbs}and their 12"{40.5lbs.} I'm fairly sure the 10" would work but would putting the 12" on be insane? I just look through the eyepiece. Tell me what I want to here I'll deal with reality later grin . Thanks for the advice. De Lorme

December 30, 2011 09:09 PM Forum: Mounts

CGEM max weight capacity

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, I have a CGEM that I would like to put either Astro Tech 10"{29.5}or {preferably} 12"{40.5 plus rings} reflector on.
I think the 10" would work. Would it be insane to put the 12" on?
I read there's a guy in Europe who put a 12" on his CGEM.
I will be using it for visual only. Thanks for the advice. De Lorme

May 19, 2012 08:03 AM Forum: Refractors

8" F/6 Refractor

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi Everybody, Iv'e read that a 8" F6 refractor on DSO and planets is mediocre. If someone here could confirm this {or not} I would
really appreciate it. As I'm desprate for a large refractor and
a 8" F/9 would not work on my CGEM. My main interest are GC and GX. How would the Moon,Sun and Jupiter fair. Thanks for your help.

De Lorme

June 30, 2012 02:43 PM Forum: Reflectors

Collimating a F/4 AT reflector

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, I need some help in collimating my 10" AT f/3.9 reflector. I centered the secondry under the focuser. Next I used the 3 outer screws to center the primary tabs into the secondary mirror. Last I centered the Primary using the primary ajusting nobs to the secomndary mirror. When I put the cross hair chelshire into the focuser the cross hairs do not line up with centered primary. I can center the secondary to the cross hair and than center the primary to the cross hair but when I do there's ony 2 tabs in the field of view. Am I getting the full use of the mirror when I do it this way. Is it better to just center the 3 tabs and then center the primary{with it's ajusting nob's}, and then do a star test? Thanks for your advice. De Lorme

December 15, 2012 11:30 AM Forum: Telescope Making

Mirror clips

Posted By De Lorme Broussard

Hi, Deos anbody know where to buy mirror clips for an old Odessey 17.5 mirror? The mirror is 1.5" thick.
Iv'e looked at a few home made cell designs but is there a specific one for a large mirror that can be easily made? Thanks for your help. De Lorme