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Posts Made By: Ivan Gastaldo

October 20, 2010 12:01 PM Forum: Comets

Hartley this morning

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Nice shot Steve! 8)

December 28, 2010 07:11 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

January 7, 2011 07:33 AM Forum: Reflectors

XT10g focuser mod for imaging or binoviewer

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

I believe you should be able to achieve focus if you find a way to move you primary mirror a bit closer... maybe a better idea than to fiddle-faddle with your tube & focuser assembly... (which would be more intrusive on your optical path) - food for thought... 8)

January 7, 2011 07:54 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Unbelievable Jupiter movie

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Had the pleasure to meet Damian in person at the Winter Star Party (Fla Keys), and he is a very cool, down to earth kind'a guy.
Nice to see that his success as a planetary imager and speaker at many of these events hasn't gotten to his head... 8)

February 2, 2011 08:40 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

c8 VS 6" achro

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

IMHO, I'd go the C8 route... no false color, larger aperture, longer F/L (but can be reduced with a reducer/corrector if needed) and much easier to handle (much shorter tube, less stress on the mount)...
At least I would try to verify that there are no blemishes on the mirror and lense coatings... if possible.

Clear skies to all,

February 3, 2011 07:39 AM Forum: Refractors

15" Obsession VS 5" ED Refractor

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Your 15" Obsession should do an awesome job on planets... 8)
I doubt very much you'll be able to match/beat your scope with a 5"/6" refractor...

February 8, 2011 01:15 PM Forum: Mounts

King Kong has Arrived

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Beautiful mount Jeff, congrats!
Enjoy it! 8)

February 9, 2011 06:56 AM Forum: No Holds Barred

Islamic freedom is...

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

We live in very troubling times... no doubt about it...
I'm most concerned about my kids & grandkids... what kind of a world are they going to be in? cwy

February 15, 2011 01:48 PM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

info on tweaking a 10" Dob

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Joseph, as everybody here already mentioned, if you could give us a bit more information about yourself, your scope, and what you feel needs tweaking, it would be very helpful...

Any pictures of your setup? 8)

February 25, 2011 07:08 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Mission STS-133

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

My trusty vehicles, for land & sea...