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Posts Made By: Ivan Gastaldo

March 3, 2011 06:09 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Horsehead Narrowband

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

I think you got it! 8)
Excellent shot & colors.... wonderful! 8)

March 10, 2011 05:42 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky


Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Beautiful shot Jim!
Lovely detail!

March 10, 2011 05:53 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Can we defeat ET invaders?

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

What???? you guys did not watch Mel Gibson's "SIGNS" movie?
All we'll need is our SUPER-SOAKERS and some water!! wink

June 3, 2011 09:23 AM Forum: Landscape Photography

Hawaii from a Helicopter

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Thanks for sharing Harry!

May 17, 2005 10:35 AM Forum: Polls

Who wins?

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

I'm LOST IN SPACE on this one... 8)
NO CLUE whatsoever on what/who they are and what are we voting for... so, forgive me as I SKIP! wink

September 12, 2005 07:49 PM Forum: Polls

ATWB buying and selling used on AstroMart

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

No issues here Herb...

I asked to be put in the "pay per ad" group because I believe in supporting AM, since it is without a doubt the best resource not only of equipment, but knowledge too... and to me this last one is priceless.

If ATWB starts selling used equipment then so be it, after all nobody here is obligated to purchase. In the end I think "the purchaser" will have more options to choose from... that's all.

My .02 pesos... use them wisely! wink


November 4, 2005 01:22 PM Forum: Polls

Allow HOTMAIL and YAHOO on AstroMart

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Well, as much as I love the security we've had so far by not allowing these Free Email sites, we cannot be selfish, after all we must do whatever it takes to help Astromart stay operational...

If allowing these sites into Astromart is the way, then who are we to stop it from happening? I mean, we contribute, yes, but what rights do we have other than to be able to keep enjoying what's without a doubt the best site for us, Amateur Astronomers? (after all, it is free, right?)

IMHO, whatever Herb believes to be the best course of action to keep AM alive & kicking is OK with me... 8)

My .02 pesos... use them wisely! wink


July 13, 2008 07:59 AM Forum: Polls

You have to choose one for your backyard to help in the energy crisis

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

Well, being in South Florida ("The Sunshine State", as they call it), Solar Energy is available all year round, so it seems only "logical" to go this route.
So far, Solar Panels are still lacking the "efficiency" that we would like to see, but it is certainly a clean & natural way to pull energy without any resulting contaminants or possible dangers.

I've been thinking about setting up a panel or two on top of my observatory, to power up my equipment... hopefully soon. (money is tight at the moment)

Clear skies!

September 8, 2008 07:05 PM Forum: Polls

October 8, 2009 06:33 AM Forum: Polls

My favorite sport to watch is ...

Posted By Ivan Gastaldo

I particularly love Motocross, watching and doing... 8) (even though I have not done it in 15 years)
As a side note, yesterday I was watching Mountain Bike World Championship, and man, that was awesome!