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Posts Made By: Joe Bergeron

May 2, 2005 04:11 AM Forum: Refractors

Re: My 1st Real Refractor

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Why should your SCT days be ending? Surely an SCT of any size can do things that no 80mm scope can, no matter how good it is.

June 26, 2005 09:18 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

Moderator Checks In

Posted By Joe Bergeron

I am reporting for duty as the moderator of this forum. Anyone who wishes to learn of my history with Astro-Physics should look here:

You will see that I am a humble visual observer and not much of an imager or astrophotographer. Nevertheless, I shall endeavor to adequately comprehend the comments of all you higher-tech AP guys.

By the way, I designed the artwork on all your AP shirts and hats.

Joe Bergeron

March 4, 2006 03:53 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

Sirius B

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Just thought I'd mention that I was finally able to see Sirius B through my 155mm EDT at the Winter Star Party last week. I first saw it in an 8" TEC apo, in which it was quite easy at around 500x. Knowing what to look for, I was then able to see it fairly consistently in my 155 at powers above 400X, a delicate point of light farther from the primary than I had expected. It was also visible through Sue French's 10" f/6 Dob.

October 20, 2006 06:32 PM Forum: Star Parties

Cherry Springs

Posted By Joe Bergeron

My local paper has a story about Cherry Springs State Park today:

March 9, 2007 12:20 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

Web Page

Posted By Joe Bergeron

I've added a bit to my world-renowned A-P web page if anyone is interested:

April 23, 2007 09:33 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

Re: AP160 -- Painted or Powdercoated?

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Who knows how they'll be finished by the time you get your scope? Maybe they'll be finished in holographic polymerized verterons by then.

April 29, 2007 02:57 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

Pics from NEAF

Posted By Joe Bergeron

140 on 900 mount. Scope in production now.

June 1, 2007 03:00 PM Forum: Astro-Physics


Posted By Joe Bergeron

Those of you who were at NEAF may remember an elegant creature named Casey Dee who wandered around interviewing people. This may already have been mentioned, but her interview with Astro-Physics is available here:

It's toward the end, right after her interview with some Sky & Telescope columnist.

June 18, 2007 07:02 PM Forum: Star Parties

Grand Canyon Star Party Pics

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Please share this link with whoever might be interested.

July 10, 2007 12:56 AM Forum: Reflectors

Celestron Omni XLT 150 Review

Posted By Joe Bergeron