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Posts Made By: Joe Bergeron

June 2, 2004 02:31 PM Forum: Star Parties

Grand Canyon Star Party

Posted By Joe Bergeron

I expect to be at the south rim for the duration, along with Elaine Osborne and her granddaughter Laura.

Joe Bergeron

July 23, 2004 05:38 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Survey - Taking this from another angle

Posted By Joe Bergeron

70mm Pronto or 89mm Questar.

September 20, 2004 05:19 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

larger dobs and finders

Posted By Joe Bergeron

I think every telescope benefits from an optical finder, even smaller ones. Just last night I was using my 92mm refractor to look for a faint cluster with only the help of a Rigel Quikfinder. Even though I knew the cluster's location to within a degree or so, I had to hunt around quite a while with only the imprecise guidance of the Rigel. With an optical finder in addition I could have zeroed in on the correct starfield much more easily. Right angle correct image finders are the best.

October 25, 2004 10:48 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Coronado Newsflash!

Posted By Joe Bergeron

I hear that the image is being carefully tuned to be Meade blue.

November 6, 2004 06:07 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Using a cheshire eyepiece on a refractor

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Tape a piece of paper over the opening of the Cheshire, which will diffuse the light.

November 19, 2004 03:40 PM Forum: Astro-Physics

Help me with the paint scheme

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Roland...if you promise to quit messing around with Photoshop, I promise not to try to make any telescopes.

December 16, 2004 03:04 PM Forum: Refractors

Where does all that dust come from?

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Maybe your dust consists of tiny particles from the flocking.

June 29, 2005 06:41 PM Forum: Star Parties

GCSP Reports

Posted By Joe Bergeron

Some pictures available here:

Joe Bergeron

September 20, 2005 09:51 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Double cluster with 160EDF and ST11000

Posted By Joe Bergeron

That's a pretty strange looking image, Roland. The stars (the white ones anyway) all appear to be about the same brightness, giving the impression of a field of speckles rather than stars. It looks more like the result of manipulating the Photoshop noise filter than an astrophoto. Just my perspective as a space artist...

October 8, 2005 07:24 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

TV-76/TV-85 vs. 6" Reflector w/Royce Mirror

Posted By Joe Bergeron

The 6" will absolutely outperform either of those refractors. It's a huge aperture advantage.