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Posts Made By: John Pratt

April 1, 2015 05:21 PM Forum: Mounts

Eq mounts

Posted By John Pratt

I'm in the market for an Eq mount and I can't decide between the Orion Atlas Pro and the Celstron CGEM. Does anyone have two cents to throw in ? Both the same price . Thanks. John Pratt

April 4, 2015 04:41 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Celestron off axis

Posted By John Pratt

I'm thinking of buying the Celestron off axis to put on my 8SE. Anyone used this with success? Any pitfalls. I'm planing to use a Starshoot Pro which I gather is quite sensitive. Thanks , John

April 7, 2015 10:35 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Photoshop

Posted By John Pratt

Can anyone give me a quick hand on photoshop. I'm confused on the one that I need. Is it CS6 or is there a cheaper one that works without unneeded bells and whistles. Thanks

May 11, 2015 12:59 PM Forum: Refractors

Scope comparison

Posted By John Pratt

I 'm looking to go to an APO for some Photo work and am confused by the great number of options!
Any ideas on explore Scientific 102 or 127 vs. Meade 115 ? (Or any other !). Thanks

August 18, 2015 02:07 PM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

Equitorial mounts

Posted By John Pratt

This , I realize, is probably the dumbest question of the year! I've done a bunch of playing with alt/az mounts but now I'm interested in doing some astro photo. SO- I bought a nice equitorial mount and am in the process of doing a good Polar Align. Knowing that, as soon as I have this done, I will rarely put an eye piece on it I'm not worried . BUT. , if someone wanted to do this visually, how in hell would they??

When I finally get to a star it may easily be that the eyepiece is upside down and I'd have to lay on my back amongst the tripod to look through the eyepiece.!!

How do people do this visually????? Ignorant in Vermont

August 18, 2015 04:22 PM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

Equitorial mounts

Posted By John Pratt

After posting I just realized that with a Refractor it wouldn't matter. Only a problem with Reflector

July 22, 2020 07:53 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Classifieds

Posted By John Pratt

Why!!! Every time  I try to put a saved  image from my IPad it always is inverted!                                                                       

July 22, 2020 07:54 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Classified adds

Posted By John Pratt

Why!!! Every time  I try to put a saved  image from my IPad it always is inverted!                                                                       

July 22, 2020 07:54 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Classified adds

Posted By John Pratt

Why!!! Every time  I try to put a saved  image from my IPad it always is inverted!                                                                       

July 22, 2020 07:54 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Classified adds

Posted By John Pratt

Why!!! Every time  I try to put a saved  image from my IPad it always is inverted!