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Posts Made By: John Kuhl

November 17, 2003 07:21 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Orion Atlas mount

Posted By John Kuhl

Hey Vince, Nick is using this mount with his Tak FS 128 and he is very happy with it. Jose also has one of these mounts and he likes it a lot.

November 20, 2003 03:58 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Apo's ???

Posted By John Kuhl

Inch for inch nothing gives a better view than a good APO.

November 23, 2003 07:32 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Coatings statement!

Posted By John Kuhl

Galaxy, Astro-Physics and I could name a lot more use enhanced coatings on their mirrors.

November 25, 2003 03:41 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

What type of finish?

Posted By John Kuhl

If you use semi gloss polyurethane instead of gloss it will give you more of that hand rubbed look. Most of the big dob makers use poly, Obsession and Starmaster come to mind.

December 11, 2003 04:01 PM Forum: Telescope Making

What kind of wood suitable for wood tripod legs ?

Posted By John Kuhl

Takahashi uses African Mohogany.

January 6, 2004 04:06 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best 4" APO

Posted By John Kuhl

All of the 4" APOs that have been talked about are great,you would probably be happy with any one of them. I think that the Tak FS102 is most likely the the best deal right now, if money is a issue.

January 8, 2004 04:16 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best scope for $10,000

Posted By John Kuhl

I would get a 20" Starmaster with goto.

January 19, 2004 07:14 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Premium 2" ep

Posted By John Kuhl

I would go with the 31 Nagler. I have yet to see a eyepiece in this range beat it.

January 24, 2004 11:03 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Best ocular arounf 18mm and widest FOV

Posted By John Kuhl

If it were me I would go with the 16 T5 Nagler. This is a great eyepiece, and is the best eyepiece in this range. Other eyepieces in this range that are good also would be the 18 Radian and 19 Panoptic.

January 24, 2004 11:15 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Looking for Honest Opinions

Posted By John Kuhl

The best views of the planets I have ever seen were through my friends 12.5" Starmaster. D&G refractors are great. The big advantage with the APO will be very little or no false color. If false color is a issue with you, get a APO. If it isn't stick with the D&G.