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Started by Kevin Barker, 05/15/2005 03:46PM
Posted 05/15/2005 03:46PM | Edited 05/15/2005 03:46PM Opening Post
Dr Lalk

Thank you for putting your name forward.

I look forward to riveting discussion on all things Zeiss.

Best regards

Kevin Barker

Posted 05/15/2005 07:13PM #1
Indeed, thank you for stepping up to the plate.

Walter

Walter Locke
"The Fearless Spectator"

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman
US educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)



Posted 05/16/2005 11:09AM #2
Dear Kevin and Walter,

and of course Dear all Zeiss lovers.

I would like to introduce myself a little bit to the forum.

I am 32 years old and work as an assitant professor for Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Greifswald.

Beside my research on species inside the ocean I love to observe the sky; contrasts attract each other.

I started with astronomy in 1985 when my father traveled with me to the big Zeiss store in Berlin (former East Germany). They had everything one can dream of: AS100/1000's on Ib mounts; Telementors; Telemators and two Meniscas 180/1800. Of course nearly noone in the former GDR could buy such telescopes - but dream of them. And see them in a store; that is no longer possible cwy .

I found a small parcel under my christmas tree that year with the C50/540 objective and two Huygens eyepieces and together my father and me built my first telescope which I still own and use.

Through the years a Telementor, an APQ100/640, an APQ130/1000 and last weekend an ED80/840 "PRESTO" came to me and with these telescopes also my affinity and love to Zeiss telescopes and accessories. And of course I became interessted in the history of development of astronomical equipment at Zeiss. In 1996 I could privatly visit the Zeiss factory in Jena and see how the put together all pieces of astronomical equipment for the amateur; it's a pity...

I hope I can bring my addiction to Zeiss to many astronomers on Astromart and will do my best to be a scout in this forum. If I can help I will do my best.

Herb was so kind to give a second job to me :-) - if you have any German questions please have a look at that forum!

Best,
Michael