Re: [ap-ug] Binoviewer question and yet another new member


Mar 17, 2000

 


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#867 Mar 17, 2000

Just wanted to introduce myself, although I recognize several names

here from saa.



I am the proud new owner of a brand spankin' new 130 EDT (f/8).

After a year and a half on the waiting list I got a voicemail message

about a month ago from Marj Christen telling me my name had come up.

Well, imagine my surprise when I called back expecting to put down a

50% deposit and was told that no, it was ready NOW. Of course I

ordered it.

The downside was that it may be awhile before it gets first light,

because now I can't afford a mount for it yet! That's ok though since

I have a 14.5" Starmaster to keep me occupied in the meantime.



Doug Culbertson

Midway, FL



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#868 Mar 17, 2000

That's some serious hard luck, not having the mount. You might want to rent

out the scope in the meantime to raise funds for the mount! g>



and ducking as I slink away...>



Ron



-----Original Message-----

From: Doug Culbertson [mailto:dculber403@...]

Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 3:49 PM

To: ap-ug@...

Subject: [ap-ug] Another new member





Just wanted to introduce myself, although I recognize several names

here from saa.



I am the proud new owner of a brand spankin' new 130 EDT (f/8).

After a year and a half on the waiting list I got a voicemail message

about a month ago from Marj Christen telling me my name had come up.

Well, imagine my surprise when I called back expecting to put down a

50% deposit and was told that no, it was ready NOW. Of course I

ordered it.

The downside was that it may be awhile before it gets first light,

because now I can't afford a mount for it yet! That's ok though since

I have a 14.5" Starmaster to keep me occupied in the meantime.



Doug Culbertson

Midway, FL





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#869 Mar 18, 2000

Doug,



I'm new to the list as well. I have not received notice for my AP yet,

but I love refractors and reading about AP's.



I have had a similar nightmare about getting notice before I have all

the funds saved. If the scope is available before the money for the

mount is there, I figure I will build a wooden alt-az mount to hold me

over. I think it would be too hard to wait for first light.



Good luck and congrats on the scope,

Chase





"doug culbertson" dculber40-@...> wrote:

original article:www.egroups.com/group/ap-ug/?start=867 > Just wanted to introduce myself, although I recognize several names

> here from saa.

>

> I am the proud new owner of a brand spankin' new 130 EDT (f/8).

> After a year and a half on the waiting list I got a voicemail message

> about a month ago from Marj Christen telling me my name had come up.

> Well, imagine my surprise when I called back expecting to put down a

> 50% deposit and was told that no, it was ready NOW. Of course I

> ordered it.

> The downside was that it may be awhile before it gets first light,

> because now I can't afford a mount for it yet! That's ok though since

> I have a 14.5" Starmaster to keep me occupied in the meantime.

>

> Doug Culbertson

> Midway, FL

>



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#874 Mar 18, 2000

In a message dated 3/18/2000 10:03:25 AM, cmcniss@... writes:



< I have had a similar nightmare about getting notice before I have all

the funds saved. If the scope is available before the money for the

mount is there, I figure I will build a wooden alt-az mount to hold me

over. I think it would be too hard to wait for first light. >>



I believe that when they call to offer you the chance to order a product, you

only have to fork over a deposit of 50%, not the entire sum. This should give

you some months to accumulate the rest.



Joe Bergeron



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#988 Apr 7, 2000

In a message dated 04/07/2000 7:05:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

tleiden@... writes:

> Glad I found this group. Just received my 400 GTO mount and Iam

> waiting for the notification to begin for the refractors. I have

> been on the notification list for the 130 EDFS for over 1 year. I

> have been in astronomy for about 5 yrs and owned several telescopes.

> I started with the Pronto but aperture fever took me away from

> refractors but experience with SCTs and reflectors proved refractors

> are what I want. I started reading all the archives and just wanted

> to say hello. Thanks in advance for your corp knowledge and help.

> Tom Leidenheimer

>

>



Welcome Tom! May your 130AP wait be a short one.



Regards, Jeff Vickers



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#993 Apr 9, 2000

Hi Tom,



I'd love to hear your impressions of the TMB 180mm f/9's peformance. Good

luck with it!





Best,

John







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#994 Apr 9, 2000

In a message dated 4/9/00 1:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

demary@... writes:



< I had intended to remove the corrector lens for lower power (we were

at f/10), but the bayonet mount did not seem to want to unscrew, and

I did not want to force it. Does the entire bayonet mount on the

binoview unscrew, or does only the inner part come out?? >>



Tom: Just the thin black cell/lens unit unscrews. The silver (male) part of

the bayonet remains. Joe Jones



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#995 Apr 9, 2000

Hi Tom:

>I am curious if the "learning curve" for fusion was real. It seemed

>that after peering into the viewer a few times, fusion was

>instantaneous.



The first time I used a binocular viewer it took a little while for me to be

able to fuse the image as well, but since then no problems.

>Does the entire bayonet mount on the

>binoview unscrew, or does only the inner part come out??



Yes it does. If you hold the binocular viewer so that the bayonet is facing

you it unscrews in a counter-clockwise direction. Once it is off it

shouldn't be too hard to remove the 1.25x corrector.



Clear Skies,



Eric Jamison



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#997 Apr 10, 2000

--- In ap-ug@egroups.com, "John J. Kasianowicz" surpher@e...> wrote: > Hi Tom,

>

> I'd love to hear your impressions of the TMB 180mm f/9's

> peformance. Good luck with it!



Thanks. Nobody is more anxious than me to learn of my impressions!

There may be one at TSP, if the deliveries remain on schedule.



I'll post a general review at s.a.a. after I take delivery. I

should be able to set up next to an AP 7" this summer, and perhaps

those impressions would be more appropriate for this group.





Thanks Rich, Eric, and Joe for your comments about the binoviewer.

Perhaps a better question is has *anyone* tried it at f/9 without

the corrector?



Tom



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