Re: [ap-ug] 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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