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#1 Kurt Mihalco

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

How about someone attending the show post some vendor photos here? I'd like to see what TEC is showing.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

TEC had a reflecting astrograph and the 110 FL. He didn't even have an eyepiece along. A little odd.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:09 AM

TEC had a reflecting astrograph and the 110 FL. He didn't even have an eyepiece along. A little odd.


I don't think its odd at all. Have you ever been to NEAF? Its indoors, in a community college field house (think basketball arena). Most of the telescopes on display do not have eyepieces.

On the back of the TEC astrograph was a FLI camera. In order to have an eyepiece on this telescope with the camera, you would need a somewhat sophisticated beam splitter and even then its doubtful it would come to focus visually. The 110FL was on a camera tripod sitting on a table.

This was TEC's first NEAF and they drove all the way from Golden CO. Yuri brought three other staff members with him. They talked to alot of people, answered a lot of questions...

It was a rather lackluster NEAF, with no big announcements. I've been to 18 of the 21 and the last several as a vendor working in the Mag1 (Portaball) booth. Along with the AP 175 the TEC astrograph was highlight of the show.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:14 AM

Here are some posted yesterday.



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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

There was an Ethos in the TEC 180 at the Discmount stand. The views (of the RCC lights, admittedly) were terrific.

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