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#101 Joe Cipriano

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

You can reverse engineer the guide by looking at the booth number on the map and then looking the numbers up in the alphabetical list... :poke:


Um, yeah - already figured that one out. Gets interesting with the larger vendors - did they have two or three slots? Guide doesn't list "426-428" - just the lowest slot number.
I was also doing this at 3am this morning - cut me some slack, woman... :slap:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

IDA had the booth next to Wally.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Here's the Lunt team outside with their awesome solar scopes


The unbelievable solar scope array was one of the best sun gazing experiences of my life! And, I own a Lunt double stack 60! Blew me away and everyone else, too!!

The group responsible was the Charlie Bates solar observing outreach project. Dan Cook had the triple line up of scopes with two Explore Scientific scopes set up differnt ways and the 100 mm Lunt, to boot! One achro Explore was outfitted with a Lunt white light Hershel wedge. (Top) Middle scope is the Lunt 100 HA scope and the bottom was a Calcium K setup on another Explore. On the side was Dan's Lunt 80 double stack that has two pressure tuned etalons in series with each other! First time seeing this scope for me.

Next to Dan was Randy and Pam Shivak with the most incredible solar set up I have ever looked through! A 152 AP apo with a .5 A Daystar running at high magnification and below it was their 152 Lunt HA scope. Fantastic!

Off to the left was Alan Traino's 230mm Lunt HA super scope! No words can describe this amazing telescope. The largest commercially available, Lunt has to be the solar scope innovators of all time. They had the stage and did not miss the mark in awing the crowd! Especially me!

Here's a link to the Charlie Bates Project. An interesting story by itself! http://www.charliebates.org/

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

Thanks for this post and these excellent shots! :bow:

Cheers,

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

OK, folks - here's the last of my ASAE pics.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Apogee:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hutech:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Nice Borg 125 SD at the Hutech booth.
I love Borg - the Transformer of scopes:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

AstroTrac:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

The AstroTrac Travel System. Everything fits in the pier, which fits in the bag. Not cheap (~$1900), but very slick.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

Olivon and TSS:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Encore performance - the AP 175 Starfire and 1600; Marj Christen in the background:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

... and if you were thinking of getting it for Christmas...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

... and their "toys".

I want.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

AP Mach 1 with the 130GT:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

OPT & Craig Weatherwax:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

The Lunar suit display:

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That's it from me, folks. I know I missed a bunch of stuff - my apologies to all. I'll do a better job next year.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

And the last line:

Getting notified by AP: Priceless!

-Rich

... and if you were thinking of getting it for Christmas...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

Thanks for the pics Joe, and others!! I'll get around to posting a few as I empty off some memory cards. I made a cameo in the one shot, thank you for photoshopping my tongue back in my mouth as I walked by the CDK17:-D

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

I happen to have a copy of the program with the booth numbers if anyone's still interested. I will try to post it here. If not - get me an email address via PM and I will shoot it over to anyone who's curious.

Great show and thanks for all the pics Joe!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Thanks, Steve. It was a sincere pleasure to meet you.
Hope to run in to you next year.

Ron - my pleasure, sir.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Wow- there are a lot of people I still didn't meet. We'll just have to have a rematch, next year!

-Rich






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