A 60mm department store refractor started it all....
Quote:This is the first time I can say that I saw this happen..... in quite a few years in going to NEAF. The lack of any buzz in the forums here seems to bare that out.Perhaps it was just me........
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75 Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300 Messier Certificate # 2508 My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote: I wonder how many of us spent less this year?
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Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
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StephI'm in the fight! - Support Liver Disease Awareness10" RCX400 ~~ 4" TV102 ~~ WO ZS80FD ~~ PSTSerenity Observatory
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Quote:Wonder if would be best to have the show every two years?
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
Quote:Alan, please don't be discouraged by the negative comments. You have done a terrific job in bringing in all those vendors. It must be very hard to convince them to buy a spot at the show, take all the trouble to ship their stuff, pay all the sales tax and still discount the prices to the end users. Please keep up the good work!
Explora Dome information can be found here: www.exploradome.us Rodney Orion XT10g Canon XSi Extremely happy Explora Dome home observatory owner
Quote:I thought Saturday seemed as busy as I'd ever seen it, and it was my 6th year in a row attending.
Sunday seemed a little more subdued than usual, but it's always a slower day. But the weather was nice, and the solar observing was great!
Looking forward to NEAF 2013!
Quote:.....Sunday seemed a little more subdued than usual, but it's always a slower day. But the weather was nice, and the solar observing was great! ....
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
- Selsi 60mm f/13 Lunt 35mm Solar Scope Stellarvue SVR70ED
- Astronomy Technologies AT6RC Home-built Dobsonian with home-made mirror -
- 8" f/6.8 Unistar Deluxe on a surveyor's tripod
Quote:Boy you guys are tough! Attendance was up, Vendors are telling me they did better than ever.... I'm sorry if a company doesn't show up, as there are many reasons that could make that happen. Sickness,death, etc etc . So if you were disappointed, I'm sorry. The job is open anytime... next year think what you can do to help promote our amazing hobby and help me spread the word to our youth.....I saw more vendors enjoying themself more than ever before...
12" DSH 8" f/4 Vega MakNewt
Quote:I couldnt even get a price on that used Vega Maknewt I saw....LOL
Quote:I recognized several members of these forums, but not one of them introduced themselves. There seemed a lack of general friendliness.