Rodger EON 80 Tak TSA-102 EON 120 Orion Apex 127mm Meade AR6 Tak FS-152 Celestron Nexstar 6SE and 8SE Celestron 9.25" SCT Meade 10" LX50 Celestron 11" SCT Celestron 14" SCT 16" Teeter/Zambuto 20" f/5 Obsession Classic Zeiss Conquest HD 10X42 Astro Physics Premium 15X70 Oberwork 20X80 Deluxe III Oberwork BT 100-45 Complete set of Baader Genuine Orthos Zeiss Diascope eyepiece 12mm, 68AFOV, Great eye relief (sharpest, highest contrast eyepiece I own, just awesome) etc., etc.
Theoretical Amateur Astronomer (currently without scope)
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
I want to do more then just look.
Cliff Mygatt Astronomical League Master Observer
Astronomical League Lunar II & Constellation Hunter programs national coordinator President, Olympic Astronomical Society Bremerton, WA
Orion XT12i Fully flocked with Zambuto Mirror, Protostar quartz secondary and Moonlite CR focuser
Meade 8" LX10 SCT Fully Flocked with Magellan I DSCs
Orion 120mm and William Optics 80mm Refractors Ethos 21mm,17mm,13mm,10mm,8mm,6mm,4.7mm,3.7mm Nagler 31mm and paracorr type 1
Quote:They've done this before.
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars
Celestron Omni XLT 102ED • Celestron CPC‑800 GPS • Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian
"Relax, don't worry! Have a homebrew!" - Charlie Papazian
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:What I didn't like, more than the dumb fake "dun" notices
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:I have a Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia from the early 1980’s. For years I use to receive the annual yearbooks and the science yearbooks because I enjoyed the light reading. I always promptly paid the invoice for the yearbooks. By the year 2000 I tired of reading the yearbooks and right after receiving the year 2000 yearbooks, I decided to inform Funk & Wagnalls via a formal letter that in the future I no longer want them to send me any more yearbooks. Even though I sent the letter, the following year they sent me a 2001 yearbook. I promptly returned the yearbook to Funk & Wagnalls along with a second letter explaining that a year previous I had already sent them a letter asking them to stop sending me the yearbooks. I even personally paid for the return postage of the book via certified mail to be certain that they received the unwanted book I was sending back. After another 6 months, I began getting statements from Funk & Wagnalls that I still owed them the money for the returned book. After another 6 months, I received a letter from a collection agency advising that if I don’t pay for the book legal action will be taken against me. I then sent Funk & Wagnalls copies of the letters that I had previously sent them along with a copy of the U.S. Post office record that the book had been returned to them. I asked them to inform their collection agency that the account is settled. That still didn’t stop the letters from the collection agency. After several more threatening letters from the collection agency each getting more intense, I decided enough is enough. I finally took all my records with me to an attorney to assist me so that the collection agency would not hurt my credit. Shortly after that I received a letter of apology from the collection agency but none from Funk & Wagnalls. That was about 10 years ago and I still am bitter over the fact that it took an attorney to settle the situation. Although a different publisher, Astronomy magazine has been sending unsolicited DVD’s for a several years now. There have been few other threads relating to this problem. In all those threads, I haven’t read any posts that publisher of Astronomy magazine has resorted to using a collection agency; but these threads certainly remind me of the experience I had with Funk & Wagnalls. I don’t subscribe to Astronomy magazine.