I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote: Quote:Read it from the original source:www.stellarvue.com/about.html when I read it in the last paragraph from the link, I see they are speaking about dealers, not individuals, who will resell their knocked off designs.so they won't persue "anyone" only u.s. dealers who, without knowledge, are purchasing with the intent to resell patent pending designs that are not licensed.
Quote:Read it from the original source:www.stellarvue.com/about.html
Quote: Smoke and mirrors
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:Doing a search on the US patent office website yields zero patents in the name of Stellarvue or Victor Maris.
Quote:Quote: Smoke and mirrors totally agreed.
Quote:Quote:Quote: Smoke and mirrors totally agreed. .. but then it'd be a reflector.. -Pete
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote: Anyway it seems this thread is getting off topic. This is thread is about Bill Burgess. In my experience Bill Burgess seemed to often have unrealistic expectations about what was possible and that got him into trouble but I think his mistakes and errors were honest mistakes, he simply "bit off more than he could chew."And he did have some notable successes, the Burgess Optical/TMB planetary eyepiece series was probably his greatest. These were the first decent short focal length, decent eye relief eyepieces on the market, at least the first I ever saw and I still use mine the majority of the nights I view from my backyard.Jon
Bill The opinions expressed herein are solely mine as an amateur astronomer hobbyist & consumer. Information herein was correlated from experience, discussions with others, & research from multiple sources freely available at time of posting. All reasonable care & skill was used, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, & liability cannot be accepted for errors/omissions. This is for information only and not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.
Quote:Is there any reality to it though? I've never heard of anyone trying to import the same stuff and getting attacked by Stellervue as a result, has it happened?
Quote: In my experience Bill Burgess seemed to often have unrealistic expectations about what was possible and that got him into trouble but I think his mistakes and errors were honest mistakes, he simply "bit off more than he could chew." And he did have some notable successes...
Stellarvue 80ED (2.5" focuser)Stellarvue 102BV (Feather Touch focuser)
Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQBurgess 1278 (MoonLite CF2B focuser)Hardin 10-inch Dob (GSO Crayford Focuser)7x50 BinocularsThe heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Quote:I, too had some bad experiences with Bill- you'll find one of my complaints on file with the BBB there.... but it was finally resolved, took about a year to get my money back.
Quote: Quote:I, too had some bad experiences with Bill- you'll find one of my complaints on file with the BBB there.... but it was finally resolved, took about a year to get my money back. I was one who went the ordeal of the 102F/6. The promise of a scope in month, the stories and delays, the arrival of a nice scope but with seriously flawed optics about a year later, the promise of an upgraded objective to fit flawed 102F/6, I have told this story before. I eventually replaced the objective with one from an Orion Astroview 100mm F/6 and had some fun times with the scope. I called it "the Burion."To Bill and Tammy's credit, one day, two years after the original order, after it was quite clear that Burgess was not going to have replacement objectives , I received a credit to my account for the $200 the scope cost. I never asked for it, it just happened.When I no longer needed the scope, I passed it on to someone to use doing outreach in the heartlands of Ugranda... I hope it is still out there doing its thing.Jon(Burion and an ED-80 looking at Venus in the sunrise)
Quote:I also had one of those 1026 (4"F6) achros. The original issue as Bill described it before he shipped out the scopes was yellow flaring around brighter objects. The apparent cause was a bad figure on the outer edge of the lens.
Tal 200K Klevtsov, Tal 2M, Tal 1, Tal M, Tal Alcor, Burgess 90mm Fluorite, PZO T50x70, Carton 60/1000. Too many eyepieces and mounts.