Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
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
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
7" F5.7 Mark Harry mirror dob (self made) TMB 6MM, 8,13 Ethos, 22T4, 27 Pan, Meade 36QX 10" F5 Swayze refigured mirror waiting for a home
Too much astronomy junk, the CFO is getting irritated.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Current: Borg 89ED; Borg 125SD; Kasai XWV 32mm; Nagler T5 20mm, Docter 12.5mm; Tak UW 7 mm; Pentax XW 3.5mm & XO 2.5mm; Nagler 3-6mm; DiscMounts DM-4; Wimberley SideMount; Vixen GP; Lumicon UHC.
Pentax XL 10.5mm, 14mm
Meade 5000 SWA 34mm, 28mm, 24mm, 20mm
Televue Plossls 21mm, 17mm,
Televue Nagler T1 7mm
Orion Ultrascopic 30mm
Celestron Ultima 18mm
U.O. Orthoscopic HD6mm, HD9mm, HD12mm
Televue 2x Barlow
U.O. Klee 2.8x Barlow
Lumicon OIII, Baader Contrast Booster, DGM NPB 2 inch, Celestron OIII 2 inch
Pentax 10x50 WPII Binos
Celestron Nexstar 40mm
Orion Sirius Plossl 32mm
Meade 5000 Plossl 20mm
Celestron 2x Barlow
CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
Quote: for Agena Astro.Ordered on Black Fri. Arrived Cyber Monday.
Quote:Quote: for Agena Astro.Ordered on Black Fri. Arrived Cyber Monday. AGREED!!............HANDS DOWN!! THE BEST customer service I have received from ANY vendor for quite some time, BAR NONE.There are a couple others on here that get "top billing" that I did not have such a good experience with, can't say that about "Agena Astro" at all. The others just lost a customer.........course, you can't lose what you didn't work hard enough to get in the first place...................
Quote:"Specialty" (boutique) vendors: Astro-Physics for very professional sales and service (real straight shooters) and Discmounts, because Tom Peters will go out of his way to be helpful, not only before a sale but also long after it. Bob Luffel at Alpine-Astro is also a great guy to deal with. Ken Hugett at Solarscope on Isle of Man has to be my favorite non-USA vendor for after sale service - Serge Antonov at AstroDevices is another. Its always great to talk with the guys who basically own the company, make/use the innovative products they sell and welcome some feedback.General astro vendors: Astronomics, OPT and a big thumbs-up for Agena Astro. Favorite "big box" astro/binoc vendors: Hayneedle, Eagle-Optics, Adorama and B&H. Sometimes you just need a better price or easier terms (when they offer them).