Mr. Stacy From: Seattle, WA Proud to be a Cloudy Nights Member since 9/15/02
* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Quote:They shipped the LX90 part (control board) I ordered last week.
Quote:Something to think about. Most young people (20s and 30s) are building careers and having families. Having children makes it hard to get out a lot to observe. Average age is important but it needs to be also collaborated with how long someone has been a telescope user. Getting people in their late 30s or 40s is okay as long as Astronomy as a hobby is growing and gaining new people.
TMB130SS 10" LX200GPS AT106LE Megrez 80II ED Triplet AT72ED Celestron 8" Edge HD Televue 85 Mewlon 250 ES AR152
Quote: ...there are presently around 10K people retiring everyday
World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
LX850 & Astronomy blog: http://lx850.tumblr.com
Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
Quote:Quote: ...there are presently around 10K people retiring everydayI am one of these, just now making my decisions on what to buy for the first time at age 61.I find there is a remarkable lack of media outreach among telescope manufacturers and amateur astronomers. It seems to be a relatively closed world of enthusiasts talking to enthusiasts. There is outreach, but it seems to appeal to individuals a few at a time, not using the power of mass media.
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AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO
Quote:Meade stock has risen sharply this week! 1.89 Keep going baby! Nice price to buy at if you like a little risk. Are there going to be any further reports for 2012 or is this 10-Q on 14-Jan the final one?
David Moody, FRAS 17.5" f/5 dob 10" f/10 SCT 5" f/8 refractor 80mm f/6 refractor 66mm f/6 refractor Plus a few others out of the rotation
Yes, I know Celestron is now a Chinese firm. Many of our optics are made in China. Still, seeing both these companies leave the U.S.? Horrible.
Scopes: 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newt, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Tak FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:Not sure what this might mean, but it looks like, if I'm reading this correctly, someone just purchased a tad over 6% of Meade...anyone more market savvy than I care to speculate?
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.