Celestron C4-R 102mm achromat Celeston Nexstar 6SE SCT Meade 80mm APO Triplet Televue NP-101 Televue TV-85 Vixen A70Lf Vixen A80Mf Vixen A80M William Optics 66mm Zenithstar Patriot Celestron CG4 EQ mount Explore Scientific Twilight 2 AZ mount Televue Gibraltar 5 Vixen Portamount
Kit 'Don’t worry about what telescope you own, or its quality. Just get out under the night sky, and enjoy God’s wondrous universe.' - Thomas M Back
Quote:In my own businesses, I learned the key to customer satisfaction was to UNDER promise and OVER deliver.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:I finally received a tracking number so I should have the mount by Friday.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Quote:Or perhaps the little elves in the far east actually making much of this gear are missing their deadlines, causing the middle-men selling it in the US to likewise miss their deadlines.With the global recession in full sway, many manufacturing companies, such as those making astro-gear in China, have cut back production. Flagging demand makes sustaining supply a silly proposition. Cut a shift here and a shift there, prioritize projects that are yielding higher volumes and margins, etc.It's even worse when you're just a pass-through; you have neither control nor up-to-date information. Patience and a grain of salt are useful in these cases.Regards,Jim
C8HD CG5 EQ
Quote:Interesting design, it looks like it has potential to be motorised. United Optics dual helical mount Hope it works well out the box, will be awaiting your first slew report.
12.5 Astrosystems Dob, Lockwood optics, ServoCat 12.5 Custom dob, Jerry Wilkinson/ Galaxy Optics Stellarvue 115 refractor Lunt 60DS
Quote:Frank, with the Unistar I take it you can lock it down so when changing out eyepieces the scope doesn't suddenly pitch forward or backward depending on how it's balanced?
Quote:Quote:Frank, with the Unistar I take it you can lock it down so when changing out eyepieces the scope doesn't suddenly pitch forward or backward depending on how it's balanced?Yes, and it's really easy to lock down with the twist of a knob. If you're careful, you can even do so without knocking the scope off its target. The only caveat is that if you're using heavy EPs with a nose-heavy scope, you really do need to lock it down when changing EPs.