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NEAF 2012.....
      #4534546 - 04/21/11 02:44 PM

Had an awesome time at the 2011 show. Getting ready already. Have some good ideas to make the booth even better. I can't wait to see what Alan has in store for us next year.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Astronomics]
      #4534548 - 04/21/11 02:45 PM

How about Astronaut John Grunsfeld...

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4534641 - 04/21/11 03:22 PM

How about Brian May and his good friend Sir Patrick???

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Moggi1964]
      #4534708 - 04/21/11 03:44 PM

Sir Patrick doesnt fly...... We could send him a cruise ship to pick him up.......

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4534822 - 04/21/11 04:40 PM

Only 360 days to go, can't wait

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4534953 - 04/21/11 05:54 PM

Quote:

Sir Patrick doesnt fly...... We could send him a cruise ship to pick him up.......



Well we have time


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Moggi1964]
      #4535026 - 04/21/11 06:22 PM

We will be there!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #4535119 - 04/21/11 07:07 PM

I will try my hardest to be there!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4535348 - 04/21/11 08:53 PM

Mindy and I are already making the plans....

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Jason B]
      #4535836 - 04/22/11 03:58 AM

Booking my hotel room.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Dain]
      #4536139 - 04/22/11 09:40 AM

Think I'd miss it?? NO WAY!!!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: BCB]
      #4536390 - 04/22/11 11:41 AM

I've already booked my room...

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Rusty]
      #4536964 - 04/22/11 04:20 PM

Hope to be there too...
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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Hypnotist]
      #4537028 - 04/22/11 04:48 PM

Date??

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4537304 - 04/22/11 06:46 PM

Quote:

Date??




Bring your own - we don't supply them.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #4537331 - 04/22/11 07:01 PM

Quote:

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Date??




Bring your own - we don't supply them.







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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4537405 - 04/22/11 07:30 PM

Booking a hotel for a month will cut back on what I can buy at the show!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4538268 - 04/23/11 08:07 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Date??




Bring your own - we don't supply them.












Scott.. One word.. Cactus.....


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: BCB]
      #4539774 - 04/23/11 10:02 PM

...I'll be there again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #4539962 - 04/23/11 11:29 PM

Alan, how about Geoffrey Marcy for 2012. I believe he was at PATS last year. He is famous for discovering more extrasolar planets than anyone else.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Marcy


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4541292 - 04/24/11 03:34 PM

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Sir Patrick doesnt fly...... We could send him a cruise ship to pick him up.......




He was heard to say to a friend, "Evol...ahem....Aeronautics....its only a theory!"



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: jedimasterk]
      #4576776 - 05/12/11 07:27 AM

I am very happy to announce the dates for the 2012 NEAF show

APRIL 28th and APRIL 29th 2012 Be there



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4576866 - 05/12/11 08:50 AM

Only 352 days away.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4576904 - 05/12/11 09:18 AM

I will be there Alan. Thanks.... I must book my flight immediately

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bilgebay]
      #4577080 - 05/12/11 10:46 AM

I am coming. Thanks for doing this for the hobby. You rock Alan!!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #4577333 - 05/12/11 12:54 PM Attachment (80 downloads)

Will Do!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Awesomelenny]
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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: BCB]
      #4578314 - 05/12/11 10:21 PM

Is it here yet?

Is it here yet?

Is it here yet?


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Steph]
      #4578926 - 05/13/11 09:18 AM






ok,i'll start Monday oh i did already


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4636407 - 06/13/11 12:03 AM

> APRIL 28th and APRIL 29th 2012

That's the weekend after the Texas Star Party. Thanks for allowing enough time to get back and still make the Friday night open bar reception.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: jedimasterk]
      #4641945 - 06/16/11 11:41 AM

I would like to say "Happy Birthday" To my assistant Stephen
Hettinger, Without you ,I don't know what i would do.....
Thanks for everything sir...Enjoy your day!!!



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4642091 - 06/16/11 12:54 PM

Happy birthday, Stephen! (We know who *really* does all the work at NEAF.... )



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4691830 - 07/14/11 10:39 AM

I hope I can make it this year.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4708681 - 07/23/11 02:02 PM

Seems soooo far away still....

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: BCB]
      #4709418 - 07/23/11 10:07 PM

Getting closer - must do laundry soon....

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Rusty]
      #4857692 - 10/12/11 02:09 PM

Only 199 more days to go.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #4858319 - 10/12/11 09:07 PM

Ah, but who's counting?

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First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #4859156 - 10/13/11 12:38 PM

And for your first taste of what's in store for NEAF 2012

Dr Steele Hill NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory

Dr Mark Clampin Goddard's head project scientist for the James Webb Space telescope

The movie "Saving Hubble" by film director David Gaynes.

a 3 hour hand's on solar workshop with Mr Stephen Ramsden .
using his equipment and your computer! Attendees will take raw images with his equipment,which they will record on a flash drive and then go inside and learn the tricks of the trade.......bring your computer!

And you know me......much more to follow.......


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4867202 - 10/18/11 06:08 AM

Nice.. Oughta be a great workshop with Stephen..

Still aways away.. Getting closer...


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: BCB]
      #4869420 - 10/19/11 01:03 PM

Starting to pack up my suitcase!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #4875162 - 10/23/11 12:13 AM Attachment (60 downloads)

Happy Birthday to Alan (MR. NEAF)!!!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #4876279 - 10/23/11 05:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Alan!!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #4876377 - 10/23/11 06:38 PM

Happy Bday Alan! Hope you're having a great one!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4876495 - 10/23/11 07:51 PM Attachment (41 downloads)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN!!!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #4876864 - 10/23/11 11:56 PM

Happy Birthday! I'm cheap, so just enjoy Lenny's cake...

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First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #4881180 - 10/26/11 11:23 AM

The 1st annual Cloudy Nights Classic Telescope Display at NEAF 2012
Please look in the Classic Telescope forum for the details....

Alan


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4890803 - 10/31/11 06:58 PM

Quote:

The 1st annual Cloudy Nights Classic Telescope Display at NEAF 2012
Please look in the Classic Telescope forum for the details....


Alan




Looks like we might have a 5" Unitron for everyone to see!


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4894958 - 11/02/11 11:50 PM

Couldn't find the thread in Classic. I'll plan to bring my '81 orange C5.

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Dain]
      #4895681 - 11/03/11 01:26 PM

Only 178 days away!

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #4907390 - 11/09/11 07:58 PM

Can't wait!!!

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Carl M]
      #4955145 - 12/07/11 02:42 PM

i'm BACK

Sent out the vendor letters for NEAF 2012 yesterday morning and WOW. so here's the first taste of who is coming so far.

1 Astronomics
2 Lunt Solar Systems
3 Oceanside Photo and Telescope
4 Astronomy Magazine
5 Rockland Astronomy Club
6 Sky and Telescope Magazine
7 Explore Scienitific
8 Tele Vue Optic
9 Teeters Telescopes
10 Starlight Instruments
11 Optec Inc
12 Mag 1 Instruments
13 Shouds by Heather
14 Kendricks Astro Instruments
15 Astro Tech
16 Cloudy Nights
17 T.M.B.
18 Hand's on Optic's
19 Stellarvue
20 Takahashi Telescope's
21 Celestron
22 Discmounts
23 Monstar Prints
24 New Mexico Southern Skies
25 Wood Wonders
26 Adirondack Public Observatory
27 Meade Instruments
28 Kopernik Observatory and Science Center
29 Howie Glatter
30 Astrocrumb
31 Apogee Instruments
32 Shelyak Instruments
33 Astro Physics
34 Kiroastro.com
35 Dark Skies Apparel
36 Astromedia.de
37 Aerolite meteorites
38 Software Bisque
39 Woodland Hills Camera and Telescope
40 Great Red Spot

wow what a first day.....i think you know the drill..........More to follow.


Edited by Gone caving (12/07/11 02:47 PM)


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4955174 - 12/07/11 02:53 PM

AWESOME!!


eh heh...

41) The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: stephenramsden]
      #4955194 - 12/07/11 02:57 PM

Thank you Stephen.

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4956127 - 12/08/11 01:04 AM

Sounds great !

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: bilgebay]
      #4961876 - 12/11/11 07:09 PM

We're working on completing our donation to the kids raffle, an 8" F/4.5 based on our new Solid Tube Series (STS) line of scopes. The mirrors originally came from an old red tube Coulter, but were recently salvaged, recoated by Majestic Optical Coatings here in Jersey (yes, Alan, I've spoken with them about getting a booth at NEAF...the owner is strongly considering it) and will be freshened up with a brand new Dob Mount, new powder coated aluminum OTA with velvet lining, a super smooth helical focuser, a more open mirror cell and all the fit/finish typical of our standard STS scopes. I know of at least one parent who will probably buy 100 raffle tickets for this so he and his son can both have Teeter's Telescopes! (ahem, BSim).

Looking forward to another great NEAF,


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: RobTeeter]
      #4965919 - 12/14/11 09:56 AM

Morning......

And here are some other flavors......

42 Hotech
43 Q.S.I
44 Finger Lakes Instruments
45 Southeast Camera + Telescopes
46 Moonlite Focusers
47 Knightware
48 Planewave Instruments
49 Camera Concepts
50 Skyshed
51 Mathis Instruments
52 Carina Software

I feel like baskin robins....


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: RobTeeter]
      #4977566 - 12/21/11 10:54 AM

Quote:

I know of at least one parent who will probably buy 100 raffle tickets for this so he and his son can both have Teeter's Telescopes! (ahem, BSim).

Looking forward to another great NEAF,




Rob, my son is looking forward to NEAF 2012 and he really wants to win that dob.

I can't wait until NEAF. It will be great seeing old and new friends.


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: bsim]
      #4988075 - 12/28/11 08:33 AM

Morning....

53 Exploradome
54 Peterson Engineering
55 AstroHaven Domes
56 Vernonscope
57 Starlight Xpress
58 The Astronomical League
59 Cambridge University Press
60 Astronomical Society of the Pacific

More to follow.

Edited by Gone caving (12/28/11 03:44 PM)


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4988684 - 12/28/11 03:42 PM

61 Astronomy Technology Today
62 Foster Systems
63 B+H Photo,Video ,Audio
64 Dark Star Enterprizes
65 A.D.M
66 iOptron
67 Astronomy To Go
68 Telescopes Normand Fullum
69 "Cloudy Nights Members Classic Telescope Display"

Who will fill the 70th spot?Here is where you call the vendor you want to see there,and tell them to get going!

Edited by Gone caving (12/28/11 03:48 PM)


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4991422 - 12/30/11 03:01 AM

Quote:

Here is where you call the vendor you want to see there,and tell them to get going!




I keep emailing Hubble Optics to send out their new 16" dob so everyone can touch it...

I guess they don't really want to sell them...


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Pinbout]
      #4993507 - 12/31/11 08:12 AM

Shaping up rather well Al.. Still have a ways to go to beat last years turnout..

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4993514 - 12/31/11 08:17 AM

Oh yeah!

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: stephenramsden]
      #4998832 - 01/03/12 08:08 AM

Sounds like your challenging me????

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4998855 - 01/03/12 08:32 AM

ok then......

70 Istar Optical
71 Clear Skies Media
72 Adorama
73 Astrotroniks
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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #4999567 - 01/03/12 04:36 PM

Oh BCB...........


75 Telescope Engineering Company


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
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Keep em coming bro, keep em coming..


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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: BCB]
      #5001204 - 01/04/12 04:52 PM

Hmmm, I see NEAF is the weekend after TSP this year. Going to be doing a lot of driving for a couple of weeks.

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5008251 - 01/09/12 12:06 AM

It's the weekend after the Mid South Star Gaze, too. I had plans conflicting with the MSSG anyway, and will be where I have a shorter drive.

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5018987 - 01/15/12 02:10 PM

You should really make the NEAF into the NWAF. We get no love in the northwest :-(. Some day I'll be there. It always looks so exciting and fun. I guess I'll be watching the feeds again. Hope you all have fun and spend alot of money on all your cool new stuff.

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Re: First tastes of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5034718 - 01/23/12 10:48 PM

Anything new!!?

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NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Dain]
      #5036885 - 01/25/12 10:48 AM

Adirondack Public Observatory
ADM Accessories
Adorama
Amateur Astronomy Magazine
Apogee Instruments
Astro Haven Domes
Astro Hutech / BORG
Astro Media / Sunwatch
Astro Physics
Astrocrumb FilterSlides & Acces.
Astronomical League
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomics
Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy Technology Today
Astronomy to Go
Astrotrac LTD
Astrotroniks
Atik
B & H Photo
BBC Sky at Night
Cambridge University Press
Camera Concepts
Canon
Carina Mathis
Celestron
Chroma Corp
Clear Skies Catalog
Dark Skies Apparel
Dark Star Enterprizes
Denkmier Optical
Diffraction Limited
Discmounts
Earthwin Optical
Explora-Dome
Explore Scientific
Finger Lakes Instrumentation
Foster Systems
Hand's on Optics
High Point Scientific
Hotech
Howie Glatter's Laser Collimators
i Optron
I Star Optical
Infinitees
Innovations Foresight
Kendricks Astro Instruments
Kid's Corner
Kirk Rogers Photography
Knightware
Kopernik Observatory
Lunt Solar Systems
Mag-1 Instruments
Meade Instruments
Monstar Prints
Moonlite Focuser
NEAF Solar Star Party
New Mexico Southern Skies
Oceanside Photo and Telescope
Optec Inc.
Peterson Enginering
Planewave Instruments
Q.S.I.
Questar
Rockland Astronomy Club
Santa Barbara Instrument Group
Shelyak Instruments
Shouds by Heather
Sky and Telescope Magazine
Sky Shed Pods
Software Bisque
Southeastern Camera
Springer Publishing
Starlight Instruments
Starlight Xpress
Stellarvue
Takahashi
Talons
Teeter's Telescopes
Tele Vue
Telescope Engineering Complany
Telescopes By Normand Fullum
Universal Astronomics
Vernon Scope
Veronica Mathis Minerals
Vintage Telescope Display presented by Cloudy Night Members
Vixen Optics
Wally Pacholka Astrophotography
Williams Optics
Willman Bell
Wood Wonders
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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5038911 - 01/26/12 11:56 AM

So, what are the big surprises this year? If you tell us, we won't tell anyone else - we promise.

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Dain]
      #5039529 - 01/26/12 05:12 PM

I would have to kill you first......

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5043514 - 01/29/12 12:13 AM

I have the NEAIC paperwork ready to mail; StaRV II will be in its usual place Weds 4/25/12, with its usual stock of Things to Consume, and its usual charming Casey and Nelson.

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Rusty]
      #5046197 - 01/30/12 03:50 PM

Good to know that I can always stop by for refueling.......
not an easy task...


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Rusty]
      #5048234 - 01/31/12 03:40 PM

Quote:

I have the NEAIC paperwork ready to mail; StaRV II will be in its usual place Weds 4/25/12, with its usual stock of Things to Consume, and its usual charming Casey and Nelson.


Looking forward to seeing you again, sir.

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #5048752 - 01/31/12 08:39 PM

I'm hopin' hopin' hopin' to make it this year.... Would be good for my soul to see all my buddies!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Steph]
      #5049348 - 02/01/12 07:34 AM

bought my ticket and booked my hotel

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Steph]
      #5049439 - 02/01/12 09:19 AM

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I'm hopin' hopin' hopin' to make it this year.... Would be good for my soul to see all my buddies!




It would be great to see you there, Steph! It's just not the same without you.


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5049731 - 02/01/12 12:04 PM

Awwww, thanks, Dave!

Sedat, that's great that you're coming again this year! Now that's dedication, coming from Turkey again. One of the things that's a deciding factor for me (long story) is waiting on airfare to go down, and that's just from Texas!


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Steph]
      #5049963 - 02/01/12 02:41 PM

Hi Steph,

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: LLEEGE]
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Quote:

Quote:

I have the NEAIC paperwork ready to mail; StaRV II will be in its usual place Weds 4/25/12, with its usual stock of Things to Consume, and its usual charming Casey and Nelson.


Looking forward to seeing you again, sir.




Ditto, Luke! Hopefully, Alan will flesh out the vendor list And hopefully, too, Steph can come...


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Rusty]
      #5057103 - 02/05/12 03:44 PM

Unfortunately I can't make NEAIC as I'm traveling on business, but planning on NEAF... Be good to see you all again!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #5060454 - 02/07/12 02:12 PM

I'll be there!! Who are the speakers this year? I hope Alex Fillipenko is coming back, I missed him last year.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Moggi1964]
      #5060459 - 02/07/12 02:14 PM

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How about Brian May and his good friend Sir Patrick???




That would be awesome!! Come on...Brian May, Brian May, Brian May......


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Steph]
      #5060677 - 02/07/12 04:34 PM

awwwww Steph....you GOTTA be able to make it there, come on really push hard!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5071376 - 02/13/12 11:16 PM

Yeah, Steph, think of the webcast participants stuck with me!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Rusty]
      #5072797 - 02/14/12 09:08 PM

Heh, they'd love to have you, Rusty! But I hope to see you and Lenny both, things are trying to come together and I'm feeling optimistic!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Steph]
      #5076099 - 02/16/12 07:54 PM

I'll be there, but depending on how things go, I may end up not being able to stay overnight.. Which means driving up n back both days..

Such is life, which isn't easy at the moment..


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: BCB]
      #5084425 - 02/21/12 07:22 PM

Finances got me this year. I might not be there...

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5084460 - 02/21/12 07:42 PM

Awwww come on folks. You guys/gals can make it! Just come on and enjoy being with friends. You don't GOTTA spend money on ANY EQUIPMENT!

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5084869 - 02/22/12 12:06 AM

Yeah, Scott, the StaRV II Partymobile NEEDS you...(note to Lenny - I've switched from Micky Mantle to Henry McKenna).

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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Rusty]
      #5086296 - 02/22/12 08:26 PM

Rusty I have 4 ladies in tow...

Sorry guys.


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Re: NEAF Vendor List as of Today new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5086872 - 02/23/12 08:56 AM

I might not be able to go this year too. Hopefully I can make it.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5087865 - 02/23/12 07:11 PM

Wow. 2012 NEAF is just about here. Time is really going fast. Cant wait for This years toys to come out!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Mike28]
      #5089429 - 02/24/12 07:34 PM

I just wish all last years CN videos had come out too.

.....or haev I not been looking in the right place all this time??


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: calibos]
      #5089676 - 02/24/12 10:53 PM

I've been waiting for part 3 for a while too calibos

Don't think they ever got around to releasing it, unless it's really well hidden....


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Griffin!]
      #5092290 - 02/26/12 02:50 PM

Just back from the Winter Star Party. One of the best in over 20 years of going. Weather,Skies,people were all just great! But now it's time to get cracking! I will be posting updates of everything next week.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5108150 - 03/06/12 10:37 AM

CURRENT VENDOR LIST AS OF 3/6/12

1 Adirondack Public Observatory
2 ADM Accessories
3 Adorama
4 Aerolite Meteorites
5 Amateur Astronomy Magazine
6 Amateur Observers Society of NY
7 Apogee Instruments
8 Arunah Hill
9 Astro Dream Tech
10 Astro Gizmos
11 Astro Haven Domes
12 Astro Hutech / BORG
13 Astro Media / Sunwatch
14 Astro Physics
15 Astronomical League
16 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
17 Astronomics
18 Astronomy Magazine
19 Astronomy Shoppe
20 Astronomy Technology Today
21 Astronomy to Go
22 Astro-Tech
23 Astrotrac LTD
24 Astrotroniks
25 Atik
26 Avalon Instruments
27 B & H Photo
28 BBC Sky at Night
29 Big Bang Toys
30 Cambridge University Press
31 Camera Concepts
32 Canon
33 Carina Software
34 Celestron
35 Chroma Corp
36 Clear Skies Catalog
37 Cloudy Nights
38 Dark Skies Apparel
39 Dark Star Enterprizes
40 Daystar Filters
41 Denkmier Optical
42 Diffraction Limited
43 Discmounts
44 Earthwin Optical
45 Explora-Dome
46 Explore Scientific
47 Filed Tested Software
48 Finger Lakes Instrumentation
49 Foster Systems
50 Hand's on Optics
51 High Point Scientific
52 Hotech
53 Howie Glatter's Laser Collimators
54 i Optron
55 Infinitees
56 Innovations Foresight
57 International Dark Skies Assoication
58 International Occultation Timing Association
59 ISTAR
60 Kendricks Astro Instruments
61 Kid's Corner
62 Kirk Rogers Photography
63 Knightware
64 Kopernik Observatory
65 Lunt Solar Systems
66 Mag-1 Instruments
67 Mathis Instruments
68 Meade Instruments
69 Meteorite Men
70 Monstar Prints
71 Moonglow
72 Moonlite Telescope
73 NEAF Solar Star Party
74 New Mexico Southern Skies
75 Oceanside Photo and Telescope
76 Optec Inc.
77 Peterson Enginering
78 Pier Tech
79 Planewave Instruments
80 PreciseParts
81 Q.S.I.
82 Questar
83 Rockland Astronomy Club
84 Santa Barbara Instrument Group
85 Shelyak Instruments
86 Shrouds by Heather
87 Sky and Telescope Magazine
88 Sky Shed Pods
89 Sky Watcher
90 Software Bisque
91 Southeastern Camera
92 Southern Stars
93 Springer Publishing
94 Springfield Telescope Makers
95 Starlight Instruments
96 Starlight Xpress
97 Stellarvue
98 Sunriver Nature Center
99 T.M.B. Optical
100 Takahashi
101 Talons
102 Teeter's Telescopes
103 Tele Vue
104 Telescope Engineering Complany
105 Telescope Support Systems
106 Telescopes By Normand Fullum
107 United Astronomy Clubs of NJ
108 Unitron Italia Instruments
109 Universal Astronomics
110 Vernon Scope
111 Veronica Mathis Minerals
112 Vintage Telescope Display presented by Cloudy Night Members
113 Vixen Optics
114 Waite Research
115 Wally Pacholka Astrophotography
116 Westchester Amateur Astronomers
117 Williams Optics
118 Willman Bell
119 Wood Wonders
120 Woodland Hills
121 Worldwide Telescope Ambassador Program




MORE TO FOLLOW.....


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5112175 - 03/08/12 06:09 PM

A 121 vendors so far? wow! I would like to open a Self help booth for the spring aperture fever victims. My cure- buy more telescopes.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5118684 - 03/12/12 02:42 PM

122 Protostar
123 The Imaging Source


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5122526 - 03/14/12 07:16 PM

Is there a speakers list? Shouldn't it be confirmed by now?

Just trying to plan my days there.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5127400 - 03/17/12 05:43 PM

Will there be any special pricing or sales at NEAF? There hasn't been any sales in eyepieces, mounts, or telescopes since April of 2011. Christmas 2011 was a no show for vendor specials. All We have seen are 7-15% price increases for about a year for all the useful gear. I am trying to determine if it's worth going to buy eyepieces, mounts, accessories, or even another scope if the pricing is right. For example will we see $700 off a TMB130SS type of sale like we did in early 2011?... Will Tele Vue have a sale to their previous regular price?... This will be my first time, I am just trying gauge if it's worth driving 300 miles if there are sales or deals there, or it's only to see and touch new stuff?!

Thanks.

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: 10gauge]
      #5128139 - 03/18/12 07:59 AM

It's ALWAYS worth the drive.. You never know what you may find, and haggling isn't out of the question either..

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: BCB]
      #5130520 - 03/19/12 03:03 PM

My wife just bought airplane tickets for me and my daughter to go to Newark to see my sister on Friday. 3 of us will go to NEAF on Saturday! I cant wait to meet Astronomic, CN, Dave E. from Astronomy magazine, IDA, and S & T magazine in person. I would check out Sky Shed Pods that I plan to buy one for my second home and meet some astronomers to discuss about my DSLR for astrophotographs! See all telescopes, eyepieces and lot more! I cant wait to go to NEAF 2012!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: 10gauge]
      #5130588 - 03/19/12 03:47 PM

Quote:

Will there be any special pricing or sales at NEAF? ..... This will be my first time, I am just trying gauge if it's worth driving 300 miles if there are sales or deals there, or it's only to see and touch new stuff?!

Thanks.




I’ve never seen a major equipment maker (Televue, Celestron, etc) selling stuff at NEAF. If they did, they’d be cutting into the sales of their vendor stores. You need to buy from the “stores” like OPT or Astronomics who will have large set-ups there, and they often offer 'NEAF special' pricing.

Televue has in the past sold “blems” at NEAF, but they don’t seem to do that any more. Don Yeier of VERONscope often has some “blems” for sale. APM sometimes has some great prices (but high-end stuff). Nevertheless there are always good deals at NEAF, but the main reason for going (beyond the social, attending the great presentations, the good chances at great raffle prizes, and the solar viewing) is that you get to see and play with all of the ‘goodies’, and you can discuss it all with the makers and fellow astro-nuts. Can you really live with a C-14? Come to NEAF and see one. How does TheSky work? Ask Tom Bisque to show you. What eyepieces should you have? Ask Al Nagler. etc

....and if you buy at NEAF, you don't have to pay for shipping or wait to get your item ....but then any damage in transport will be your own fault!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: 10gauge]
      #5130596 - 03/19/12 03:51 PM

Quote:

Will there be any special pricing or sales at NEAF? There hasn't been any sales in eyepieces, mounts, or telescopes since April of 2011. Christmas 2011 was a no show for vendor specials. All We have seen are 7-15% price increases for about a year for all the useful gear. I am trying to determine if it's worth going to buy eyepieces, mounts, accessories, or even another scope if the pricing is right. For example will we see $700 off a TMB130SS type of sale like we did in early 2011?... Will Tele Vue have a sale to their previous regular price?... This will be my first time, I am just trying gauge if it's worth driving 300 miles if there are sales or deals there, or it's only to see and touch new stuff?!

Thanks.




You can see, touch, and drool to your heart's content -- PLUS you can also buy. NEAF is a selling show. There have always been special prices at the show and many exhibitors carry these prices on their web sites for everyone.

Depending on how deep your pockets are, you could walk away with some fantastic gear at great savings. Most of the vendors would rather sell you the gear at a discount than pack and ship it back home. If you are looking for something in particular, it probably wouldn't hurt to call and make sure the exhibitor is bringing one.

April 2012 will be my fifth trip to NEAF and I always spend a few hundred dollars more than I planned.

Cheers,

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: George N]
      #5130912 - 03/19/12 06:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Will there be any special pricing or sales at NEAF? ..... This will be my first time, I am just trying gauge if it's worth driving 300 miles if there are sales or deals there, or it's only to see and touch new stuff?!

Thanks.




I’ve never seen a major equipment maker (Televue, Celestron, etc) selling stuff at NEAF. If they did, they’d be cutting into the sales of their vendor stores. You need to buy from the “stores” like OPT or Astronomics who will have large set-ups there, and they often offer 'NEAF special' pricing.

Televue has in the past sold “blems” at NEAF, but they don’t seem to do that any more. Don Yeier of VERONscope often has some “blems” for sale. APM sometimes has some great prices (but high-end stuff). Nevertheless there are always good deals at NEAF, but the main reason for going (beyond the social, attending the great presentations, the good chances at great raffle prizes, and the solar viewing) is that you get to see and play with all of the ‘goodies’, and you can discuss it all with the makers and fellow astro-nuts. Can you really live with a C-14? Come to NEAF and see one. How does TheSky work? Ask Tom Bisque to show you. What eyepieces should you have? Ask Al Nagler. etc

....and if you buy at NEAF, you don't have to pay for shipping or wait to get your item ....but then any damage in transport will be your own fault!




Stellarvue sold everything they brought last year or close to it. I bought my Raptor from Vic himself(at a great price)but I did go to OPT to do the paperwork. Al Nagler said it had become too much of a madhouse of people trying(fighting)to get his blems so he quit bringing them.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: MrKrink]
      #5133836 - 03/21/12 02:50 PM

Cant wait to go to NEAF 2012! Whats biggest dobsion? 40"? Refractor? What happened to Orion?

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Illinois]
      #5134733 - 03/21/12 11:44 PM

Biggest Dob was A PROTO 40". Biggest refractor was Astronomics 8" achro. Alan (Gone caving) may know about Orion.

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5135099 - 03/22/12 09:16 AM

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Biggest Dob was A PROTO 40". Biggest refractor was Astronomics 8" achro. Alan (Gone caving) may know about Orion.




WOW! Cant wait to see that big scopes! Biggest I ever see is just 22" dobsonian and 6" refractor! Over 120 booths .... all day to look each booth! I plan be there as early as NEAF open. Hope to see all of you there! You might know me as Illinois in CN because I am deaf.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5135432 - 03/22/12 12:33 PM

Quote:

Biggest Dob was A PROTO 40". Biggest refractor was Astronomics 8" achro. Alan (Gone caving) may know about Orion.




Didn't APM have a 10-inch APO year-before-last? ...including something like a 6-inch APO guide scope? I seem to remember it as a real monster on an AP 3600 mount.

I don't think the 40" has a real mirror in it, just a piece of plate glass. He had the same scope at Cherry Springs last year.

One year John Vogt had his ATM 32-inch on display. I’ve observed thru this scope a number of times over the years at Stellafane and Cherry Springs and I consider it the best Dob I’ve ever seen. It was featured in the PBS film “Seeing in the Dark”.

OGS had a 25-inch RC Cass on an OGS fork mount a few years ago - somewhere in the quarter million dollar range - used! Don't ask how much OGS charges for the 40-inch RC and mount....

Gotta also mention the 152mm solar h-alpha and Roland's 10-inch Mak on his AP 3600 mount.

Then there was a Meade 20-inch SCT and Planewave DK Cass somewhere in the 25-inch range.....

Plenty of big scopes to see at NEAF!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: BCB]
      #5135915 - 03/22/12 05:44 PM

Four weeks away and still no speaker list or schedule?????

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: bill1234]
      #5135953 - 03/22/12 06:10 PM

Hello everyone out there in NEAF Land ! Here is the current vendor list as of today...

1 Adirondack Public Observatory
2 ADM Accessories
3 Adorama
4 Aerolite Meteorites
5 Amateur Astronomy Magazine
6 Amateur Observers Society of NY
7 Antique Telescope Society
8 Apogee Instruments
9 Arunah Hill
10 Astro Dream Tech
11 Astro Gizmos
12 Astro Haven Domes
13 Astro Hutech / BORG
14 Astro Media / Sunwatch
15 Astro Physics
16 Astronomer's Without Borders
17 Astronomical League
18 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
19 Astronomics
20 Astronomy Magazine
21 Astronomy Shoppe
22 Astronomy Technology Today
23 Astronomy to Go
24 Astro-Tech
25 Astrotrac LTD
26 Astrotroniks
27 Atik Cameras
28 Avalon Instruments
29 B & H Photo
30 BBC Sky at Night
31 Big Bang Toys
32 Cambridge University Press
33 Camera Concepts
34 Canon
35 Carina Software
36 Celestron
37 Challenger Center
38 Challenger Center, Dome
39 Chroma Corp
40 Clear Skies Catalog
41 Cloudy Nights
42 Dark Skies Apparel
43 Dark Star Enterprizes
44 Daystar Filters
45 Denkmier Optical
46 Diffraction Limited
47 Discmounts
48 Earthwin Optical
49 Explora-Dome
50 Explore Scientific
51 Field Tested Software
52 Finger Lakes Instrumentation
53 Foster Systems
54 Hand's on Optics
55 High Point Scientific
56 Hotech
57 Howie Glatter's Laser Collimators
58 i Optron
59 InfiniTees
60 Innovations Foresight
61 International Dark Skies Assoication
62 International Occultation Timing Association
63 ISTAR
64 Kendricks Astro Instruments
65 Kids Lectures
66 Kid's Sciences
67 Kirk Rogers Photography
68 Knightware
69 Kopernik Observatory
70 Lunt Solar Systems
71 Mag-1 Instruments
72 Mathis Instruments
73 Meade Instruments
74 Meteorite Men
75 Monstar Prints
76 Moonglow
77 Moonlite Telescope
78 NEAF Solar Star Party
79 New Mexico Southern Skies
80 NY Skies
81 Oceanside Photo and Telescope
82 Optec Inc.
83 Peterson Enginering
84 Pier Tech
85 Planewave Instruments
86 PreciseParts
87 Proto Star
88 Q.S.I.
89 Questar
90 Rob Gendler Astro Photography
91 Rockland Astronomy Club
92 Santa Barbara Instrument Group
93 Shelyak Instruments
94 Shrouds by Heather
95 Sky and Telescope Magazine
96 Sky Shed Pods
97 Sky Watcher
98 Software Bisque
99 Southeastern Camera
100 Southern Stars
101 Springer Publishing
102 Springfield Telescope Makers
103 Starlight Instruments
104 Starlight Xpress
105 Stellarvue
106 Sunriver Nature Center
107 T.M.B. Optical
108 Takahashi
109 Talons
110 Teeter's Telescopes
111 Tele Vue
112 Telescope Engineering Complany
113 Telescope Support Systems
114 Telescopes By Normand Fullum
115 United Astronomy Clubs of NJ
116 Unitron Italia Instruments
117 Universal Astronomics
118 Vernon Scope
119 Veronica Mathis Minerals
120 Vintage Telescope Display presented by Cloudy Night Members
121 Vixen Optics
122 Waite Research
123 Wally Pacholka Astrophotography
124 Westchester Amateur Astronomers
125 Williams Optics
126 Willman Bell
127 Wood Wonders
128 Woodland Hills
129 Worldwide Telescope Ambassador Program
130 The Imaging Source
131 Glenn Wester Astrophotography

More to follow ........


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NEAF 2012 Speaker Schedule new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5135990 - 03/22/12 06:33 PM

And here is the speaker schedule as of today....

Saturday 28th
Exhibit Hall Hours 8:30am to 6:00pm

9:00 – 11:30 Morning Workshop – Solar imaging with Stephen Ramsden
Preregistration Required

11:00 – 11:15 Welcoming remarks by Alan Traino, Rockland Astronomy Club
With Sky & Telescope Magazine and Astronomy Magazine

11:15 – 12:15 Robert Naeye S&T Editor on The Venus Transit

12:30 – 2:00 Stephen Ramsden with the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project introducing Dr. Steele Hill with NASA Goddard SOHO Telescope
2:15 – 3:15 Dr. Mark Clampin with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

3:30 – 4:30 Dr. Joseph Liske with the European Extremely Large Telescope

4:45 – 6:00 “Saving Hubble” the movie presented by David Gaynes and the Hubble roadshow

Sunday 29th
Exhibit Hall Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm

9:00 – 11:00 Morning Workshop – Tom Fields “You Can Almost Touch the Stars!”
This hands-on workshop for amateurs who want to learn from scratch how
to do spectroscopy. Preregistration Required

12:00 – 12:15 Welcoming remarks by Alan Traino of the Rockland Astronomy Club
With Sky & Telescope Magazine and Astronomy Magazine

12:15 – 1:15 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Marni Berendsen
Ten Common Challenges Astronomy Clubs Face and the Keys to Solving Them

1:30 – 3:30 Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin of the Discovery channel’s The Meteorite Men


3:30 – 4:30 David Eicher Editor of Astronomy Magazine – Astronomy’s New Frontier

4:45 – 5:00 Door Prizes
All information is subject to errors as I typed it......


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: George N]
      #5136082 - 03/22/12 07:29 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

Biggest Dob was A PROTO 40". Biggest refractor was Astronomics 8" achro. Alan (Gone caving) may know about Orion.




Didn't APM have a 10-inch APO year-before-last? ...including something like a 6-inch APO guide scope? I seem to remember it as a real monster on an AP 3600 mount.

I don't think the 40" has a real mirror in it, just a piece of plate glass. He had the same scope at Cherry Springs last year.

One year John Vogt had his ATM 32-inch on display. I’ve observed thru this scope a number of times over the years at Stellafane and Cherry Springs and I consider it the best Dob I’ve ever seen. It was featured in the PBS film “Seeing in the Dark”.

OGS had a 25-inch RC Cass on an OGS fork mount a few years ago - somewhere in the quarter million dollar range - used! Don't ask how much OGS charges for the 40-inch RC and mount....

Gotta also mention the 152mm solar h-alpha and Roland's 10-inch Mak on his AP 3600 mount.

Then there was a Meade 20-inch SCT and Planewave DK Cass somewhere in the 25-inch range.....

Plenty of big scopes to see at NEAF!




Here is a picture of the ADM 10 inch Apo. Sorry for the quality - I have been drooling on it for a couple of years.

Cheers,

Ron


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: RAKing]
      #5136088 - 03/22/12 07:30 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Orion also brought one of their big Dobs that year - a 36 incher.

Ron


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: RAKing]
      #5137033 - 03/23/12 12:08 PM

Does Obsession come to this show?

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Jim langley]
      #5137377 - 03/23/12 03:43 PM

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Does Obsession come to this show?




Current list of vendors from the Man himself.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: MrKrink]
      #5137489 - 03/23/12 05:02 PM

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Al Nagler said it had become too much of a madhouse of people trying(fighting)to get his blems so he quit bringing them.





Funny. Not exactly the story I have heard from TeleVue or read here on CN. As relayed to me, the reason for the lack of blems from TeleVue is that the optical house QC has gotten so good that blems don't often make it to to TeleVue. The few they find when assemblying the eyepieces are not worth selling at NEAF.

I do not ever remember witnessing a fight in the TeleVue line... A mad dash for prime position, but no pushing or shoving.

I do miss the sale.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Jim langley]
      #5137494 - 03/23/12 05:04 PM

It's a good Friday

132 Hubble Optics
133 Astronomy Now Magazine New Sponsor !

working it hard!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5137534 - 03/23/12 05:23 PM

Here is the information about our Sunday workshop with the amazing Mr Tom Field.World expert on Spectroscopy


Title: “You Can Almost Touch the Stars!” – 2 hours in duration (including one break)
Even if you wanted to touch a star, they are impossibly distant. But despite the great distances, researchers have learned a great deal about quite a few stars. How? The most common method used to study the stars is called spectroscopy, which is the art and science of analyzing the colorful rainbow spectrum produced by a prism-like device.
Until recently, spectroscopy was too expensive and too complicated for all but a handful of amateurs. Today, though, new tools make spectroscopy accessible to almost all of us. You no longer need a PhD, dark skies, long exposures, or enormous aperture! With your current telescope and FITS camera (or a simple web cam or even a DSLR without a telescope) you can now easily study the stars yourself. Wouldn’t you like to detect the atmosphere on Neptune or the red shift of a quasar right from your own backyard?!
This hands-on workshop is for amateurs who want to learn from scratch how to do spectroscopy. Bring your Windows laptop. You’ll learn how to process and interpret both your own spectra and even professional spectra that you download from the web. You’ll learn how to calibrate and adjust for instrument response. Even if you never plan to capture a spectrum yourself, you’ll gain an understanding how the “pros” do it. This will bring a new depth to both your visual observing and of your appreciation of the skies.
Tom Field of Field Tested Software will be conducting this workshop. He’s the author of the RSpec software (www.rspec-astro.com). Sky & Telescope magazine published Tom’s article on spectroscopy last August and they awarded his software their “Hot Product 2012” award earlier this year . Tom is a popular speaker who has appeared at many different venues, including NEAIC, PATS, WSP, AIC and others. His enthusiastic style is lively and engaging. He promises to open the door to this fascinating field! Questions: email info@rspec-astro.com.


Preregistration is required. email me at NEAF@rocklandastronomy.com


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5141190 - 03/25/12 08:55 PM

Will be possible to pay with Credit Card or not?

ciao


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: contedracula]
      #5141238 - 03/25/12 09:22 PM

If you mean use a credit card to purchase equipment then yes most vendors accept them. I am not certain if you can use a credit card to pay for admission to the show though. I am sure Alan will chime in on this.

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Dan G]
      #5141671 - 03/26/12 07:20 AM

Checks and cash at the door please......

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5141961 - 03/26/12 10:53 AM

Thanks! My question was for shopping, ok for pay cash at door !

Ciao


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: contedracula]
      #5149325 - 03/30/12 07:47 PM

Dear adoring public,

Steph will be manning (womanning?) the CN booth and web cam once again this year.


She promises not to refer to herself in the third person any more, outside of this post.




Maybe.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5149472 - 03/30/12 10:29 PM

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132 Hubble Optics




Finally


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5149887 - 03/31/12 09:48 AM

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Dear adoring public,
Steph will be manning (womanning?) the CN booth and web cam once again this year.
She promises not to refer to herself in the third person any more, outside of this post.
Maybe.




Will she be able to talk to him? Him hopes so.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5150633 - 03/31/12 06:35 PM

CN cam just wouldn't have been the same without the Blonde Texan lady telling me to behave all the time

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5150821 - 03/31/12 08:58 PM

Quote:

Dear adoring public,

Steph will be manning (womanning?) the CN booth and web cam once again this year.






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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5154373 - 04/03/12 09:31 AM

Looking forward to the NEAF CAM again this year.

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Grava T]
      #5155024 - 04/03/12 04:54 PM

All are welcome to stop by the Westchester Amateur Astronomers booth!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Larry F]
      #5156201 - 04/04/12 02:02 PM

133 Daiichi Company

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5156264 - 04/04/12 02:37 PM

Be sure to check out this years new addition to the show ..!
Vintage and Antique SPACE TOYS from BIG Bang Toys!

Another one to check out is Astro Media really cool stuff!
amazing kits ,and other things!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5158727 - 04/06/12 08:15 AM

About the credit card info:

I had a problem with Williams optics not accepting the full amount on my credit card. They could not tell me why they had such a policy. I convinced them to write up most of it, but they insisted on cash for the rest. There is an ATM at the location and to my surprise, I took out $550 in cash from it in one transaction. Now I know I probably shouldn't have told anyone this as it is a bit "tempting", but I was able to purchase a scope from WO with the additional cash. So to some it up, not ALL venders will accept CC, at least not fully, but most vendors have the ability to do so.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: turk123]
      #5158770 - 04/06/12 09:01 AM

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I had a problem with Williams optics not accepting the full amount on my credit card...




I've had no problem at all with CC purchases from Astronomics, OPT, Denkmeier, Lunt, Moonlight, and ADM. Actually, at any vendor, but I've never purchased from William Optics.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5158795 - 04/06/12 09:22 AM

I perfer credit card! If they dont accept or give me hard time then I go to other booth to buy samething. I dont want to carry 12,000 dollars cash in my pocket!

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5159057 - 04/06/12 11:48 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I had a problem with Williams optics not accepting the full amount on my credit card...




I've had no problem at all with CC purchases from Astronomics, OPT, Denkmeier, Lunt, Moonlight, and ADM. Actually, at any vendor, but I've never purchased from William Optics.




I’m surprised that William Optics did not send him to one of their usual “stores” to buy the item on CC. Generally the makers do not sell at NEAF, but refer you to one of the “stores” that carry their items. As others have pointed out, there are exceptions. Two years ago I purchased the ES127ED demo scope (figuring that they would not show a defective scope at NEAF), but I had to buy it thru one of the stores.

Back “in the old days” the Televue ‘blems’ were “cash only” – and “as is – no returns”. I got some nice Naglers and other stuff at that sale. I never could discover if anything was really wrong with them and I still use ‘um. However, I did hate carrying a wad of money to the show.

Last year I did get Al Nagler and PaulD to autograph the blue box of my newly purchased Paracorr II. Paul said: “Why did he sign it??? I’m the one who designed it!!”


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: George N]
      #5166480 - 04/11/12 08:17 AM

Happy to announce that NEAF 2012 has signed a deal with CBS Radio in NYC to advertize the show on the radio, reaching over 3.5 million listeners every week. Meeting was like a mini solar star party. Everyone at CBS fell in love with viewing our closest star! And will be attending the show.

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5166483 - 04/11/12 08:20 AM

Getting crazy here!!!!! I feel a caving trip is needed soon.......

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5167018 - 04/11/12 02:16 PM

Wow, that's awesome about CBS Radio!! Way to go, Alan!

Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Steph]
      #5168164 - 04/12/12 09:43 AM

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Wow, that's awesome about CBS Radio!! Way to go, Alan!

Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!




+1 Alan! I hope the extra exposure helps make this the busiest NEAF yet!

Unfortunately, the Backyard Observatories crew won't be there this year. First time since 02.
We have to head down to FL and then TX and NM this week and there was no way to schedule things otherwise.

We're sure going to miss everyone! NEAF is something we really look forward to every year.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5168743 - 04/12/12 03:07 PM

It's a blasted shame, Scott.....I'm going to miss seeing you and Di and the kid/s.


But....Texas? ::runs off to send a PM::


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5169563 - 04/13/12 12:51 AM

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Getting crazy here!!!!! I feel a caving trip is needed soon.......




I can put StaRV II in "Dark Mode" as a refuge.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5170160 - 04/13/12 11:18 AM

Thank's !!!I needed that.

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5174028 - 04/15/12 04:51 PM

Are RVs permitted to overnight in the parking lot at NEAF?

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: dawziecat]
      #5174417 - 04/15/12 10:12 PM

Yes.

Entering the campus (From College Road), turn right at the stop sign. Follow that road all the way around to the back. The west parking lot is huge and there's plenty of room. You'll be dry camping, so empty the waste tanks and top off on water and propane. Generators are OK.

If your GPS suggests turning onto Spook Rock Road, decline the invitation and go on to College Road.

This is my 5th, and I stayed there the 1st 2 years (when NEAIC was on campus).


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Rusty]
      #5177900 - 04/18/12 01:33 AM

I'm going to NEAF!

-Rich


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5178023 - 04/18/12 06:51 AM

Me too Hope to see you there

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5178055 - 04/18/12 07:36 AM

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Me too Hope to see you there



What will you be driving from Turkey?


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5178065 - 04/18/12 07:47 AM

Nope,

I am sailing, I am sailing
NEAF again cross the sea



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5178165 - 04/18/12 09:28 AM

How much to go in NEAF? 20 dollars? 25 dollars?

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      #5178397 - 04/18/12 12:29 PM

$20.00 for adults or $35.00 for two-day admission ticket.

For more info:

http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf/index.html




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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Steph]
      #5178913 - 04/18/12 05:02 PM

Got it and thank you!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Illinois]
      #5179778 - 04/19/12 06:48 AM

Here is the abstract for Dr Mark Clampin's talk.


Exploring Extrasolar Planetary Systems: New observations of extrasolar planets enabled by the James Webb Space Telescope

The search for extrasolar planets has been increasingly success over the last few years. In excess of 700 systems are now known, and Kepler has ~2500 additional candidate systems, yet to be confirmed. Recently, progress has also been made in directly imaging extrasolar planets, both from the ground and in space. In this presentation will discuss the techniques employed to discover planetary systems, and highlight the capabilities, enabled by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST is a large 6.5 meter aperture infrared telescope that is scheduled for launch in 2018, and will allow us to transition to characterizing the properties of these extrasolar planets and the planetary systems in which they reside.

great stuff!


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Rusty]
      #5180004 - 04/19/12 10:37 AM

Many thanks, Rusty.
I'll print out your instructions and ignore my GPS.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: dawziecat]
      #5181073 - 04/19/12 11:46 PM

Get off the NYTW (I-87) at exit 14-B. Stay in the center lane (the right disappears just north of the interchange). Airmont Road becomes Highview after the curve. Stay on it to the traffic light at College Road.

Note that if you come across the Tappan Zee Bridge, you'll get nicked a few bucks ($5 for my 28' motorhome) for a couple of miles on the N Y Thruway, but that's still the quickest from the Maritimes.

Edited by Rusty (04/22/12 12:46 AM)


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Rusty]
      #5182697 - 04/21/12 03:14 AM

Its 14 B. Bee as in boy!

Rusty are you trying to steer everyone clear so you snag all the deals??


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5182927 - 04/21/12 09:55 AM

One more week ..... can not wait! Feel like a kid go to Disney World!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5182975 - 04/21/12 10:39 AM

Also consider Mass Pike interstate 90 to I 84 and pick up the NY Thruway I87 in Newburgh.

Cheaper toll crossing the Hudson and way less traffic than the tappan zee.

Ask a local for directions.


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Re: NEAF 2012 speaker new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5183214 - 04/21/12 01:16 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Just a quick note that rather than conducting my spectroscopy workshop at NEAF on Sunday at 9am, I'll be giving an introductory talk on spectroscopy. (See attachment for details)

This free presentation is entitled "You Can Almost Touch the Stars. No advanced registration is required. I'll be covering a bit of the history and science of spectroscopy, with the majority of my talk discussing exciting examples spectra from small backyard telescopes. The talk concludes with a "How to get started" and resources overview.

We haven't updated the NEAF page yet to reflect the change, but here's the original workshop description: http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf/workshops.html

For those of you who aren't all that familiar with spectroscopy, you might refer to my article in the August 2011 issue of Sky & Telescope. Or, take a look at the great article in the current Astronomy Technology Today. There's a pdf link to the full article at the top of this page: www.rspec-astro.com/news. You'll see that it's far easier to do science than you might think. Your current CCD FITS or webcam and a DSLR is all you need!

Hope to see you at 9am. If I can't make you (and your son or daughter) laugh during my presentation, I'll personally buy you a soft drink after the talk!

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PS If you can't make the session at NEAF, come by the booth, or invite me to speak to your club: www.rspec-astro.com/outreach.

Edited by tfield98 (04/21/12 01:26 PM)


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5183304 - 04/21/12 02:10 PM

Alan,

Can you tell us about the kid's activities? Last year was a big hit for my son. He loved the bouncy house and the other activities. Caroline Moore and other volunteers did a great job.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5184089 - 04/22/12 12:33 AM

Quote:

Also consider Mass Pike interstate 90 to I 84 and pick up the NY Thruway I87 in Newburgh.

Cheaper toll crossing the Hudson and way less traffic than the tappan zee.

Ask a local for directions.




I've done both, and prefer the Newburgh crossing too (Have a good friend that lives in Newburgh), but it is longer. IIRC, my motorhome NYTW toll from Newburgh to Suffern was $1.65. It's certainly a much more scenic route with far less traffic.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5184092 - 04/22/12 12:38 AM

Quote:

Its 14 B. Bee as in boy!

Rusty are you trying to steer everyone clear so you snag all the deals??




Moi? Perish the thought! (Or at least ignore it)

In any event, it's the Airmont road exit, and I fixed the original post.


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5184126 - 04/22/12 01:14 AM

Quote:

Thank's !!!I needed that.




BTW, this year's trip features homemade limoncello...in case you're interested .


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5184359 - 04/22/12 09:00 AM

Hi Bsim,

While I can't help you on children's activities. I can tell you that Arunah Hill will be giving away meteorites to kids of all ages. We will also have a hand out tell you how you can find your own micro-meeteorites. See you at NEAF!

Peter


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      #5185102 - 04/22/12 05:16 PM

Rusty,

My favorite..... on the rocks please....


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5185168 - 04/22/12 05:54 PM

Quote:

Hi Bsim,

..Arunah Hill will be giving away meteorites to kids of all ages. We will also have a hand out tell you how you can find your own micro-meeteorites. See you at NEAF!

Peter




Wow, That's great Peter! Definitely not something to be taken for granite...


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      #5185549 - 04/22/12 10:47 PM

Quote:

Rusty,

My favorite..... on the rocks please....




Consider it done! (And in a decent glass, too...)


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Re: NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5185573 - 04/22/12 11:07 PM

Looks like it's gonna' be a double!

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Re: NEAF 2012 new [Re: Boot]
      #5185882 - 04/23/12 06:55 AM

Super size it please....no fries....

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Illinois]
      #5186316 - 04/23/12 12:34 PM

Quote:

One more week ..... can not wait! Feel like a kid go to Disney World!




.....and the vendors feel like people about to strike it rich!


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: George N]
      #5186435 - 04/23/12 01:34 PM

More like someone about to pass out from exhaustion... Been working like crazy the last couple of weeks and even took this entire week off from my day-job to spend all of that time in the shop prep'ing scopes for display in my booth. NEAF feels more and more like a Finish Line that I'm trying to cross. Once we get passed it, I'll be able to breathe again.

See you all up there! Take care,


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: RobTeeter]
      #5187740 - 04/24/12 09:41 AM

Rob,

At least your customers appreciate your hard work!

I'm looking forward to seeing you, Heather, Gordon Waite and Jeff from Majestic. You guys have created a 14.5" masterpiece


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: RobTeeter]
      #5187897 - 04/24/12 11:21 AM

Quote:

More like someone about to pass out from exhaustion... Been working like crazy the last couple of weeks and even took this entire week off from my day-job to spend all of that time in the shop prep'ing scopes for display in my booth. NEAF feels more and more like a Finish Line that I'm trying to cross. Once we get passed it, I'll be able to breathe again.

See you all up there! Take care,




I couldn't have said it any better Rob. This will be Dark Skies Apparels first NEAF and Anja and I are extremely excited about it. We've been running around like sprayed roaches for the last two weeks trying to finalize everything for our booth.

We'll also be unveiling our newest line of vests so we're excited about that too!

So to everyone, be sure to stop by the booth right across from Televue and say hello. We can't wait to meet everyone!


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: RobTeeter]
      #5188027 - 04/24/12 12:37 PM

Quote:

More like someone about to pass out from exhaustion... Been working like crazy the last couple of weeks and ..... NEAF feels more and more like a Finish Line that I'm trying to cross. .....




I hear ya. NEAF is sure a big effort for all of the vendors. We “astronomers” certainly appreciate all of the effort from both vendors and organizers.

A friend co-owns one of the CCD camera companies and he has to do both NEAIC and NEAF and will be there most of the week! He’s asked me to help his guys and himself to move their stuff from one event venue to the other – which I’ll do since he lets me use one of their cameras at times (we image together often), and many of their employees are members of them same astro club as I am.


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: George N]
      #5188419 - 04/24/12 04:29 PM

And I'm just getting started...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5188587 - 04/24/12 06:04 PM

I think I'm ready, now all I need is my NEAF blanket to keep me warm at night.



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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: gillmj24]
      #5188666 - 04/24/12 06:48 PM

I usually take I-84 to 684 to 287 on the way down then 87 to 84 on the way back. I will be spending part of the day staffing the Arunah Hill booth with Peter.
Barry


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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bherv]
      #5188722 - 04/24/12 07:27 PM

I have landed yesterday evening after 11 hours of flight. I am not complaining .

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5189140 - 04/25/12 01:02 AM

All according to plan, Sedat!

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Re: NEAF 2012..... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5189389 - 04/25/12 08:28 AM

Can't make it this year after all. Oh well, there's always next year....

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      #5189716 - 04/25/12 11:52 AM

I decided late to go to NEAIC and NEAF late. I called the hotel, the old Holiday Inn where I'd stayed before, but found they were fully booked for at least two days of the 4 day conference. I saw the post about RVs being allowed in the parking lot so instead of flying, I made the two day trip in my star party astronomy van. When I got to the hotel, the Crown Plaza Hotel and Conference center it dawned on me that the RV post was probably for NEAC at the Rockland Community College and not for the NEAIC part of the conference. I checked with the desk clerk who called her manager. She told me I was welcome in the parking lot. That was a pleasant surprise. Later that day I emailed a friend to find out when they were arriving, and found I'd made an error thinking the conference was Wednesday through Saturday instead of Thursday through Sunday. I ate supper and had a beer at the hotel restaurant.

About 9pm the parking lot watchman came by and asked if everything was OK, I told him my story, talked about astronomy a bit, likelihood of aliens visiting, I showed him astronomy pictures on the iPad, etc. At midnight I was awakened by the watchman who said the night manager didn't know anything about it. As requested I went in to see the night person. He refused to shake hands, didn't introduce himself which kind of set the tone of things. He, said I could not be in the parking lot and would have to leave. Since it didn't totally surprise me I said no problem and promptly went to the van started the engine, turned on the headlights, and was plugging the GPS into the cigarette lighter. The watchman came up tapped on the window and said "you aren't going to be long are you, they're calling the police".

It doesn't surprise me they don't want people staying in the parking lot, in fact I was surpised when told it was OK.

So the day people at the hotel are nice, the restaurant ribs and beer special is OK at $20, management communication is nonexistant, the night watchman is very nice and interested in astronomy, and the night manager is a bit of a pill and probably best avoided.

Otherwise I'll see you guys at the meetings.

David


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5189762 - 04/25/12 12:25 PM

We should all separately ask if its OK for us to overnite in the parking lot.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5189793 - 04/25/12 12:41 PM

For the most fun, ask at midnight.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5189834 - 04/25/12 01:06 PM

Ok, so here's the important question:

What's the food situation at NEAF? Can you get lunch? What do they have? Should I figure out how to brownbag it?

-Rich


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5189859 - 04/25/12 01:25 PM

They have a concession...pizza, burgers, dogs, soda and water.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: t.r.]
      #5189907 - 04/25/12 01:56 PM

I'm not sure about Sunday, but the nearby (other side of the Solar observing field) student cafeteria is open Saturday with a wide variety of food available.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5190119 - 04/25/12 03:40 PM

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I'm not sure about Sunday, but the nearby (other side of the Solar observing field) student cafeteria is open Saturday with a wide variety of food available.




Yumm!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5190481 - 04/25/12 07:07 PM

I arrived this afternoon (for NEAIC first); parked in the Crowne Plaza parking lot along with another motorhome (greeps?)

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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5190571 - 04/25/12 08:08 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Thank's !!!I needed that.




BTW, this year's trip features homemade limoncello...in case you're interested .




OOOO.. Good, but EVIL!! Bring it on!!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5190584 - 04/25/12 08:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I'm not sure about Sunday, but the nearby (other side of the Solar observing field) student cafeteria is open Saturday with a wide variety of food available.




Yumm!




It's actually not that bad truth be told.. All depends on what you get really.. As far as Sunday, I THINK they're open for awhile, but not as long as Saturday..

A few years back Rusty parked at the former holiday in, and had no issues.. Matter of fact, there wasn't enough room in the thing for us all, and it was FREEZING out..


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: BCB]
      #5190669 - 04/25/12 08:58 PM

I won't be able to make it, but for anybody interested Meade is giving away t-shirts for their new LX600. According to their facebook you need to printout a coupon and present it at their booth:

http://www.facebook.com/meadetelescopes?sk=wall&filter=1

Somebody take pictures of themselves in them so we can see if they're worth showing up early!


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Re: First taste of NEAF 2012 new [Re: BCB]
      #5190883 - 04/25/12 11:52 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Thank's !!!I needed that.




BTW, this year's trip features homemade limoncello...in case you're interested .




OOOO.. Good, but EVIL!! Bring it on!!




STARV II does NOT deliver. You want some, get your butt over here!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Rusty]
      #5191154 - 04/26/12 07:35 AM

Quote:

I arrived this afternoon (for NEAIC first); parked in the Crowne Plaza parking lot along with another motorhome (greeps?)




Nope that's not me, my "motoring home" is an old white Econoline van. I'll not be overnighting in the CP parking lot.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5191250 - 04/26/12 09:05 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Don't illegally park at the show.

Last year I saw and spoke to a cop writing ticket after ticket.

so many he was getting writer's cramp.




I guess the show helps increase revenue for them also...


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5191380 - 04/26/12 10:15 AM

I hope bigger free park and I plan go be there this Saturday morning and I hope to able to park there! See all of you there!

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5191385 - 04/26/12 10:17 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies on food. I have a better idea of what to expect. Any idea if they would let you bring a rolling backpack in? I'm actually hoping to do some shopping.

-Rich


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5191431 - 04/26/12 10:49 AM

There's PLENTY of parking in the west lot (turn right at the stop sign after entering RCC main entrance, then follow the road around to the back).

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Rusty]
      #5192147 - 04/26/12 05:50 PM

Do vendors have any stock to sell any of their stuff at this show, or is it strictly just displays ?

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: JSnuff1]
      #5192190 - 04/26/12 06:03 PM

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Do vendors have any stock to sell any of their stuff at this show, or is it strictly just displays ?




It began as a trade show but there has been a steadily increasing number of vendors offering goods for sale on the show floor as an addition to the manufacturer displays. Some bargains will be available - and some great views of new or upcoming gear not being offered for sale at that location.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5192283 - 04/26/12 07:06 PM

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Thanks everyone for the replies on food. I have a better idea of what to expect. Any idea if they would let you bring a rolling backpack in? I'm actually hoping to do some shopping.

-Rich





I'm almost positive I've seen backpacks (maybe not rolling ones, but I don't know that would make much difference). That's besides the ones the vendor-y folks bring in each morning, that is. Worst they can do is tell you no and you make random trips back to your vehicle to drop off purchases and come back in to shop more. I don't know what the exact procedure is -- stamping your hand, I think -- but there's some kind of in/out privileges & process 'cause I see them checking hands when folks go to & from the exhibit hall to the speakers' auditorium or the solar show or the cafeteria.

Can ya tell I don't really pay that much attention outside of running the web cam?


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5192939 - 04/27/12 06:49 AM

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What's the food situation at NEAF? Can you get lunch? What do they have? Should I figure out how to brownbag it?




There's also a cafeteria right across from the lecture hall where the major talks are given. It's not gourmet, but it won't kill you.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Larry F]
      #5192969 - 04/27/12 07:18 AM

Is this near really a huge thing??

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: JSnuff1]
      #5193079 - 04/27/12 09:39 AM

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Do vendors have any stock to sell any of their stuff at this show, or is it strictly just displays ?




The "stores" like OPT, Hands on Optics, High Point Scientific, etc, will have tons of stuff to sell. Makers like Meade, Celestron, the CCD camera folks, Astro-Physics, are mostly just "display".

Food: Is really a personal thing. I've always thought of it as poor and over priced, at least the stuff on the floor (student caf is like any other college), so I've always brought my own lunch to eat outside.

They stamp your hand and you can go in/out as many times as you want. There are even nice doors off the floor leading directly out to the parking lot that are nice to take large items out.

However, I suggest bringing a small carry bag for all of the free-bee handouts, etc.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: George N]
      #5193235 - 04/27/12 11:34 AM

I asked AP about selling stuff, and they said they'd need a New York vendor license to have a store there.

But you know, if Roland really wanted to go out with a bang, he'd secretly make a run of a new prescription somewhere between the Stowaway and the Traveler and appear at NEAF and sell them.

Just saying...

-Rich


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5193332 - 04/27/12 12:36 PM

Ups- time to board the jet! See you there!

-Rich


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: George N]
      #5193566 - 04/27/12 02:57 PM

So George, are you planning on using the doors right off the main floor this year?

If you get online, post some pictures of the setup going on there!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: kreegan99]
      #5195615 - 04/28/12 09:56 PM

Sedat had a rolling bag, it looked full also

There are many restaurants nearby, I actually ordered an Italian Sub at NEAF and it was really good, much better than the warm food. 20 minutes away is Defiant Brewery, picked up 2 - 2.5 Liter bottles of beer and opened one with dinner. Overall NEAF is great, the kids are always busy (mine never want to leave) and the prices are good. Its great to see the people and the vendors/manufactors.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #5196464 - 04/29/12 12:12 PM

I put some pics here.... http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5196178/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1

Sorry - didn't notice this thread!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: jouster]
      #5196532 - 04/29/12 12:59 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

Well ,i will put in my 2 cents. I'm the little guy here who made it up to "the show" yesterday. After joining the forum a few short months ago,all I heard about was NEAF,NEAF this and NEAF that!...Well, the timing was right so I took advantage and got my butt up there since i'ts so close to my home (about 60 miles)..I was very,very impressed, no not just by the products offered but by the people.You guys and girls are all top notch when it comes to helping a newbie like me. Everyone I met took the time to talk to me and answer any questions I had. People around me would chime in on the conversation to help out.Maybe all of you aren't aware of how nice you are,so I just had to say it. Thanks......... I will be purchasing my telescope soon and a lot of important questions were answered,and all the product catalogs that were available are helpfull too!!! P.S. solar party was great too!!

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #5197217 - 04/29/12 08:23 PM

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Sedat had a rolling bag, it looked full also






Hussshhhhhh!!!!!

Helder, what are you doing my friend ? If the CFO reads your message I'm done !

Did I tell anybody anything about your new LX800 ? I guess we understand each other, don't we?


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5197440 - 04/29/12 11:10 PM

Sedat showed me his bag - he had a $15 eyepiece surrounded by a LOT of bubble wrap...

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: kreegan99]
      #5198231 - 04/30/12 12:52 PM

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So George, are you planning on using the doors right off the main floor this year?

If you get online, post some pictures of the setup going on there!




....still recovering from a long weekend and drive..... pictures of the Kopernik Obs booth to follow....


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: George N]
      #5198493 - 04/30/12 03:42 PM Attachment (41 downloads)

My daughter, sister and I have lot of fun at NEAF last Saturday. Lot of telescopes, eyepieces and many books is more than I expected. Wow! Only one thing is that We got lost when we are in Suffern. My GPS did right but I dont know theres few small and sharp turns streets that We passed and we drove back to get right way to NEAF! Here's photo of my sister and myself and 24" Scope!

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5198521 - 04/30/12 03:52 PM

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Sedat had a rolling bag, it looked full also






Hussshhhhhh!!!!!

Helder, what are you doing my friend ? If the CFO reads your message I'm done !

Did I tell anybody anything about your new LX800 ? I guess we understand each other, don't we?




Sedat,

Wasn't your rolling bag full of free magazines ?

I only got a couple of planetary filters and an inexpensive webcam The LX800 was shipped;)


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #5199655 - 05/01/12 08:27 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Back home finally...
Hotel
Facilities were excellent for the imaging conference.
Lunches were provided. The food was good and it was hot. They did an impressive job.
The hotel lobby bar... Dean got two white Russians from the hotel bar. He got $60 change from his $100 bill. Yup, those two drinks cost $40.
Mounts... AP had their new 1600 mount, I understand they're discontinuing their 1200. The cost of the 1600 is said to be $10k. They'll have a high resolution encoder option which is thought to add about $3k.
TEC had an f/1.44 telescope. It is a totally new design and this was the prototype finished last week. It's a 300mm aperture with a focal length of 425mm and a flat field. I'll try to attach a picture. The larger diameter part is a huge dew shield.
Glass... The larger diameter refractors, 200mm etc., are a problem now because glass isn't available. Domestic glass supplies are pretty much gone and foreign supplies are troubled with bubbles and inclusions.
Fire... A pop-up camper burned in the parking lot. The cause was a propane refrigerator. No one was hurt although the owner was inside. It went quickly, by the time he got the fire extinguisher from the front, the fire was beyond control.
Solar... There were quite a few solar telescopes there. My favorite was the double stacked Lunt 100, it was awesome. Saturday was a little too cloudy but Sunday was excellent.
Best astroimaging tip... Tony Hallas demonstrated that it is possible to open a .TIFF file as a camera raw file. There are tools in camera raw that are superior to those in the regular part of Photoshop. I'm a fan of Tony's DVDs so will point you there for more. I think it is his #5 that explores the the camera raw methods, it's $30.
For those who read my previous post about the hotel and the parking lot, I didn't attempt to stay in the parking lot there again but there were several people who were allowed to overnight there for several nights.
All the best,
David

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5199758 - 05/01/12 09:33 AM Attachment (101 downloads)

Fire picture from NEAF, parking lot. The cause was a propane refrigerator, no one was hurt. Still, it was a bad day.

Edited by greeps (05/01/12 09:39 AM)


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
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NEAF, the show

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5199883 - 05/01/12 10:59 AM

Wow, wow and wow!

Thanks,

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: thesungazer]
      #5199985 - 05/01/12 11:56 AM

Joseph and David, did either of you stop by the Astronomics and CN booth to say hi? My apologies if you did and I've forgotten already, I meet a lot of people at NEAF each year. You do look familiar, Joseph, so either I met you or I saw you at least.....

George, Neil, Saber - what about you guys, did y'all stop by?

Sedat did, it was lovely to see him again and I saw all the magazines in his bag!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5200325 - 05/01/12 03:06 PM

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Back home finally...
The hotel lobby bar... Dean got two white Russians from the hotel bar. He got $60 change from his $100 bill. Yup, those two drinks cost $40.




But they sure hit the spot after a long day at NEAF


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: DeanS]
      #5200397 - 05/01/12 03:47 PM

I stopped at Defiant Brewery in Pearl River and picked up 2-2.5 Liter Jugs of beer after the show, one is finished already

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: DeanS]
      #5200539 - 05/01/12 05:27 PM

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Back home finally...
The hotel lobby bar... Dean got two white Russians from the hotel bar. He got $60 change from his $100 bill. Yup, those two drinks cost $40.




But they sure hit the spot after a long day at NEAF





Dean. You were at NEAF and you DIDN'T COME BY TO SEE ME??? I am sadly disappointed in you.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #5201214 - 05/02/12 02:29 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Sedat had a rolling bag, it looked full also






Hussshhhhhh!!!!!

Helder, what are you doing my friend ? If the CFO reads your message I'm done !

Did I tell anybody anything about your new LX800 ? I guess we understand each other, don't we?




Sedat,

Wasn't your rolling bag full of free magazines ?

I only got a couple of planetary filters and an inexpensive webcam The LX800 was shipped;)




Now you are talking, Helder

I am safely back home with all the magazines in tact

Was very good to see most of my friends there. Steph and Rusty were protecting me all the time against the evil

Alan Traino and his team did a great job again. The show was very satisfactory for me and worth all the effort. Remember, I came all the way from Istanbul just for NEAIC and NEAF. A total of 40 hours travel time !

Hope to come next year again.

Clear skies to you all,

Sedat


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5201472 - 05/02/12 09:43 AM

Do you know what date NEAF in 2013? I keep eye on airplane at low price then I grab it! My daughter and I went to Newark from Chicago two people for around trips for 500 dollars. Not bad!

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Steph]
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Back home finally...
The hotel lobby bar... Dean got two white Russians from the hotel bar. He got $60 change from his $100 bill. Yup, those two drinks cost $40.




But they sure hit the spot after a long day at NEAF





Dean. You were at NEAF and you DIDN'T COME BY TO SEE ME??? I am sadly disappointed in you.




I was at the booth several times and never saw you or I certainly would have said hello. Will do it next year I promise!


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: DeanS]
      #5201615 - 05/02/12 11:13 AM

Okay, then you're exonerated. Gee, I was really only away the one time on Saturday for a break, but that *was* for about an hour, as I walked the floor myself; then a short time on Sunday to go solar view. Must've been one of those times. I'm sorry I missed you.

It's a bummer enough to find CNers stopped by and I didn't get to meet them, but when it's someone I already know and I miss them, I'm even sadder.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5201757 - 05/02/12 12:30 PM

It was a very unfortunate accident. The camper was owned by Astro Gizmos. I was rolling into the vendor parking lot when I saw the fire department spraying foam on what remained of the shell.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: bsim]
      #5201771 - 05/02/12 12:35 PM

Ooooh, I hadn't heard that's whose it was. I got there as the fire truck was leaving, but other emergency personnel were still there.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Steph]
      #5202163 - 05/02/12 03:42 PM

Dean tells me he thought the price for the AP 1600 mount was higher than the figures I gave. I am merely passing on what I was told at the booth. Beyond that, I have no idea what the final price will be. I was also told that the mount could be ordered without high resolution encoders, and the encoders could be added later. I don't know if this is a user installable option or if the mount has to be returned.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5202179 - 05/02/12 03:53 PM

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I don't know if this is a user installable option or if the mount has to be returned.




I was told that it would be a very simple user installation.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
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Dean tells me he thought the price for the AP 1600 mount was higher than the figures I gave. I am merely passing on what I was told at the booth. Beyond that, I have no idea what the final price will be. I was also told that the mount could be ordered without high resolution encoders, and the encoders could be added later. I don't know if this is a user installable option or if the mount has to be returned.




The tag had an estimated price of $10,900. Roland thought the encoders would run upwards of $2500 per axis. Ouch but he did say they would be something we could install ourselves later on as an upgrade.

Hate to hear of Jeff losing his camper, glad he was not injured.


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Waiting for NEAF 2013!

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      #5203718 - 05/03/12 12:40 PM

I think it is likely Dean is right about the encoder prices. The encoders on the 3600 mount increase the price by $6800.

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Great Show nice place and beautiful peoples!
Thanks a lot for this opportunity!

From left Me , Markus and Giannandrea Bodini the friend of mine.

Ciao


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: greeps]
      #5221899 - 05/14/12 01:16 PM

After the investigation by the insurance company it was decided that it was an ammonia leak from the refrigerator which was then ignited by the pilot light.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5221907 - 05/14/12 01:21 PM

Jeff, sorry to hear of the fire. Sadly, leaky reefers (hydrogen gas) are a common source of fires.

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Rusty]
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Jeff, sorry to hear of the fire. Sadly, leaky reefers (hydrogen gas) are a common source of fires.




Not when they use CFCs as refrigerant...which is why they replaced ammonia in the first place...


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5222106 - 05/14/12 03:08 PM

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After the investigation by the insurance company it was decided that it was an ammonia leak from the refrigerator which was then ignited by the pilot light.





Doesn't sound fun. But I'm glad you got out safely.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Steph]
      #5222970 - 05/15/12 01:28 AM

The ammonia refrigerators are used because they only need a heat source (propane flame) to drive the system instead of electricity. This is a very real type of accident. I'm sorry to hear this happened. I tend to say I'm glad it just happened to a machine, but I know it's quite a shock.

-Rich

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5386242 - 08/25/12 12:18 PM

NEAF is really close to me but, whats the date?

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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Astrophotography]
      #5387620 - 08/26/12 09:44 AM

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NEAF is really close to me but, whats the date?




NEAF 2012 was 4/28/2012 and 4/29/2012
NEAF 2013 will be 4/20/2013 and 4/21/2013


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