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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196226 - 04/29/12 09:27 AM Attachment (323 downloads)

23. The Roland Christen of his day!

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24. I tried to avoid repeats of last year's pics, but every time I see the Questar I'm blown away.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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25. The Canon guys let me try their amazing glass. This was with the 8-17mm fisheye. On the right is Chuck Westfall, an extremely pleasant and helpful representative of the company.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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26. Lots of attendees!

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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28 "Now, where'd that pesky Sun go?" Nice Traveller (I think).

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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30. There were other cool things too: this working battery meter was made mostly of Bakelite…

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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31 …and it came from this table of awesome vintage toys.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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32. As ever, there were meteorites.

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33a. Finally, I attended two terrific presentations: Robert Naeye, Editor-in-Chief of Sky and Telescope on the Venus transit…

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
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34 …and Joe Liske on the European Extremely Large Telescope.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196251 - 04/29/12 09:35 AM

It was fun! Roll on next year!

I have a bunch of other pics. This is probably enough to start with, though.

(Ignore the numbers: they were to help me post. Sorry a couple are out of order)

Edited by jouster (04/29/12 09:40 AM)


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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196256 - 04/29/12 09:39 AM

Thanks for the pictures. I do want to attend NEAF someday.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: JimMo]
      #5196276 - 04/29/12 09:57 AM

Thanks for posting the great pics!

Ed D


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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196306 - 04/29/12 10:26 AM

Thanks from the West coast...

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: Ed D]
      #5196308 - 04/29/12 10:28 AM

Great to see these pictures. The TEC 300VT looks very good indeed.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: EddWen]
      #5196309 - 04/29/12 10:30 AM

+1 Another Thank You from West Coast... hilarious comment about that new TEC being 'grab and go'... also like that you captured fellows look of puzzled amazement looking at it. I have that WW field case and they are just a joy to own... sturdy, useful... and often gets more initial interest than my other gear...

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196343 - 04/29/12 10:56 AM

Neil,

Thanks for posting these and I look forward to seeing your other pictures.

This is the second year I have missed NEAF due to family health issues. I have always enjoyed seeing all the latest and coolest stuff even if I couldn't (or wouldn't) afford it.

I'm hoping for a healthy 2013!

Cheers,

Ron


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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: RAKing]
      #5196399 - 04/29/12 11:32 AM

The TEC is drool worthy. Can we infer from the name that it provides a seven degree field? Wow.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: Eric Gage]
      #5196412 - 04/29/12 11:41 AM

I'm guessing that's the case. I wanted to ask Yuri, but he was busy talking with other attendees each time I went by. I didn't want to take his time away from anyone who might actually be a potential purchaser. I do hope he puts something up on the TEC site, though.

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Re: NEAF 2012 Pics new [Re: jouster]
      #5196941 - 04/29/12 05:14 PM

Quote:

18. To me, the most interesting scope on show: TEC's amazing Wide Field Camera: 300mm aperture at f 1:1.44! No price given. My wife has agreed that this is a perfect grab-and-go scope for me: if I grab one, she'll go straight to divorce court…




I talked to one of the fellows at the TEC booth. The TEC 300VT-7 DEG f/1.44 astrograph has a projected price of $49,000 to $60,000 and the f/1.55 10 degree model over $150,000.

Dave Mitsky


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