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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion
      #5545873 - 11/29/12 05:21 PM

I sent a lengthy (14 page) article about my time as a Criterion employee (1978-1985).

Anyone know how long it takes for articles to get approved? I think the forum regulars might really enjoy it.

Thanks,

Gil


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5545912 - 11/29/12 05:59 PM

I look forward to it!!

Can you post snippets of your experiences there? We'd love to hear about them!

-Tim.


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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: tim53]
      #5545940 - 11/29/12 06:12 PM

Me too! Hope your article is up soon.

James


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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5545997 - 11/29/12 06:41 PM

I'm optimistic, but haven't got confirmation E-mail yet. I included half a dozen photos of the shop.

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orion61

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Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Birthplace James T Kirk
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5546036 - 11/29/12 07:02 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Hi Gill, I'm also looking forward to reading it, Mark Swanson told me you were doing it.
BTW I love my MINT 1976 Criterion Dynamax DX6. it has Great Optics


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Ducky62
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Reged: 10/31/10

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Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: orion61]
      #5546130 - 11/29/12 07:43 PM

Wow. Can't wait to read it.

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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5546227 - 11/29/12 08:50 PM

That's a nice looking 6" scope, there. Those scopes have a near focus of like 10 feet - long distance microscopes!!

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apfever
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Reged: 05/13/08

Loc: Colorado
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5546234 - 11/29/12 08:56 PM


Super!

one 10", 3 RV-6 (I think), Dynamax8, shelf of the eyepieces (still missing 3 or so), some accessories, and looking forward to the article.


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mdowns
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Reged: 06/12/10

Loc: Englewood,FL
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5546252 - 11/29/12 09:08 PM

Gil,
Like all other responders I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts and comments.A couple of years ago I submitted a review that showed up a few weeks later.Hopefully we'll see yours soon!


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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: mdowns]
      #5546260 - 11/29/12 09:13 PM

The article may not answer the types of questions that you may have, but when it gets published, if anything comes to mind, just ask.

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albert1
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: Southern New Jersey
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5546442 - 11/29/12 11:24 PM

I'm looking forward to it too Gil. Glad to have you here. I'm sure a few questions will be coming your way.

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BGeoghegan
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Reged: 03/22/10

Loc: Eastern CT
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: albert1]
      #5546974 - 11/30/12 11:01 AM

Gil,
Very much looking forward to your article. If you post a few paragraphs here I'm sure you'll find some eager readers. I'd be curious about how things were inside Criterion during the change of owners and the West Hartford vs. East Hartford facilities.

Bob G,
Tolland, CT


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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: BGeoghegan]
      #5546986 - 11/30/12 11:10 AM

That's exactly what my piece is about - from the point of view of an enthusiast, what my impression of the sale of the company was like. Along with as many details as I could remember about optical and mechanical fabrication.

Got the Cloudy Nights E-mail confirmation this morning, so I'm optimistic about publication. The group here was my target audience - so this is the best place for posting of the piece.

Edited by Gil V (11/30/12 11:13 AM)


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Jason H.
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/07

Loc: Central Florida
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5547043 - 11/30/12 11:52 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

That should be fun to read! Did you hear some interesting history of the early years too? (that would also be fascinating to me.)

Regards, Jason H.


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Jim Curry
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Reged: 10/29/07

Loc: STL
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5547758 - 11/30/12 07:39 PM

You were there a little after my time. I was there around 1968 as a 13 year old to get my first scope with my dad. Talk about a candy store for geeks. Scopes, mirrors, machine tools, shop smells. Ahh!

Jim


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Brian RisleyModerator
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Reged: 09/04/06

Loc: SW Florida
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #5548961 - 12/01/12 03:22 PM

Gil, now I know why you asked.

I actually used a Golden Pyramid Tripod for my C-8 once it was out of the observatory. I really like it (only issues I had was lat adj, but a turnbuckle handles that and a spreader that broke one spur and I replaced it with one from a Celestron tripod when I got back into things.) and recently picked up another in very good condition.
Can't wait to see the article.
Brian


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highfnum
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Reged: 09/06/06

Loc: NE USA
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Brian Risley]
      #5549184 - 12/01/12 06:18 PM

Can't wait
I have. 4 inch reflector
8 inch Schmidt


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orion61

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Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Birthplace James T Kirk
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: highfnum]
      #5549288 - 12/01/12 07:27 PM

I wonder if it went through? They usually process them quicker than this, You might want to re-submit it.
Or at least PM a Moderator to nudge the process along.
I love the Index card story...


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Gil V
sage


Reged: 09/09/12

Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: orion61]
      #5549391 - 12/01/12 08:58 PM

Are you referring to how we kept a record of each scope's optical performance on index cards? How did you hear about that?

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jezz
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Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: Utah
Re: Wrote a lengthy article about Criterion new [Re: Gil V]
      #5550841 - 12/02/12 07:01 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Hi, new member here. Can't wait to read your article! I have a B&L Criterion 4000 that rewards me with razor sharp images - after aligning the secondary mirror and collimating it - definately a keeper.

Bern


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