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#1 Stacy


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:23 AM

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The “Cloudy Nights Star Contributor” symbol is a new award of recognition that will be presented to selected members each month. Members who have made substantial contributions to this site are nominated and then voted on by the moderators and administrators of Cloudy Nights. Many members of this site make great contributions, and devote much time and energy to the education and discussions that define the Cloudy Nights forum. While it is clear that every member of this community is important to its success, certain members have gone above and beyond the “call of duty”. This is our effort to recognize these individuals.

For this initial round, 11 members were selected by vote from a pool of 25 nominations. Each month hereafter just two awards will be presented.

Each of the “Star Contributors” will be presented with a special logo that can be used in their signature line, or as an avatar. This logo is a symbol of thanks and respect from the moderators and administrators of this forum. We sincerely hope you will display it proudly.

The Cloudy Nights Star Contributors for September 2004 are:


Erik is a great contributor, always ready to help out a newbie and gives good explanations of procedures and ideas. Erik's "Wilcox Rings" are innovative and a useful, economical upgrade for the EQ-Mounted newt.

David Knisely

Has a tremendous grasp of optical theory and knowledge of optical equipment. Whenever he sees a technical conversation going awry, he steps in, and in the kindest manner, will help set the record straight.


For his contributions in the ATM section. While active in other forums he is really in his element helping folks that are building their own telescopes. Several have been the recipient of his help.

Mike Hosea

Mike Hosea cheerfully shares his expert knowledge of eyepieces & optics. He always answers questions thoroughly and gives detailed explanations. He also gives very sound advice to anybody asking a question.


KennyJ has been a wonderful resource and motivator in Binoculars. Great attitude. All around good citizen for that forum. He knows his stuff without flaunting it and helps the newbies with cheerful abandon. He can be a real hoot to read sometimes too. Kenny was the impetus for the beginning of the "Best Of" section in the binocular forum.

Carol L

Carol has motivated a whole bunch of people, mostly Lunies but not limited to that forum, to do more than just observe. Her sketches and photos have inspired a number of people to take things to a higher level.

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Gary is quick to offer advice based on his experience. There's a certain behind the scenes playfulness and understated humor that is often fun to read. A respected member and contributor.


Dave's made some outstanding contributions to the CCD and Digital Astrophotography forum both for image processing in general, and for tips and tricks on imaging with DSLRs. He's a real asset to the forum and Cloudy Nights.

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He's always there to help out or add a good comment from the newest newbie to the most seasoned veteran here at CN from Reflectors to Refractors or Beginners and Deep Sky...

Ian Gilbert

He's one of our younger members but more than holds his own in the discussions he participates in, and by being bold enough to share his work with us he almost single-handedly launched the sketching revival that has become one of the dominant themes in the Lunartic Asylum. Check his gallery.


Jarad’s consistent quality of posts and his breadth of knowledge in multiple areas are his chief contributions. His demeanor here is always pleasant and helpful.

Thank you all for your contributions!

#2 Tom L

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:27 PM

Congratulations to all of you for your outstanding contributions and thank you for helping make Cloudy Nights a great forum.

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#3 mikeb57


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:25 PM

My Congratulations as well to all the Winners of this month's Cloudy Nights Star Contributors Awards...


#4 Don W

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 04:11 PM

Bunch of brown nosers if you ask me. LOL

Congrats to all of you. It's people like you that make CN fun and educational. BRAVO!!

#5 Bill Grass

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 05:42 PM

Congratulations, folks! Thanks for helping to make Cloudy Nights what it is.

#6 Stacy


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 12:42 AM

Congratulations again to all the winners!

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#7 Tom T

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:09 PM

Thank you folks!

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:18 AM

Yes congratulations to all!!

#9 Chris Graham

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 03:11 PM

Congrats everyone......and thanks for the great help, info and support!


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