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#26 Jeff B

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:14 PM

These were sent to me via private email correspondence with Lana.

 

Unfortunately, not mine to post publicly.

Ok, cool and thanks Jeff.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:14 PM

Like to hear from you when your SD 150 arrives.

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The Strehl Ratio Comparison for 435-705nm given on their website shows 130 Agema doublets as better than most quality triplets including the 130APQ, to be honest I do not really understand the technical end of their claim particularly at relatively fast focal ratio of 8 for a doublet, wonder if someone with the knowledge can explain what we are looking at.

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According to the patent, Agema makes use of a wide airgap and one aspheric surface.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:26 PM

Be nice to bump into one in person under the night sky. That's really the only reasonable way to evaluate a telescope.

 

Just of interest, I'm likely done buying telescopes. 

 

Clear skies, Alan

There aren't a whole lot of refractors in our regular observing crowd, Alan.  About 40% of them belong to you and 30% of them belong to me.  A few are scattered around.  Our chances of bumping into something new are very limited unless we buy it ourselves.  :(   Greg N


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#29 Mike W

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:15 AM

There aren't a whole lot of refractors in our regular observing crowd, Alan.  About 40% of them belong to you and 30% of them belong to me.  A few are scattered around.  Our chances of bumping into something new are very limited unless we buy it ourselves.  frown.gif   Greg N

Hey, I have two (refractors)! You're giving me a complex!bawling.gif 


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#30 Alan French

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:20 AM

Based on recent acquisitions and orders....

 

Mike W is responsible for classics we can check out.

Greg N is responsible for new offerings. 

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Clear skies, Alan


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:04 PM

Jeff,

Did you get your 150 yet?



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:41 PM

I tried to send them an email and it came back undeliverable. Are they out of business?

#33 Richard Whalen

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:44 PM

No, they are still in business as of 2 weeks ago as far as I know. Might be having email problems? Give them a call.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:46 PM

The email I received 11 May included a photo of polished 120mm glass lenses, to be added to 130 & 150mm polished glass lenses for shipment to coater. Fluorite lenses next.



#35 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:06 AM

Jeff,

Did you get your 150 yet?

 

Patiently waiting. 

 

Last I heard was end of March, fluorite blanks had arrived.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:22 PM

Hey, I have two (refractors)! You're giving me a complex!bawling.gif

You gotta get out more often note the qualifier "regular observing crowd."  There are a few refractors I haven't seen for years (besides yours).  Two of them moved to PA.  A fair number of the "regular' refractors are mainland imports.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:00 PM

I'm right in the middle of installing a new lawn (I had 14 pine trees removed last winter) but weather permitting I'll be out arboretum week. Yesterday (and today) I got a lot accomplished. Spread all the topsoil, dragged it and today added lawn food and dragged it again. Just need to seed and cover with straw.

Mike


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:15 PM

I'm right in the middle of installing a new lawn (I had 14 pine trees removed last winter) but weather permitting I'll be out arboretum week. Yesterday (and today) I got a lot accomplished. Spread all the topsoil, dragged it and today added lawn food and dragged it again. Just need to seed and cover with straw.
Mike


What’s a “lawn?” I live in Arizona.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:02 PM

A 180mm fluorite APO for $16,500.  Is this a dream????



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:50 AM

Waiting for Godot never ends in the land of the promised scope...

Edited by Fomalhaut, 20 May 2019 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:39 AM

What’s a “lawn?” I live in Arizona.

Gg

 

A "lawn" is actually a very effective telescope thermal blanket.

 

But the climate that supports it presents other challenges. Mosquitos. And water that magically appears from the air to coat your equipment. They have a name for it, let me try to remember .... doo?


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:03 AM

Waiting for Godo never ends in the land of the promised scope...

Godot, NICHT "Godo".

Wann lernst Du's endlich ???



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:17 AM

Das war aber hart !wink.gif 

 

That was a hard jab !wink.gif blush.gif 

 

Kind regards, Michael Aaron



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:54 AM

Godot, NICHT "Godo".
Wann lernst Du's endlich ???


Oh, sorry: Waiting for Godot-head, then grin.gif

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:18 AM

I'm right in the middle of installing a new lawn (I had 14 pine trees removed last winter) but weather permitting I'll be out arboretum week. Yesterday (and today) I got a lot accomplished. Spread all the topsoil, dragged it and today added lawn food and dragged it again. Just need to seed and cover with straw.

Mike

I am doing similar. Clearing my southern skyline, but leaving enough in place block neighbours insecurity lights.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Be nice to bump into one in person under the night sky. That's really the only reasonable way to evaluate a telescope.

 

Just of interest, I'm likely done buying telescopes. 

 

Clear skies, Alan

I've been going to my dark sites for over ten years.  I'm the only one I recall ever bringing a refractor. 

 

Mike



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

I've been going to my dark sites for over ten years.  I'm the only one I recall ever bringing a refractor. 

 

Mike

People like to bring the big guns to a dark sky site.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:20 AM

I think there's one Agema scope at ATT this month.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:51 AM

People like to bring the big guns to a dark sky site.

Not me.  Not always.  Big guns can go deep, but they can't go wide.

 

Mike


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:49 AM

First 120mm glass/Fluorite set completed, with more to follow:

 

 

 

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