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« on: August 03, 2010, 06:24:57 PM »
Jason, what's the difference between a laptop and a netbook? Geez everything has a learning curve don't it.
Appreciate the input as I know na-da about this stuff.
« on: August 03, 2010, 03:19:54 PM »
Hello nice folks. I'm looking for a recent decent laptop to use with my Nexstar 8se. I"ve an opportunity to purchase a used camara and all the stuff that goes with it, but until then I could use a laptop as I don't have one.
I can buy new at "BestBuy" for $349 but will try the used market here and take a chance.
« on: June 26, 2010, 12:53:27 PM »
I have for sale here in New Jersey a "almost" new Vixen R130Sf Newtronian Telescope with the Orginal Porta mount.
Scope is in almost new condtion, optics and collimation is perfect. As a couple of extras I have the Orginal flex extensions
replaced with the 11.5" longer handles, and I have an extraAccessory tray w/ screw. Flex Handles cost new $25.00 + shipping each.
This is a complete setup. 6 x 30 finderscope & bracket, 1 1/4" eyepiece adapter, tube rings, slow motion controls.
NO dinks, marks, dents etc. anywheres. I would prefer a local pickup in New Jersey if possible.
I want $300.00 unshipped. I will split up the pair if necessary. OTA $200 and the Mount $150.00. Pictures if requested.
Email me if you want at: email@example.com
« on: April 05, 2010, 06:54:57 PM »
Do you all think that this $12 is a start of something that will keep going up? I've been a member since 2002 and never payed a dime.
But since Herb York was told his services were no longer needed, the startup of paying for access. Actually its not the money, but asking or saying pay up or move on is rather harsh. I hope there not getting gready.
What do you all think?
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:59:30 PM »
A large, if somewhat dated welcome to you here across the "pond". You've come to the correct place if your into taking photos etc.
You'll find a warm welcome if you haven't already, and i'm sure we'll all be waiting for some of your work.
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:12:51 PM »
Ken, I guess you measure the snow by the foot, not like I do here by the inch. Hmm ok, better you then me.
« on: December 29, 2009, 06:01:15 PM »
Eric, its almost 20 degrees outside and at 68 I still work a few hours each day. If it weren't for my grandchildren, i'd be in Florida.
Mentally i'm there already. I hates the cold..........
« on: December 29, 2009, 05:59:15 PM »
Surving Christmas is easy. But surving New Years is all together another story. Stay home and keep off the roads. All new police use this night to complete there quotas.
« on: December 24, 2009, 04:53:06 PM »
Merry Christmas to all and to all a great night! We here in New Jersey have for a real change a White Christmas and love it.
Best wishes to all our members......
« on: December 23, 2009, 03:36:00 PM »
Here in New Jersey, I calulated about 20 inches from Saturday around noon to about 8 am Sunday morning.
I can't tell you the fun I had...............
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:38:14 AM »
Mike, if you check the site Astronomy pic of the day, in its arcive section you may find the one your looking for. I had it and then gave it up. But its within the past couple of months. If I find it i'll let ya know.........
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:36:03 AM »
Ken, I agree that i'm not found of lights period, but I don't like the white ones, and will not use them on my home.
However, I do like the multi colored ones, as they don't give off that much ambient light. Even after Christmas lights
are a pain. I have a street light right outside my house. Hmm can I borrow that pellet/BB gun?
« on: December 12, 2009, 10:40:42 AM »
Way to go. Now if we here at the East coast had some light free nights........well I can only droul at your viewing.
Very, very nice.
« on: December 09, 2009, 10:02:04 AM »
Thanks jr#8, yes i'll keep that offer in mind. However being the woss that I am, it will be sometime in the spring. I don't like the cold.
But your offer shows anyone the quality of people we have in our hobby.
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:05:10 PM »
Woody, I was already to go, but the weather canceled the first date and I couldn't make the second date. However if we ever find Tony my partner to your place i'd love to go again. Your place was perfect for a party. Also your a great cook.
Question , how is the boss lady been. Ok I hope, as you have a super partner in her.
Keep us posted on what you do.
« on: December 06, 2009, 11:30:11 AM »
Thanks for all the nice replys. I wasn't looking for that, but I thank you anyhoo. I will do my best to add to our site here. Were never to old/young to learn. I will look forward to warmer weather and take out my scope. I hate being a warm weather viewer, but that's ole VB.
Once again a sincere thank you all........
« on: December 05, 2009, 09:52:17 AM »
Jason C, I appreciate your explaniation completely. I'm here for the long run just like I was over there. However i'm not into taking those wonderful photographs that others do, but I love reading about those who do.
Ok nuff said about the past, now its time to get on with the present and future. As a amitted "warm" weather viewer, if and when a star party is planned for next spring i'd like to go. Thats if a 68 year old is allowed
This site, now mine to, is a great place to visit daily and its warm to see others that I know. Anyplace with the likes of Ken, and Mike will stand the test of time.
Time to move on and this is the place..........
« on: December 03, 2009, 12:35:11 PM »
One wonders why something like that would happen. I wondering if he just the heck with it and moved on without saying anything to anyone. He might have been pissed off at some of us for not helping out. He was always a first class kinda guy and I like him and Tom.
Shame that site had a huge bunch of great people from all over. Kinda bothers me, oh well, im sure if anyone hears anything he/she will post here.
« on: December 02, 2009, 04:31:42 PM »
I knew something was wrong on the NJ site. Nothing new was put up in over a year from Jim. I don't know why he wouldn't ask for any help. He truly might have said enough if enough and move on. But on the plus side we did have many great star parites over the years. I met some realily great folks and some of them did go by the bye and we didin't know why.
I guess any site is as good as the folks who are on it. But i've known Jim for years as I was almost the first on his first site before he went to the last one. I will miss it and that's the truth. Maybe we will find out somthing in the long run, but I wonder if it will be the truth.
I just want to thank all the nice foks here who have picked up the ball and alowed some of us from NJiste to log in and be part of the family. I for one am very grateful...............
« on: December 01, 2009, 09:26:38 PM »
Sehmeah, howdy and welcome to you bud. It would have been nice if Jim had let all of us know he was giving up on the site instead of us trying to log on day after day without any luck. I dunno why he didn't ask for any help with the site. Ken's right about loosing all our info that was there. I hope it wasn't hackers who took the site down and he just said "heck with it'.
Either way this site is first class and most of our current member on the "other" site is here. You will reconzie many of the names.
« on: November 29, 2009, 11:39:44 AM »
Dave, luck with the scope, nice wife you have. Great photo and you'll be having a super Christmas.
« on: November 24, 2009, 01:07:20 PM »
Hey Joe a large welcome goes out to you. Your gonna love this new site.
« on: November 24, 2009, 01:04:43 PM »
Welcome to the dark side. All kidding aside your gonna love this site. Lots of folks ya know.
« on: November 23, 2009, 09:27:35 PM »
JR#8, I traded it away for a 10mm Parks gold eyepiece. I completed the Vixen telescope with purchasing the Vixex Porta Mount and tripod over this past weekend. I needed a couple of common eyepieces to give to my 11 year old granddaugher along with the telesocpe and along with a Celestron 25mm I though a 10mm would work. Even thought the scope is only an f/5 they should work in a 11 year old eye.
I've never owned a reflector before being a SCT person, but I thought what a great Christmas present to her it would be. She has gotten straight "A"'s in science year after year and I want to have her keep the quest up in science. So the scope goes to her with my blessings. My first scope was about at the same age. Hmm but not as a scope like this.
But thanks for the thought on your part.
« on: November 17, 2009, 07:28:51 PM »
I have for sale or maybe a trade of somekind, a almost new Orion ED-2 3.7mm eyepiece. Comes with bottom cap, no top cap, and a bolt case. New these go for $72.00 plus shipping. I want $40.00 and i'll include shipping in CONUS only.
I could use maybe another eyepiece in the 8mm to 12mm range, with a value equal to this eyepiece, but would prefer to sell. If you don't like it for something I didn't list here, i'll return your money, less shipping. FAIR??
P.S. check out my rating on Amart or CN. I do collect U.S. coins if this would help. I could send a photo if necessary.
« on: November 11, 2009, 11:30:03 AM »
Opps!! Sorry bout that. Ok Brian, great job, and finally got the correct person.
« on: November 10, 2009, 10:45:12 AM »
Mike, nice one. Glad you haven't lost yer touch.
« on: November 09, 2009, 01:58:26 PM »
Mike you could be right. However i've seen the amount of adds over 1000 and climing. Now its almost 300 less and has been that way for weeks now. I have been logging on amost each day now, so I keep looking and checking. But truth time we may never know.
Now what can we do to add to our membership? But Mike you could be right.
« on: November 09, 2009, 11:58:21 AM »
Mike your correct with Amart and Herb. I agree. I also have an account there with almost 80 deals under my belt. Actually i've 2 ads there now. But i've noticed that the number of adds is coming down.
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:16:45 PM »
Congradulations are in order. But give me a chance wil ya.....
Shows the this site is going to be around for quite some time.
Nice job people.