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  1. A visit to the unique 9 inch Unitron Polarex

    by , 11-25-2018 at 07:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Last friday 03-23-2018 I had the opportunity to visit the one and only 9 inch Unitron Polarex telescope in the world.

    Thanks to Dave Komar, who pointed me out the whereabouts of this giant telescope (several miles from my hometown!) , I was able to contact the owner. The owner tells us via Dave about the amazing rescue from the scrapyard and demolition on his site: Polarex – Unitron Model 900 – Unitron History Project

    Quite a remarkable and readable story. The owner
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  2. A visit to the unique 9 inch Unitron Polarex

    by , 11-25-2018 at 07:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Last friday 03-23-2018 I had the opportunity to visit the one and only 9 inch Unitron Polarex telescope in the world.

    Thanks to Dave Komar, who pointed me out the whereabouts of this giant telescope (several miles from my hometown!) , I was able to contact the owner. The owner tells us via Dave about the amazing rescue from the scrapyard and demolition on his site: Polarex – Unitron Model 900 – Unitron History Project

    Quite a remarkable and readable story. The owner
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  3. First impressions of Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide, a short review.

    by , 11-24-2018 at 12:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Interstellarum Deep sky Guide.
    After waiting a long period of more than six months, it finally arrived. My copy of the IDSG. I had ordered the desk edition. English version. I never take an atlas or a guide out in the field any more, since I make my wish-list at home, accompanied by an atlas ( IDSA), a guide and a cup of coffee. Out in the field my cellphone-app SSPro is my buddy. Until two years ago I took my atlas with me in the field, nowadays I consider a nice atlas and a good guide as
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  4. Triangulum galaxy (M33) -- 3 days, 2 cameras, 3 hours

    by , 11-22-2018 at 02:04 AM
    Thanks for your comment.

    I posted this when the forum was acting us, so I wasn't able to pin an image to the thread. Is it possible to pin the image that I attached to the thread a few posts ago to the image header?

    John

    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Great image John, plenty of work getting all that data to mix well!
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  5. Cosmic Challenge, The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs - a personal observation

    by , 11-21-2018 at 04:37 PM
    Title: Cosmic Challenge, The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs
    Author: Phillip S. Harrington
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2011



    (image courtesy of philharrington.net)


    Overview:

    In keeping with my love of books about astronomy, I recently acquired a used copy of this book in excellent condition from a public library via an Amazon seller. It appears as though it were ...

    Updated 11-22-2018 at 12:15 PM by KT4HX

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