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    Default An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace



    As look would have it I found myself in Paris

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    on the first day of the https://www.afastronomie.fr/rencontres-ciel-espace

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    As I was checking out the Baader booth when no other than Herr Baader came over to explain the new Morpheus 17mm eyepiece and the mk iv zoom.

    I was very impressed with the eyepieces and the man.

    I got to checkout the new Celestron CGX mount. Apparently there are only a handful in Europe at this time. Good looking mount.

    New explore scientific truss Dobs were ok. But that skywatcher 20" is the real deal. Guess that's why there is a small difference in price.

    Met David Nagler and got to look through the new 13mm delite. Apparently I was the first outside the company to do so.

    The primaluce rings and dovetails looked really nice.
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Wow! Cool stuff, David! Color me jealous!
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Very cool.
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Great event David, I envy you!
    Any pics or narrative to share?
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    That 20" Skywatcher is quite the piece of gear!
    Skywatcher Stargate-500P Synscan 508MM (20
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    That 20" Skywatcher is quite the piece of gear!
    Skywatcher Stargate-500P Synscan 508MM (20
    It looked very good. Well constructed. A nice height for the eyepiece, might require a simple step for my height 6'. Goto and push to.

    I saw an inexpensive push to dob connected to an iPhone runnng sky safari and that was a fun combination
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Great event David, I envy you!
    Any pics or narrative to share?
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    Sorry I didn't take any pictures at the show. Herr Baader took the Morpheus 17.5 apart and explained all the design constraints. It was limited in diameter for binocular viewing and the internal glass elements extend all the way to the side. Unlike some of the competitors prudcts. The nose piece for 1.25" and 2" are ribbed and not undercut. This keeps them from falling out as easily.

    I believe there were over 2000 in attendance each day. A lot of attendance of the sessions which I didn't go to given my miserable french.

    I would go to Paris again just for the hot chocolate, chocolate croissants with almonds, and baguettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purdyd View Post
    This looks like a postcard, or almost a painting. Beautiful shot, David!
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    Thanks. I owe it all to filters and the beautiful scenery
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    Default Re: An American in Paris Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace

    Hello David,

    and thank you really very much for the excellent pictures. I love Paris, have spent there 1/2 year.
    Glad you have enjoyed the french chocolate, the only competition is my wife's mousse au chocolat, it tastes like in Paris. Just close your eyes ...
    Meeting Thomas Baader and David Nagler must have been a great opportunity to learn about the design of the eyepieces, which are the most sophisticated optics in our hobby.

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