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Re: My first scans of Jim's AP catalogs

M Hambrick
 

Thanks Tony, These are great !

I am going to see if I can copy your files over to the AP Product Catalog Database that Karen has pinned to the top of the list of messages in the AP-UG forum.

Mike


Re: My first scans of Jim's AP catalogs

Holger
 

That's great, Tony, thanks a lot!


Cheers,
Holger


Re: Leonard from Big Bend N.P. with the Stowaway

Shawn Quinn
 

I've been there twice (April 2021 and December 2021).  I do not live close by (2-3 day drive from where I live in FL).  Fortunately, I have relatives in TX so I'm able visit family while also taking some time for astronomy.

Shawn 


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Richard Hennig
 

Hi Ray,

Thank you. So your sky is darker and you are using the TCC, which both will help to get good data with shorter overall exposure. However, your pixels are smaller with 2.4µm vs. 3.76µm. The area of each pixel of your sensor 183MC Pro is about 40% of that for the 433MC Pro. Well, it looks like you have taken a wonderful image with great color and I will need to work more on my processing :)

Thanks again and clear skies,
Richard


On Jan 3, 2022, at 7:41 PM, Ray <rnspeed@...> wrote:

Thanks Richard

According to the light pollution map I live in the area between Bortle 4 to Bortle 5.

Regards

Ray


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Ray
 

Thanks Richard

According to the light pollution map I live in the area between Bortle 4 to Bortle 5.

Regards

Ray


Re: [ap-gto] Some information on uploaded Jim Phillips Sales Order 09-20-1989

W Hilmo
 

Before I bought my first Astro-Physics mount, we spent some time with a gentleman at a star party with a 6" F/12 Super Planetary on an AP1200.  The owner was kind enough to let us use it for a while, and he showed my wife how to use the keypad.  It was a really nice setup.

It also gave me a chance to show my wife where I wanted to go in terms of upgrading my mount.  It wasn't long after that, that I put my name in for an AP1200.  I got lucky in that the AP1600 was released before my name came up, so that's what I bought.  I couldn't be happier with it.

Fun times.

On 1/3/22 2:19 PM, Harley Davidson wrote:
Hello guys

I just uploaded a one page PDF titled "Jim Phillips Sales Order 09-20-1989". Now, this wasn't Jim's order but was in with the catalogs he sent me to scan. From a historic standpoint it was very telling how the times have changed.

First, the old address of AP at the header of the order.

Second, how about the cost of that 5" f/8 OTA? I assume back then it was a lot of money when you look at what other scopes you could get at the time cost.

Also, you know that only took a phone call to get the order going. No wait list :)  My first AP was a 6" f/12 Super Planetary in the summer of 1991. I called AP and spoke to Marj {I believe} and I was good to go. Sent them a deposit.

Third, look how quick the estimated delivery was to be.

Fourth, note the order states a letter will be sent out when the final payment is due. Today an email at the speed of light notifies customers when their name comes up on the wait list and when final payment is due.

Fifth, "Freight and insurance charges will be billed C.O.D." The last time I ever did that was when I bought a Star Liner 12 1/2" f/5 reflector in the mid 1980's. [Am I allowed to use the word "reflector" in a refractor group :) ] I had to actually pick up the crates at the airport and pay for the shipping.

So, I thought it would be of interest to members of this group to see it.

tony






File /Astro-Physics Brochures//Jim Phillips 01-1992.pdf uploaded #file-notice

main@ap-ug.groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@ap-ug.groups.io group.

By: Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>

Description:
Jim Phillips 01-1992


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Roland Christen
 


That's a really nice high resolution image of M33 taken with the tiny 92 Stowaway. Congrats on a great image.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Hennig <richardghennig@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 1:47 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Very nice image with lots of detail, Ray.

I have been working on M33 for some time and struggled a bit with getting good color balance for the H-alpha and O-III regions (see https://www.astrobin.com/v7atip/B/). You have done a nice job with a relatively moderate exposure time. Do you have a pretty dark sky? I have been imaging from my backyard in Bortle 5 with significant humidity. I am wondering how much difference a darker sky would do for imaging galaxies.

Clear skies,
Richard
 
— 
Richard G. Hennig
Professor and Alumni Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Director, Quantum Theory Project
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Email: rhennig@...
Web: http://hennig.mse.ufl.edu

On Jan 3, 2022, at 12:50 PM, Ray <rnspeed@...> wrote:

Last night was another clear night, this time the subject was M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Telescope: 92 Stowaway and 92TCC Telecompressor
Camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Filter: 2" Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Blocking Filter
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290mm
Guidescope: Stellarvue 50 mm Photographic Guide Scope
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Exposure: 35x240S <M33 Triangulum Galaxy 1-2-2022 AP group.jpg>


Some information on uploaded Jim Phillips Sales Order 09-20-1989

Harley Davidson
 

Hello guys

I just uploaded a one page PDF titled "Jim Phillips Sales Order 09-20-1989". Now, this wasn't Jim's order but was in with the catalogs he sent me to scan. From a historic standpoint it was very telling how the times have changed.

First, the old address of AP at the header of the order.

Second, how about the cost of that 5" f/8 OTA? I assume back then it was a lot of money when you look at what other scopes you could get at the time cost.

Also, you know that only took a phone call to get the order going. No wait list :)  My first AP was a 6" f/12 Super Planetary in the summer of 1991. I called AP and spoke to Marj {I believe} and I was good to go. Sent them a deposit.

Third, look how quick the estimated delivery was to be.

Fourth, note the order states a letter will be sent out when the final payment is due. Today an email at the speed of light notifies customers when their name comes up on the wait list and when final payment is due.

Fifth, "Freight and insurance charges will be billed C.O.D." The last time I ever did that was when I bought a Star Liner 12 1/2" f/5 reflector in the mid 1980's. [Am I allowed to use the word "reflector" in a refractor group :) ] I had to actually pick up the crates at the airport and pay for the shipping.

So, I thought it would be of interest to members of this group to see it.

tony


File /Astro-Physics Brochures//Jim Phillips Sales Order 09-20-1989.pdf uploaded #file-notice

main@ap-ug.groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@ap-ug.groups.io group.

By: Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>

Description:
Thought this would be of interest to the group being from so long ago.


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Richard Hennig
 

Very nice image with lots of detail, Ray.

I have been working on M33 for some time and struggled a bit with getting good color balance for the H-alpha and O-III regions (see https://www.astrobin.com/v7atip/B/). You have done a nice job with a relatively moderate exposure time. Do you have a pretty dark sky? I have been imaging from my backyard in Bortle 5 with significant humidity. I am wondering how much difference a darker sky would do for imaging galaxies.

Clear skies,
Richard
 
— 
Richard G. Hennig
Professor and Alumni Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Director, Quantum Theory Project
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Email: rhennig@...
Web: http://hennig.mse.ufl.edu

On Jan 3, 2022, at 12:50 PM, Ray <rnspeed@...> wrote:

Last night was another clear night, this time the subject was M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Telescope: 92 Stowaway and 92TCC Telecompressor
Camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Filter: 2" Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Blocking Filter
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290mm
Guidescope: Stellarvue 50 mm Photographic Guide Scope
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Exposure: 35x240S <M33 Triangulum Galaxy 1-2-2022 AP group.jpg>


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Stuart
 

Beautiful shot Ray!!


On Mon, 3 Jan 2022 at 12:50, Ray <rnspeed@...> wrote:
Last night was another clear night, this time the subject was M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Telescope: 92 Stowaway and 92TCC Telecompressor
Camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Filter: 2" Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Blocking Filter
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290mm
Guidescope: Stellarvue 50 mm Photographic Guide Scope
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Exposure: 35x240S


Re: First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Karen Christen
 

That’s very nice, Ray! 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray
Sent: Monday, January 3, 2022 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: [ap-ug] First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

 

Last night was another clear night, this time the subject was M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Telescope: 92 Stowaway and 92TCC Telecompressor
Camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Filter: 2" Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Blocking Filter
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290mm
Guidescope: Stellarvue 50 mm Photographic Guide Scope
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Exposure: 35x240S


First Stowaway image for 2022. M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Ray
 

Last night was another clear night, this time the subject was M33 the Triangulum Galaxy.

Telescope: 92 Stowaway and 92TCC Telecompressor
Camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Filter: 2" Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Blocking Filter
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290mm
Guidescope: Stellarvue 50 mm Photographic Guide Scope
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
Exposure: 35x240S


Re: Winter Imaging

Roland Christen
 

Heart Eyes



-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Martin <terry@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 10:53 am
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Winter Imaging

It's just a typical Canadian Orb; full of friendly, humble, and apologetic people. 


Re: Winter Imaging

Terry Martin
 

It's just a typical Canadian Orb; full of friendly, humble, and apologetic people. 


Re: Winter Imaging

Roland Christen
 

Woah! What is that, some kind of alien craft? Smile

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Martin <terry@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2022 9:10 pm
Subject: [ap-ug] Winter Imaging

I haven't seen any clear nights for the last 2 months and now it's way too cold even if I was to see some clear skies.  So, taking advantage of the the cold I decided to freeze some bubbles and image them.  No AP equipment though.


Re: Ap/Zeiss hybrid

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Poor typing. Sorry.

JimP


From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
Sent: Monday, January 3, 2022 9:31:45 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-ug] Ap/Zeiss hybrid
 
I see you there is a an 8" Astro physics/Zeiss hybrid semi Apo for sale. 

JimP 

--
Jim Phillips

--
Jim Phillips


Ap/Zeiss hybrid

thefamily90 Phillips
 

I see you there is a an 8" Astro physics/Zeiss hybrid semi Apo for sale. 

JimP 

--
Jim Phillips


Re: File I took down in the Astro-Physics Brochures section

ROBERT WYNNE
 

James-

It appears copyright law changed as of May 2020.

If you are interested in a work published before 1978, you are looking at three different copyright rules depending on the exact publishing time ranging from 1909 to 1978. 

If the content is published between: 

  1. 1909 and 1921—The copyright lasted for 28 years from the date of publication and an additional 28 years if the renewal happened during that last year of copyright protection
  2. 1922 and 1963—The initial term was 28 years from the publication date and an additional 67 years if it was renewed in the last year of the copyright term
  3. 1964 and 1978—The copyright lasted for 28 years and was automatically renewed for an additional 67 years

Best,
Robert


On 01/02/2022 5:45 PM James Stone <jrs7r@...> wrote:


Robert, it is not a global disclaimer for posting S&T content. It is specific to the article and the disclaimer had to be included on each printed page that was posted.  



On Jan 2, 2022, at 8:34 PM, ROBERT WYNNE <robert-wynne@...> wrote:

I thought the disclaimer was global in scope and not required or applicable for each page or article cited? In other words the archive itself should post the disclaimer as an umbrella for all S&T articles contained therein? -Best, Robert
On 01/02/2022 12:45 PM James Stone <jrs7r@...> wrote:


Robert, the S&T editorial office was specific in the disclaimers that had to be included on the article for them to grant their permission for posting. The version in message thread #84620 includes those disclaimers.

On 1/2/22, 3:41 PM, "main@ap-ug.groups.io on behalf of ROBERT WYNNE" <main@ap-ug.groups.io on behalf of robert-wynne@...> wrote:

We checked with S & T to advance notice them of our intentions to archive this material and recieved their approval to create an archive. You can post your article without fear of any copyright infringement. The law is written broadly and centers on the reproduction of copyrighted material for sale. Since we never intended to make a penny from the archive we are on solid ground to post past issues of S & T that contain A-P material. -Best, Robert
> On 01/02/2022 5:15 AM Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...> wrote:
>
>
> Hello all on this cold & snowy day [at least at my house :) ]
>
> I was notified by a forum member that a file I uploaded this morning
> (Jim Phillips 10-1981 S&T An Apo Triplet Objective) was copyrighted by
> S&T. I took it down to be on the safe side.
>
> Here is the link to the copy S&T approved and in full color:
>
> thanks tony
>
>
>
>









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