Part three? What happened to part one and part two? Oh, there they are. The tl;dr version of those posts from last year is first that I had the wrong power supply for this mount, and then when I got the right power supply, the mount worked very well with my little 8-pound Mak on […]Read More December 12, 2018: Orion Sirius Pro AZ-EQ/G, Part III – Customer Service
So, let’s say you bought your first scope for around $150 to $300 – maybe it’s the Astronomers Without Borders One Sky scope, or one of its clones, like the Meade Lightbridge 130. Perhaps you’ve bought a refractor, like the Meade Infinity 102. Or, it could be that you bought something like the Celestron Astromaster […]Read More July 27, 2018: Goto Telescopes / Mounts
Happy Royal Wedding Day! (If you care about such things. Otherwise, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, wah wah wah.) A recent post on one of the Facebook astronomy pages got me to wondering about who does what when it comes to customer service in the astronomy biz. Particularly, what are the heavy hitters doing – Celestron, Meade, Skywatcher, Orion, […]Read More May 19, 2018: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Astro Customer Service
I went to the Northeast Astronomy Forum’s annual conference in Rockland County on Saturday, and all I can say is: Wow! Just WOW! Well, of course I have more to say that that. It was a complete and total astronomy nerdgasm. I have never in my life seen a collection of huge and totally cool […]Read More April 20, 2015 – Holy NEAF, Batman!