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Posts Made By: Martin Collins

July 13, 2004 12:40 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

website help

Posted By Martin Collins

Can anyone direct me to a web site on North American birds with photo's on the one or a couple of pages rather than an individual link for each bird. I am trying to see what kind of birds are coming to my backyard in the midwest
Thanks to all

October 13, 2004 12:39 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Siebert 1.39 Multimag

Posted By Martin Collins

Anyone have any experience with the Siebert 1.39 Multimag?
I have a 14.5" f4.3 reflector and a binoviewer that I want to add a little more variety and was looking very closely at this

December 23, 2004 01:57 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Thank You Astromart

Posted By Martin Collins

I just wanted to thank Herb and all the people associated with Astromart for such a great site. Not only have I learned a lot, I have also made quite a few new friends. I just became a 3 month supporter and wish I could have done more but a recent layoff and with Christmas presents for my family has prevented me from doing so. I do know that all my new purchases for telescopes or equpment are and will be made at ATWB because of this site.
I wish one and all a Very Merry Christmas and hope Santa is good to all
Marty Collins
grin smile grin

January 17, 2006 11:14 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

older feathertouch focusers

Posted By Martin Collins

Just a note for everyone who has the Older style feathertouch focuser with set screws. Starlight instruments will re-machine your older 2 " drawtube for fitting a compression ring. Have to send it to them $55 plus $10 for shipping

September 11, 2006 08:55 PM Forum: Religion

A little prayer, 9-11

Posted By Martin Collins

Father in heaven, I ask forgiveness of not my sins but the sins of all who perished or were injured, To all the survivors and to all the loved ones left behind in the 9-11 attacks,. I ask you to take them into your arms and comfort them. I ask you this in the name of your son, Lord Jesus Christ.
Even though it has been 5 years, it instills images in my mind that most likely will last for a long time.
Just had to get this off my chest.

December 9, 2006 12:07 PM Forum: Maksutovs

intes finders

Posted By Martin Collins

I am looking for a replacement finder for a MN-76,Do not want a telrad. Anyone know of a replacement 50mm right angle with bracket?

March 24, 2007 04:29 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

My new dob

Posted By Martin Collins

Here is a pic of my Intes MN-76 grin that I finally completed,I had my dob base built by First base and I am very pleased with his craftsmanship,Fit and finish are first rate.
I also added some things to the exterior but kept in mind that I still wanted a foldable dob base so everything went into brass threaded wood inserts and thumb screws.
I made the split blocks for the stalk ,everything looks great.
As for first light it has been raining here for the last 4 days with 2 to 3 more days predicted so it will be awhile

January 28, 2008 11:03 AM Forum: Audio

Oldies or stuff you dreamed about

Posted By Martin Collins

I always wanted when I was in the Air force
Sansui G33000
Klipsch Cornwall
I remember looking at the klipsch drooling and dreaming about owning,salesman stating that you could put a lightning bolt threw it and it would still survive
It didn't matter that they were the size of a refrigerator
AAHH - them were the days smile

February 3, 2008 11:59 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

29 things to make you smile

Posted By Martin Collins

1.. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.
2.. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3.. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4.. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
5.. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.
6.. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me
7.. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
8.. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
9.. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing.
10.. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
11. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.
12.. God must love stupid people; He made so many.
13.. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
14.. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
15.. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
16.. Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!
17.. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
18.. Procrastinate Now!
19.. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That?
20.. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
21.. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance
22.. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!
23..They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
24..He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.
25..A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
26..Ham and eggs.A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
27.. The trouble with life is there's no background music.
28.. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
29.. I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Life is too short and friends are too few. Save the earth, it's the only planet with chocolate

Enjoy the Super bowl
I still think we need a jokes and humor forum

February 23, 2008 11:59 AM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

New plant zone hardiness maps

Posted By Martin Collins

The Arbor day foundation has redone it's plant zone maps for anyone who does work on their gardens or landscaping.It shows warming since 1990.
Crummy legacy we are leaving our kids