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Wednesday, November 4th 2009 07:51 PM

 http://www.buytelescopes.com We are making some progress but it has been slower than anyone likes. Frequent Buyer Discounts  (FBD) should be showing for your accounts now Search should be working better. Shipping except for FREE GROUND SHIPPING is working properly and we are working on the FREE GROUND SHIPPING for some items now. If you encounter a product that says FREE GROUND SHIPPING and it charges shipping when you check out we will credit that amount back to you before charging your card until this is resolved. The Anacortes Telescopes Picture Of the Day  (ATWB POD) should be working within 24 hours. These will then show up on AstroMart LLC as always (we hope) The site still does not have categories which makes finding things on large manufacturers sections difficult. This should be resolved shortly The SEO behind the scenes sections will be updated by the end of the week waiting for the search engines to "spider" the site. We are seeing some of th...

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$1995 for an SBIG 8300??

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 07:49 PM

 Want one?  pre order here /Products/15601-st-8300m-ccd-camera-wkaf-8300-ccd-monochrome.aspx  The ST-8300M and ST-8300C  High Resolution CCD Cameras  Model ST-8300M High Resolution CCD camera  The new ST-8300M (monochrome) and ST-8300C (color) cameras are based on Kodak's KAF-8300, 8.3 megapixel, full frame CCD. This CCD array has 3326 x 2504 pixels at 5.4 microns making it ideal for both short fast optics in high resolution (unbinned) mode, and for longer focal lengths it can be binned binned 2x2 or 3x3. The CCD has both antiblooming and microlens technology to improve the effective Quantum Efficiency of the sensor. As a result it can be used in a wide variety of optical configurations. The camera electronics are USB 2.0 for fast download rates and rapid focus mode. The small light body accepts body accepts both c-mount and standard 35mm Nikon camera lenses. In addition to its imaging capabilities, it can also be used as a guider. A bu...

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Baader BETTER? We think so.

Saturday, October 31st 2009 05:52 PM

The history of the name Baader in Astronomy dates back to the year 1852, when Michael Baader opened an Optical Manufacturing Company in the middle of Munich, after having worked since 1838 in the optical glass works company of "Martin Woerle" and being married with Woerle's daughter. Woerle had gained deep knowledge in the production of optical glass and the secrets of production and testing of achromatic lenses under direct supervision of Josef von Fraunhofer, one of the founders of modern optics and inventor of the "German Mount". Baader Telescopes won prizes for excellent optics and mechanical workmanship at a number of International Industrial Fairs of that time from Berlin to Paris. Seven telescopes of Michael Baader are still to be seen at the present company as well as the prize awarding documents. Claus Baader, the founder of the modern company Baader Planetarium, had designed a sophisticated orrery in the early sixties, which was patented in 1966. It...

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If you are using IE7

Tuesday, October 27th 2009 02:22 AM

 If you are using IE7 you should be able to see the whole pages now. The checkout should work better If you see any other issues please tell us   Thank you Herb and Paula York Anacortes Telescopes 800-850-2001 360-588-9000

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Problem with the new site?

Sunday, October 25th 2009 03:44 PM

    Thank you for coming to our new web site. We have tried to streamline it a bit and you will see some changes as you look around. We hope you like what you see. One of the biggest changes is the better encryption of your information. To help in this process we are going to need you to reset your password.   CLICK HERE   /PasswordRecovery.aspx   You will not have to reset any of your other information as it is stored safely away. The Frequent Buyer Discounts (FDB) will not be available for a week of so but will be added to your accounts when our accounting package is connected to the web site. Please feel free to call us at 800-850-2001  or email us at herb@buytelescopes.com if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you Herb York ATWB  

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New SBIG STX CCD Cameras

Saturday, October 24th 2009 10:37 PM

  /Products/14954-stx-16803-wkaf-16803-ccd-monochrome.aspx  Details:  The new STX Series from SBIG will have new imaging CCDs, new tracking CCD, dual interface, greater cooling, faster download rates, new guiding techniques, and more. The STX features include:  Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface on each camera  Web browser control ready (no drivers to install)  12VDC Operation (Operates from 9 - 14VDC)  Full Frame Image Buffer  Multiple A/D Channels  Start Next Image While Downloading  Continue Guiding While Downloading  Internal and External Self-Guiding (Optional Head)  Simultaneous Dual CCD Guiding  Differential Guiding (patent pending)  Continuous Guiding During Autograb  Adaptive Optics Ready with Internal or External CCD  Minimum Cooling Delta -50 C with Air Only  Quick Disconnect Water Cooling Ready  Even-illumination Mechanical Shutter ...

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Anacortes Telescope's new web site

Saturday, October 24th 2009 06:52 PM

   Thank you for coming to our new web site. We have tried to streamline it a bit and you will see some changes as you look around. We hope you like what you see. One of the biggest changes is the better encryption of your information. To help in this process we are going to need you to reset your password. You will not have to reset any of your other information as it is stored safely away. The Frequent Buyer Discounts (FDB) will not be available for a week of so but will be added to your accounts when our accounting package is connected to the web site. Please feel free to call us at 800-850-2001 if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you Herb York ATWB

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Apogee CCD cameras at Anacortes Telescope

Saturday, October 24th 2009 06:50 PM

  High Cooling Housing D09F By Apogee (CCD) Apogee Instruments is pleased to announce the introduction of a new optional high cooling housing, the D09F. The larger D09 housing has previously only been offered with a liquid circulation heat sink (the D09L). The D09F housing has fans and a completely new internal chamber design. It provides cooling to65C below ambient for large format CCDs like the Kodak KAF-16803, and cooling to 75C below ambient for smaller CCDs like the e2v CCD47-10. The standard D09F includes a professional grade Melles Griot 63mm shutter. [NOTE: D09L with optional FW50 filter wheel illustrated]. $1,900.00   LR001 - Liquid Recirculation/Chiller Unit By Apogee (CCD) The LR001 Liquid Recirculation / Chiller Unit provides precise control of the temperature of recirculated liquid for optimal cooling despite ambient temperature fluctuations. The unit remov...

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SBIG CCD Cameras at Anacortes Telescopes

Saturday, October 24th 2009 06:48 PM

  ST-2000XCM w/ KAI-2020M CCD (Color) By SBIG Our customers have been invaluable sources of inspiration and direction. It was in direct response to customer inquiries that we developed the ST-2000XM. Now those who wanted something bigger and better but at a lower price than the ST-8 or ST-10 have got what they asked for. The ST-2000XM has been developed to meet the needs of the astro-imager.   FREE GROUND SHIPPING! $2,495.00   ST-2000XCMI "I" Series w/ KAI-2020M CCD (Color) By SBIG The ST-2000XCM and ST-2000XCMI cameras are the same, except that the ST-2000XCMI does not include the built-in TC-237H tracking CCD and...

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America's largest Takahashi dealer is Anacortes

Saturday, October 24th 2009 06:45 PM

   Takahashi began manufacturing telescopes in 1967 with their first model, the TS-65.  The TS80 built in April of 1972 was the first tripletapochromat Takahashi telescope built. Then in 1973 they produced their first equatorial mount with a polar telescope.   In 1977 Takahashi introduced their second triplet fluorite apochromat the TS-90 and the famous JP mount in 1979. The NJP mount as it is called today is still in production. The JP and NJP mounts can be converted to Takahashi’s Temma “go to” system. This is a testament to its timeless design.    Takahashi developed the camera angle adjuster which is a bearing device that allows the camera or ocular to be rotated 360° without loss of focus. This rotator device is still used today for all Takahashi focuser from the 2” to 4” focusers and all astrographs. Takahashi a...

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