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George Kolb21-Nov-2016 20:18
Glad to hear you are back in AZ. To hold a 10" SCT you need a strong EQ mount, that's why they are pricey.
steve ruttenberg 31-Oct-2016 05:47
Hey George,
Finally bought another house in Mesa. Move in on the 31st of Oct. Still work in CA at Boeing so I will be commuting till I can get a transfer to Boeing Mesa. J,ust bought a 10 in LX50. For 800 bucks I figured it was a good deal to get back into astronomy before I spent mega bucks on a set up.

Any suggestions for replacing the stock mount? I saw an German Equatorial Mount, but it was rather pricey, but if that upgrade would work with the optics, then cool. Any will be looking to start trying astrophotography once I get back into the hang of things.

My website is email is Give me a shout sometime, be nice to meet up for some stargazing.

Guest 28-Feb-2015 21:02
Hi George: Just wanted to say I am enjoying all your pictures. You do a fantastic job and should have been a photographer instead of an engineer at Lycoming, Allied-Signal and Honeywell. Enjoy your retirement and the new camper. Fred & Carol
Guest 04-Dec-2013 19:58
What's up? I am in Charleston, SC. I also use Zeno lion. enjoy your galleries! what's your email?
George Golna 08-Jul-2013 04:39
I love the 3D astro photos. Finally got them to go 3D by viewing the small images close up. One little problem...I think my eyes crossed too far. Can't get them un-crossed (kidding). The galaxy was in front of the foreground stars. My brain is backwards. I'll keep working on it. Thanks George!
Mike Mello 01-Jan-2013 19:20
Hi George,
Happy New Year! Nice to reconnect after more than 6 years. I'll try and look you up the next time I visit AZ

All the best,
Articulady 26-Aug-2012 20:35
Hello George, I stumbled onto your photo galleries will searching for information on Agua Fria Monument. GBeing new to Arizona, I know I will find your galleries most helpful to me while exploring. Thank you for sharing these. E
stan clark 10-Jun-2012 04:25
Great photos, regarding the route to Cochran coke mines. Do you acess Battleaxe road from hwy 177? If so, is there an marking for the turnoff of hwy 177?

Stan Clark
WAYNE KEENAN 02-Jan-2012 18:21
Guest 21-Nov-2011 18:37
You were the first person to check out my photos. Thanx.I just updated 110 new pics. Changing my style a bit and want to discover America with my camera.
Keep up the good work.It's inspirational.
Martin Cohen 25-Jun-2011 04:06
Hi George,

I read your review of the AT66 on Cloudy Nights and saw the impressive images you took with it. Since I am new to AP, I hope you don't mind me asking for your advice.

I just bought a Celestron Advanced GoTo mount, a step up from the little EQ1 that I started out with. I love wide fields, and am considering buying a little Stellarvue SV66ED I saw on Astromart. Would you say the scope is entirely comparable to the AT66? I do own a 70-300mm Sigma zoom lens for my Nikon, so perhaps I should aim for a longer focal length... what would you recommend I buy to get a good start in this hobby? I was also considering a WO 0.8 reducer and field flattener.

Thanks so much,

Martin Cohen Photography
(310) 396-5587
John Shotts 07-Mar-2010 21:14
Nice stuff George. Hey, how'd you get into the Reymert Mine area in 2009? We tried from US60 and it's gated and Private Property. Was there access still from the SW (Cottonwood Canyon/Ajax Mine Roads area? Or didja hike in? Thanks!
RCFMitch 22-Oct-2009 20:22
I read your recent article on Cloudy Nights being that i love wide field astro photography and ive been using a 400mm lens i got from Ebay for 40 $ im seriously considering the AT66
i having a SC9.25 mounted on the CG5 , that could be interresting, any who thanks for all that work and pics im sold....
Jonathan Lee 22-Oct-2009 02:19
Hi George,

I read your recent article on Cloudy Nights regarding Astro-imaging with the Astro Tech 66mm refractor. I have almost the same set up, but use a C-11 instead. I've struggled with rings to hold the AT 66, but may use your idea of the camera adapter to support the scope.
What kind of spacers did you use to reach focus and where did you purchase them?
Also, it looks like you have a Meade DSI hooked up to your C 9.25. Is that for autoguiding? And is it hooked up to a diagonal or flip mirror?

Thanks for taking the time to write your article. I know quite a few owners of the AT 66 who read your article and we all feel it was very practical and well written.
aaron 25-Oct-2008 19:44
in your old camera photo gallery, your first picture is of a Revere Model 88 8mm camera. My grandfather just gave me that camera and i'd like to shoot a revolutionary war re-enactment with it. My problems is my grandfather didn't give me any literature with it, so i don't know what specific type of film works in the camera. Do you remember what film I should use?
Guest 21-Oct-2007 05:55

Hey Kevin here from the AASP, I was the young guy who talked to you right before the sun went down. Give me a shoot out and check out mysite.
Hernan E. Enriquez26-Jun-2007 20:48
Thank you for your nice coments George! Tubac was a wonderful and beautifull surprice for me as I only new of Tumacacori, my son asked if I wanted to stop at Tubac having seen the signs, glad I said "by all means"! Hope to go to AZ again next May. Regards. Hernan
Guest 16-Jun-2007 12:06
Good stuff.
Dave 15-Nov-2006 01:39
Awsome pictures, Everyone ask where is tortilla flat? Now they know.
Have you taken any Lake Powell shots? You need to go there
David Beroff 04-Apr-2006 03:29
Impressive work! You're near the top of a Google search for "Sierra Estrellas", btw! :-)
Guest 31-Mar-2006 17:48
Nice work :)
Nancy McLachlan 26-Dec-2005 16:16
I am so impressed and wish I could do the same. Beautiful photos ! Delighted that I've been to some of those magnificent areas WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER and family !!
Robert Kitay04-Nov-2005 18:33
I really enjoyed looking through your galleries. I found you by doing a search for Spain and ended up looking through your Arizona and other galleries. Very nice galleries. Keep up the good work.
Richard Haas 24-Oct-2005 08:35
could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Jose de Miguel 10-Oct-2005 15:51
Very nice. I wish you would have time to take some pictures in Bilbao also, back in 2003, but we took all your free time, didn't we? Duane and JR looked really happy in Madrid
DOROTHY SULLIVAN 09-Aug-2005 09:58
Beautiful picture gallery! Gorgeous crisp shots!
Pete Kolb 18-Jul-2005 20:31
Very nice!