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15" UC Owners


Claudio Elicer, 15" UC owner in Santiago, Chile - Jan. 24, 2013

Hi Dave, glad to speak with you again. Just to show you the last Moon / Jupiter meeting, 01.22.2013, with my excellent 15" UC, I have been learning about astrophotography, but I'm still a beginner.
Keep in touch.
Claudio E.



Ron W., 15" UC owner in Cummington, Massachusetts
May 11, 2012

Hi Dave, It stopped raining, the skies cleared, and I didn't have a commitment... Therefore FIRST LIGHT!  The 15 inch UC is absolutely amazing! After a bit of playing around, primarily with the Argo Navis, everything worked perfectly. Going through the setup a couple of times inside made it so easy under the stars. Using a barlowed collimator made collimation a breeze; I had never tried it before but would never collimate any other way. Stars with the Paracorr and my Nagler Type 2 16mm were perfect to the edge and deep sky images were bright... almost as bright as my homemade 17.5 inch with conventional coatings.

Again, thanks so much for everything,

Ron



Ron W., 15" UC owner in Cummington, Massachusetts
March 26, 2012

Hi Dave, I finally got a break when I could set up my scope, inside alas. Your instructions are very clear and the scope went together very easily... I took your advice and proceeded very slowly and deliberately. What a beautiful instrument! I'll send you photos of me and the scope when I get the chance.  I can't wait to get it under the stars!

My very best... and again, thanks so much,
Ron



Claudio E., 15" UC owner in Santiago, Chile - May 23, 2011

Hi Dave, Just to let you know that everything is OK with the scope. It has fully matched my expectations, in excess. Very clear and defined imagery, even with the cheap eyepieces I have. I could take a glimpse of Saturn, and I saw details I had never seen before. Also, I just saw the M104 galaxy, which I'd never been able to see. Thank you very much.

Claudio E.




Jerry C., 15" UC owner in Rumson, New Jersey - January 4, 2010

Hi Dave..... Received my 15" U.C. on New Years eve day. Let me say this... YOU OUGHT TO BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU MAKE! What a work of art.... EVEN my wife is impressed! It's a HOME RUN! Thanks.... JERRY C.



Scott M., 15" UC owner in Sunnyvale, California - July 22, 2009

Dave, Just a followup email to say thank you very much for an excellent instrument, I've taken it out a couple times for its shakedown, and it performs very well. I look forward in re-discovering the sky with this much larger aperture. The easy setup and break down of the 15" UC is surprisingly simple and quick. My other scopes seem like a chore to deal with compared to the UC -- and they are smaller!

Happy observer, Scott M.



Phil C., 15" UC owner in Toronto, Canada - May 4, 2009

I wanted to tell you that my new 15" UC saw first light last night from my back yard near Toronto. WOW! I only had it pointed at Saturn and the Moon (the skies around home are not conducive to DSOs) but had the power cranked up to 263x with a 7mm Nagler and Paracorr. During moments of good seeing (it was a bit windy last night), the views were amazing and sharp.



Cheryl Blum, 15" UC owner - March 24, 2009

Hi Dave,

Just want to let you know that I am having a blast observing with the 15 inch ultra compact. What a beautiful scope it is. Thanks for all the wonderful features you designed into it! I have hauled it around with me to quite a few places (far, far away from my suburban Chicago skies) but I will forever be grateful for the beauty of the first views that I enjoyed with it under those beautiful Oklahoma skies at Okie-Tex.

Cheryl Blum