MARC THE SCOPE GUY: GUESTBOOK
EQUIPMENT:Celestron C8-ASGT, Powerseeker 127 Newt, Sky Watcher 90/910 refractor
COMMENTS:Nice history & good info, thanks for sharing Marc. Im looking at buying a 6 SW refractor which is why I came to visit your website. Im torn between a 4 SW APO & 6 ACHRO for about the same money. Clear skies my friend
DATE:March 20, 2018
LOCATION: Lugoff, SC, USA
EQUIPMENT: Celestron 127EQ
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, been researching a starter scope and came across your site. Ill be ordering the 127EQ soon as I like the type of scope and mount. Thanks for sharing your hobby for all to learn from!
DATE: Dec 4, 2017
NAME: Andy Reeves
LOCATION: Stafford U.K.
EQUIPMENT: ngs 90/150 cassig
COMMENTS: Nice job. I never see much, its ALWAYS cloudy here!
LOCATION: Westport NZ
EQUIPMENT: Nova 114 refractor
COMMENTS: I am an amateur to astronomy viewing, your website had some nice simple info, thanks.
LOCATION: Chch, NZ
EQUIPMENT: looking to buy my first telescope :)
COMMENTS: Found a blog post of yours about the skywatcher D70 F900, which had a good review on it. Thanks :)
DATE: 16 March 2017
NAME: John B Smiley
LOCATION: Fayetteville,Tn. 37334
EQUIPMENT: Sears 60mm 900mm 1966era
COMMENTS: I am enjoying your web site.I am retired and trying to decide what type telescope to buy.I am restoring my Sears refractor 4603model had since 1966.Thanks, John B Smiley
DATE: February 6, 2017
EQUIPMENT: Celestron 5SE
COMMENTS: Just getting into astronomy... your website came in highly recommended... it is very good.. thank you for sharing.
NAME: John Abrahamian
LOCATION: Burbank illinois
EQUIPMENT: homebuilt 18" dob. and 15x70 binoculars, 10" dob
COMMENTS: Member of Naperville Astronomical Society. In younger days traveled across Canada on motorcycle to Nova Scotia.
LOCATION: Weybridge, England
EQUIPMENT: 4" refractor
COMMENTS: Have been interested for years.
NAME: Kevin Belcher
LOCATION: Victoria Harbour, Ontario
EQUIPMENT: apm 6 f/8 apo,etc.....
COMMENTS: Stargazer since age of 9 now 52,nice dark skies here in my backyard,very fortunate,clear skies to you marc,enjoyed your web page!
DATE: July 10, 2015
NAME: Tony Wade
LOCATION: Scarborough, UK
EQUIPMENT: various refractors
COMMENTS:Thanks for an insight to observing in Canada with your mix of equipment
DATE: 07 March 2015
NAME: Steve Haase
LOCATION: Sharon, MA
EQUIPMENT: 3 inch Equatorial Refractor
COMMENTS: Was surfing astronomy websites and stumbled on to your website- refreshingly honest and simple.
NAME: Ian Stewart
EQUIPMENT: Celestron 130 eq
COMMENTS: Found site whilst looking for telescope carry cases . Its now my intention to build one myself
DATE: 01 06 2015
NAME: Glenn Chaple
LOCATION: Townsend, MA
EQUIPMENT: Lots!, mainly a 3-inch f/10 relector and a 13.1-inch f/4.5 Dob
COMMENTS: Neat site! Lots of good info. Ive bookmarked it for future reference, especially on cloudy nights.
DATE: December 29, 2014
NAME: Burt C.
LOCATION: El Paso Texas
EQUIPMENT: None yet
COMMENTS: I almost bought a small refractor telescope for deep space viewing until I read your reviews. I think Ill go with a larger Newtonian instead. Thank you.
NAME: Rock Taber
LOCATION: Alpharetta, GA USA
EQUIPMENT: 102XLT Refractor; 120ST Refractor; 8 Astrograph Reflector; 6 Schmidt-Newt. Reflector.
COMMENTS: Just ordered an extension tube from Orion. Will probably end up adjusting it as per your instructions. Thank you! R. Taber
LOCATION: Newmarket, ON
COMMENTS: I saw Jupiter in the early morning last week right where you said to look low in the east and saw cloud bands and moons, as well as our Moon the week before. That apo is a LOT better than my old refractor- thanks.
DATE: October 10, 2014
NAME: Marc Walters
LOCATION: Alton IL (near St. Louis)
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, Another Marc here, Im very glad I somehow found your website. I was looking at Altazimuth vs Equatorial & there you were. Great job of answering my ?. Im very new to astronomy & am looking forward to spending time on your site.
DATE: April 16, 2014
NAME: Summer and Blue
COMMENTS: Thanks for the website link.
**NOTE FROM MARC THE SCOPE GUY**
I WAS NOT AWARE THAT MY GUESTBOOK ENTRIES HAD A LIMIT. AS A RESULT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO MAKE ANY GUESTBOOK ENTRIES AFTER THE LAST ONE IN OCTOBER 2009. I WAS MADE AWARE OF THIS BY SOMEONE VIA EMAIL. I NOW REPOST GUESTBOOK ENTRIES ON THIS PAGE. WHILE IT MAY NOT BE AS FANCY LOOKING AS THE "REAL" GUESTBOOK, IT DOES NOT HAVE SUCH A SMALL LIMIT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY WEBSITE.
NAME: Jerry Wright
LOCATION: Schomberg, Ontario
EQUIPMENT: Too Much!
COMMENTS: Hey Marc Enjoyed the visit. Jerry
DATE: Oct 09
NAME: Eugene Martin
LOCATION: Kirkland Lake, Ontario
EQUIPMENT: Meade 10 LX90 ACF
COMMENTS: I enjoyed reading your web pages, particularly your DIY projects: youve given me a few ideas. If you get the chance, it would be worth the trip up to the dark skies here- please post if you ever plan on heading up my way.
DATE: Sept. 13, 2009
NAME: Robin Strachan
EQUIPMENT: Celestron C8SGT
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, I commend you on your website. Many of your comments on the joy of astronomy echo my own feelings. I am beginning to get into astrophotography - the cost and time involved are making me think twice though. I dream of the clear skies you must enjoy.
NAME: Khalid Owen
LOCATION: East Kent
EQUIPMENT: None - Researching but getting even more confused
COMMENTS: I am pleased to have discovered your site whilst researching for what to buy for my first Telescope that would be suitable for my location and intended usage (Moon & Planets with photography). Well done.
DATE: August 2009
NAME: David Weldrake
LOCATION: Canberra, Australia
EQUIPMENT: 6" F8 refractor (unbranded), 12" F5.3 Dob.
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, Thinking of buying an FLT132, so your review was a great read and very informative. Keep up the excellent work.
DATE: Aug 4 2009
NAME: DUANE COX
LOCATION: NORTH EAST ENGLAND
EQUIPMENT: CELESTRON CPC800, 10" DOB, 12X40BINS
COMMENTS:Great Pics Marc,keep them coming buddy.
NAME: Catherine Kramer
COMMENTS: Great Job on the website, Marc.
DATE: Jan 26, 2009
NAME: Peter Mcdougald
LOCATION: Fenelon Falls
EQUIPMENT: Skywatcher 8" dob
DATE: 15 January 2009
NAME: Lee Powell
LOCATION: England - South coast
EQUIPMENT: Skywatcher 10" Dob
COMMENTS: Im gonna put my 10 Skywatcher tube on an EQ6 mount after seeing your site - awesome!
DATE: December 2008
NAME: Newton Varella, Jr.
LOCATION: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
EQUIPMENT: WO FLT 132, EQ6 Mount
EQUIPMENT: possible buyer
COMMENTS: Can you give me more information after using WO 132? Can you send me some pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org? I intend to buy this telescope; Thank you for all Tixhon Yves
NAME: Phil Wright
COMMENTS: Excellent website!!
DATE: 15 september 08
NAME: Darrell Spencer
LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona
EQUIPMENT: Lots (Refractors, Reflectors, Cats, and Classics)
COMMENTS:Great site, good to read your history, see your scopes, and enjoy your September 1, 2008 outing - right along with you. But have the wife get rid of some of the stuffed chatchka.
NAME: Peter Mcdougald
LOCATION: Fenelon Falls
EQUIPMENT: 8" Newtonian/Dobsonian
COMMENTS: Always a pleasure to be in touch
DATE: 2 September 2008
NAME: Stevn Riley
LOCATION: Kanata (Ottawa)
EQUIPMENT: Skywatcher 10 Dob
LOCATION: St. Catharines
COMMENTS: Hi Marc. Its the candy lady! I really enjoyed the moon pics. Very nice!!!
DATE: Aug 26/08
NAME: Bill and Tina
LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama
COMMENTS: Always nice to see what other astronomy enthusiasts have been up to. Thanks for the forum link as well (astrochat).
NAME: Carol Miller
COMMENTS: Just saying Hi Marc, we lived across the street from one another from the time I was 10 until I was 13
DATE: June 24,2008
NAME: Keith Johnson
EQUIPMENT: C9.25 EQ6 Pro.( white) Mintron 12V1-EX
COMMENTS: Nice site, Nice guy, with very good reviews
DATE: 9th April 2008
NAME: Matt Taylor
LOCATION: Claremore Oklahoma
EQUIPMENT: WO FLT 132 & MI-250
COMMENTS: Hi, Just a note to say that I very much enjoyed your review of the FLT 132mm APO. It was good to see your report on viewing through the scope which is something I dont do often, I image with mine. Best Regards, Matt
COMMENTS: Its really awesome what you have done. Nice history until you are where you are. Lots of good info on your site. Keep up the good work and stay positive. Hope to do some observing with you sometime. Hey...why not hold a star party sometime this Spring.
DATE:Jan. 24 th, 2008
LOCATION: Northants, UK
EQUIPMENT: Astromaster114EQ/Celestron Ultima 10 x 50
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, Thanks for your help on Astrochat, I love your site! rgds Roob
DATE: January 19th 2008
LOCATION: Planet Earth
EQUIPMENT: a brain
COMMENTS: Marc-thank you so much for creating this website. You made studying for my astronomy test easier. Have an awesome year.
DATE:January 14, 2008
EQUIPMENT: 6" Newtonan, Zenithstar 80
COMMENTS: Nice articles and equipment insights. Youve got some top grade kit as well.
DATE: 30 Nov. 2007
NAME: Terri Hesselden
LOCATION: Dave's friend
COMMENTS: Great photos and information, looking forward to more!!!
DATE: October 13, 2007
NAME: Sup Sup Rose
EQUIPMENT: Still looking
COMMENTS: WOW! Great info. Amazing amount of equipment. Blown my mind. Keep it going.
DATE:26th September 2007
NAME: Barb and Eric
LOCATION: Liverpool England
EQUIPMENT: 12" Meade
COMMENTS: Nice website, and quite the informative and lively bunch on your astronomy forum.
DATE: 9 Sept. 2007
NAME: Adam and Carrie Plummer
COMMENTS: Very cool.
DATE: July 29, 2007
NAME: Jose Ramon Torres
LOCATION: Valencia, Spain
EQUIPMENT: 10" LX200
COMMENTS: Very good and informative site. I am thinking to purchase a WO FLT-132, and your report is excellent. Congratulations!!!
DATE: 18 July 2007
LOCATION: Newmarket, Ontario
COMMENTS: Hey Marc, I just stopped by to take a look. Hopefully I can talk Paul into coming up when the Moon is down.
DATE: June 30
NAME: Keith Johnson
LOCATION: Durham , England
EQUIPMENT: C9.25/8 F/5 Newt. /Mintron/Connectix Quickcam/680K/690K/840K Webcams.
COMMENTS: Nice site, love the table!
LOCATION: Orangeville Ontario
EQUIPMENT: 8" Celestron reflector
COMMENTS: Your website is looking pretty good Marc and I saw the photo of your giant apo on Astrochat-I want one of those!
DATE: June 15 2007
EQUIPMENT: ETX 105EC, Konus motorised 4.5 and 10 x 50 meade bins
COMMENTS: Great site and greater photos from your Irish mucker!
NAME: Ged C
LOCATION: Manchester, England
EQUIPMENT: William Optics Megrez 110
COMMENTS: Congrats on the website Marc, youve done a fine job, Ive also learned loads from your posts on Astro Chat Thanks.
COMMENTS: Hello, Your site is great. Regards, Valintino Guxxi
NAME: M Bruce
EQUIPMENT: 8" reflector
COMMENTS: Great images and great equipment, ( im envious ) Carry on the good work!
EQUIPMENT: Meade 90 etx
COMMENTS: Hi Marc, Like the site, youve certianly got some nice scopes there. Trev (spanners)
NAME: Barry S
LOCATION: Nottingham UK
EQUIPMENT: 8" Skywatcher Exp. + HEQ5
COMMENTS: Nice website, enjoy your posts on Astro Chat. Cheers, Astral Bazz
NAME: B. Duval
COMMENTS: Youve got some nice equipment and content on your website, and that astrochat astronomy forum is pretty good too- thanx.
LOCATION: Lincolnshire, UK
COMMENTS: Nice site. Thanks for the comments on astro chat. Keep up the good work Iain (Refractions)
DATE: 23 Jan 2007
NAME: Leo Smith
LOCATION: Toronto Ontario
COMMENTS: After looking at your website Ive decided its finally time to buy that telescope! Awesome photos! Ill contact you via Email for some advice as to where to buy it, as there are several places in T.O. to choose from.
DATE: July 2006
NAME: Chris Houghton
LOCATION: Durham, England
EQUIPMENT: Celestron C8-NGT
COMMENTS: Fab website mate. Great to see what others are up to, especially from other countries. Will visit regularly as you are now in my favourites! Chris p.s. Thanks for signing my guestbook :-)
DATE: 2nd January 2006
NAME: Jerome R
LOCATION: Thornhill Ont
EQUIPMENT: Meade LX 200 Classic 8
COMMENTS: Nice site great info and good equipment cases you have there. Nice to see a fellow astronomer share his ideas keep up the good work and thanks for an informative site Marc.
DATE: Dec 29th 2006
LOCATION: Gray, GA
EQUIPMENT: Meade 8 newtonian and Meade AR6 LXD55
COMMENTS: Thanks for signing my guestbook. You have a really nice page here. I like your DIY projects and may try to build a case for my AR6.
NAME: Duncan F.
LOCATION: Manchester England
COMMENTS: Nice web site mate. Youve got some nice equipment too. Looking forward to some new photos when things get sorted weatherwise.
COMMENTS: Visited your site as you have visited mine. I am sure you will get succesfull planetary images, just image,image,image... as i do. clear skies LKE
NAME: Brian Elliott
LOCATION: Ontario Canada
EQUIPMENT: 8" Skywatcher reflector, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, 2x barlow lense
COMMENTS: It looks like Im the first one to sign the guestbook! Great website Marc, and I really like the cases and the observing table you built.
DATE: December 11, 2006