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    I don't own a telescope :-( That's mostly because I live right in the heart of the DFW area. I'd have to drive out of the metroplex to get a half decent view. Now if I lived in a small town or had just a short drive to a good viewing sight, I'd be out shopping tomorow :-)
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    Light Pollution just makes it more of a challenge, not impossible.
    I know someone in the MIDDLE OF BOSTON and still has observed
    several "DSOs" or Dark Sky Objects. LP doesn't effect Planets, Lunar, or Solar viewing.
    "How can someone be so distracted yet so focused?"
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    Though Air pollutions does affect it a lot. Try viewing it some place near Electrical utility plants, and you will see the effect.

    BTW Jonathan, I have a Orion Astroviw 6 EQ with me, and a Nikon F-80(SLR) camera with me. Do you have an idea about what attachment should I buy, so that I can click some photographs using my camera( If I am not wrong, almost all Nikon cameras use Nikon F mount).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amitabh
    Though Air pollutions does affect it a lot. Try viewing it some place near Electrical utility plants, and you will see the effect.

    BTW Jonathan, I have a Orion Astroviw 6 EQ with me, and a Nikon F-80(SLR) camera with me. Do you have an idea about what attachment should I buy, so that I can click some photographs using my camera( If I am not wrong, almost all Nikon cameras use Nikon F mount).
    Is this the Astroview you mean? There are a few diff Orion "Astroview EQ"
    packages... http://www.telescope.com/shopping/pr...dd=yes#tabLink
    If so it is most likely you'll need a 2x barlow to reach focus which makes this
    harder since it'd be more magnification = narrorer FOV = easier to make mistakes.
    Aside from the barlow you'd need the following two pieces:

    1. Either "#TAPP" or "#TADP" from here: http://scopestuff.com/ss_tadpt.htm
    2. Camera to T-thread adapter for Nikon from same page
    Scopestuff.com is pretty good and they offer int'l S&H.
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    Yes, I have the same model
    No worries about int'l handling as I have someone coming next month from US. I would more likely order both #TAPP and #TADP, and the T-Ring. I would also go in for the 2x barlow, because I would have only one chance to get all the stuff.

    BTW, how god are these motors?

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    Not sure bout the EQ-3's motors as they are different from the SVP's.
    Heck I haven't even had a chance to test mine out its been cloudy
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    Default speaking of where, any experience with geoipfree?

    my most popular site, http://SteveGHelper.com, helps men's professional
    tennis fanatics to search match results and player rankings found on
    someone else's site, SteveGTennis.com.

    this month, i have had people visit my site from 73 different countries.

    i have two pages. one lets you enter player name(s) and see their tournament
    results (or you can also search by country code).

    unfortunately, my site needs a redesign to make it more intuitive for
    non-english speakers. quite often they come to the site, and leave without
    attempting a search.

    i do currently check the Referrer URL and if it contains a country code,
    i immediately do a search for that user's country's players in the current
    week's tournaments.

    what i would love to do is ALWAYS do a country search for new visitors
    to my site.

    Awstats uses GeoIPFree to determine the country based on the IP address.

    Does anyone know how I could interface my own webpage to use GeoIPFree
    to get the country on the fly from the visitor's IP address?

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