- (15 January 2017, 03:12)Your post on Finding Objects for Astrophotography is the clearest, most concise one I've found. Everyone seems to gloss over the actual "target acquisition" part of AP. I've spent half the night trying to find things before. Thanks very much for this, it is most appreciated!
- (22 October 2016, 16:47)Don't know how I ended up on your page, I assume from wood turning. But I enjoy using a wood lathe as well as astronomy as I have an 8" dobs reflector telescope. Unfortunately I do not have a tracking mechanism, but your astrophotography is inspiring me to fix up a tracking rig for it. Thanks for sharing the excellent photos of the nebulas. I also learned that the north star is a few seconds off in position which is good to know. Keep up the great photos and I hope you post more starpics soon.
- (21 September 2016, 06:34)Struggling to get my zx6r 1995 model fuel assembling. Can you perhaps sen me pics please.
- (31 May 2015, 15:16)Testing comments - had to re-do some software patches after an upgrade.
- (6 October 2014, 18:28)Testing comments after a mediawiki upgrade.
- (14 November 2013, 23:07)I live in Tsukahara, Japan. I'm at 700m and the night skies are dark enough to see the entire "little dipper". I'm a newcomer to this fascinating hobby. I'm in the process of gathering all of my equipment and building a skykyshed. I wished I had come across your article a fews years back. I would have saved some time and money. Oh well, I'm using a hyperstar NS11GPS. It's eq mounted (wedge) on a pier. I learned that focus is critical and I let the computer take care of that. japanhomesweethome.blogspot.com
- (15 December 2012, 01:47)Thanks for the synopsis of planetary magnetic fields. So much information, so little brain left to digest it all. Also very nice revison of Freedman & Kaufman III diagram of a magnetosphere.
- (30 April 2012, 10:30)Really enjoyed reading your paper on Tidal Forces. Helped me with my dissertation! Don't worry, I referenced you!
- (6 November 2011, 08:41)I don't know how the hell I ended up here, but you have some cool hobbies. Peace
- (26 April 2011, 13:06)Sorry you got rid of your KLR, I really enjoyed your maintenance pages-OUTSTANDING. Thanks!
- (24 April 2011, 23:22)Thanks for your insight and step by step oil change on ZX9R, very hard to get good picture diagams. Cheers
- (9 April 2011, 17:20)Hi Mr. McDonald. I found your page while researching my next motorcycle, a 2006 Kawasaki Concours 1000. I had recently sold a 2008 Concours 14, and have been heartbroken without it. I found a good deal on this '06 model, and will be looking into the modifications that you made on yours. I love riding, and took one of the Rider Safety Courses at the local Harley dealership. I was really impressed with your logic on taking track courses in lieu of the performance mods on bikes. You make a lot of sense. Thanks
- (24 March 2011, 04:03)Rider for years, but new to track days. Great site on routine maintenance on the bike! Got a 2nd hand ZX6R G2 and couldn't work out how to get to the plugs!
From the UK, by the way - live near Donington Park.
- (23 January 2011, 20:43)Was interested to see your page.Also an avid motorcyclist (Still racing and winning in 125 GP class at 62) but love nothing better than setting up the 8inch Dobbs near the footpath at home and letting passers by get maybe their first Astro experience. Cheers mate Keep the black rings down and the scope up. Phil