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Re: NGC 2419: The Intergalactic Wanderer

Keith <esteskkkk@...>
 

Anthony,

Thats a very nice shot of a Glob I've only seen visually. It does look
to green on my monitor. Might have to look into that.

Keith,

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Ayiomamitis <ayiomami@...> wrote:

Dear Friends,

One of the most distant globular clusters in our galaxy is NGC 2419
(aka Intergalactic Wonderer and Intergalactic Tramp). There was some
ambiguity as to whether this cluster lying at a distance of 300,000
light-years away was extragalactic or not but it has now been confirmed
to be a member of our galaxy. It is somewhat dim at magnitude 10.3.

For anyone interested, here is a 2-hr total exposure based on LRGB
layering: http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-NGC-2419.htm taken under
noticeable winds and very volatile seeing.

Clear skies!

Anthony.


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

 

Dear Bob,

Yes, it looks like we made a mistake with your shipping address. I am not sure how it happened since our paperwork clearly states your work address was requested. I tracked your package and found that you have already initiated a request to change the address (which I had planned to do). Since you work and live in the same city, you will probably get it tomorrow. I hope that it will be in time for your star party.

I deeply apologize for your inconvenience.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Bob Holzer
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:11 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful



You also have to be careful that Astro-Physics sends to the right address. They just screwed me royally by sending it to my house, where no one is home to sign for it, instead of my office as directed. I guess I'll miss our star party this weekend now. Thanks AP.

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: Marj
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no one central company to deal with. There is the US post office and the post office of the other country. It takes a long time to track something down. We had a situation years ago where both post offices blamed the other. After about 6 months, the package was returned to us. Fortunately, it was an small accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com]On Behalf Of Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a $10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" < ayiomami@otenet. <mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr> gr>
To: < ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@...> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:56 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

This is both funny and sad. There is no way in hell you can blame Rex.

Anthony.

PS. Was Rex finetuning Rolando's polishing? LOL!


Joe
...... NO - a case of jealousy. The owner was spending too much time at the
scope, instead of walking the dog, so the dog took it out on Roland.
Dogs are smart, cats are smarter(?) :-)


Re: M40 / Winnecke 4

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Anthony, whether that is the real object Messier saw or not, you've got a super image there! Wow!

Stuart
============================================================
From: Anthony Ayiomamitis <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
Date: 2007/04/11 Wed PM 05:12:35 EDT
To: ap-ug@yahoogroups.com, ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] M40 / Winnecke 4

Dear Friends,

Perhaps the strangest entry in Messier's catalog is M40 which is also known as the double star Winnecke 4. Although some interesting and attractive galaxies exist in the immediate area, they are too faint to have been visible with Messier's equipment and, as such, something else must have distracted Messier for him to catalogue this entry. Anyway, I was delighted to have captured a very faint and dim galaxy in the immediate vicinity of WNC 4 and which is around mag 17.4!

For those interested, please see http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-M40.htm .... taken under noticeable winds and seeing which fluctuated dramatically.

Clear skies!

Anthony.



============================================================


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

ayiomamitis
 

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:

Anthony,
Hi Joe,


The previous UPS delivery, a week before AP's, from OPT in
California,
took over a week. Yes, I really like the tracking system - it showed
that the
parcel was moving along every day, until it hit the UPS Ohio plant,
and took a
nice 4 day rest, before continuing. Is there a Homeland Security
depot in
Ohio, that perhaps got curious about outer space components going to
a foreign
country ... like Canada? :-)
In my case it is New Jersey. Things get stuck there for a few days
when using something other than EMS or "Two-Day Global Express
Guaranteed".


Anyway, all joking aside, I merely wanted to suggest to everyone
that
having a COD charge - at the door - at least guarantees you will see
the
driver with your package - personally.
I agree that with COD you are forcing the issue in your favour but COD
for overseas is most probably out of the question for us Europeans.


I was reading (in this group), about a month ago, about a fellow
who was
waiting, on an overdue delivery, for over a week of some special
telescope
lens, specially made with Roland's help, until he spotted his dog
way out in
the fields, mauling something. On closer inspection, he found it to
be the
errant lens package that UPS left on his porch. Guess no dog paw on
the UPS
signature form either.
This is both funny and sad. There is no way in hell you can blame Rex.

Anthony.

PS. Was Rex finetuning Rolando's polishing? LOL!


Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:19 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Hi Marj,

Depending on how the package is sent via USPS, there is the ability to
track a package online and literally step by step as it travels from
office to office (in the US) and something similar in the foreign
country.

For example, I am jumping when I see the note "Left local customs
office at xx:xx AM" when tracking an item since it will be at my post
office within 24 hours.

Anthony.


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

Anthony,

The previous UPS delivery, a week before AP's, from OPT in California,
took over a week. Yes, I really like the tracking system - it showed that the
parcel was moving along every day, until it hit the UPS Ohio plant, and took a
nice 4 day rest, before continuing. Is there a Homeland Security depot in
Ohio, that perhaps got curious about outer space components going to a foreign
country ... like Canada? :-)


Anyway, all joking aside, I merely wanted to suggest to everyone that
having a COD charge - at the door - at least guarantees you will see the
driver with your package - personally.

I was reading (in this group), about a month ago, about a fellow who was
waiting, on an overdue delivery, for over a week of some special telescope
lens, specially made with Roland's help, until he spotted his dog way out in
the fields, mauling something. On closer inspection, he found it to be the
errant lens package that UPS left on his porch. Guess no dog paw on the UPS
signature form either.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:19 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Hi Marj,

Depending on how the package is sent via USPS, there is the ability to
track a package online and literally step by step as it travels from
office to office (in the US) and something similar in the foreign country.

For example, I am jumping when I see the note "Left local customs
office at xx:xx AM" when tracking an item since it will be at my post
office within 24 hours.

Anthony.


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

ayiomamitis
 

Bob,

Can't you leave a note on the front door at home about redirecting to
your office and/or calling you so that you can rush home? I realize a
stupid question on my part but it may be a means to a happy ending
(and a star party).

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Holzer" <b.holzer@...> wrote:

You also have to be careful that Astro-Physics sends to the right
address. They just screwed me royally by sending it to my house, where
no one is home to sign for it, instead of my office as directed. I
guess I'll miss our star party this weekend now. Thanks AP.

Bob



----- Original Message -----
From: Marj
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no
one central company to deal with. There is the US post office and the
post office of the other country. It takes a long time to track
something down. We had a situation years ago where both post offices
blamed the other. After about 6 months, the package was returned to
us. Fortunately, it was an small accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On
Behalf Of Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the
USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a
$10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be
a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" < ayiomami@otenet.
<mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr> gr>
To: < ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

> Dave,
>
> I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
> service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
> They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ...
over $100
> for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs
myself or,
> otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.
>
> I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
> whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the
slightest
> problem.
>
> Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
> fully earned my loyalty and business!
>
> Anthony.
>
> --- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@> wrote:
>>
>> Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.
>>
>> Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
> across the
>> pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
> couriers (UPS
>> and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
>> heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
> course, but
>> safely delivered goods in one piece.
>>
>> FWIW
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
[mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
> Behalf Of
>> ayiomamitis
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
>> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
>> Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful
>>
>>
>> --- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:
>> >
>> > At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
>> > > Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
>> > > NEVER using
>> > >UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
>> had now
>> > >improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which
I had
>> > >always used
>> > >previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.
>> >
>> >
>> > Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering
my AP
>> > 600E mount, so don't trust them either.
>>
>> Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great
rates and
>> never a problem!
>>
>> Anthony.
>>
>> >
>> > Jerry
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Anthony,

If so, the safe bet is to have Astro Physics bill you for the DEC assembly
separately from the RA assembly. That would come in just under the insurance
$5500 limit for EMS postal courier.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:16 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Joe,

With five packages, the good thing is that you have a distribution of
the $10k total price with the two-part equatorial head being the
primary bulk of the cost. Going by shear memory, something around
$5500 rings a bell as being the max possible insurance when using EMS
(the excellent courier branch of USPS).

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with
the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a
$10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a
lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business
policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great
rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

True ... but TWO UPS delivery men - on the same delivery order, both
screwed up?
What are the chances. And when I asked the supervisor to call - he thought it
was just an isolated case of one guy. He wasn't listening either.

Besides, where do I get a personal UPS delivery man of my own? This is a
city of 5 million people, and he doesn't know me from Adam.

I think with all this technology of cell phones and wireless headsets ,
his truck computer should be phoning the next delivery customer, to say what
his ETA would be. No answer, skip to the next one. But always see the
customer. I did NOT, officially and legally, "Release the Driver" on the
required form, from dropping off a package without a signature. That is part
of the delivery contract (says so on the UPS web site). What if he left the
AP900 on some other street, with the same house number - where would the
signature be then. The Canadian postal service sometimes delivers people's
mail to my house number meant for another street - so it does happen.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Reilly" <sreilly@hughes.net>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:47 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Let's put this all in perspective. Your personal experiences will differ
regardless of carrier. It's not the service per sey but the individual
that's making the deliveries. I've got a UPS delivery guy I wouldn't trade
for the world. And he treats all his customers the same way and remembers
most of us by name. Things are a little different if he's off or on
vacation. Two Fed Ex drivers will leave the packages in the garage, and DHL
leaves them on the screen porch, all out of harms way. Let's face it, you
have good and not so good delivery persons in all of the services. If the
primary poster is concerned about the treatment of his packages, telling us
here does very little, talk to the carrier. It's the only way you can hope
to "cure" the problem.

Just my opinion of course.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:27 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Hi Anthony,

Does the US Postal Service "postman" ring the door bell, every time he
delivers a $10,000 parcel?
If so, I'm with you.

Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@...> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates
and never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

ayiomamitis
 

Hi Marj,

Depending on how the package is sent via USPS, there is the ability to
track a package online and literally step by step as it travels from
office to office (in the US) and something similar in the foreign country.

For example, I am jumping when I see the note "Left local customs
office at xx:xx AM" when tracking an item since it will be at my post
office within 24 hours.

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Marj" <marj@...> wrote:

Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no one
central company to deal with. There is the US post office and the post
office of the other country. It takes a long time to track something
down. We had a situation years ago where both post offices blamed the
other. After about 6 months, the package was returned to us.
Fortunately, it was an small accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On
Behalf Of Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful



Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the
USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a
$10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a
lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" < ayiomami@otenet. <mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr> gr>
To: < ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com,
"Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com,
Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great
rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

ayiomamitis
 

Joe,

With five packages, the good thing is that you have a distribution of
the $10k total price with the two-part equatorial head being the
primary bulk of the cost. Going by shear memory, something around
$5500 rings a bell as being the max possible insurance when using EMS
(the excellent courier branch of USPS).

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with
the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a
$10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a
lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business
policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great
rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

Thanks Marj,

That is indeed excellent information. I forgot about the possibilities of
not one government agency but also a foreign one mixing things up. I can
imagine the bun fight there would be on a lost shipment using the Iranian
postal service :-)

I think I would trust our North American postal agencies, in spite of the
fun we have with their "snail mail" here. Someone once quipped that the
reason our postal rates are so high, and delivery so slow ... "storage" ;-(

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marj" <marj@astro-physics.com>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no one central
company to deal with. There is the US post office and the post office of the
other country. It takes a long time to track something down. We had a
situation years ago where both post offices blamed the other. After about 6
months, the package was returned to us. Fortunately, it was an small
accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful



Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a $10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

ayiomamitis
 

Joe,

ALL of my mail is kept at a post office box for daily pick-up
including notices for parcels etc. ;-)

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:

Hi Anthony,

Does the US Postal Service "postman" ring the door bell, every
time he
delivers a $10,000 parcel?
If so, I'm with you.

Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates
and never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Bob Holzer <b.holzer@...>
 

You also have to be careful that Astro-Physics sends to the right address. They just screwed me royally by sending it to my house, where no one is home to sign for it, instead of my office as directed. I guess I'll miss our star party this weekend now. Thanks AP.

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: Marj
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no one central company to deal with. There is the US post office and the post office of the other country. It takes a long time to track something down. We had a situation years ago where both post offices blamed the other. After about 6 months, the package was returned to us. Fortunately, it was an small accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a $10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" < ayiomami@otenet. <mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr> gr>
To: < ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

> Dave,
>
> I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
> service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
> They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
> for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
> otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.
>
> I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
> whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
> problem.
>
> Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
> fully earned my loyalty and business!
>
> Anthony.
>
> --- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@...> wrote:
>>
>> Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.
>>
>> Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
> across the
>> pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
> couriers (UPS
>> and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
>> heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
> course, but
>> safely delivered goods in one piece.
>>
>> FWIW
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
> Behalf Of
>> ayiomamitis
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
>> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
>> Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful
>>
>>
>> --- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:
>> >
>> > At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
>> > > Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
>> > > NEVER using
>> > >UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
>> had now
>> > >improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
>> > >always used
>> > >previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.
>> >
>> >
>> > Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
>> > 600E mount, so don't trust them either.
>>
>> Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates and
>> never a problem!
>>
>> Anthony.
>>
>> >
>> > Jerry
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
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>


Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Steve Reilly <sreilly@...>
 

Let's put this all in perspective. Your personal experiences will differ
regardless of carrier. It's not the service per sey but the individual
that's making the deliveries. I've got a UPS delivery guy I wouldn't trade
for the world. And he treats all his customers the same way and remembers
most of us by name. Things are a little different if he's off or on
vacation. Two Fed Ex drivers will leave the packages in the garage, and DHL
leaves them on the screen porch, all out of harms way. Let's face it, you
have good and not so good delivery persons in all of the services. If the
primary poster is concerned about the treatment of his packages, telling us
here does very little, talk to the carrier. It's the only way you can hope
to "cure" the problem.

Just my opinion of course.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:27 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Hi Anthony,

Does the US Postal Service "postman" ring the door bell, every time he
delivers a $10,000 parcel?
If so, I'm with you.

Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@...> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates
and never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

 

Joe (and Anthony),
The down side of USPS is that if a package is lost, there is no one central company to deal with. There is the US post office and the post office of the other country. It takes a long time to track something down. We had a situation years ago where both post offices blamed the other. After about 6 months, the package was returned to us. Fortunately, it was an small accessory.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
Please include this e-mail with your response.

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:33 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful



Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a $10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" < ayiomami@otenet. <mailto:ayiomami%40otenet.gr> gr>
To: < ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@...> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com [mailto: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

Does anybody know of any "insurance limits" or problems, with the USPS or
the couriers? I would hate to go into litigation for years over a $10,000
mount, as they try to figure out whose fault it was. That could be a lot of
lost observing time.

Please comment.

Thanks,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@...> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Mize
 

Living in "Bubbaville" redneck country I'm forced to rely on UPS. I am quite please with their friendly, prompt and coutrious
service...joe :)

------- Original Message -------
From : ayiomamitis[mailto:ayiomami@otenet.gr]
Sent : 4/11/2007 5:08:00 PM
To : ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Cc :
Subject : RE: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Dave,

I remember about two years ago when I sent my ST-2k back to SBIG for
service and they ignored my pleads for them to return it using USPS.
They used UPS and of course I got burned with their fees ... over $100
for a 2.5 kg package and I cleared the item through customs myself or,
otherwise, it would have been nearly double that.

I also have other bad experiences with UPS. I must confess that
whenever FedEx was involved, everything was fine without the slightest
problem.

Anyway, I use USPS at each and every possible opportunity. They have
fully earned my loyalty and business!

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Dave McDonald" <dmcdona@...> wrote:

Anthony - there's a difference between UPS and USPS.

Personally, and I'm clearly fortunate, of all shipment to me from
across the
pond, I've never had an ounce of trouble from any of the main
couriers (UPS
and FedEx) or postal services (USPS or An Post - Ireland). Lots of
heartbreak when they give me the Import and Sales tax bill of
course, but
safely delivered goods in one piece.

FWIW

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [ mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
ayiomamitis
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates and
never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Anthony,

Does the US Postal Service "postman" ring the door bell, every time he
delivers a $10,000 parcel?
If so, I'm with you.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@otenet.gr>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful


--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Lodriguss <lists5@...> wrote:

At 02:54 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
Before I retired, I used to have a personal business policy of
NEVER using
UPS because of their problematic performance, but I thought they
had now
improved over the years. Well, it's now back to FEDEX, which I had
always used
previously, and rarely (if ever) had any problems.

Well, I just had a nightmare experience with FEDEX delivering my AP
600E mount, so don't trust them either.
Personally, I am a great fan of USPS ... great service, great rates
and never a problem!

Anthony.


Jerry



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M40 / Winnecke 4

ayiomamitis
 

Dear Friends,

Perhaps the strangest entry in Messier's catalog is M40 which is also known as the double star Winnecke 4. Although some interesting and attractive galaxies exist in the immediate area, they are too faint to have been visible with Messier's equipment and, as such, something else must have distracted Messier for him to catalogue this entry. Anyway, I was delighted to have captured a very faint and dim galaxy in the immediate vicinity of WNC 4 and which is around mag 17.4!

For those interested, please see http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-M40.htm .... taken under noticeable winds and seeing which fluctuated dramatically.

Clear skies!

Anthony.