Dan's essay is pretty interesting, for anyone who has not yet visited the PhotoMark store. A slight correction from the DFAC web pages. According to the PhotoMark web page, http://www.photomark.com/ They are located at 2202 E. McDowell, on the North side of McDowell, between the 51 Freeway (East of) and 24th Street. They have been at that same location and I have traded with them for many, many years. They are principally a full-service photographic/camera shop, with a separate camera repair business, and a full-service photo processing shop right next door. They cater to the more advanced and professional photo imager. Also, Photon Instruments Ltd. has been in business in Mesa for more than 5 years... http://www.photoninstrument.com/photon2.html They are a full-service, well-stocked telescope equipment dealer and repair shop. Photon Instruments 122 East Main Street Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone: 480 835-1767 -or- 800 574-2589 Fax: 480 835-1767 Before relocating to Mesa, Arizona, they operated a well-known telescope repair company in the Eastern U.S. (advertising in Sky & Telescope), going on 50 years of service. Gene Lucas (17250) Dan Heim wrote: > For those who haven't already seen this on the North Sky News page of our > website, check out my "photo essay" about Photomark at: > > http://www.dfacaz.org/news.html#P6 > > Dan Heim > Desert Foothills Astronomy Club > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "gene lucas" <geneluca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: "AZ-Observing" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:09 PM > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Local PHX source for red light control film > > > >> ...Getting a jump on the next observing opportunity and the inevitable >> questions... >> >> PhotoMark, 2202 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix carries Lee brand plastic >> color filter sheets. >> The 21 x 24 inch sheets are about $8.50 (with additional sales tax). >> Lee 026 "Bright Red" is a dark red color that will be useful for >> covering laptop screens, etc. to preserve night vision. >> Other colors are available. The plastic sheets come without a backing, >> but a protective loose slip sheet is supplied. >> >> The PhotoMark store now carries a limited selection of telescopes and >> accessories. >> "Erik" is the knowledgeable sales person, and seems interested in the >> local astro club activities, etc. >> >> Gene Lucas >> (17250) >> -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.