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We are now Sponsored by Coronado!

Post by solarchat » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:11 am

After the Lunt debacle and my discontinuing our relationship I was pretty down and uncertain about our future. I won't go into details about the unbelievable responses I got from the German partner at Lunt but suffice it to say, money or not, I withdrew our program from any affiliation with them.

Within a week, Daystar, Celestron and Meade/Coronado had offered sponsorships for what we are doing!

Apparently, they believe in us and find value in our marketing abilities for their products!

So, I am very proud to announce that we are now fully sponsored once again by Rainbow Symphony, Coronado, Celestron and SkywatcherUSA.

Will this affect my equipment recommendations? Uh, yes of course, a little bit :) but rest assured that I will still give my unbiased opinions on any questions asked, as I always have.

Please consider patronizing the people who believe in us and help us survive.

These new sponsorships along with our yearly fundraiser in Sept/Oct would keep us in the black for another year or so. Im very happy and I appreciate your help.


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Post by mattwastell » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:16 am

I am sorry to hear you have been through a rough period - had no idea. I am pleased to hear that there is corporate support for your wonderful programmes - go get em!


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Post by fjabet » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:22 pm

I'm very happy to see Coronado again. I always found that they were much superior to Lunt instruments. I hope it is still the case with the new owner !


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Post by Valery » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:46 am

fjabet wrote:I'm very happy to see Coronado again. I always found that they were much superior to Lunt instruments. I hope it is still the case with the new owner !
And who is the owner of the Coronado now? I knew that it is/was the MEADE Instruments Corp. .



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Post by solarchat » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:57 pm

Coronado was founded by Andy Lunt’s father, David. He died in the early 2000s and the compnay was sold to Meade.


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Post by marktownley » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:33 am

Great news about the sponsorship! I've just come back from a week away in the land of no internet and are catching back up on here, so was pleased to see there are now plenty of sponsors for the programme.


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Post by fjabet » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:54 am

Meade has been bought by a chinese company in 2013, Jinghua Optics and Electronic. This is the company that created Explore Scientific, and bought back the Meade Europe entity that was the shareholder of Meade.


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