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JMI Telescopes
Jim's Mobile Incorporated
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Jim's Mobile Incorporated d/b/a
JMI Telescopes

Manufacturing Advanced Telescope Products.

Product Reviews

When you look at these reviews, please make note of the date and remember that most products have been updated and improved since they were reviewed.  If you are using these articles as an evaluation tool for a potential purchase, be sure to check out the specifications of the current models.  We have reproduced all reviews as they were initially published.  It should be noted that we consider some statements to be inaccurate and we disagree with a few of the stated opinions, however no comments have been added by JMI except those listed in the chart below.

CURRENT PRODUCTS

Review Magazine Comments
MicroFocus Mike Weasner
Cassiopeia Observatory

December 9, 2011
Online Review
JMI MicroFocus Dual-Speed Telescope Focus Knob
Digital Readout (DRO) Astronomy Technology Today
January/February 2009
Page 12
Industry News
Train-n-Track (TNT) Motor Drive Sky & Telescope Magazine
September 2008
Page 40
New Product Showcase
RB-14.5 Reverse Binocular Astronomy Technology Today
June 2008
Page 47
"JMI 14.5-inch f/4 Reverse Binoculars"
by Tony Hallas
Train-n-Track (TNT) Motor Drive Astronomy Technology Today
May 2008
Page 18
New Products
EV Focuser and Carrying Case Astronomy Technology Today
February 2008
Page 27
New Products
MOTOFOCUS, Piggyback Mount and Carrying Case Astronomy Technology Today
November 2007
Page 21
New Products
RB-66 & RB-10 Reverse Binoculars Sky & Telescope Magazine
July 2007
Page 12
Letter to the Editor from Tony Hallas, Astrophotographer
MicroSlew Astronomy Magazine
April 2007
Page 78
New Products
EV Focusers Sky & Telescope Magazine
February 2007
Page 80
New Product Showcase

The "Build-Your-Own" option is not a kit but lets you specify the configuration of the focuser which JMI builds for you.

RB-66 Reverse Binocular Sky & Telescope Magazine
December 2005
Page 12
Letter to the Editor from Tom Johnston, Production Manager at JMI
RB-66 Reverse Binocular Ralph Holt
October 20, 2005
Letter
Ralph Holt's letter to Sky and Telescope (and copied to several amateur astronomy vendors)
RB-66 Reverse Binocular Sky & Telescope Magazine
September 2005
Page 96
S&T Test Report

This review BEGS A RESPONSE.  See responses above.

NGF-XT Focuser Sky & Telescope Magazine
September 2005
Page 100
New Product Showcase
Accessories for the Meade LXD55 David Sherfy (Warp)
WarpsCorp

Volume 3 (January 2004)
Extracts containing comments about MOTOFOCUS and NGF-55 Focusers for the Meade LXD55 SN-8 and SN-10.
RB-66
Binocular
Astronomy Magazine
February 2004
Page 90
All of our guiding computers will work with the RB-66, not just the NGC-microMAX.
RB-66
Binocular
Sky & Telescope Magazine
January 2003
Page 41
Hot New Products of 2003
Accessories for the Meade ETX Astronomy Magazine
February 1999
Page 86
We have had no complaints regarding any of the MAX computer units on the Meade ETX.
NGC
Computers
Sky & Space Magazine
December 1993
Page 56
An encoder with 2048 tic-per-revolution will have an effective resolution of 4096 because of the 2-to-1 ratio on the gears or pulleys.
NGT-18
Telescope
Tenmon Guide (Japan)
April 1992
Page 124
This is an English translation of a Japanese publication.
NGT-18
Telescope
Astronomy Magazine
March 1991
Page 78
The "N" in NGT stands for Next, not New.  If the mirror cell indexing pins are inserted properly, re-collimation is not necessary after removing and reinstalling the mirror.  The size of the secondary mirror is 4".
NGT-18
Telescope
Sky & Telescope Magazine
January 1991
Page 35
 
NGC
Computers
Astronomy Magazine
November 1990
Page 62
 
NGC
Computers
Sky & Telescope Magazine
May 1990
Page 498
 
Review Magazine Comments

 

DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS

Review Magazine Comments
NGF
Focusers
Sky & Telescope Magazine
March 1994
Page 52
 
NGF
Focusers
Sky & Telescope Magazine
March 1994
Page 54
Reference to JMI focusers in "Sinnot's Slant"
Review Magazine Comments