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#1 snommisbor

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

I just went to the Reflector forum thinking I was in the Refractor forum and I'm thinking, "Man, there are a lot of new post I didnt see an hour ago." And then I started reading a new post and after a few lines I was thinking, "What am I reading?" Looked up and saw I had accidentally gone into the Reflector Forum. Thought that was funny and just wonder if anyone else had done that and how long did it take to realize. I'm in the wrong place. :lol:

#2 FaronD

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

I stumbled in there a couple of times. I whistled and snuck out real fast. :roflmao:

#3 Jim Romanski

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff. ;)

#4 Erskin71

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Yes. I exited my browser as if staying there a split second longer would have caused a blue screen of death.

#5 GOLGO13

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

yep...you can tell by the difference in size and price. What you would see here (what's the best 90mm refractor I can get under $2000) it's (what's the best 254mm I can get under $1000). :refractor: :dob:

#6 jrbarnett

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?

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#7 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?

:grin:

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Well...

Close but not quite. It's like going into the Boy's room instead of the Men's room... :ubetcha:

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#8 Sean Cunneen

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

You know because there is a lot of information, but everything is kinda fuzzy.

Oh yeah, and you have to use a ladder to see anything good.

#9 Shawn H

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?

:grin:

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By mistake! :lol:... yea right! ;)

#10 Ed D

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

I knew there was a reason why I own one reflector and one refractor. ;)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

I knew there was a reason why I own one reflector and one refractor. ;)

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I suspect those of us who are happy members of both tribes enjoy the best of both worlds. 'Tis the ideal setup IMHO. However, in my case I do own two refractors and one reflector.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

By mistake? NO.. but I have gone there to escape the numerous "whats the best refractor for under $XX.." threads that keep coming up.
Rex :roflmao: :lol: :roflmao:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff. ;)

And they even do "planetary" stuff, like mapping clouds on Uranus and looking for Pluto.

Seriously, y'all are welcome on the reflector forum. We're not against tiny 'scopes.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff. ;)


Sure you can! With a good refractor and $10k worth of mount and imaging gear.
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with a 12+ reflector, dark skies, and your own eyes.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Nah, Horsehead's do-able with a middlin' grade CCD and a regular GEm mounting a decent refractor.
But for a lot less moolah you can go visual on the HH with a reflector.
As one of those who use both, I agree very much with Jon, who states repeatedly that they are complimentary instruments :)
Of course, if you have enough moolah, you can build a 36" refractor and house it with its own tracking mount and observatory, which will surely knock the socks off a 36" reflector!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

Some funny posts. I liken it to if you order unsweet tea and they bring you sweet tea and you take a big drink and it takes a few seconds to sink in you are not drinking what you thought. The way I have been a few times when I went into the Reflector forum. I still one day might go to the rebel side but for now I like it on the dark side. :jedi:

#17 Lane

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

The ultimate insult is to find the refractor that you love dearly being used as a finder scope on some guys 24" Newt.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Even worse is finding your 15" dob being used as a finderscope on someone's 30".

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff. ;)

And they even do "planetary" stuff, like mapping clouds on Uranus and looking for Pluto.

Seriously, y'all are welcome on the reflector forum. We're not against tiny 'scopes.


:smirk: Good one. Kind of amusing visiting the refractor forum. Your always telling yourselves how much you like and even love your scopes. Feels like an inferiority thing to me :grin:

That said I've just ordered a TEC140. :help:

#20 GOLGO13

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

The ultimate insult is to find the refractor that you love dearly being used as a finder scope on some guys 24" Newt.


You mean like this 6 inch refractor finder on a 30 inch dob (with my 80mm in the background ;) )

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#21 Kiwi Nick

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Hahahhaha excellent post Golgo.
Compared to monster reflectors, even the most lovely 6 inch refractor is but a toy. A nice toy for sure but still a pea stick compared to those scary monster reflectors.

#22 Mark Costello

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

I wonder what he does when his Dob is pointed almost straight up?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

"I liken it to if you order unsweet tea and they bring you sweet tea and you take a big drink and it takes a few seconds to sink in you are not drinking what you thought."

That's just the taste of "aperture is king" flavored kool-aid.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

No, but it looks as if I came here by mistake... :lol:

Better get back to the :dob: forum... :step:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

I wandered over there once, but they weren't talking about telescopes, just some sort of arachnid.






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