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#1 starman345

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Deals these are old, still, the glass would be worth a look.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hi Brian, I bought both of them. Will let you know how they perform. I'm excited, but won't be picking them for a week or two. Christmas came early this year. :jump:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

I think you got a steal of a deal! Make sure to let us know how they turn out. I would have been interested but Lethbridge is just too far from me.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

Yes, Lethbridge may be a tad far for you to pick up a dob ;), although I must admit that I've considered just such an action to buy some amazing dobs I've seen advertised on Amart in the past.

The 16" has an old Meade mirror from the 80s so I'm excited to play around with it. I've read that Meade was making some good made in America mirrors back then. I'm going to start doing more squats at the gym to get ready to hoist that beast. :jump:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

And I am the seller of those scopes that essentially sold in
twenty minutes. It worked well for me to as now I will be able to park
both vehicles in the garage and that they will be put to good use.
I related well to the Dob Shipping thread on this forum so I consider myself lucky to have sold them. I know Richard will wear these out with photon bombardment!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Sounds like it was a good deal all the way around. He got glass, you got room in your garage. I thought from your ad you might be getting out of astronomy but looking at your signature file you still have some very serious equipment. :bow:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

Thanks again Dwight. I guess the parking spot in the garage was a Christmas present for your wife? :grin:

I hope to do a shootout between these two dobs and my own venerable 10" and post the results. I'm also thinking about constructing a truss dob using the 13" optics. Should be fun. :jump:

By the way for Canadians I used the new Interac etransfer to pay for these and it worked great and cost only $1.50.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

And I am the seller of those scopes that essentially sold in
twenty minutes. It worked well for me to as now I will be able to park
both vehicles in the garage and that they will be put to good use.
I related well to the Dob Shipping thread on this forum so I consider myself lucky to have sold them. I know Richard will wear these out with photon bombardment!

Well that sounds like a win win situation. :grin:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...

What border? :rofl2: :rofl2:

#11 nirvanix

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...

What border? :rofl2: :rofl2:


Well there is the Alberta/Saskatchewan border which has a history of good-natured ribbing between folks on one side or the other. :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...

What border? :rofl2: :rofl2:


Well there is the Alberta/Saskatchewan border which has a history of good-natured ribbing between folks on one side or the other. :)


No,no,no. We Albertans have discovered that if we just talk slow to Saskabushians, all the misunderstandings are minimized and things go on smoothly. ;)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

No,no,no. We Albertans have discovered that if we just talk slow to Saskabushians, all the misunderstandings are minimized and things go on smoothly. ;)


Lol, I moved here from Calgary and I did have to slow my speech down considerably. On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef. :cool:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

...On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef. :cool:


You're correct. In Wisconisin they are known as "cheese" and "fried cheese".

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:14 AM

...On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef. :cool:


You're correct. In Wisconisin they are known as "cheese" and "fried cheese".


Oh I thought they had head cheese too, or is that cheesehead? :grin:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

Good star party in Saskatchewan too. And no daylight savings time. And women - my wife is from Saskatchewan although who in Alberta isn't.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

Good star party in Saskatchewan too. And no daylight savings time. And women - my wife is from Saskatchewan although who in Alberta isn't.


All very true Dwight. The bush girls are purty, and I chuckle twice a year when the rest of you have to spend the day changing your clocks.

Nice show last night by the way. I loved ngc 891. I couldn't help but think that some alien there was imaging the Milky Way last night and thinking how beautiful our galaxy was :cool:. Anyone that doesn't know about Night Skies Network should check it out.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

NightskiesNetwork is not well enough known . Nothing like observing when it is cloudy in your neck of the woods and having a great chat with other amateur astronomers. NGC 891 does show well with the C14 and Mallincam. A great sight visually too with a reasonably sized scope.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

NightskiesNetwork is not well enough known


Just noticed you in the Night Skies list, I'll keep an eye out for you now.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

I thoruoghly enjoyed my visit to Banff,Calgary and Edmonton a few years back.Seeing these prices makes me think there's more to Alberta than meets the eye.Saskatchewan? I remember the folks in Calgary always joking about the way people from Saskatchewan drove.....sorta like those of us who live in FL joke about the way the snowbirds drive. Great find on those scopes!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

I remember the folks in Calgary always joking about the way people from Saskatchewan drove


Any abnormal behavior spotted in Calgary is generally attributed to Sasksabushians.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

I meant no insult to Canada or Canadians. It is my most fervent wish that I could become a citizen/citroyen of Canada.

I thought that the telescopes were sold by a Canadian to someone, south of the border; hence my comment about border crossings.

I am sorry.

O Canada, our home and native land...


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

No worries Ed, we're all brothers! Besides, you gave us the opportunity to do a little good-natured ribbing between the oil barons and the prairie puddle jumpers. :cool:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

but what about the women?????

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

but what about the women?????


What would you like to know? They are wonderful. :D






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