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#51 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

Hey Bruce; of course that means that you owe us a picture of your pictures hanging in your observatory! :grin:


No doubt about it....

I want pictures, I want pictures.

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#52 Sean Cunneen

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

I picked up a 35 Pan, 17T4 and 9T1, all used as I am thinking about getting back into the world of wide-field eyepieces.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

I picked up a 35 Pan, 17T4 and 9T1, all used as I am thinking about getting back into the world of wide-field eyepieces.


I think you went beyond thinking about it, Sean! Kinda miss my old 9T1.

#54 CelestronDaddy

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Some new ES 82* EP's.... Tony

#55 RobbW

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Not exactly an astronomy tool, but cool nonetheless. I received a 150 gram meteorite from the 1947 Sikhote Alin meteorite fall in Russia. It's pretty neat to hold an actual piece of outer space in your hand!

#56 Mike4242

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

ES 11mm and 18mm 82 degree eyepieces, Orion deluxe accessory tray, and Nikon 10x50 binoculars. Also got the small chunk of meteorite from ES. Very nice touch for their customers.

And....lot of clouds too. :)

#57 Bill Whitehead

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Folks, I got a modest group of gifts; "Star Testing" by Suiter, more cerium oxide for a mirror blank I'm figuring and a green laser pointer.
Peace, Bill

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Rain and clouds most of the time, and a near-full moon the other few bits.

I'm at a point where I need more clear, dark, moonless night opportunties than I do more equipment.

#59 Rutilus

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Just down the road from me is a guy that does a lot of corporate entertaining for his business.
At the start of the New year he lets me have his left-over Fortnum & Mason wooden wine presentation boxes.
Can you believe that he use to chuck these away. They are well made, and make great storage boxes.
Best of all, I get them free.

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#60 payner

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Very nice indeed. I'm glad you're using them - shame for those to be trashed.

Happy New Year!
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Very nice indeed. I'm glad you're using them - shame for those to bbe trashed.

Happy New Year!
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Wow, those are brilliant! I'm going to have to talk to my wino -- er, my wine enthusiast -- friends. :grin:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

William Optics binoviewer kit will be here tomorrow. Plus we've had LOTS of clouds and rain here lately. Hopefully the skies will clear soon. Also have $130 here to be spent on something....perhaps I'll save it and get my Canon T3 modified soon. :question:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:21 PM


The Celestron Sky Scout, which is better than the 6,000 objects (thx to its Hipparchus Catalog, SAO, etc.) that I originally thought as per the old brochure/manual lit that came with it. The website claims 50,000. But coolest of all is the aim and shoot which brings up a dozen objects every time.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

Oh -- I almost forgot to mention one "little" item that appeared in my stocking (yes, I still get a stocking. Santa must really love me). It was an Energizer Trailfinder 5-LED headband light:

Energizer Trailfinder

It has one central one-watt LED that fills the room with more light than my Coleman 8-D-cell flourescent lantern (and claims to have an 11-hour runtime on only three AAA batteries); a second, lower-output mode for that LED; two other LEDs that will run for 35 hours (and still fill the room rather well), and then -- the piece de resistance -- a pair of red LEDs that will run for a claimed 50 hours on those 3 AAAs. It's all on an adjustable headband and can be angled up and down in click-stops, and it's so light you hardly know you're wearing it. My family knows very little about astronomy, but somebody's been paying attention! This little sucker is PERFECT! (They claim it's waterproof too, though I don't plan to test that claim.)

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

The Holidays aren't over for me yet, I have a pair of Nikon AE 10x50's on the way :jump:! I'm set for life now :grin:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

didn't get no...gifts, ok well I did get some time to work on a scope

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

I'm so dizzZZZzzzZZZyyy nnooowwwwww :pulpdnc:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

your gremlin looks more like he's doing the batman dance from the 60's show... :grin:

you think that's bad try hand figuring on a turntable and look away, talk about vertigo.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

Didn't have anything on Santa's list. Pretty well have what I need so I'm good to go. Time and clear sky's would be nice but don't have a need for any more "things."

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

didn't get no...gifts, ok well I did get some time to work on a scope

Nice sound track, but Johann Strauss would have been more appropriate.

If I wanted to learn how to build a rig like that where would I start?

#72 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

I gave myself an early Christmas present of a 6mm Tele Vue Delos.

As a joke, my wife gave me something that should come in handy as an observing "aid", two pounds of Death Wish Coffee. :jump:

http://www.deathwishcoffee.com/

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

:lol: Great combo, Dave!






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