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#1 AntMan1

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Happy new year everyone! Figured i ask what you guys and gals got from Santa? I got a Xagyl Motorized Filter Wheel so i don't have to go outside anymore lol! Very nice in case anyone is considering one. Share your gifts! Post a photo!

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#2 drbyyz

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I got a Telrad. No need for a pic, I'm sure everyone knows what one looks like on an LX200 lol. Still haven't decided on a permanent location for it yet though. I have it temporarily right to the right of the finderscope about halfway down the tube, seems comfy for now.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Ah Santa does not disappoint! Took me about 2 hours to figure out where to put my Telrad! I never procrastinate except when it comes to this hobby. Come on guys :wron: cant be me and Derek who got Astronomy gifts! Happy new year Derek!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

An Atik EFW2 filter wheel with LRGB and Ha/Oiii/Sii filters.
Now I'm going through the delicate dance of upgrading ASCOM while not demolishing my dome control! :confused:

But I expect good things to come from this. :jump:

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

Mrs. Claus (my wife) brought a Canon 60Da. Haven't had a chance to use it yet.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

My better half got me a Nikkor 18-300 VR ED lens and a Titanium Casio Pathfinder watch with moon phases, tides, barometer, digital compass, solar power and atomic time!

I think her only significant flaw is poor taste in men...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

You guys got some awesome stuff. I rarely get much for the hobby as gifts, so the Telrad was exciting. The wife tends to get me stuff that she can benefit from as well...I got a really nice smoker this year. That could almost be an astro christmas present if I wanted to combine the two hobbies, however the thought of using my scope while simultaneously smoking meat makes me cringe thinking about the condition of my equipment in the morning. Grease, charcoal and sauce everywhere! Not to mention the plume of smoke over my observing site.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

*BLEEP*!!!! Laughing my you know what off!

That could almost be an astro christmas present if I wanted to combine the two hobbies, however the thought of using my scope while simultaneously smoking meat makes me cringe thinking about the condition of my equipment in the morning. Grease, charcoal and sauce everywhere! Not to mention the plume of smoke over my observing site. [/quote]

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Have not received them yet but: Starlight FT focuser and a yet to be determined 18mm EP.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

lx200 ACF

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