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#76 Sarkikos

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

The ETA of mine is this Friday. I'll have to see how it compares to my ES 82 30. The weight is about the same. I will put the Meade on a diet. But then I'll have to see if I can find an eyecup to fit it. :thinking:

The Meade 5k UWA 24 has better coatings and a wider AFOV than the Brandon 24. I'm not surprised that the Meade would impress by comparison.

On the other hand, the simpler coatings of the Brandon can allow more structure to be seen in bright nebulae. But you can approximate that by screwing on a DSO filter. So would you rather have your filtering built into the eyepiece or in a filter you can remove? :grin:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Mine is still listed as 'Shipping soon'. :( If that doesn't change in the next day or so (a full week after placing my order) I'll probably cancel my order.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Truthfully, a week is not a long time for a response, I'd give it a few more days anyway.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

If you're getting antsy, call the company and ask for the status of your order. Mine had already shipped when I called, but they hadn't caught up with sending out emails to notify customers that their packages had shipped. I received the email and tracking number soon after I called.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Yeahhhh, I'll be patient, but it kinda sucks the fun out of an impulse buy. If you have to wait more than a week for something bought from a weekly special to even ship there's something of a mismatch there. A friend of mine once told me that the most efficient part of any business should be the part that takes the money. :)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I actually emailed them and they got back relatively quickly and told me mine also shipped Monday and should be here by Friday. unfortunately The RGB filters still haven't shipped. Bob

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

I ordered mine on the 24th and it showed up this evening. I am going to need a bigger counter weight for my 8" LX90. I knew the 24mm UWA was massive but it had been a while since actually holding one. As I live in the mountains of Utah I am hoping this brings lots of snow at least for the next week as it is approaching the weekend and I need my 4 days on the slopes but come the following weekend I hope it clears up enough to head out into the desert for some looking up time with my new toys.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Deal is done. Link now shows $398 price.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Ordered mine late on the 25th, sent an email this morning and received a tracking number within an hour. It actually shipped yesterday, the 30th. Not the fastest shipping, but a 2" dielectric diagonal plus the UWA for $168 including shipping is certainly worth a short wait. Cheaper than buying used...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Deal is done. Link now shows $398 price.

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Ouch! What a difference.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

As near as I can tell mine hasn't shipped yet. My filters and spotting scope are on their way, but I had to rattle their cage to find that out. I'll check on my eyepiece tomorrow. This should make a fine addition to my Lightbridge 16.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Pure speculation - Looks like some guy on AM (NOT me) stocked up on 2 or 3 of these deals and will pass on some *slight* savings to you...

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:06 AM

Talk about lucky, caved in last night and ordered. Still got it for 159$. Would've been kicking myself pretty hard had I decided to wait till today.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Pure speculation - Looks like some guy on AM (NOT me) stocked up on 2 or 3 of these deals and will pass on some *slight* savings to you...


And on our CN classifieds :foreheadslap:!!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

Speculators!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Coolness, mine should be here next Tuesday!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

Heh, heh, I just saw that ad in the CN Classifieds. I thought that it was interesting that the seller has zero CN posts. Kinda makes ya' wonder. It's neat to see what my eyepiece is gonna look like. :)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Yeh they look great in that picture...enterprising person I guess!! Mine are on the truck to either be delivered or destroyed :roflmao:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

Mine is out for delivery! No, wait ... it's been delivered. The package will be waiting for me when I get home!

Now to think up reasons why I really needed this eyepiece and the diagonal ... for the wife. :thinking:

Well, there's always the discount. :idea: That's the reason she usually gives me!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Tell her you ordered her shoes and the order must have got mixed up.........and that you got way more in stuff then what you paid, so you've decided to keep it....you got a bargain right? Now, about those shoes.......

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

mine came today and looks like a great deal.
will go nice on my new 10" ACF. :jump:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Just came not the best packing;; :roflmao:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

But the insides were nice

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Wow, it even came with an expandable Rubber sattelite killer.

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