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#26 ahopp

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Indeed...

#27 Whichwayisnorth

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Instead of a motorcycle I have a telescope. Much safer but then again there aren't many pretty girls hanging around the telescope fields. At least not any around here.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

...but then again there aren't many pretty girls hanging around the telescope fields.

Good thing, I'd never hear the end of it if there were. :)

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

So cool! Thanks for the updates...I feel like I'm the one getting this package HAHA

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

ahopp
You should do a unboxing video :).

#31 ahopp

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

I will definitely take photos. Not sure about a video, the camera does not love me...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:54 PM

That's okay photos are the next best thing.
Bet you can't wait for tomorrow! :).
I'm still waiting for my 14 LX850 to ship:(

#33 ahopp

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:31 AM

And finally, en-route to final destination:

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#34 Whichwayisnorth

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Tony you need to start preparing for whatever ritual keeps bad weather away. All of this new equipment all at once is sure to bring in a hurricane to North Carolina.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Yes, I do have some concern about that. Do not want to be blamed for death and destruction.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

Yes, I do have some concern about that. Do not want to be blamed for death and destruction.

Tony


I am just down the road from Tony and we had quite the mid March Thunderstorm last night. I think the intensity of bad weather when you buy new equipment varies exponentially with the size of the scope you bought. I predict that the first Hurricane of the year will be named Anthony and it will head straight up I-40 North-West and bound for the Triangle.

Just kidding. I am sure these clouds that suddenly appeared when Tony's scope hit NC will clear sometime next week or perhaps later this month. :shocked:

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

I will definitely take photos. Not sure about a video, the camera does not love me...

Tony


I will do the video if you provide the beer? The camera doesn't love me either. However, after a few beers I won't care.

Is there an online manual for the LX850? Sometimes it is easier to search through a digital manual rather than the paper manual.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

Travis, if you want to do a video, you will have to come over tomorrow at noon, when the scope is scheduled to arrive. Otherwise, I will have it all ripped open and splayed all over the ground.

And, yes, there is a PDF for the LX850:

http://www.meade.com...nuals/lx-series

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Tomorrow? I thought it was today(Tuesday). :( Sad feelings for you.

Mine *might* ship out tomorrow. If it does there is the smallest chance I might get it Friday or Monday. The way my luck has gone though I fully expect April.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

I just hope to be able to evaluate it in time for a meaningful conversation with Meade at NEAF about any issues...

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

I just hope to be able to evaluate it in time for a meaningful conversation with Meade at NEAF about any issues...


John, When do you expect to get yours?

#42 ahopp

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

I know, very frustrating. It did not make the local delivery truck this morning. It is sitting less than 30 minutes from my house. I asked if I could come get it and they said NO!

It will be here tomorrow at noon, she promised...

Glad to hear that you are getting traction on yours.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

John, When do you expect to get yours?


Dunno. I look every day for tracking info but nothing so far. I think the order is about 60 days old, so once the LX800 replacements are all delivered mine should be among the next up.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

She is out for delivery!!!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

You know what they say about watching the tea kettle boil

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!


Hey, it's been over an hour now. Do you have it? You wouldn't be opening boxes or anything like that, would you? :grin:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!


Hey, it's been over an hour now. Do you have it? You wouldn't be opening boxes or anything like that, would you? :grin:


It would probably take me a week to unload two pallets and unpack 9 boxes! ;)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Is that how many boxes the LX850 comes in or is there a hidden joke that my tired brain is having difficulty grasping?






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