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#1 margin_walker

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:09 PM

I only popped along to solve a dilemma/figure out my next move but now I'm on page 22 after reading every thread/reply and my head's about to explode . . . and there's another 1,094 pages to go. :help: :shocked:

There is such a wealth of knowledge on here . . . some brilliant advice . . . and so many options. :crazy:

#2 csrlice12

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Wait till you discover that the eyepiece forum isn't the only one out there......especially the "classifieds"

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

There is also an archive of the eyepiece forum. Don't forget to read that too.

#4 margin_walker

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

Oh now, play fair . . . classifieds . . . archives . . . that's not helping, that's just cruel!! :nonono: inspired ideas though. :whistle:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

Don't have to take in all at once!
Keep reading when you get a chance here and there and eventually will get thru the CN book! :waytogo:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

Do they have an award for going thru the entire CN Book?? Kinda like the Messier award?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:48 PM

Don't have to take in all at once!
Keep reading when you get a chance here and there and eventually will get thru the CN book! :waytogo:


The problem is the longer I leave it the more that gets added!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

Do they have an award for going thru the entire CN Book?? Kinda like the Messier award?


I really hope not, I don't need any more motivation!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

The XW Buddah has the answers.

Enlightenment begins HERE.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

I often find myself going through page after page of discussions about ES and TV about which is better and whatnot. This is a great forum!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

The temporary cure is to go out and buy an EP then post a picture of it.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:40 PM

The XW Buddah has the answers.

Enlightenment begins HERE.


The XW Buddha responds:

O Nobly born, listen carefully: Often we observe in remote areas where there are wild beasts. If you have reached the beginning of wisdom, and have an XW40, and a barlow, and you are surrounded by a pack of wild snarling dogs, insert the XW40 into the Barlow, and beat them with it. For it is a great mass of metal and glass and will surely smite them.

But do not use this combination in your telescope.


Thank you ever so much for digging that wisdom from the depths of the archive. Very much appreciated relief!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

The temporary cure is to go out and buy an EP then post a picture of it.


:lol: That's precisely my problem - what eyepiece?! I've taken all of my astro equipment out of storage but my eyepiece case is missing. Lost. Gone completely. So for the foreseeable future I'm stuck with a 26mm Meade Super Plossl, a 28mm 2" Skywatcher 28mm LET eyepiece an 2x 2" ED Barlow which were in another case. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Yes--reading the Eye Piece forum will drive you nuts--and leave you broke. :grin:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Yes--reading the Eye Piece forum will drive you nuts--and leave you broke. :grin:


Yes, and I'm living proof of that!!! :help:

#16 Scott in NC

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Be very careful. If you become seriously, hopelessly addicted to a certain forum, one day they may make you serve as a moderator in that forum! :grin:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

The XW Buddah has the answers.

Enlightenment begins HERE.


I must admit I missed out that one in my own quest to mine for more information in this forum. What a joy to reach Nirvana with the XW Buddha! :woot:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:01 PM


So am I.

But with the added complications that I love wide AFOVs, pinpoint stars, but I am also cheap as well as broke.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

The XW Buddah is REAL. Just today he blessed me. Apparently, Denver has a US HQ for Pentax and they had some "old stock" they made available to local vendors. My scope shop was lucky enough to be one of those vendors. I'm the proud owner of the LAST NEW XW40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :band: :bounce: :whee: :whee: :whee: :flexible: :smarty:

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

The XW Buddah has the answers.

Enlightenment begins HERE.


One of the best threads ever!!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:52 PM

The XW Buddah is REAL. Just today he blessed me. Apparently, Denver has a US HQ for Pentax and they had some "old stock" they made available to local vendors. My scope shop was lucky enough to be one of those vendors. I'm the proud owner of the LAST NEW XW40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :band: :bounce: :whee: :whee: :whee: :flexible: :smarty:


Alas! I converted too late! Now I shall never recieve Enlightenment in the sense of the 40XW!

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

The XW Buddah is REAL. Just today he blessed me. Apparently, Denver has a US HQ for Pentax and they had some "old stock" they made available to local vendors. My scope shop was lucky enough to be one of those vendors. I'm the proud owner of the LAST NEW XW40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :band: :bounce: :whee: :whee: :whee: :flexible: :smarty:


Congrats! Now you can change your sig to say XW FULL SET!

And oh yeah, you get to use a great eyepiece. :p

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:13 AM

The XW Buddah has the answers.

Enlightenment begins HERE.


Thanks for this link! Just brilliant, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of it. Blessed is he who passes on wisdom!

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

I read this forum compulsively while I was debating what kind of dream scope to buy, and what glass to equip it with. Pulling the "buy" trigger was quite therapeutic - I bought a nice new scope and a spread of eyepieces, and now I'm enjoying the eyepieces rather than obsessing about them. I doubt I will really get worked up about eyepieces again, although I might decide to buy another one now and then.

No, I'm not hooked on eyepieces. I'm at risk of moving on to a far more serious addiction - astrophotography. That's like switching from opium to crack cocaine. It can separate you from your money even faster than eyepieces, and I think there is far more techno-geekiness to consume your every waking minute. CCDs, autoguiders, field flatteners, focal reducers, more telescopes, super-mounts, processing software, darks, flats, oversampling, image scale - there seems to be no end to it. So much to learn, so much technique to master. I can't wait. Hope my wife doesn't serve me with divorce papers.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

I only popped along to solve a dilemma/figure out my next move but now I'm on page 22 after reading every thread/reply and my head's about to explode . . . and there's another 1,094 pages to go. :help: :shocked:

There is such a wealth of knowledge on here . . . some brilliant advice . . . and so many options. :crazy:


Resistance is futile!

Just wait until you get addicted to the reflector or refractor forums. :grin:






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