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JayinUT
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What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays?
      #5587771 - 12/24/12 09:29 PM

Okay, a day early if your a Christmas Day opener but some are Christmas Eve Openers. So the question is what did you get this year to help you in the hobby? This can be from equipment, to eyepieces, to Atlases, to software, to lots of things? I thought the General Observing and Astronomy would be the best place for this.

What did I get? Well I got a ES AR102 f/6.5 refractor; a 2 inch OIII filter and some clothing for winter observing (new gloves, new hat and a few other items of clothing). The wife came out better than me with a trip for both of us to northern California coast next June after tax season.

Edited by JayinUT (12/24/12 09:34 PM)


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Doc Willie
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5587818 - 12/24/12 10:15 PM

I got a video from Pony Horton of Star Trek Phase II.

I share my present with you.


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Staredge
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5587899 - 12/24/12 11:48 PM

Clouds.

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bherv
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5587912 - 12/25/12 12:06 AM

I picked up an ES 9 100 degree eyepiece. My wife couldn't argue with me about it because I sent her and the kids to Disney in Florida for Christmas.
Barry


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Feidb
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: bherv]
      #5587926 - 12/25/12 12:31 AM

The Complete Guide To The Herschel Objects by Mark Bratton.

Love it! Outstanding book. Already read the whole text up to the individual observations.

It will be a big help as I go for the rest of the Herschel 2500. I've nailed 1119 of them so far.

Expect a more formal review in the near future.


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wky46
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Feidb]
      #5587941 - 12/25/12 12:43 AM

I bought a TV 41mm Panoptic, a TV 32mm Plossl and a AT 2" dielectric diagonal a couple weeks ago as a Christmas present to myself, does that count?

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Dave74
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Staredge]
      #5587958 - 12/25/12 01:03 AM

Quote:

Clouds.




Good one. They must have been on sale...


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star drop
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Dave74]
      #5588046 - 12/25/12 02:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Clouds.




Good one. They must have been on sale...



Buy one get ten at Weathermart.


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Mike E.
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Dave74]
      #5588048 - 12/25/12 02:33 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

Purchased an Atik filter wheel, very nicely machined.

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FirstSight
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5588214 - 12/25/12 09:07 AM

Nothing astronomically related this Christmas.
However, last Christmas (2011) I got the Sue French "Deep Sky Wonders" book as a gift. Other than books (that I suggest when someone asks me "what do you want for Christmas), the people within my gift-exchanging set aren't knowledgeable or well-situated to select appropriately useful astro gear.


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5588278 - 12/25/12 10:22 AM

Pocket Sky Atlas! Merry Christmas to all....

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thomas68
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5588304 - 12/25/12 10:42 AM

My kids bought me a 25mm ES eyepiece!

Merry Christmas,Tom


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johntrob
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: thomas68]
      #5588361 - 12/25/12 11:33 AM

Clouds, rain, who could ask for anything mooooorrrrre.

John


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Noisykids
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: johntrob]
      #5588403 - 12/25/12 12:15 PM

my sister in law got me The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets by Ruben Kier and a 2013 calendar by terence dickinson. my sister gave me a check for the last payout from my mother's estate so i'm thinking of getting myself an 8" Edge hd from celestron. very confused about what camera to get. bought an orion g3 and a celestron neximage and sent them both back.

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star drop
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Noisykids]
      #5588414 - 12/25/12 12:28 PM

I got cold weather high dexterity gloves, a workwear gift certificate, a twelve foot fiberglass tripod ladder and a "telescopic" backscratcher.

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Sluggosalinas
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: star drop]
      #5588447 - 12/25/12 12:55 PM

My first observing stool! No more sore backs! Thanks Santa!

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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: bherv]
      #5588458 - 12/25/12 01:07 PM

Quote:

My wife couldn't argue with me about it because I sent her and the kids to Disney in Florida for Christmas.
Barry




Sounds like maybe that was your Christmas present also?


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Pauls72
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #5588469 - 12/25/12 01:20 PM

I got some chunks of a carbon star from Santa.




Plus I got a 2" Meade 4000 56mm eyepiece, a 2" .5x focal reducer, a dew strap for my MAK and some eyepiece bolt cases.


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bherv
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #5588528 - 12/25/12 01:55 PM

Quote:

Quote:

My wife couldn't argue with me about it because I sent her and the kids to Disney in Florida for Christmas.
Barry




Sounds like maybe that was your Christmas present also?



Yes, a few days of peace and quiet.
Barry


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: bherv]
      #5588536 - 12/25/12 01:59 PM

Astro-Santa brought me everything I wanted, everything I needed...

Nothing...

Jon


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