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payner
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5599423 - 01/01/13 11:41 AM

Very nice indeed. I'm glad you're using them - shame for those to bbe trashed.

Happy New Year!
Randy


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CJK
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Loc: Northeast TN
Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5599461 - 01/01/13 12:07 PM

Wow, those are brilliant! I'm going to have to talk to my wino -- er, my wine enthusiast -- friends.

-- Chris


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rflinn68
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: CJK]
      #5599660 - 01/01/13 01:48 PM

William Optics binoviewer kit will be here tomorrow. Plus we've had LOTS of clouds and rain here lately. Hopefully the skies will clear soon. Also have $130 here to be spent on something....perhaps I'll save it and get my Canon T3 modified soon.

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killdabuddha
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5599814 - 01/01/13 03:21 PM


The Celestron Sky Scout, which is better than the 6,000 objects (thx to its Hipparchus Catalog, SAO, etc.) that I originally thought as per the old brochure/manual lit that came with it. The website claims 50,000. But coolest of all is the aim and shoot which brings up a dozen objects every time.


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Meadeball
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5602192 - 01/02/13 11:50 PM

Oh -- I almost forgot to mention one "little" item that appeared in my stocking (yes, I still get a stocking. Santa must really love me). It was an Energizer Trailfinder 5-LED headband light:

Energizer Trailfinder

It has one central one-watt LED that fills the room with more light than my Coleman 8-D-cell flourescent lantern (and claims to have an 11-hour runtime on only three AAA batteries); a second, lower-output mode for that LED; two other LEDs that will run for 35 hours (and still fill the room rather well), and then -- the piece de resistance -- a pair of red LEDs that will run for a claimed 50 hours on those 3 AAAs. It's all on an adjustable headband and can be angled up and down in click-stops, and it's so light you hardly know you're wearing it. My family knows very little about astronomy, but somebody's been paying attention! This little sucker is PERFECT! (They claim it's waterproof too, though I don't plan to test that claim.)

Meade

Edited by Meadeball (01/02/13 11:52 PM)


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wky46
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5602667 - 01/03/13 10:13 AM

The Holidays aren't over for me yet, I have a pair of Nikon AE 10x50's on the way ! I'm set for life now

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Pinbout
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: wky46]
      #5603103 - 01/03/13 02:16 PM

didn't get no...gifts, ok well I did get some time to work on a scope

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Meadeball
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Reged: 10/22/12

Loc: Midlothian, Virginia
Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5603161 - 01/03/13 02:50 PM

I'm so dizzZZZzzzZZZyyy nnooowwwwww

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Pinbout
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5603197 - 01/03/13 03:11 PM

your gremlin looks more like he's doing the batman dance from the 60's show...

you think that's bad try hand figuring on a turntable and look away, talk about vertigo.


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Old Rookie
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Reged: 09/05/08

Loc: North Central Ohio
Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5604087 - 01/04/13 04:48 AM

Didn't have anything on Santa's list. Pretty well have what I need so I'm good to go. Time and clear sky's would be nice but don't have a need for any more "things."

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Seldom
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5604852 - 01/04/13 01:52 PM

Quote:

didn't get no...gifts, ok well I did get some time to work on a scope



Nice sound track, but Johann Strauss would have been more appropriate.

If I wanted to learn how to build a rig like that where would I start?


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Seldom]
      #5605997 - 01/05/13 04:04 AM

I gave myself an early Christmas present of a 6mm Tele Vue Delos.

As a joke, my wife gave me something that should come in handy as an observing "aid", two pounds of Death Wish Coffee.

http://www.deathwishcoffee.com/

Dave Mitsky


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Re: What did you Get for the Hobby from the Holidays? new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5606263 - 01/05/13 10:25 AM

Great combo, Dave!

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