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snommisbor
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You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake?
      #5518705 - 11/13/12 09:09 PM

I just went to the Reflector forum thinking I was in the Refractor forum and I'm thinking, "Man, there are a lot of new post I didnt see an hour ago." And then I started reading a new post and after a few lines I was thinking, "What am I reading?" Looked up and saw I had accidentally gone into the Reflector Forum. Thought that was funny and just wonder if anyone else had done that and how long did it take to realize. I'm in the wrong place.

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FaronD
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5518711 - 11/13/12 09:15 PM

I stumbled in there a couple of times. I whistled and snuck out real fast.

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Jim Romanski
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5518811 - 11/13/12 10:22 PM

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff.


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Erskin71
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5518846 - 11/13/12 10:42 PM

Yes. I exited my browser as if staying there a split second longer would have caused a blue screen of death.

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GOLGO13
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5518881 - 11/13/12 11:09 PM

yep...you can tell by the difference in size and price. What you would see here (what's the best 90mm refractor I can get under $2000) it's (what's the best 254mm I can get under $1000).

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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5518947 - 11/14/12 12:16 AM

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?



- Jim


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5519164 - 11/14/12 08:21 AM

Quote:

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?



- Jim




Well...

Close but not quite. It's like going into the Boy's room instead of the Men's room...

Jon


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Sean Cunneen
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5519196 - 11/14/12 08:49 AM

You know because there is a lot of information, but everything is kinda fuzzy.

Oh yeah, and you have to use a ladder to see anything good.


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Shawn H
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5519204 - 11/14/12 08:52 AM

Quote:

Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?



- Jim




By mistake! ... yea right!


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Ed D
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5519220 - 11/14/12 09:04 AM

I knew there was a reason why I own one reflector and one refractor.

Ed D


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FirstSightModerator
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Ed D]
      #5519240 - 11/14/12 09:23 AM

Quote:

I knew there was a reason why I own one reflector and one refractor.

Ed D




I suspect those of us who are happy members of both tribes enjoy the best of both worlds. 'Tis the ideal setup IMHO. However, in my case I do own two refractors and one reflector.


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tomcody
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5519248 - 11/14/12 09:35 AM

By mistake? NO.. but I have gone there to escape the numerous "whats the best refractor for under $XX.." threads that keep coming up.
Rex

Edited by tomcody (11/14/12 09:36 AM)


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hottr6
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5519266 - 11/14/12 09:47 AM

Quote:

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff.



And they even do "planetary" stuff, like mapping clouds on Uranus and looking for Pluto.

Seriously, y'all are welcome on the reflector forum. We're not against tiny 'scopes.


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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5519276 - 11/14/12 09:56 AM

Quote:

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff.




Sure you can! With a good refractor and $10k worth of mount and imaging gear.
or
with a 12+ reflector, dark skies, and your own eyes.


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cloud_cover
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5519338 - 11/14/12 10:52 AM

Nah, Horsehead's do-able with a middlin' grade CCD and a regular GEm mounting a decent refractor.
But for a lot less moolah you can go visual on the HH with a reflector.
As one of those who use both, I agree very much with Jon, who states repeatedly that they are complimentary instruments
Of course, if you have enough moolah, you can build a 36" refractor and house it with its own tracking mount and observatory, which will surely knock the socks off a 36" reflector!


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snommisbor
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: cloud_cover]
      #5519394 - 11/14/12 11:25 AM

Some funny posts. I liken it to if you order unsweet tea and they bring you sweet tea and you take a big drink and it takes a few seconds to sink in you are not drinking what you thought. The way I have been a few times when I went into the Reflector forum. I still one day might go to the rebel side but for now I like it on the dark side.

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Lane
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5519642 - 11/14/12 02:55 PM

The ultimate insult is to find the refractor that you love dearly being used as a finder scope on some guys 24" Newt.

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Doug Culbertson
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Lane]
      #5519706 - 11/14/12 03:28 PM

Even worse is finding your 15" dob being used as a finderscope on someone's 30".

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crow
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: hottr6]
      #5519717 - 11/14/12 03:35 PM

Quote:

Quote:

It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.

Like anybody can really see that stuff.



And they even do "planetary" stuff, like mapping clouds on Uranus and looking for Pluto.

Seriously, y'all are welcome on the reflector forum. We're not against tiny 'scopes.




Good one. Kind of amusing visiting the refractor forum. Your always telling yourselves how much you like and even love your scopes. Feels like an inferiority thing to me

That said I've just ordered a TEC140.

Edited by crow (11/14/12 03:38 PM)


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GOLGO13
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Re: You ever go to the Reflector forum by mistake? new [Re: Lane]
      #5519718 - 11/14/12 03:35 PM

Quote:

The ultimate insult is to find the refractor that you love dearly being used as a finder scope on some guys 24" Newt.




You mean like this 6 inch refractor finder on a 30 inch dob (with my 80mm in the background )



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