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hopskipson
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: jturie]
      #5542330 - 11/27/12 03:23 PM

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Fedex just delivered it today!!!! Set it up in all of 15 minutes just to check that all was well. I am impressed by the quality of construction. Unfortunately, the wife made me pack it back up for Christmas....first light report will have to wait a bit.



You've got to be kidding!!! That might be grounds for divorce Good luck with the scope and welcome to the forum.

James


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Skip
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: jturie]
      #5542640 - 11/27/12 07:02 PM

C'mon Jack. Take her out with you. She'll be very impressed looking at Jupiter or the moon. Of course moon is best as a crescent. Or, swing up from the moon and take a look at the Double Cluster. She will be hooked!

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jturie
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: Skip]
      #5542659 - 11/27/12 07:15 PM

Looks like the next several nights are going to be cloudy anyway...besides, I told her that I have that much more time to buy accessories...let's see, couple of eyepieces, Barlow, Dew shield...decent chair...

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Arthur Dent
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: jturie]
      #5543290 - 11/28/12 05:22 AM

Or try double stars like Alberio (Beta Cygni, RA: 19 30.7 Dec: +27 58) - never ceases to impress me.

Here's a link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7321165@N03/2662168578

The gold and the blue next to each other always cheers me up.

Other double stars to consider:

Eta Cassiopeiae RA: 00 49.1 Dec: +57 49

Gamma Andromedae RA: 02 03.9 Dec: +42 20

Eta Persei RA: 02 50.7 Dec: +55 54

The Trapezium in Orion (Theta 1 Orionis) RA: 05 35.5 Dec: -05 23

Beta Monocerotis RA: 06 28.8 Dec: -07 02

Struve 147 RA: 06 34.3 Dec: +38 05

Alpha Geminorum RA: 07 34.6 Dec: +31 53

Iota Cancri RA: 08 46.7 Dec: +28 46

Gama Delphinus RA: 20 46.7 Dec: +16 07

Beta Cephei RA: 21 28.7 Dec: +70 34

or the 'Double Double' in Lyra - Epsilon Lyrae RA: 18 44.3 Dec: +39 40

Art


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azure1961p
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5547728 - 11/30/12 07:21 PM

You've gotta great wife. Nice to know it'll be be sitting there.

Arthur Dent lists good doubles and this IS a very good doublescope. I've gotten terrific patterns (diffraction) under high-power and good seeing. Jupiter chock full details fitting for that scope too.

You have a great Xmas morning coming up.

Pete


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jturie
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5547963 - 11/30/12 10:13 PM

Same to you Pete--I appreciate the good word. I'm checking out eyepieces for the 6SE now....without trying to break the bank.

Taking several days off around Christmas....hoping for clear skies.


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azure1961p
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Re: Pulled the Trigger on a 6SE [Re: jturie]
      #5549691 - 12/02/12 12:53 AM

With luck it'll be like Thanksgiving week with better than averege to good seeing or better. After last years November of chronically poor seeing it was nice to effectively do 40x per inch of aperture on moon doublestars and planets.

Crossing my fingers for both of us!!

Pete


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