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starman345
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$500 telescope Deals new
      #5566463 - 12/11/12 07:16 PM

Deals these are old, still, the glass would be worth a look.

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nirvanix
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Reged: 06/07/07

Loc: Saskatoon, SK
Re: $500 telescope Deals [Re: starman345]
      #5566638 - 12/11/12 09:57 PM

Hi Brian, I bought both of them. Will let you know how they perform. I'm excited, but won't be picking them for a week or two. Christmas came early this year.

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starman345
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5567109 - 12/12/12 08:05 AM

I think you got a steal of a deal! Make sure to let us know how they turn out. I would have been interested but Lethbridge is just too far from me.

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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: starman345]
      #5567377 - 12/12/12 11:29 AM

Yes, Lethbridge may be a tad far for you to pick up a dob , although I must admit that I've considered just such an action to buy some amazing dobs I've seen advertised on Amart in the past.

The 16" has an old Meade mirror from the 80s so I'm excited to play around with it. I've read that Meade was making some good made in America mirrors back then. I'm going to start doing more squats at the gym to get ready to hoist that beast.


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Dwight J
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Loc: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5567788 - 12/12/12 03:04 PM

And I am the seller of those scopes that essentially sold in
twenty minutes. It worked well for me to as now I will be able to park
both vehicles in the garage and that they will be put to good use.
I related well to the Dob Shipping thread on this forum so I consider myself lucky to have sold them. I know Richard will wear these out with photon bombardment!


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starman345
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5568773 - 12/13/12 07:50 AM

Sounds like it was a good deal all the way around. He got glass, you got room in your garage. I thought from your ad you might be getting out of astronomy but looking at your signature file you still have some very serious equipment.

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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5568780 - 12/13/12 07:58 AM

Thanks again Dwight. I guess the parking spot in the garage was a Christmas present for your wife?

I hope to do a shootout between these two dobs and my own venerable 10" and post the results. I'm also thinking about constructing a truss dob using the 13" optics. Should be fun.

By the way for Canadians I used the new Interac etransfer to pay for these and it worked great and cost only $1.50.


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panhard
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5569055 - 12/13/12 11:26 AM

Quote:

And I am the seller of those scopes that essentially sold in
twenty minutes. It worked well for me to as now I will be able to park
both vehicles in the garage and that they will be put to good use.
I related well to the Dob Shipping thread on this forum so I consider myself lucky to have sold them. I know Richard will wear these out with photon bombardment!



Well that sounds like a win win situation.


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ed_turco
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Loc: Lincoln, RI
Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: panhard]
      #5569206 - 12/13/12 12:54 PM

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...


Ed


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panhard
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: ed_turco]
      #5569225 - 12/13/12 01:03 PM

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Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...


What border?

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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: panhard]
      #5569331 - 12/13/12 02:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...


What border?




Well there is the Alberta/Saskatchewan border which has a history of good-natured ribbing between folks on one side or the other.


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Robo-bob
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5570056 - 12/13/12 10:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Must have been quite a hassle getting these across the border...


What border?




Well there is the Alberta/Saskatchewan border which has a history of good-natured ribbing between folks on one side or the other.




No,no,no. We Albertans have discovered that if we just talk slow to Saskabushians, all the misunderstandings are minimized and things go on smoothly.


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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Robo-bob]
      #5570076 - 12/13/12 10:31 PM

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No,no,no. We Albertans have discovered that if we just talk slow to Saskabushians, all the misunderstandings are minimized and things go on smoothly.




Lol, I moved here from Calgary and I did have to slow my speech down considerably. On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef.


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pdfermat
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5570205 - 12/14/12 12:31 AM

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...On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef.




You're correct. In Wisconisin they are known as "cheese" and "fried cheese".


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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: pdfermat]
      #5570235 - 12/14/12 01:14 AM

Quote:

Quote:

...On the plus side there are food groups here other than beef.




You're correct. In Wisconisin they are known as "cheese" and "fried cheese".




Oh I thought they had head cheese too, or is that cheesehead?


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Dwight J
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Loc: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5570249 - 12/14/12 01:57 AM

Good star party in Saskatchewan too. And no daylight savings time. And women - my wife is from Saskatchewan although who in Alberta isn't.

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nirvanix
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5570689 - 12/14/12 11:28 AM

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Good star party in Saskatchewan too. And no daylight savings time. And women - my wife is from Saskatchewan although who in Alberta isn't.




All very true Dwight. The bush girls are purty, and I chuckle twice a year when the rest of you have to spend the day changing your clocks.

Nice show last night by the way. I loved ngc 891. I couldn't help but think that some alien there was imaging the Milky Way last night and thinking how beautiful our galaxy was . Anyone that doesn't know about Night Skies Network should check it out.


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Dwight J
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Loc: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5571103 - 12/14/12 04:26 PM

NightskiesNetwork is not well enough known . Nothing like observing when it is cloudy in your neck of the woods and having a great chat with other amateur astronomers. NGC 891 does show well with the C14 and Mallincam. A great sight visually too with a reasonably sized scope.

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starman345
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Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5571123 - 12/14/12 04:42 PM

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NightskiesNetwork is not well enough known




Just noticed you in the Night Skies list, I'll keep an eye out for you now.


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mdowns
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Reged: 06/12/10

Loc: Englewood,FL
Re: $500 telescope Deals new [Re: starman345]
      #5571180 - 12/14/12 05:14 PM

I thoruoghly enjoyed my visit to Banff,Calgary and Edmonton a few years back.Seeing these prices makes me think there's more to Alberta than meets the eye.Saskatchewan? I remember the folks in Calgary always joking about the way people from Saskatchewan drove.....sorta like those of us who live in FL joke about the way the snowbirds drive. Great find on those scopes!

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