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Karr24
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Reged: 12/12/12

Loc: NPR, Florida
Pulled the trigger new
      #5569846 - 12/13/12 08:02 PM

Decided to go with an Orion ED80T CF for my first telescope. I am pretty excited.

Hopefully it will arrive before the wife gets back from New York next week. She would kill me if she knew how much money I just spent.

I do appreciate the advice and help you guys gave me. I have so much to learn. I am afraid to look at accessories...

Edited by Karr24 (12/13/12 08:04 PM)


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wrz0170
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Reged: 03/08/12

Loc: Bethlehem, Pa
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: Karr24]
      #5569892 - 12/13/12 08:28 PM

Quote:

Decided to go with an Orion ED80T CF for my first telescope. I am pretty excited.

Hopefully it will arrive before the wife gets back from New York next week. She would kill me if she knew how much money I just spent.

I do appreciate the advice and help you guys gave me. I have so much to learn. I am afraid to look at accessories...




Lol. Dude, that's just the beginning but it's all good. It's a wonderful hobby/obsession. Welcome to the madness.


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SKYGZR
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Reged: 08/14/09

Loc: Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy...
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: wrz0170]
      #5569970 - 12/13/12 09:20 PM

If the wife's gonna "kill you" just over the scope, just wait...

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hcsceo
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: Austin, TX
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: SKYGZR]
      #5569982 - 12/13/12 09:26 PM

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If the wife's gonna "kill you" just over the scope, just wait...






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Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: Karr24]
      #5570044 - 12/13/12 10:04 PM

Enjoy, I absolutely love mine! I buy scopes, my wife buys clothes. I don't kill her, she doesn't kill me! Of course I'll work until I drop dead sitting at the scope, but it will be with a smile on my face!

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Karr24
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Reged: 12/12/12

Loc: NPR, Florida
Re: Pulled the trigger [Re: hcsceo]
      #5570055 - 12/13/12 10:14 PM

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Quote:

If the wife's gonna "kill you" just over the scope, just wait...









Heee nope I ordered an Atlas mount as well


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CounterWeight
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Loc: Palo alto, CA.
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: Karr24]
      #5570069 - 12/13/12 10:28 PM

I've read a saying here along thelines of "It's easier to ask forgiveness than ask for permission"... or something like that ?

Another ED80T-CF fan here, sounds like a nice Chrismas present - that and the mount! congratulations


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Karr24
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Reged: 12/12/12

Loc: NPR, Florida
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5570113 - 12/13/12 10:55 PM

Thanks. Its been cloudy and rainy here the last three days. Hopefully it clears up when everything arrives. There is a local park here that hosts a star view one sat day a month. Hopefully Ill be ready for the next one in early Jan.

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SKYGZR
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Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: Karr24]
      #5570212 - 12/14/12 12:37 AM

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Heee nope I ordered an Atlas mount as well




Well you can 4-get about "get'n any" for say...the next 10 years or more

Since you're at that stage, might as well go for the gusto..a pier and roll off observatory...


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Jb32828
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Reged: 08/01/10

Loc: Orlando, FL USA
Re: Pulled the trigger new [Re: SKYGZR]
      #5571152 - 12/14/12 05:02 PM

Hope you already have a mount or she will really flip. Also hope your life insurance policy is up to date for when you start getting those "needed" accessories like a full spectrum mod for the camera, a light pollution filter, a Ha filter, ac adapter for the camera, USB cables, image processing software, and then start slipping in parts for the permanent pier you'll hide in the backyard when you are imaging there...

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