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guyroch
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I've done it... with the wife's blessing :)
      #5684085 - 02/16/13 07:09 PM

Well... I treated my wife to a nice weekend a few hours out of town for Valentines day. This morning just before coming back home she popped the question.

My wife: Is there an astronomy shop here?

Me: Yep, there's a few.

My wife: Want to go shop before going home?

Me: Humm... sure (I said with a grin not knowing if this was a trap ~ it was not)

My wife: Okay, let's go after breakfast.

Me: WOOHOO!

My wife: You look like a 10 year old boy about to go spend $1 at the candy store.

Me: Oops, is it that obvious?

My wife: yep!

So off we went to the astronomy store. 2 hours later the damage was...

One 2" 2x Televue Powermate with the camera adapter.
Two AT65EDQ Quadruplets for side-by-side imaging.

Now the bad news is the cloud spell that comes with new gear. Hopefully it won't last too long.

The moral of the today's event is be nice to your spouse... it pays off

Clouds clouds go away

Guylain


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684093 - 02/16/13 07:16 PM

Hommmmmmm... The Great Karnack sees a new washer and dryer in your future...

Enjoy!


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: jgraham]
      #5684212 - 02/16/13 08:49 PM

*Two* AT56EDQs? nice!

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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Falcon-]
      #5684238 - 02/16/13 09:03 PM

That is awesome, guylain!!!
Congrats on the 65Q! If you ever go full frame you will LOVE that scope for wiiiide field imaging!!


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684244 - 02/16/13 09:08 PM

Congrats x2

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guyroch
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Falcon-]
      #5684246 - 02/16/13 09:09 PM

Quote:

*Two* AT56EDQs? nice!




Yep, 2!

I bought the dual ADM saddle last year and thought this was the perfect scope for side by side... and with the wife's blessing one scope was not enough (at least that's was I told myself )... I only had 1 chance so I jumped all over it

Guylain


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684474 - 02/17/13 12:10 AM

Congrats Guylain - Ain't love a beautiful thing?

:-)


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5684490 - 02/17/13 12:24 AM

My wife was wondering why I was smiling while I was reading this post
Congratulation Guylain


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Tom and Beth
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684533 - 02/17/13 01:14 AM

Quote:


The moral of the today's event is be nice to your spouse... it pays off

Clouds clouds go away

Guylain




Amen to that!

Congratulations on your new toys.


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SKYGZR
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5684545 - 02/17/13 01:24 AM

Now..If you could find motorized focuser's for each of dem puppies...ultra sweetness!!!

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guyroch
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: SKYGZR]
      #5684567 - 02/17/13 02:14 AM

Quote:

Now..If you could find motorized focuser's for each of dem puppies...ultra sweetness!!!




Both my RC's and the EON 120mm have Moonlite focusers. I think I'll buy another Moonlite and an extra flange, I think I can use the Moonlite I have for the 120mm by changing just the flange.

Shhhhhhhhhhhtttt... don't tell my wife, it's our little secret.

Guylain


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684592 - 02/17/13 02:55 AM

Really? 2 at65s? Haha and I thought me buying one was crazy.
Congrats! You're gonna love'em!


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5684604 - 02/17/13 03:40 AM

Expect 6 months worth of clouds! Enjoy your booty

I'm now expecting 1 years worth of clouds (sorry Yorkshire) as my wife let me buy a 10 Micron 1000 HPS mount on Valentines day - 20 minute unguided with p2p error of 1/2 arc sec wooooooo. Arrives Tuesday


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Tonk]
      #5684715 - 02/17/13 07:18 AM

Washer and dryer! That just happened to me my Christmas astro haul. Whatever model you would like dear!

Congrats on the new stuff!

Best,

George


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guyroch
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: powerstroke01]
      #5684862 - 02/17/13 09:59 AM

Quote:

Really? 2 at65s? Haha and I thought me buying one was crazy.
Congrats! You're gonna love'em!




Just one... yep you're crazy

Guylain


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5684963 - 02/17/13 11:02 AM

Way to go Guylain, strike while the iron`s hot
Congrats! on the new gear..


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Dave M]
      #5684971 - 02/17/13 11:06 AM

Are you going to use a mono camera on one AT65EDQ and a color camera on the other while shooting the same targets? I love my AT65EDQ. Just bought a Canon 6D. Want to see how the scope works with the full frame sensor.

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guyroch
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: JMW]
      #5685027 - 02/17/13 11:40 AM

Quote:

Are you going to use a mono camera on one AT65EDQ and a color camera on the other while shooting the same targets? I love my AT65EDQ. Just bought a Canon 6D. Want to see how the scope works with the full frame sensor.




I'll try all sort of combination I guess.

I do have a OSC CCD and a Mono CCD; I could try that and compare the results, that should be fun.

I also have 11 DSLRs; 4 are modified and 1 is MONOfied. Yep, I have a monosensor Nikon D5100 so I'm pretty anxious to see how it performs with the AT65EDQ.

I'm also tempted to purchase another Atik 460EXM. This way I'll be able to double everything in one night... but this will have to wait for more funding; perhaps next year Valentines day

Guylain


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guyroch
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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: Dave M]
      #5685033 - 02/17/13 11:44 AM

Quote:

Way to go Guylain, strike while the iron`s hot
Congrats! on the new gear..




I'm afraid if I strike too hard I'll end up with a permanent embossed iron shape tattoo on my back... and I mean the clothes iron... ouch that's gonna hurt.

Guylain


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Re: I've done it... with the wife's blessing :) new [Re: guyroch]
      #5685105 - 02/17/13 12:18 PM

I've done a lot of imaging with twin scopes; monochrome on one and color on the other. I actually found it to be far easier and more productive to have the two scopes on their own mounts, that way the monochrome and color imaging could proceed at their own pace.

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