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#1 Digital Don

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 01:45 AM

I'm selling everything else I own and getting one of these!

http://tinyurl.com/3m29j :roflmao:

I think they really should have waited until next Friday to offer it though...

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#2 imjeffp

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:29 PM

Dang. I wasted my money on a lesser scope. Maybe I can get a refund, or do you suppose the seller would accept a trade? I really want to see the "crators" on the moon!

#3 Chris G

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:37 PM

Oh my......

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:47 PM

I have five scopes right now, I'd trade them all in for one of these jewels :bawling:

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:41 PM

It looks like a big firecracker. Think you could light the thing?

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:57 PM

Envy is an ugly thing. Covet not this jewel lest we be consumed by our own desires!

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:25 PM

I might give up my SRF status and all of my scopes to have a chance at owning that one!

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:29 PM

I dont see why you guys are making fun of that incredible instrument,Its actually used as a finder on the Keck telescope.

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#9 Digital Don

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:32 PM

"It looks like a big firecracker. Think you could light the thing?"

Looks to me like someone already did and that's the result :lol:

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:18 PM

Truly, jaw dropping views, I am putting my brand new c11 on AM tonight. Man I hope they don't sell out. WoW what a deal of the century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#11 Digital Don

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:28 PM

Maybe we can get the moderators to become direct importers for these premium instruments :lol:

Did you get a look at the included eyepices and Barlow? They must be better than Naglers if they come with the
"KING OF TELESCOPES"

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#12 Dave LoPresti

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:18 PM

I can't believe they actually use the phrase "MEGA TELESCOPE". :lol:
It may be the King but here is the real deal buy 1 get 1 free . The slogan should read
"Get twice the frustration at no extra charge." :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang:

#13 chazcheese

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:44 AM

I bet that thing is fun to collimate :bangbangbang:, if you can :confused:. Also that mount is another piece of work :help:.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:13 AM

Maybe we can get the moderators to become direct importers for these premium instruments :lol:


Well, I could get fired for telling you this, but the guys in upper, upper, uppermanagement here at CN are taking this very seriously, and Allister himself has come out of his silence to tell me he is following the situation "very closely". EdZ is currently making a search of close doubles less than 0.2" apart (with at least 3 magnitude difference) to give this scope the test it deserves. It is no secret that once this scope will hit the market, it will send all others into oblivion, and probably doom a website dedicated to astro-equipment review and discussion. Whatever the outcome, these are the last days of CN as we knew it.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:18 AM

MOVE OVER ALL OTHER TELESCOPES


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#16 Digital Don

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:52 AM

OH NO! THE KING IS DEAD... THE AUCTION IS OVER :nonono:

I sure hope some evil person didn't buy them all and is, even now, planning to raise the price :bawling:


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#17 Zoomster

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 04:52 PM

Eww...that thing is ugly. My shiny black C8 is puking quietly in the corner. Blech!

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 06:37 PM

I still say its a firecracker. Where's my lighter- I'll prove it.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 04:26 AM

I think the price is quite expensive.Notice that there is no equatorial mount and the eyepieces seems in 0.925" format.

In China,a 114/900 reflector cost only USD 85.And the whole set comes with EQ3 equatorial mount,two 1.25" PL eyepieces,6X30 viewfinder,aluminium tripod and a moon filter:
http://www.astron.sh...tno=1&type=.jpg
They said the accuracy is 1/8 wave length.--They must be talking about RMS and it should be spherical surface.But still a bargin for the price.I've seen one in local astro community.Quite good performance on Moon and Planets comparing to its price.The userful power is around 100X.You can see at least two belts of Jupiter.The owner said sometimes he can see four if the seeing is very excellent.But it is too long and not convenient to carry.And the scope is too slow.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 04:42 AM

BTW,I bought a 8" lx90 recently.Somebody told me that SCT also need re-coating after about 5 years,is that true?I always thought that it doesn't need re-coating.

#21 LesB

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:01 AM

We had an infestation of those in our oleanders.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:52 AM

Although a funny post, I think it's much better served in the Off Topic forum. Deleting Email notifications about this subject is getting a tad old.

Not being picky or snobbish, just not the place for this subject or the latest King is dead one. :crazy:

#23 jrcrilly

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:06 AM

BTW,I bought a 8" lx90 recently.Somebody told me that SCT also need re-coating after about 5 years,is that true?I always thought that it doesn't need re-coating.


It's unusual for Meade or Celestron SCT mirrors to require recoating. If not abused the original coatings last for decades. An exception was the optional MCSOG coatings group - but they haven't been used since the 80's. I believe Meade will still replace those under the lifetime warranty because they realize there was a problem with them.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:10 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...7503355416&rd=1

I sometimes can't remember what I posted the night before anyway. Hardly The King but surely a knave.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:20 PM

I know this post should go away but I see the face of the Quaker Oats man on that telescope. All those oatmeal boxes I threw away...I could have prevented...the magnifying glass and the little Cracker Jack prize... Good Heavens, I threw away an entire observatory!!! :nonono:


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