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#26 Chris Curran

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:51 AM

You could probably afford a real boat if you were better at math :roflmao: <<-- Joke.

That's why I have a canoe. :lol:



#27 lighttrap

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:24 AM

You could probably afford a real boat if you were better at math


No thanks! When I was a teenager I lived on a houseboat and worked on a charter fishing boat out of the Keys. I learned the truth about the saying

"A boat is a hole in the water surrounded by wood, metal or fiberglass into which one pours money."

Astrophotography can be like that, too. :lol:

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:02 AM

LOL... Yea, some boats are money pits. Luckily, mine isn't. Buy quality and it'll be cheaper in the long run. Ditto with scopes. ;) I bought an 18' Stratos Bass boat in '95 and all I've done is had the Evinrude (150) serviced once in that time. I can't complain about that!

Astrophotography does make you feel like you're bleeding cash, at first. I did film for years, and while it's a lot cheaper than CCD to start, it's also a lot more difficult to do well. Compared to film, CCD is a no-brainer. IMHO, worth every penny I've spent.

Note: I've also got a 12.5" dob with no widgets on it at all. 100% manual operation. Glass, frame and focuser. I love it. I'm one of those rare fools who believes that there's nothing "wrong" with either style of viewing (cheap/expensive)...

No thanks! When I was a teenager I lived on a houseboat and worked on a charter fishing boat out of the Keys. I learned the truth about the saying

"A boat is a hole in the water surrounded by wood, metal or fiberglass into which one pours money."

Astrophotography can be like that, too. :lol:



#29 southmike

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:24 AM

You could probably afford a real boat if you were better at math :roflmao: <<-- Joke.


you know what..you might be on to something there..
I am surprised nobody caught it..
I did the formula pi R squared only
I multiplied 22/7 x 7 squared & 8 squared...
which would be the diameter :foreheadslap:
the radius is half that. so it is 38" sq
and 50" which works out to 42$ a sq inch
and 38 for the basic level 7"
I was thinking boy those scopes are big , then it hit :tonofbricks:me

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:13 PM

[BS]
Uh, yea, we caught it. We were just seeing how long it'd take for you to catch it... :grin:
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I am surprised nobody caught it..



#31 southmike

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:59 PM

:applause:
oh well win some, loose some

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:47 AM

ON APO's, the jump from 5" to 6" is about $3,000. The jump from 6" to 7" is about $9,000, and the jump from 7" to 8" is about $18,000. That last 1" can be REAL expensive!

Gary


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