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How do you resist the urge to buy another refractor?

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#126 Kent10

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:50 PM

Very nice, Jim.  Thanks for the pic.



#127 JimP

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:51 PM

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#128 JimP

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:52 PM

Just took the second picture in the rain


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#129 Kent10

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:53 PM

Just took the second picture in the rain

Amazing.  You must live in a great area without risk to vandalism, etc.



#130 JimP

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:01 PM

This Is a special  telescope. My mom bought me my first telescope for my birthday in 1965. When she passed, the only thing she owned was the house she lived in which was very small and in disrepair. My sister and I sold the house and split the money. I took my half  added some to it and bought this telescope. It is supposed to have a pretty high strehll. All I can say is it's a great lunar planetary and double star telescope  which is pretty much all I observe and image. 


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#131 jrbarnett

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:07 PM

Say you have a five inch refractor....you see one for sale that you've always thought was cool....Pentax 125, FS128....but you already *have* a wonderful five inch apo,

how do you STOP from buying another?

 

Or you have great three, four, five inch refractors....and there's a 4.5 inch!  how do you STOP

 

Or you have an f/7.5 but always hankered for an f/6, how do you STOP

 

Or there's a 6 inch, you know you wouldn't use it much, but you find yourself plotting to sell your current refractors in order to buy it...how do you STOP

 

TV's boring, it' s a cloudy night and full moon, and you are cruising astromart for refractors how do you STOP

Pretty easy.  I buy one of each.  If there's nothing you don't have, you can't be tempted.

 

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#132 Pinbout

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:27 PM

Start ke testing your scopes against a flat of oil. You may soon feel very different about them. Very different. Ignorance is bliss 



#133 stevenwav

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:33 PM

I don't resist. I buy 'em, use 'em, then sell 'em. Then repeat. 

This makes me happy and the good folks who buy them from me happy. 


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:48 AM

[quote name="JimP" post="7441958" timestamp="1474316940"]

[quote name="Cotts" post="7424650" timestamp="1473515495"][quote name="TH1" post="7423904" timestamp="1473464869"]

[quote name="Cotts" post="7420712" timestamp="1473339136"]
Having a 12.5" f/6.5 Lockwood/Teeter dob.

With respect, there is no refractor available in the consumer market at any price that will, 1) show as much detail and provide as much contrast transfer on planets and the moon, 2) split closer and fainter double stars and 3) be able to delve as deep into the deep sky as my Newt. And all with 100% perfect APOchromaticism....

Kind of makes me refractor proof....

Dave[/quote]Check out a good Lunt Engineering 152 on the moon sometime, and get back to me
[/quote]Not sure if you are serious... an f/7.9 ED doublet refractor of less than half the aperture? I don't want to be dismissive, but...

Dave [/quote

I don't doubt that you have a magnificent 12.5 inch Newtonian. But, I will be happy to stick with my 10 inch F/9 TMB LZOS Apo for visual observations of the moon, planets and double stars. Having owned 18 inch and 20 Inch Dobs with mirrors by Zambuto and Lockwood set up next to my 10", both now sold, I would guess that makes me reflector proof.[/quote]

Don't have to tell me...

Can I come over?

#135 ensign

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:04 PM

How do I resist?  I've taken to spending more time looking through the scope than at it.



#136 Ballyshannon

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:38 PM

This is an easy one. It's not at all difficult to resist when one can't afford it.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:25 PM

By looking at my bank account.  :(




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