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Are you planning to purchase any new or used refractors this year?

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#76 Delta608

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 02:06 PM

No intention to buy any new scopes...Well, maybe....


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#77 Wildetelescope

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:21 PM

I never really PLANNED on getting any of my refractors😃. They just followed me home!

Jmd
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#78 Chilihead

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:25 PM

I'm in the market for an 80mm Apo in the next couple of months. Right now the AT80EDT is looking good.

 

Time to try my hand at wide field photography. I also plan to use it for birding.


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#79 erin

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:45 PM

I never really PLANNED on getting any of my refractors. They just followed me home!

Jmd

Right? Funny how they do that.....wink.gif


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#80 clearwaterdave

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:30 PM

I don't need another.,but if a good deal comes up close by I may have a lookzee.,I may need to make more room.,lol.,

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#81 YAOG

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:28 PM

I am hoping my name comes up on the AP Stowaway list, but if not, maybe a triplet in the 90-100mm f/7 range.

 

Bill

The AT92 f/5.5 EDT is reportedly quite good if a bit spendy for the aperture. Useful for imaging but no dedicated flattener yet.


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:53 AM

I'm in the market for an 80mm Apo in the next couple of months. Right now the AT80EDT is looking good.

 

Time to try my hand at wide field photography. I also plan to use it for birding.

Got one of those on the way, for wide field imaging.   But that was ordered last year, so it does not count right?  It started out as a used Redcat, grew into an used AT65EDQ, and end up as a new AT80EDT.   Hope it gets here before it grows into an NP 101 is.  My wife is understanding, but there are limits......lol.gif

 

jmd


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:25 AM

I am full. No intention to buy another scope :)


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:42 AM

I am full. No intention to buy another scope smile.gif

Guess you don't like those baby weight 3-4" lol.gif



#85 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:15 AM

My plans to not get any more gear are usually altered when I receive a message that begins:

 

"A very long time ago, you signed up on the notification list for either the *** or the ***. I’m sure that you are very surprised to hear from us after all these years and hope that you are pleased when you hear about our newest offering.

 

... The current production run of the new *** is now underway, and we are offering them to the people who have been waiting the longest, including you.

 

... Special request: We recognize that these very special instruments are very highly desired. We would like to sell them only to people who intend to use them for their own enjoyment. We ask that you not purchase the scope with the intention of reselling it. We have honored the notification list after all these years and ask that you honor us by declining if this scope does not fit your observing program."

 

Forgive me, for I am weak (and apparently on too many lists) crazy.gif


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

Oh hell no!

I'm buying a new Losmandy mount in February.

I don't dare ask for anything else. smirk.gif


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 10:39 PM

Oh hell no!

I'm buying a new Losmandy mount in February.

I don't dare ask for anything else. smirk.gif

I ask for forgiveness...not permission, lol.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:45 AM

Guess you don't like those baby weight 3-4" lol.gif

meh, maybe for imaging ;)...

I have decided to clean up my cables for imaging with the the various scopes, instead of looking at other telescopes. Cleaner and faster set up is my goal now.

Also "need" accessory like field flattener, bino, yada yada :D


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:13 PM

I just got back into astronomy 2 months ago after a 30 year break! Bought one of the last SV80 access for learning AP. That is the only refactor I have owned. I reckon it should be a while before there is a need for a new one as I have A LOT to learn lol.gif


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:49 PM

I just got back into astronomy 2 months ago after a 30 year break! Bought one of the last SV80 access for learning AP. That is the only refactor I have owned. I reckon it should be a while before there is a need for a new one as I have A LOT to learn lol.gif

It is SOOO much easier and better than the olden days of gas hypering, cold fingers for film and the endless backbreaking manual guiding. Welcome back!


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

Oh hell no!

I'm buying a new Losmandy mount in February.

I don't dare ask for anything else. smirk.gif

SonnyE,

 

Where are you located? Wanna meet some imaging people in L.A.? 



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 01:07 PM

I just got an ASI294MC Pro before Christmas, I have paired it with a WO66SD+0.8x Reducer Flattner and also with my AT102ED... 

 

The AT115EDT is looking mighty appealing to me at this point...  But I continue to look and salivate...


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 05:13 PM

It is SOOO much easier and better than the olden days of gas hypering, cold fingers for film and the endless backbreaking manual guiding. Welcome back!

Kodak Pan 2415?

 

Monochrome Infra Red was fun though, especially developing.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 05:28 PM

No more refractors, new or old.

No more refractors, white black or gold.

I have enough already you see

Don't need any more of them for me.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:21 PM

The AT-115 with the new Astron Martin Grey focuser looks very nice.

If I didn't  have a SW-120ED, I'd probably have one by now as a big brother to my AT-92

 

...Ralph

 

 

I just got an ASI294MC Pro before Christmas, I have paired it with a WO66SD+0.8x Reducer Flattner and also with my AT102ED... 

 

The AT115EDT is looking mighty appealing to me at this point...  But I continue to look and salivate...


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:05 PM

Kodak Pan 2415?

 

Monochrome Infra Red was fun though, especially developing.

Tech Pan was amazing film back in the day. I never ventured into real IR film though. I think there are still some films that are similar to Tech Pan from Roli and Agfa but I'm fully digital since 2002 and I am NOT going back to wet processing even if someone else is dipping it for me.   


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:44 PM

Got one of those on the way, for wide field imaging.   But that was ordered last year, so it does not count right?  It started out as a used Redcat, grew into an used AT65EDQ, and end up as a new AT80EDT.   Hope it gets here before it grows into an NP 101 is.  My wife is understanding, but there are limits......lol.gif

 

jmd

I borrowed an AT65EDQ from our club a couple years ago to try out and fell in love with it. Now I'm ready to buy an APO and it's out of production.

 

Hence the AT80EDT. Hope you get yours soon.



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

No more refractors, new or old.

No more refractors, white black or gold.

I have enough already you see

Don't need any more of them for me.

Doctor Seuss? grin.gif

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:38 PM

Doctor Seuss? grin.gif

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif

Yeah, been reading lots of Dr. Seuss books to my 2 1/2 yr old grandchild when we visited for 10 days over the holidays.


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:20 AM

Yeah, been reading lots of Dr. Seuss books to my 2 1/2 yr old grandchild when we visited for 10 days over the holidays.

Brilliant!  waytogo.gif

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif




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