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#126 LDW47

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Posted Yesterday, 08:01 PM

A finder for what?

I thought you mentioned you use the 80ST’s as finder scopes not stand alone viewing ? Maybe I misread, misinterpreted ? Sorry if I misread your posts 12, 49, 51, 106 and your slight critic in post 115, it surely was my error ! Clear wide field skize !


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#127 Cali

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Posted Yesterday, 08:11 PM

Finish the joke for * sakes, don’t leave us all in suspense !   LOL !

The bartender looks over the bar at the horse and says, "Why such a long face."


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Posted Yesterday, 08:14 PM

The bartender looks over the bar at the horse and says, "Why such a long face."

I thought it was an astronomy joke !  LOL !


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#129 Jaimo!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

I thought you mentioned you use the 80ST’s as finder scopes not stand alone viewing ? Maybe I misread, misinterpreted ? Sorry if I misread your posts 12, 49, 51, 106 and your slight critic in post 115, it surely was my error ! Clear wide field skize !

Chas has had more scopes than most of us...  combined.  smile.gif



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Posted Yesterday, 09:27 PM

Chas has had more scopes than most of us...  combined.  smile.gif

So what are you saying ? What do mean ?



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Posted Today, 01:34 AM

I'd have to actually gather them together and count.

As for my own personal feelings with the ST80, It's about a 50/50 chance it ends up rehomed to an alt-az mount and pressed into service for terrestrial spotting.  Not enough aperture to tickle my fancy.  Would be a fantastic finder on a truly large telescope.  I do want to get such a thing at some point, so it will stay in my possession.

Mine was $45.  Had fungus on the objective but it cleaned up nicely.  I just pulled apart the included EQ1 mount, going to clean it and grease tomorrow. Today? it is 1:35am...




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