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#1 duderubble

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:10 PM

I found a basically new WO Zenithsar 61 with flattener on my local Facebook market and got that for $400 and now I found the ZWO/Alsair guider/guidescope/controller kit in stock and $20 cheaper than everywhere else and just ordered that.

I blame all of you.
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#2 Sandy Swede

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:18 PM

Surely you know that there is a support group for this.  Please send me the $20 application fee.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:20 PM

G.A.S can be a wonderful thing.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:32 PM

CN'ers are here to support you, anything/everything else is on you. grin.gif


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:59 PM

Hello Duderuble,

Yep we are not the best support group financially speaking that is. It's easy to get talked into another piece of cool Astro Gear that you probably dont need but after reading reviews and threads posted here on CloudyNights, on some neat Astro Gizmo, you just know you have to have one or maybe two that way it is twice as good. I started out several years ago with just one scope and mount and that was supposed to be the only scope and mount that I will ever need LOL... now there are scopes and mounts parked here and there around my house and a clusrter of them in my spare room. 

 

I will accept the blame lol.gif  "Just Go for it"

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:00 PM

I agree with duderubble. When I am thinking about a new x000 dollar astronomy item, I go to like minded people to get approval. I don’t talk to my wife! I do a post with a title like “Should I get a new 16 inch, high end, astrograph with a very expensive mount to put it on?”. The most common response is, “Go for it! You won’t be sorry”, or something like that.

 

I would like to thank you all for your support over the years!grin.gif


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#7 Dynan

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:10 PM

Wanna see MY SCAR? (~~~reaches for wallet~~~) bigshock.gif


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:33 PM

I found a basically new WO Zenithsar 61 with flattener on my local Facebook market and got that for $400 and now I found the ZWO/Alsair guider/guidescope/controller kit in stock and $20 cheaper than everywhere else and just ordered that.

I blame all of you.

Chris

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:34 PM

We're here to help. Just give us your budget and we'll tell you what to spend it on, and as an added bonus we can suggest many other options way over budget. 


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:44 PM

We're here to help. Just give us your budget and we'll tell you what to spend it on, and as an added bonus we can suggest many other options way over budget.

I’m sure glad my bad back has simplified & reduced my astronomy budget. Is the title of this thread, “You people are enablers”, a form of co-dependency?

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:46 PM

Yes, yes we are.


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#12 Dynan

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:50 PM

Wife to astronomer husband, "That's NOT your last telescope. That's your NEXT telescope!"


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#13 duderubble

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:06 PM

I should be set for small refractors. Now I just need a battery pack, a dedicated astrophotography camera, and a long focal length Astrograph. Of course that will probably require a beefier mount.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:26 PM

I should be set for small refractors. Now I just need a battery pack, a dedicated astrophotography camera, and a long focal length Astrograph. Of course that will probably require a beefier mount.

 

...and that pier design that rocked...and that Sky Shed I've had my eye on...but I'll need to move to a bigger yard...one in Bortle 1 territory...hopefully in this country...I could get a van to move all my stuff...or a Class A motor home...


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#15 duderubble

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:38 PM

I've got near Bortle 1 skies just 40 minutes away in a public conservation are with a large open field. I've already checked it out but I need a power pack before I go there for any imaging.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:21 PM

I should be set for small refractors. Now I just need a battery pack, a dedicated astrophotography camera, and a long focal length Astrograph. Of course that will probably require a beefier mount.

And while your at it, remember to switch out those 1.25" filters for 2", which means a new filter wheel...


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 11:50 AM

I have been good... it's only a couple of months, weeks, days since I got the urge to buy another refractor. However, the OP's post has gotten me closer to pulling the trigger again.


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#18 duderubble

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 11:54 AM

I have been good... it's only a couple of months, weeks, days since I got the urge to buy another refractor. However, the OP's post has gotten me closer to pulling the trigger again.


Happy to help.
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Posted 25 January 2021 - 12:41 PM

Here at Eyepieces Anon we realize not having enough eyepieces is a terrible burden....this is applicable to mounts, scopes, etc...


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:30 PM

I should be set for small refractors. Now I just need a battery pack, a dedicated astrophotography camera, and a long focal length Astrograph. Of course that will probably require a beefier mount.

Great! Can we interest you in a large dob? laugh.gif


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:58 PM

Great! Can we interest you in a large dob? laugh.gif


Got one. That was the start of all this crazy. See the Christmas star they said. It'll be fun they said. So I go out with a range spotter, not good enough. Let's drive the 8" Dob out to the end of the driveway. Better. Well since I drug out the Dob let's get a quick look-see at the Orion nebula. Heeeeeyyyy, wouldn't it be awesome to get a picture of that? Like a really GOOD picture.

So you see, Doc, that was when the trouble started.
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:08 PM

You blame the bottle for the beer that's within.

Yet it is you who put it to your lips.

 

Most of us here jumped or slipped into this Black Hole of financial drain.

We didn't blame you.  mad.gif


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:01 PM

I’m sure glad my bad back has simplified & reduced my astronomy budget. Is the title of this thread, “You people are enablers”, a form of co-dependency?

The answer to this is obvious: it's time for an observatory wink.gif

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif


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#24 duderubble

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:29 PM

You blame the bottle for the beer that's within.
Yet it is you who put it to your lips.

Most of us here jumped or slipped into this Black Hole of financial drain.
We didn't blame you. mad.gif


But you're certainly free to. Also I'm not blaming the beer, I'm blaming my drinking buddies. 😂
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:58 PM

Now that you're here with us, consider it a time of training, and soon, probably very soon, you'll be enabl...er...helping others.


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