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#26 MOwen

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:21 PM

A radio-controlled boat to have fun with at the lake during the daytime.  I bought several accessories for the scope late last year so now it's mathematically certain that I will not have another clear night for quite some time.


Edited by MOwen, 25 February 2021 - 07:22 PM.


#27 CarolinaBanker

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:45 PM

A bigger refractor either a 5 or 6 inch, a 6 or 8 inch mak-cass, a few wide angle and planetary eyepieces.

I would also like to get a slower refractor and try some older school eye piece designs like RKEs, Orthos and Huygenians.



#28 luxo II

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:23 PM

A radio-controlled boat to have fun with at the lake during the daytime. 

Have you looked at a PowerUp 4, and possibly strapped that to their F22 foam plane or balsa glider ?

Lots of fun as a park flyer, and I charge it from a USB battery bank.

 

Next astro purchase in a couple of months will be encoders and a Nexus II for the Stellarvue M2C I just ordered... this will be a travel rig with either the 70mm APO (for plane travel) or MK66 (family weekends).


Edited by luxo II, 25 February 2021 - 08:25 PM.


#29 Arthur NY

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:40 PM

I'm pretty happy with my visual setup. Might add a Baader Moon and Skyglowfilter for when Jupiter pops up again later in the year. While my scope is a modest 8",  I like the views with the Edge and I'm happy with my eyepieces. I'd love a fast 16"dob, but not really in the cards for me now. 

 

For AP, I'll really like to get a mono camera and filter wheel. That will be costly, so it's time to sell a guitar ;)


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#30 Xeroid

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:46 PM

luxo II,

 

Good move, encoders for M2C and Nexus  II is sooooo good, fast, its just sooo easy to use, its just plain sinful. 

 

Use a nice solid hardwood tripod, nice and level and away ya,,,go...

 

ya gonna git spoiled...

 

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Have you looked at a PowerUp 4, and possibly strapped that to their F22 foam plane or balsa glider ?

Lots of fun as a park flyer, and I charge it from a USB battery bank.

 

Next astro purchase in a couple of months will be encoders and a Nexus II for the Stellarvue M2C I just ordered... this will be a travel rig with either the 70mm APO (for plane travel) or MK66 (family weekends).


Edited by Xeroid, 25 February 2021 - 08:48 PM.


#31 ricar89

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:27 PM

I plan on getting a 10micron 2000hps soon or later ( rather soon )
To match with a planewave cdk 14 in the upcoming years

#32 luxo II

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:12 PM

ya gonna git spoiled... lol.gif

Oh ... not much chance of that... this is what I call "spoiled", the MK66 has a big brother (MK66 is the smaller scope on the right).

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#33 Wow!

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:49 PM

ASI 2600MC

AT130 EDT

L-Extreme

 

just astro stuff. My wish list for everything else is several tabs in size in Excel


Edited by Wow!, 25 February 2021 - 11:55 PM.


#34 Roger Belveal

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:22 AM

I would love to complete my Orion Ultrascopic and Burgess/TMB planetary eyepiece sets! Hard to find these older jewels!
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#35 sg6

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 10:25 AM

Nothing fancy, just a WO ZS81. Sort of convenient scope.

Slight problem is I went and ordered it Monday, now I need WO to ship to the retailer and then to ship to me. Guessing several weeks until I see it. Might just be in time for the end of our fairly extensive lockdown and hopefully activity on the club side.

 

No idea why I want(ed) one as I already have a GT81. grin.gif  lol.gif  grin.gif


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#36 BKBrown

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:56 PM

I retired earlier than I had anticipated at the end of 2018 due to health reasons, concurrently underwent an unanticipated divorce, home sale, and resettlement into 2019, and COVID dodging in 2020. So my personal life and expectations went through a number of changes. The dust has settled now, and as a retired guy on a fixed income my buying power has diminished significantly. Fortunately, I acquired the bulk of the gear I wanted while I was working. This year I am picking up an AP1100 that should arrive in April; I expect this to be the last major astro purchase. I am set with everything I need to build a new and improved two pier observatory, and I have good travel gear for when I want to go to star parties. My new home was chosen because it is under Bortle 3ish skies in the rural Virginia countryside. Of course the occasional new camera or eye piece is quite doable, but I don't really want anything other than the gear I now own...

 

Unless, of course, a hefty platinum meteorite lands in my yard at which time I jump on the biggest available TEC APO I can get (the 200 would be just fine smile.png) along with a suitable mount, and all inside a separate observatory (maybe something with a dome this time). But I am more than okay without that bit of luck, because I am plenty blessed already.

 

Clear Skies,

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Edited by BKBrown, 26 February 2021 - 06:32 PM.

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#37 Fitz8710

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:23 PM

New house with darker skies and a good view of the sky. Oh and add an observatory. Thats all...nothing too big...hehheh

#38 davelpg

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 08:47 AM

First on my list is getting this planetary COVID thing under control followed by getting something better to sit on when behind the wheel of my scopes. 



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 01:27 PM

Got a few items in my wishlist still. Pending if I actually use some of what I already have and can do an upgrade or additional purchase

Redcat?
WO 80+ mm refractor?
Larger sensor say crop sensor sized mono CMOS?
Filter upgrade for said camera?
Color larger sensor CMOS?
Laptop?
Affinity photo?

But I really don't get out to use what I got so...

Edited by wxcloud, 27 February 2021 - 01:28 PM.



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