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#1 instock


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:32 PM

I was at Dunkin' Donuts with my kid. We get talking about astronomy with a guy on line. He says he has a present for us in his car. A little weird, but I went with it. We follow him to his car and the dude pulls out a telescope and gives it to us!

It's a Meade Infinity 60. No big tube and heavy counterweight and complicated equatorial mount like my Powerseeker 127EQ. I love the red dot. Just put it on something and BAM! The scope is in the right place. With the Celestron, it took me 30 minutes to find Jupiter.

Thanks, random Dunkin' guy!
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Posted 23 September 2022 - 01:07 AM

That's awesome!
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Posted 23 September 2022 - 04:13 AM

Sometimes you just meet the right people in strange places ....


One of the better moments in life .

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 07:00 AM

That's a good beginner scope, I bought one for a friend of mine a few years ago. There are a surprising number of things you can see with one (check out Turn Left at Orion and/or Night watch). In fact, there's a whole group dedicated to seeing just how much can seen with a 60mm scope.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 11:29 AM

Thanks, random Dunkin' guy!

Random Dunkin' guys are always the best wink.gif


I hope you and your kid enjoy that scope - Clear skies!

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 11:38 AM

Enjoy the telescope and the donut😀😁

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 12:32 PM

I was in a random goodwill looking at some cheap microscope, talking about telescopes with my girlfriend. Random older guy overhears us talking about optics and we end up talking about telescopes. Tells me he got a degree in astronomy at a nearby university many years ago and some other stuff I don't remember too well. I guess it is not as rare a hobby as I thought, or maybe it was just a chance encounter.

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Posted 24 September 2022 - 06:19 AM

This wonderful story points out something I really dislike about our society.


Something terrible happens to a few people, and we hear about it for DAYS. Yet I just know that beautiful things like Random Dunkin' Guy happen every day, all the time. Do we hear about any of that? Nah. That would be too positive for the front page.


Thanks for the smile to start my day, instock!

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Posted 24 September 2022 - 07:59 AM

Good story. Perhaps we can start a topic about good things that came as a complete surprise. We need more good news/stories to help us stay positive. 

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Posted 24 September 2022 - 05:44 PM

That’s awesome! Now, when you have the means, consider being a random blessing to someone else.

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Posted 24 September 2022 - 06:50 PM

Received a Celestron Astromaster 130eq in the mail (Amazon? Can't remember) a couple of years ago. We didn't order it. It was a mistake. They told us to just keep it since the mistake had already been corrected. Ha! Gave it to my son, Jason, who has an astronomy interest.

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