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Skywatcher
30-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Waited all day Saturday and it didn't arrive :dozey: so we will be having something back from Mr Parcelforce :yes:

It is a thing of beauty and I shall post pics as soon as I can, one I have stopped licking it :drool:

Apparently my neighbours stopped the chap trying to hoist it over our side gate :eek:

:mental:

catrancher
30-03-2009, 05:52 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived


one I have stopped licking it :drool:

Careful... drool will make it take longer to acclimatize! Doesn't evaporate as fast. :laugh2:

Tom (:macwave:... hey, he's only trying to help! :mental:)

Britchick
30-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

yay!!! really excited for you :wiggle:

Skywatcher
30-03-2009, 06:00 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

:mental:

Its second hand but comes with a whole bunch of stuff

Basically it works out at just under 2,500 worth of kit for just under 900

:mental:

keith
30-03-2009, 06:04 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

we totally need photos

Dorothy
30-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

Will you be able to take pictures of Disney World from your backyard :D

foreverducky
30-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

:thud:Oh my goodness, you are licking someone else's germs.....where's my paper bag???? neeed tooooo breatheeeeeeeee ssssssllllllllooooooowwwwwwwwlllly

Skywatcher
30-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived

It is a thing of beauty it is a 9 1/4 inch carbon fibre schmidt cassegran optical tube ( but you probably knew that anyway) - the white mount is mine

Sorry the pics are so awful but for some reason the flash stopped firing

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/others/2009_0330scope0001_640x480.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/others/2009_0330scope0004.jpg

My 80mm scope ( deep sky) takes in light at about 180x what your eyes do - my old 8 inch takes it in at 800x and this at 1200 x

I will be using this for moon and planet pics :D

Britchick
30-03-2009, 07:56 PM
i think you ought to have a party with all that booze!!!

foreverducky
30-03-2009, 07:59 PM
I have to say that I may not have understood any of what it does and how it does it, but I will be happy to reap the benefits of the pretty pictures. :D

Johnie
30-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Hey that almost looks like the scopes my dad used to make back in that day.

mumof2
30-03-2009, 09:48 PM
i think you ought to have a party with all that booze!!!


i agree! :thumbsup:



I have to say that I may not have understood any of what it does and how it does it, but I will be happy to reap the benefits of the pretty pictures. :D


and i agree! :yes:



i better say this really quietly or you may take great offence and wallop me....the 2nd picture, it immediately made me think of a type of 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' 35mm film cannister! sorreeeeey :sorry:

keith
30-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Re: My new scope has arrived



My 80mm scope ( deep sky) takes in light at about 180x what your eyes do - my old 8 inch takes it in at 800x and this at 1200 x

I will be using this for moon and planet pics :D

1200x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! :-O

ok officially impressed. I can't wait to see what you get with that

Dawn
31-03-2009, 07:22 AM
Nice garage. :D

Skywatcher
31-03-2009, 07:37 AM
:unsure: no its not

the booze is all presents, I don't drink wine so if anyone is passing they can help themselves :yes:

Deb
31-03-2009, 08:12 AM
Oh, I'm on my way then! I was admiring your booze shelf!

Anyway, back to the scope...it's blumming big isn't it?? Wow!!!! Looking forward to seeing some pics!

Slowhand
31-03-2009, 01:36 PM
It seems like it was worth the wait Chris. Looking forward to seeing the piccies.

Dorothy
31-03-2009, 05:16 PM
Before you get to play with the new scope there are a couple of things you need to do first.

Clean your garage and finish your trip report :taunt:

Watchinherskip
01-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Sorry I can't see the pictures here at work mate, I will get a look this PM though. Congratulations there. I know you will really love it.