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My new scope has arrived ( Now With Pics)

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Mar 30, 2009.

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    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:
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    Re: My new scope has arrived

    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:)
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    yay!!! really excited for you :wiggle:
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    :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:
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    we totally need photos
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    Will you be able to take pictures of Disney World from your backyard :D
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    :thud:Oh my goodness, you are licking someone else's germs.....where's my paper bag???? neeed tooooo breatheeeeeeeee ssssssllllllllooooooowwwwwwwwlllly
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    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

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    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
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    i think you ought to have a party with all that booze!!!
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    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
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    Hey that almost looks like the scopes my dad used to make back in that day.
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    i agree! :thumbsup:



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

    ok officially impressed. I can't wait to see what you get with that
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    Nice garage. :D
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    :unsure: no its not

    the booze is all presents, I don't drink wine so if anyone is passing they can help themselves :yes:
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    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!
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    It seems like it was worth the wait Chris. Looking forward to seeing the piccies.
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    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:
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    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.

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