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Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by keith, Jan 14, 2009.

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    Skywatcher told me over and over not to compromise or go for a low priced telescope. I took his advice and waited, saved up and finally saw the ideal unit. Now I shouldn't really be showing you it, it even says on the box it can be used for "top secret spy science" but anyway, here it is. So, Skywatcher, which planets and nebulae should I be looking out for tonight? :wiggle:

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    How about Planet Hollywood for a start Keith? :lol:
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    Does the little red present sticker mean it was 3 for 2? What else did you get? :lol:
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    :thumbsup:

    that is a fine choice Keith can't wait to see the photos. The cosmos has been opened to you.

    :rotfl:

    I think its lovely that you still believe the story about size not mattering :)
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    Claire She lost the crayons!

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    Well I don't think The Hubble has much to fear!
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    I was in Smiths on Sunday and all their Science Museum was reduced to silly prices to clear. I got a plant a tree kit for £2 as they were all out of telescopes.

    Now I need to wait for the trees to grow so I can climb them and get closer to the stars. :lol:
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    I have been personally assured many many times over the years that it doesn't, much like Father Christmas and the tooth fairy, all I can say is, I choose to believe :yes:

    At least the lens looks correctly made on mine :D

    You're all meanies and you will rue the day you made fun of my huge scope (oooerr). You'll all be telling tales of the day I whipped it out to show you when I'm on the BBC! (although possibly crime watch rather than sky at night :lol:)

    ps. apologies for the innuendo but as you know, there's a standing rule that any and all Skywatcher threads should descend into chaos :yes:
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    indeed

    and it was the Mirror that was wrong on hubble not the lens

    :geekon:
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    You know, I knew that smarty pants but knew I was snookered either way. If I said mirror you'd have pointed out that my new scope didnt have any! :surrender: :slap:
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    *cough* should have bought mine *cough*
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    :ouch:
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    Was it on 3 for 2? :unimpressed:
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    Here's one I took last night :) cough. See! and you all laughed!

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    was that in microscope mode - cos if it was that really should be wiped off your loo seat.

    and I resent being hit for pointing out the obvious :wink:
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    nope a MUCH better deal than that as well he knows :taunt:
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    I was hoping you could prescribe something?

    It's apparently Supernova Remnant E0102 and is January's pinup in the Views from Hubble Calendar :)

    You see Mr Skywatcher, you really have got everyone totally fascinated :lol: I bet the astronomy industry is the only one making a profit this year!

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    Yes the give away was the star spikes - you only get those on a reflector as they are an artefact of the thin supports for the secondary mirror - yours is clearly a refractor and as such would not have spikes - you nearly had me fooled

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    Well I'd actually photoshopped them in later to confuse you :D
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    Disneybumble The Secret is in the Sauce.

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    Keith your are the king of double entranda, so with that in mind does your scope extend like the good Docs

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