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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:07 am 
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skywriter wrote:
the scope is $750 and the mount is $2,000

Let me give you a phone number before that cash burns a hole in your pocket ...


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:11 am 
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it already did, this is all bought already :-)

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:24 am 
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skywriter wrote:
it already did, this is all bought already :-)

Money is really good at that, I've noticed. I think I'll come out with a new design, pants with nomex pockets :P


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:00 pm 
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the 12 inch will arrive on friday. sweet!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:11 am 
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the 12 inch is here, and my back is killing me already!

"There ARE no light boxen!"

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:50 pm 
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12 Inch diameter mirror, 4 foot long OTA, and tripod mount legs as big around as your mothers thighs! what a beast! the equatorial mount/brain is swollen beyond healthy limits! this thing could have been on creature-double-feature!



So much FUN!!!


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Holy huge! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:46 pm 
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One more step complete tonight. I have to wait until tuesday when my extra counter weight arrives.

This thing is starting to tower over my head.

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@vishnu btw I loved that movie "kickass". the girl was hilarious!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:26 pm 
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skywriter wrote:
One more step complete tonight. I have to wait until tuesday when my extra counter weight arrives.

This thing is starting to tower over my head.
That thing is monstrous! Do you have a low ambient light area where you can use it? Cause if you don't, I do, so, you can send it to me, and, I can use it... ;)
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@vishnu btw I loved that movie "kickass". the girl was hilarious!
Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit Girl! :D Doesn't look like the sequel's going to happen after all, and even if they do get the ball rolling again she'll be too old to reprise the role... :roll:

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:33 pm 
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... tripod mount legs as big around as your mothers thighs!

Hmph :( Design, mah man. Design :(

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Hope you are happy with the one you got tho. It's a hobby, we can like different stuff :P

No point in even thinking about this in east China. We're lucky to see the sky once a week :(


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:59 am 
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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:25 am 
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Let the near-earth asteroid planet killer search begin! ;)

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