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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Here's something you might want to look at with your space-eye:

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:56 pm 
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I am, but have been dormant the past few years. I got a Meade 8" LX-90 and all the bells and whistles to go along with it. There is an older picture or two of it in my gallery along with me doing a long exposure modification on a webcam. I also have the LPI and DSI imager's from Meade and the 35mm camera mount.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I'm similarly dormant these days. Living in western Oregon, where it's cloudy and rainy 9 months of the year, kind of makes it difficult. :)

I've got an older Celestron C8 that's been on long-term loan from a friend of mine for the past 10 years. His wife doesn't want it in the house so I've been able to enjoy it. I used to do some astrophotography through my old 3.5" back in the film days, but once everything moved to digital imaging I've stuck to purely visual observation. Now that my kids are getting old enough to have curiosity about the world I should set it up and show them a few of the planetary sights.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:18 am 
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While it can't compete with your sophisticated equipments, my SkyScout ["a fun learning tool"] at least is small enough to be carried around in South Africa or Ireland and it gives me more info on stars than I ever wanted to know :-)


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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:12 am 
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Oskar45 wrote:
While it can't compete with your sophisticated equipments, my SkyScout ["a fun learning tool"] at least is small enough to be carried around in South Africa or Ireland and it gives me more info on stars than I ever wanted to know :-)


Most all my crap, the autostar, filters, adapters, cables, electric focuser, diagonals, scope itself, etc, fits nicely into a Pelican case for "easy" transport :) All my eyepieces, barlows, and other stuff are in another small hard case, and finally my imagers are in another small case. So all in all, I have one big pelican case, the tripod, two small cases, my power box, and laptop to lug around.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:29 am 
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I did a little astral photography once upon a time ... nothing as nice as Oskar's work but ...

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:52 am 
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kshuff wrote:
So all in all, I have one big pelican case, the tripod, two small cases, my power box, and laptop to lug around.
But how would you transport them on a plane? I'd really hesitate to check-in any of them. On the other hand, the SkyScout is small enough to go into my regular checked-in luggage without much worries...


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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:03 am 
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Oskar45 wrote:
But how would you transport them on a plane? I'd really hesitate to check-in any of them. On the other hand, the SkyScout is small enough to go into my regular checked-in luggage without much worries...

Very true. A SkyScout is a much better choice for traveling. I've only taken that Celestron on one long road trip (and I have a similar case for it as kshuff), otherwise it's only used locally. When traveling, I might pack the old 3.5" catadioptric from my childhood (a J.C. Penny branded Tasco but it works fine) or more likely just a good pair of binoculars.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:15 pm 
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or more likely just a good pair of binoculars.
I like my Swarowski's, indeed.


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Oskar45 wrote:
But how would you transport them on a plane?


I don't fly so it's not an issue

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:32 pm 
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blah i'm backordered until February now.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:57 pm 
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skywriter wrote:
blah i'm backordered until February now.

That's because it doesn't make any business sense to actually have what you sell in stock. American labor is too expensive !! They'll be ordering the parts to build it as soon as they cash your check, deposit the money in a CD, then when the CD matures so they can make the obligatory 10% roi on your money they'll forward payment (or maybe not, from what I've seen of shit American MBA-run companies) to Fang Pi, who had contracted to build the thing after he finishes this run of Macbooks.

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Well, at least he's old enough to grow a beard ;)

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yes, i know it's a race to the bottom concerning who's fatter, stupider, and lazier; the americans or the chinese. however, in this case i can't afford the 10x cost of buying american. next telescope, i promise.

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