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    Default For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...



    I came across these the other day. No doubt they have been around for a while, but I thought they were very cute (although I build better boxes!): https://www.swarovskioptik.com/hunti...nomad-p5497475

    It would go really well with one of these: Custom builds/About - Moonraker Telescopes ...

    Somehow I don't think I would get either past the finance department!

    Enjoy, and no drooling please.

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    (PS: the Nomads are about 20% cheaper through our local Aussie dealer(!), but I guess if you have to look for a bargain you probably can't afford them anyway... )

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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Thank you for the link Dean, I love the look of these refractors
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    Works of Art. Excuse me, gotta wipe off the drool.
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Those Moon Raker scopes are pretty nice. I'd like to have one..

    Clear skies,
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Thanks Dean.

    Those scopes are truly astounding!

    Too darn pretty for me. I do not need something that nice. I would spen considerably more tome polishing the scope than using it!

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Nice to look at. They used to have a few offerings on the High Point site at prices that were high but nosebleed high. I went to check and found nothing.
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Nice to look at. They used to have a few offerings on the High Point site at prices that were high but nosebleed high. I went to check and found nothing.
    Ooops. Should have been "not nosebleed high". I'm all notted up.
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    The thing that I don't quite get about the Swaro Companion CL Nomad (as I referenced initially) is that you are paying $1600 more (ie: well over twice the price) than the "standard" Companion CL (which has I believe identical optics and ergonomics) for the privilege of having them leather-wrapped and with a leather case (and a wooden box!). I guess it a is bit like what they say about buying a Harley Davidson motorbike: "If you have to ask "Why?", then you just don't get it...".

    Mind you, I guess my bias is obvious, because I do get it about the Moonraker scopes! I see on his site that he has "upgraded" all sorts of scopes, like "Lzos, Zeiss, APM, D&G Astro Physics, Vixen, Carton etc.", but not a Tak. I would love to be the first to give him my Tak and ask him to make it extra pretty. Hmmm, I wonder if he could do anything with my Tak 22x60 binos: which I don't think anyone could accuse of being pretty(!)...

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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Regardless of the price, 30mm aperture is still 30mm aperture.

    https://www.amazon.com/Fujinon-Polar...gateway&sr=8-5
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    Nice!!! So.....is anybody good friends with either Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos????

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