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    Default KK Ortho Has Arrived!





    I still haven't got to use the two Plossls I got last week!

    It's actually clear here right now, but its -15° C (5° F) and dropping, and a fine stiff north wind blowing. I actually carried the Twilight II mount out to the back porch, stood there for a about half a minute, and turned right around and carried it back inside.

    I was going to try out the new glass with Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper (thanks Gabrielle!) but I don't think they'd like it any better than I did.



    Supposed to be clear tomorrow and a balmy -8° C (17° F) with a SW wind, so maybe I'll wait until then.
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    A fine looking eyepiece. Good luck tomorrow night!
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post


    I still haven't got to use the two Plossls I got last week!

    It's actually clear here right now, but its -15° C (5° F) and dropping, and a fine stiff north wind blowing. I actually carried the Twilight II mount out to the back porch, stood there for a about half a minute, and turned right around and carried it back inside.

    I was going to try out the new glass with Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper (thanks Gabrielle!) but I don't think they'd like it any better than I did.



    Supposed to be clear tomorrow and a balmy -8° C (17° F) with a SW wind, so maybe I'll wait until then.
    Maybe if you dress up as a Wookiee.

    Congrats on the new glass Bryan! It is clouds palooza here, so I keep buying EPs, can't help it.

    Just bought 4mm UO Ortho of Astromart.
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Congrats man! Nice glass. I just scored 2 vintage Vixen made 18mm Orthos for my binoviewers. Bring it Mars!
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Congrats on the new glass Bryan!
    I’ve only had my 9mm out for a few very brief tests, but it’s a great ep. I think your going to really like the 18mm.
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    Congrats! You'll love it. The 18mm is one of my faves in the CAT's.
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Looking very good Bryan. Looking forward to the first light report.
    I had to order something from Agena - Checking the KK's 12.5 & 18 are all they have left... sad, I'd like to but don't think I should push my luck any further.....
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by sketrip View Post
    Looking very good Bryan. Looking forward to the first light report.
    I had to order something from Agena - Checking the KK's 12.5 & 18 are all they have left... sad, I'd like to but don't think I should push my luck any further.....
    I had to steal the rings and dovetail from the ST80 to mount the Premium 80 on the T2.

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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    Congratulations Bryan. They look nice.

    Here's to a reversal in the temps and some clear skies.
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    Default Re: KK Ortho Has Arrived!

    I hope it warms up without clouding up. This zeroish temperature stuff is hard on us old folk.
    Nice glass Bryan. I always like seeing pictures of your stable. :-)
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