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    Default Uh oh.....



    So (I began a sentence with "so") some of you may remember last year I was fortunate enough to find a no-longer-made Meade 5k 24mm new off the shelf. They had two in fact, but that vendor since sold the last one they had.

    Today, I might have snagged a lead on a new in the box Meade 5k 30mm on someone else's shelf, at reasonable cost even. If true, I have an agonizing decision to make. I don't really need this EP, I feel the 24mm works well enough as a sweeper, but I mean... its the 30 mil. The King's Jewel. The Great Glass Pumpkin. Devourer of Galaxies. Astronomers need to pump iron to lift this baddie into a focuser as dob mounts groan in protest!

    I'm waiting on confirmation. If the rumors are true, I have a decision to make. I may have to tear apart my case that houses neatly the Five Fingers of Doom, and reconfigure it as a home for.... the Six MeadeFinity Stones.
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    Default Re: Uh oh.....

    I hate having to make these kind of decisions. What I do is flip a coin. Heads I buy it. Tales...I buy it. I never lose the coin toss. ;-)
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    There is no such thing as having to many good eyepieces.
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    Does anyone here own one by chance? Or know someone who does?
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    Default Re: Uh oh.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post
    So (I began a sentence with "so")...
    So, I think that guy left. I haven't seen him around. So, what's a guy to do?
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    Default Re: Uh oh.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    So, I think that guy left. I haven't seen him around. So, what's a guy to do?
    Shop for eyepieces.

    So the ones I have don't get lonely.
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    Want....Need.... Ehhh, same thing just different spelling. The way I see it...It's not readily available, and you may never run across another one, it's synchronicity in action. You were meant to possess this eyepiece.
    ~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off.
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    "Devourer of Galaxies." I'm sold!
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    Plastic card ,couple of clicks with a mouse, í*¾í´” oooh was that a twinge of guilt, nah í*¾í´£
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    Consider the exit pupil...

    So that so guy got in a fist fight with a ban hammer. He lost. Too bad, really.

    Exit pupil...
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