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    Default I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?



    Yours truly is just a visual astronomer. I did stick a modified webcam in my Mak once and got a little video of the moon and also stacked a few frames to give me a little picture of Jupiter. AP though is really not my bag, but I do like to look at the amazing efforts of others on this forum.

    I enjoy looking at the sun through our Coronados at the observatory, but can't ever see me investing in my own solar scope. Nope, I'm happy sitting next to one of my three scopes in my own backyard.

    My 5" F/11.8 Mak for planet killing (on one night of excellent seeing, I had a Jupiter such that you wouldn't believe a small scope capable of, in the eyepiece).

    My 4" F/5.0 Achro refractor is such a joy to use on wide open clusters especially with 2" eyepieces. It looks the business too!

    My 8" F/5.9 dob has shown me so much deep sky stuff and when used in GoTo mode is a formidable weapon indeed.

    Rather smugly, I think I've got all the bases covered. Ummm, unless you can tell me something I've overlooked! What am I missing out on? I can't make the dob any bigger, its as much as I can carry already. Apo refractors need 20 year mortgages. Maybe the Mak was an extravagance, or the wrong size?

    Just tell me I've got it right and to put the credit card away.

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    Default Re: I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?

    That thought is blasphemous!
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    Default Re: I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?

    Alec, what about binoculars
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    Default Re: I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBrady View Post
    Alec, what about binoculars
    Bugger! Never though about that.

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    Default Re: I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?

    Wash your mouth out with soap and water, then go and sit on the " naughty step " !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec in France View Post
    Bugger! Never though about that.

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    I have just wanted to suggest you binoculars or a nice binocular telescope. Two eyes can see more!

    Best,

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    Default Re: I don't need anymore telescopes. Do I?

    haha - what do you get a person who has everyting
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    See what happens when you hang out with those people mama told you not too.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Alec,

    I have just wanted to suggest you binoculars or a nice binocular telescope. Two eyes can see more!

    Best,

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    Binocular telescope JG?

    So I buy another identical 4" refractor and have one for each eye??

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