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What's your dream telescope/equipment?

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Bit of a cop out not what I want but what I can' wait to see is the launch and deployent of the James Webb telescope Hubble brought us some amazing pictures but if successful James Webb will open up new horizons

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I like my transportable SE 8, but my dream would be to build a small observatory at our family cottage at 10,000 feet and perhaps get a C14.

 

Dreaming is fun.

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2 minutes ago, mog3768 said:

Bit of a cop out not what I want but what I can' wait to see is the launch and deployent of the James Webb telescope Hubble brought us some amazing pictures but if successful James Webb will open up new horizons

How about this--I foil a terrorist plot to blow up NASA headquarters and my reward is unfettered use the James Webb telescope for a week and NASA will fly all my SGL friends to Houston for a week long star party.

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Now Jeff what a great idea is that a free bar as well.and a goody bag with a new scope in it.

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On 11/07/2018 at 08:23, emadmoussa said:

I'm considering buying the Meade 12" LX90. How did you find yours? Compared to other scopes? 

I have the LX90 12" and love it. Works really well with the 30mm 82 ES ep to maximise FOV. However the scope is heavy! I can just about move it from the lounge to the tripod, a grand distance of 12ft or so, without blacking out. It also needs the Meade giant field tripod, the standard tripod is not ideal for this scope. 

However in answer to this thread my ideal scope would be a Planewave PW1000 and with it i would need the ideal bank balance, mansion, grounds and moral strength to part with £0.5 million on a telescope!!

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I dream of really dark skies, good conditions, and the opportunity to observe!

I really pushed the boat out to get my 15" Obsession.  Ya I'd love a real big one, but the 15" suits me, and I've lots more to see with it ;)

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I've really taken to solar Ha, and love my little Lunt LS50DS.

So I'm going to say my dream scope would be a Lunt 152 ? (DS if they do it, on a solid mount!)

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Dream scope? Hubble ;)

Actually some sort of large scope, maybe a 12+ inch SCT on a goto eq mount, with a special building to permanently house it in, would be my dream.  My dream is really to gain more knowledge of the night sky, than getting very expensive equipment (though my wife would disagree on that statement).

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4 minutes ago, xvariablestarx said:

(though my wife would disagree on that statement).

Makes me think of a recent conversation with my partner:

Partner: Don't you sometimes wish I was obsessed with astronomy like you?

Ags: Heavens no! Then there would be no brake on the insanity - the house would be crowded with astronomical equipment in every corner!

Partner: Ahem! The house IS crammed with telescopes, cameras, tripods...

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Have the mount - just need the scope ?  I wish...  Superior planetary scope ?

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I have the dream telescope, a premium 178mm Mak., but not the dream location; and far from it.  :icon_sad:

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I dont have a dream scope (per say). I love the one i buy, when i buy it. I do drool whenever i see a Sumerian scope. That will never happen for me.

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26 minutes ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

I dont have a dream scope (per say). I love the one i buy, when i buy it. I do drool whenever i see a Sumerian scope. That will never happen for me.

Never stop believing. At some point in my life I couldn't imagine owning a mediocre telescope, much less one as expensive as a second hand car. 

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Dream`s do come true.... An observatory unoverlooked at the back of the garden, a modest 9.25sct on a AVX mount which is on a pier. Sheer bliss and quite. Des

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25 minutes ago, emadmoussa said:

Never stop believing. At some point in my life I couldn't imagine owning a mediocre telescope, much less one as expensive as a second hand car. 

Its not a matter of cost. Its the position of the EP. To reach it (from a wheelchair) i'd have to build up my patio, and/or lower my garden.

Dobs and wheelchairs are not good friends.

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1 hour ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

Its not a matter of cost. Its the position of the EP. To reach it (from a wheelchair) i'd have to build up my patio, and/or lower my garden.

Dobs and wheelchairs are not good friends.

Very sorry, mate. I didn' realise that was what you meant. 

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54 minutes ago, emadmoussa said:

Very sorry, mate. I didn' realise that was what you meant. 

No worries. There is always a way to overcome these things. Its not in the realm of impossibility.

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Damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Now im thinking of ways to adapt my garden so i can use a big Dob.

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58 minutes ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

No worries. There is always a way to overcome these things. Its not in the realm of impossibility.

Funny, I was thinking about ways to overcome that too. 

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1 minute ago, emadmoussa said:

Funny, I was thinking about ways to overcome that too. 

We'll let Gina come up with a solution. She is an engineer.

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Brilliant. I can envision something and she can implement it :) 

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3 minutes ago, emadmoussa said:

Brilliant. I can envision something and she can implement it :) 

In the words of Captain Jean Luc Picard..................."make it so".

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1 minute ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

In the words of Captain Jean Luc Picard..................."make it so".

However, since I'm heading for bed, 'the line must be drawn here'... 

 

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22 minutes ago, emadmoussa said:

However, since I'm heading for bed, 'the line must be drawn here'... 

 

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Im off to bed now myself.

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On 10 July 2018 at 10:48, emadmoussa said:

Something like Moonshane's scope.

I have one of his scopes too...and it's still a dream to use...

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