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Xmas astro presents...

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Hating the 'wires everywhere' and my constant tripping over them, the Mrs. got me a power tank.

And a nice panorama 15mm 82-deg EP. 

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The cat was very excited about the box and decided it's her bed now... 

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has she got any sisters?

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Before idealising the Mrs, just remember it's all about strategy. Get your husband occupied and get him out of your face sort of thing :) 

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Very nice! I personally received a pair of Celestron Skymaster Pro 20x80 binos, a wood bookmark with the planets engraved on it, a new headlamp, and a set of the Retro 51 Space Race series pens for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.

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nice, I use the same power tank, its never let me down ive used it in powercuts to keep the internet running. merry Christmas , charl

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8 minutes ago, xtreemchaos said:

nice, I use the same power tank, its never let me down ive used it in powercuts to keep the internet running. merry Christmas , charl

I have the same power tank too. I like your tip re power cuts and internet, that had not occurred to me! Thanks.

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thanks Ian, and it gets better, you know the 12v charger lead that in the little cubbyhole on the powertank that's the lead I use to power the sky wifi box, but it might not fit all wifi routers. charl.

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Very cool!

Looking at the title of this post I assume it was your intention to start a thread for everyone to post pictures of their gifts too?

If so - it was such a good idea I've added mine ?  (if not, I'll delete my post ?

 

Check it out.......

I received a multi-coloured illuminated Moon, Moon t-shirt and an illuminated baseball cap for Kelling (makes it easier for people to take me down with a well hurled can of Pepsi during imaging sessions! LOL!)

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David

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Oh yes - very nice and by the "maestro" himself  ?

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A gift for my 6 year old - SW ST80 on an EQ1 TT. I might get a tripod for it, but I’m happy this is a robust enough scope that she can work away herself, and unlikely that it will get broken easily.

I asked her ‘what must you never do with a telescope?’

Her reply was ‘never touch the lens at the front’ (she pays attention lol)

Of course the other thing she then said was never look at the sun ☀️ 

 

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16 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

A gift for my 6 year old - SW ST80 on an EQ1 TT. I might get a tripod for it, but I’m happy this is a robust enough scope that she can work away herself, and unlikely that it will get broken easily.

I asked her ‘what must you never do with a telescope?’

Her reply was ‘never touch the lens at the front’ (she pays attention lol)

Of course the other thing she then said was never look at the sun ☀️ 

 

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THAT is the THE coolest gift so far ?  Great picture too - she'll treasure that for years ?

Wow....just starting out on the journey.

David

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2 minutes ago, David_L said:

THAT is the THE coolest gift so far ?  Great picture too - she'll treasure that for years ?

Wow....just starting out on the journey.

David

Thanks David. When she told me the other day that the third man to moon was Michael Collins, I had to look it up. I had no idea.  She’s smarter than me ?

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2 minutes ago, FenlandPaul said:

Mrs H nailed it. ❤️

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Very nice - had a look at on Blackwells (spoiler alert - don't follow that link if you don't want to know the prices haha!)

And of course my birthday (Nov) and Christmas isn't until the END of 2019 ? ....so I have a bit of a wait if I'd like one myself ?

David

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24 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

I asked her ‘what must you never do with a telescope?’

I have to admit I was thinking of getting some CAT Ears. ?
For private use of course... Hangs head in adult shame. lol

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9 minutes ago, Macavity said:

I have to admit I was thinking of getting some CAT Ears. ?
For private use of course... Hangs head in adult shame. lol



Sounds purrfect. :icon_cat:

Dave :icon_santa:

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nothing astro, but then again, i never do.

i got the usual bottle of southern comfort (i don't drink)

biscuits/chocolates (i'm on a diet)

and this year, David Beckham deodorant (never needed to use the stuff)

my family really hate me ???

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You're only old when you've outlived your (youthful) aftershave...
I did buy some "Old Spice" for myself recently.
"Cop that Yves" (M.Python was it?)
(St. Laurent of course) ?

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2 hours ago, David_L said:

THAT is the THE coolest gift so far ?  Great picture too - she'll treasure that for years ?

Wow....just starting out on the journey.

David

That's got to be THE picture of the festive season, brilliant!!!!
Hope she gets some clear skies soon. 
Please keep us posted on her progress.

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2 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

A gift for my 6 year old - SW ST80 on an EQ1 TT. I might get a tripod for it, but I’m happy this is a robust enough scope that she can work away herself, and unlikely that it will get broken easily.

I asked her ‘what must you never do with a telescope?’

Her reply was ‘never touch the lens at the front’ (she pays attention lol)

Of course the other thing she then said was never look at the sun ☀️ 

 

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That's got to be THE picture of the festive season, brilliant!!!!
Please keep us posted on her progress.

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44 minutes ago, Astro Imp said:

That's got to be THE picture of the festive season, brilliant!!!!
Please keep us posted on her progress.

tooth_dr should send that to Sky at Night Magazine or something similar - don't you think? You're right - it is such a heart warming picture - my wife just saw it and let out a huge "Awwwwwww" ?

David

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