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Astro Imp

Apologies to you all.

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Some of you may have seen my thread discussing which refractor to purchase.
I've just pressed the button for a S/W Esprit 100ED.
Still I can't make the weather any worse, can I?

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I'm surprised you have the weather to warrant a telescope, never mind a new one, but I'll accept  that your sorry...................NOT!

Enjoy your new scope when it arrives.

I contemplated an 80ED for Christmas

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Its just forcast snow!!!  The weather is getting worse..

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10 minutes ago, Charic said:

Enjoy your new scope when it arrives.

Thanks for the good wishes.
I'll post a report when it arrives and the clouds part.

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5 minutes ago, dobbie said:

Its just forcast snow!!!  The weather is getting worse..

That's just defeatist. Could be right though.

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My scopes not been out this Year, that's two weeks wasted already, down to the weather!
I even bought a diary to record observing events, but that's getting used elsewhere, for now, I'll just keep a number count under my avatar?

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2 minutes ago, Astro Imp said:

I'll post a report when it arrives and the clouds part.

Looking forward to it , i nearly bought on of these myself but the but the price was just to much for me.. 

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I'll try again, I don't live too far away from you and it's still showing a few clear hours tomorrow night, I hope it stays that way so we can get outside.

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As soon as I loaded up SGL and saw this thread at the top of the recent topics, I thought what has he purchased!?😄

 

Congrats on the new scope.

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I'm sure you will have no regrets committing a hefty sum to this beauty.   It looks good, tasty, classy too. If the weather spoils things for you, worry ye not, because opportunities will present themselves eventually, And great joy will fill your heart.  Don't you forget to let us know how it goes.  I bet you can't wait to first light with this baby 😁.

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Nice choice of scope Alan, enjoy.
As to the weather and forgiveness, well go one then you are forgiven.

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Can we just STOP BUYING STUFF for a few days and see if the weather lowers its shields? ;) for what you know, our dire observing situation could be self-inflicted... 

Congrats!! Very classy scope indeed. 

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Lovely scopes, congratulations on the purchase 😀

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1 hour ago, Astro Imp said:

Some of you may have seen my thread discussing which refractor to purchase.
I've just pressed the button for a S/W Esprit 100ED.
Still I can't make the weather any worse, can I?

So we're both at it Alan!  I managed to get my new ES ED80 Apo Triplet out for a quick look at the Moon - a fine sight across the range of mags, and not a hint of CA!  I'm very happy with the purchase, hope you will be too!

Doug.

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That is a fine scope, i haven't used one but, i have held and inspected it and it feels like it means business, enjoy that!

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13 minutes ago, cloudsweeper said:

So we're both at it Alan!  I managed to get my new ES ED80 Apo Triplet out for a quick look at the Moon - a fine sight across the range of mags, and not a hint of CA!  I'm very happy with the purchase, hope you will be too!

Doug.

Good you managed to enjoy your new scope.
So I'm not completely liable for the coming clouds, I'll just pass the complaints on, OK?
Good luck for the eclipse, should be OK my new toy is out of stock 'til the end of the month.

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1 hour ago, Dinglem said:

I'll try again, I don't live too far away from you and it's still showing a few clear hours tomorrow night, I hope it stays that way so we can get outside.

I love your optimism...…….I am thinking of joining the "Cloud Appreciation Society":clouds1:

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1 hour ago, cloudsweeper said:

So we're both at it Alan!  I managed to get my new ES ED80 Apo Triplet out for a quick look at the Moon - a fine sight across the range of mags, and not a hint of CA!  I'm very happy with the purchase, hope you will be too!

Doug.

Nice! I'm really curious about your opinion about this scope which is also why I started following your thread about the arrival of it.

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37 minutes ago, kippford said:

I just watched this 

I am jealous.

Yeah! Me too.  Nice to see someone somewhere is able to get some data down, and on a great target like the Trunk Neb.  Nice result for him too.

 

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Well have you managed to get out with your scope, if so how was it?  It cleared here by 18.00 and is still clear, the moon is very bright. I'm just testing out my remote connection and all appears to be working ok. May as well get some shots of the moon as I use an unmodified DSLR everything else is getting washed out.

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Raining here!!  :clouds2:

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I hope you enjoy your new scope........

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At least within a few months of it arriving!

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