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Sounds about right!!

My grandson bought me this mug, it gives details about the solar system when holding a hot brew. Gotta love it! Cheers!  

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14 hours ago, Dean Hale said:

1 little book. Only had a thumb through but a nice grab and go read. One for a nip on the cold nights the other to sip when cloudy. 

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They will also help to see better star colours 🤣

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Already posted on the “what did the postman bring thread”, but it’s a Christmas present so here it is...

The Night Sky Observer’s Guide Vol 1 & 2... these books are an amazing resource and will be great for exploring more targets with the 10” dob 👍

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A late Xmas pressy. 😀

500 pages listing every event from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025.   Great for longer term planning and then looking up on Stellarium to check.  There's no commentry on events though so I wonder if I'd have spotted this one on 21 Dec 2020 and realised its significance.

 

 

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4 hours ago, HollyHound said:

Already posted on the “what did the postman bring thread”, but it’s a Christmas present so here it is...

The Night Sky Observer’s Guide Vol 1 & 2... these books are an amazing resource and will be great for exploring more targets with the 10” dob 👍

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Saw these for sale on Facebook for £55 I should of got them.

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No pictures yet but No.2 son either mocked up or found a blueprint style Saturn V tech specs drawing which he printd and framed for me and accompanied it by the Gene Kranz book 'Failure is not an option'.

My wife bought me a 3D printed illuminated moon lamp.

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On 27/12/2020 at 16:17, Swoop1 said:

No pictures yet but No.2 son either mocked up or found a blueprint style Saturn V tech specs drawing which he printd and framed for me and accompanied it by the Gene Kranz book 'Failure is not an option'.

My wife bought me a 3D printed illuminated moon lamp.

We bought a couple of the Moon lamps, with personalised pictures on then. One of me and Lorna, and one for her Dad and his partner. They were so happy. Her Dads was half the price, and you can see the difference in quality.

I got a couple of restaurant vouchers. The food in them is out of this world, so kinda astro related. A few other bits and pieces (digital photos of Molly, myself and Lorna, neices and nephews on canvas), 

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I was super busy over the Holidays with the kids all back in town with their significant others, so I'm just now able to post images of my astro Christmas present:

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I'm still evaluating it relative to my venerable 40mm Meade 5000 SWA.

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4 hours ago, Louis D said:

I was super busy over the Holidays with the kids all back in town with their significant others, so I'm just now able to post images of my astro Christmas present:

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I'm still evaluating it relative to my venerable 40mm Meade 5000 SWA.

That is a very nice present Louis :thumbright:

 

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Hopefully Santa has brought me a pair of 15mm mid / high power eyepieces i'm actually going to get along with.

APM 15mm Ultra Flats, 65º  Nice and lightweight.....and no undercuts ! 😀

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No image to post but, my wife gave me a gift certificate for scope shop worth a good chunk towards my Lunt i am saving for. 

 YAY!! 🔭:hello2:

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On 25/12/2020 at 19:07, Mr Thingy said:

My wife bought me a 72ED... No idea how she knew to buy me that... 🤭

The mount was an unexpected Xmas gift to myself (unexpected as I thought it would arrive weeks ago, but turned up Xmas Eve).

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Hi Mr Thingy, I have just noticed that you have some sort of clamp fixed to a tripod leg that holds your hand controller. Could you give some details please because it’s a constant source of annoyance to me trying to find ways to put mine somewhere where it’s easy to find and place.

Thanks.

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A package from RVO arrived today. It contained th 8ah power supply and splitter that someone (I haven't decided who yet) bought me as a belated present. Just awaiting the dew bands and controller on back order with FLO.

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2 hours ago, Pete Presland said:

Not one single item of astronomy equipment this year, not even a book. Bought myself some Celestron Pro 15x70's though 😉

I paid for this one myself as well. If my other half asks, it fell out of a cracker, OK :wink:

 

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Not specifically 'astro', but v useful nonetheless.

And the smell reminds me of my old Zippo back when I had bad habits!

 

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29 minutes ago, Pixies said:

Not specifically 'astro', but v useful nonetheless.

And the smell reminds me of my old Zippo back when I had bad habits!

 

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Looks very useful - where is your whitby ? :grin:

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11 hours ago, Moonshed said:

Hi Mr Thingy, I have just noticed that you have some sort of clamp fixed to a tripod leg that holds your hand controller. Could you give some details please because it’s a constant source of annoyance to me trying to find ways to put mine somewhere where it’s easy to find and place.

Thanks.

Hi Moonshed,

It was a bracket supplied with the HEQ5. It's a plastic holder, held in place with a velcro strap. Quite simple but seems to do the job.

I will get a picture of it later.

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