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The curse of buying new equipment


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It's been 1 month and 1 day since I last got the dob out.

I brought a duel speed focuser to try out , bad weather,  brought a new camera,  bad weather,  brought some more ep's, more bad weather, and the next few weeks don't look good either. 

Mrs S  is not happy ,me spending the money and not being able to sun bath because of the weather 🤣

Must stop buying new equipment , do you ever have enough  to satisfy your needs.

Dave

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Eventually, yes, i think you do.

I've not really brought much for the last 3 years, but instead have sold unused bits on.

My one time desire for big aperture has now gone. Advancing years and declining eyesight have played their part here.

Happy just to use a good refractor on an easy to use alt-az mount and just enjoy what i have. If its not visible in my Bortle 7 lightshow, i don't worry so much anymore.

If the seeing cooperates though, with some nice planetary views, i go in happy.

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I have enough to satisfy my needs at this moment, when my needs change I will have to satisfy them again, I think I speak for the entire amateur astronomy community.

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I sure hope one day i have enough gear. It seems like every other day i am fetching something from the post office or declaring something through customs or just counting my pennies to make another purchase later. And haven't even used the equipment i bought 2 months ago yet due to the bright summer nights!

At least in about 2 weeks planetary season should start and i dont think i need extra trinkets for that. Hmm, maybe i could use a planetary ca... and there we go again 🤣.

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My last session was in the 1st week in March :(

The weather has been abysmal all year and even the Full Moon hasn't cleared the sky like it usually does! 

I've got my eye on a big scope/mount upgrade but TBH, I just can't justify it. "You don't use the stuff you've already got" is the message from the MD. Imagine spending silly money on cloud attracting gear that might not get used all year 😱

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Thought I’d escaped the new scope curse with the Evolox92 having clear nogjts for a week but no then the curse kicked in. 🤬

Will be buying a new planetary camera in a few weeks time.💦☔💦☔💦☔

We are doomed. 🙀🙀🙀

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Astronomy kit is the one thing that I never buy online and have delivered .

I always insist on picking kit up in person and checking the contents before departing for home.

 

This way I get to let all the included clouds out of the boxes at the vendors location rather than my own ... :D

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I think the reason we buy so much equipment is 'because' of the bad weather. It's one way (all be it very expensive) of keeping engaged with the hobby :)

So it really is a vicious circle!

I haven't had the scope out for over 3 weeks ... but I've lots of goodies to play with when the clouds do clear :)

Malcolm

 

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I have some (a lot) of gear that I haven't used since I bought it. I also have gear that really hasn't been used much. I'll never sell any of it. I'll get round to it in time.

It will be a nice surprise when I do.

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