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Naming Kit

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Is it just me or does everyone get the urge to name things?

My Telescope is a girl and is called Suki! I don't know why but it fits.

Anyone else name their stuff?

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I've called my 14" Dob a few choice names when I'm trying to lift it back to the shed at 4am...:D

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All my scopes have names. :D

The LX-10 is Snoopy. He's good at sniffing out galaxies and difficult lunar features. The 90mm Mak is Sunny. His first light was some sunspots (i couldn't wait till dark). The big 120mm f/8.3 achro was my first refractor. Her name is Lyra because first light was M57. The 80ST is Punkin' because, well, he was my second refractor and he's such a little punkin' in size compared to Lyra. The 120ST is Cassie. We cruised around Cassiopeia for her first light, and i fell in love with the wide f/5 views.. she's my most-used scope now.

Hmm... no names for the binos yet, i'll have to work on that. :)

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Nope - I never do. I just see the scopes as tools really. My cars called Ava though :D

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My Wife (Mush) has christened them Neil (Celestron spotter), Buzz (4" frac) and Mike (dob)

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My William Optics ZS80FD is called The Red Temptress. When I first saw a picture of one of these, I wanted one. When I was about to get it, I had a wobbly moment and thought about getting a cheaper one instead. Then someone took the mickey, saying Darren...Darren.... The red temptress is calling you, so I hammered the plastic.

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My 130P is called "Tiny" 'cos its my newt (sorry!)

I haven't got a name for my Celestron 102SLT yet.

Mrs W calls them the blue one and the grey one

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Of course the cars also have names being Sammy Silver and Betsy Blue (Betsy is mine) ;)

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MY 10" black diamond flex dob is called Bella (Bellatrix).

I think it bonds you moe with your scope if you name it. :) My prev scope was a big white 10" Dob 'unnameless one' which i didnt bond with at all. Presently in exile in the spare room. ;)

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Eric the CPC1100, Eric the FLT 110, Eric the 10x50 bins, .... ;)

If they are all named Eric...how do you tell them apart?

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If they are all named Eric...how do you tell them apart?

They've all got different surnames?

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They've all got different surnames?

Ah that is ok then. I was starting to think Brian had not fully thought this through.

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My grab-and-go refractor is "Apollo-Soyuz" as it is a 12mm Nagler (Al worked on the Apollo simulator) mated to a KMZ TAIR 300mm lens made in Krasnogorsk, USSR. And it looks just as weird as Apollo-Soyuz did.

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I refer to mine as the big one and the little one.

I do get some funny looks when I say I'm going to get the big one out tonight.

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my Barlow is called Ken

I've never named any of my gear but Limpet Lou decided to call my Barlow: Gary... hmmmmm! (what's worse Corrie or Take That I wonder...?)

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No scope names but I do refer to one of my grab and go setups, that I take to the local AS as:

'The Glasnost Giro'

Why?

Well on one side of my Giro DII I have a Televue NP101 (one of Uncle Al's fine American APOs) and on the other side I have a 7" Mirage STF Maksutov Cassegrain (one of Dmitri's finest Maks).

The combination of the 1/2 metre focal length refractor and the 2 metre focal length Maksutov Cassegrain on the same mount works in perfect harmony and Гла́сность!

Adrian

Themos and I must have a similar mentality!

Edited by JAO

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My scope hasn't arrived yet however im thinking a female name would be fitting for a good piece of engineering, is it unlucky to name something before you have it? lol

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