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 Posted 02/29/2020  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hfjacinto: my son has a 5" reflector. We've done a little star gazing now and then. It was cool to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn from our backyard.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  9:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seeing Saturn for the first time is one of the highlights of using a scope :)

My favorite is looking at different color double stars. Albireo is the coolest but there are many pretty ones.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be cool. There was something about Jupiter's moons all perfectly lined up.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This took about 2 years to take :)


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 Posted 02/29/2020  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Very nice hfjacinto! I've got some pretty serious scopes myself - 20" Planewave on LS500, 16" ASA Astrograph on Paramount ME II, Takahashi-TOA150F on Paramount ME, a couple FSQ-106 and an old FC76, Celestron C-11 and a few others, plus an older MI-250, Losmandy GM-8G and a SB MYT mount. Somewhere on here at CCF I posted this photo when I first joined up posted in February, 2012. That's the portable rigs pre MYT mount at Big Bend, TX.


I used to do astro, too, before I got too old haul around the heavy mounts, etc. I mainly used a DSLR and camera lenses, with telescopes only for the autoguider.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, there are also folks who "collect" travel destinations like National Parks, continents, etc.

I don't have an actual list like I do for coins ... But we never mind notching a new one (though we're not as adventurous as my kids are).

I have to admit, though, that you guys rock with astronomy!
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 Posted 03/05/2020  03:04 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing photo, hfjacinto!

I'm pleased because I've just filled in a gap in my collection of diecast model buses. It's quite a rare model that came out in 2001, long before I started collecting. Although the bus is lettered for Southdown, this particular vehicle was sold in 1971 to my local operator, East Kent, and I almost certainly travelled on it as a kid!
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 Posted 03/05/2020  06:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Numisrob

That model is cool!! Great job in finding one. Condition looks good.
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 Posted 03/05/2020  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, hfjacinto! Yes, it's in great condition.

I posted some photos of my collection earlier.


When I started collecting these, I decided to limit my collection to buses that actually operated in my home county of Kent. I do however keep a few 'foreign' vehicles on the bottom shelf of my cabinet, including a yellow US school bus and a GM New Look - the bus driven by Sandra Bullock in the film 'Speed'.
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 Posted 03/05/2020  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty cool!
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 Posted 03/06/2020  01:24 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisRob,

Not sure if they make any buses that ran in your area (guessing not being they are in Canada) but have you seen the Rapido "new look" bus model? Holy cow I was impressed with it when they came out. THe owner bought a real bus first, and being a modeler and having a company that sells model trains, he tends to do things in a big way, his thing is VIA trains in Canada, so he built a full size VIA car in his basement to start. There are some great videos of the both that and his bus builds at his website. https://rapidotrains.com/products/h...new-look-bus Check out the special painting he had commissioned too. The models are so amazingly detailed, lighted and gorgeous, I've thought about getting one and I don't collect anything bus related!

One of my good friends is bus crazy and just got his commercial license. He is now living his dream of driving one full time (for now) in Las Vegas. He gave up another job to go after that gig, I don't get it but hey we all got our quirks. LOL

Can't not share Jason's VIA train car in his basement, it's too cool! I also think what he says at the very end applies to most of us coin collectors too...
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 Posted 03/06/2020  03:14 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! That's amazing!
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 Posted 03/16/2020  05:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps - British Commonwealth, Pacific New Zealand and so much more

Prince - Music, books and ephemera

Old records (78s and 45s)

Books per se.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 03/22/2020  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mysilveryears to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The diversity of collectors' interests being shown here never ceases to amaze and inspire.

Be careful what you toss into the trash, folks.
We have yet to know for sure what tomorrow's treasures will look like.
Odds are it will be something in common usage that few thought worthy of preserving at the time.

Here is the latest addition to my ever expanding enamel license plate collection.
It's a second issue; the nicest example I have seen on ebay in almost a quarter century of watching that site like a hungry hawk.
Try to imagine how many of these lovely, fragile tags one could have rescued from junkpiles in the early years of the last century.
Plates, unlike coins, were never meant to be saved. That many were, plus the fact that they were scattered far and wide, just makes the hunt more exciting.

Best wishes to everyone during these troubled times. Stay safe.


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 Posted 03/22/2020  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Best wishes to everyone during these troubled times. Stay safe.


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