Top Ten Things I Didn't Get For Christmas (That I Really, Really Want)
The Top Ten Things I Didn't Get For Christmas (That I Really, Really Want)
#9- iPad or an Android tablet- I'd be happy with ether one, I think. An iPad would give me access to some of the cool Apple apps I don't have, but to be honest, I love my Droid phone so the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet would be fine.
#8- A new car- Hey, why not? So I can talk on the phone in comfort, right? I'm thinking maybe an mid-sized SUV like the Acura MDX or something with better mileage in a two wheel drive. It has to be sporty and fast. The S in SUV stands for sport. I won't give up my need for speed for the cargo room. My fall back position is to get a sexy red convertible that will advertise my full blown mid-life crisis.
Wait... nah, that doesn't sound like me. No, I'd spend the night observing bright variables with the binoculars. Who am I trying to kid?
#6- Paramount MX- Advertised as slightly smaller than a Paramount with a 90 pound capacity, this mount is now about as much mount as you can buy without spending 6 figures.
#5- Celestron 14" SCT- It doesn't have to be one of the new EdgeHD optical tubes (although that would be nice, since I already have the CGE Pro mount). I'd settle for one of the older carbon fiber tubes or even an old orange beast. Just something slightly bigger to go on my new Paramount MX.
#4- Software- (TheSky, Maxim DL, ACP) This is the software suite I would need to make my system run unattended all night while I observe visually. Pretty sure I will never get there without a serious investment in software.
I think if I had the 17mm and 6mm Ethos I would never need any other eyepieces, so throw those in my Christmas stocking as stuffers too, please.
Yup, more time. That's what I really need.