So.. today I bought the pre-owned Nikon D300, with the Nikon MB-D10 battery grip, 3 Nikon EN-EL3e batteries, 2 Nikon chargers and an 8Gb CF card.
I already had a screw-driven Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 on the shelf reserved for it.
My plan was to head out tonight to test the camera, but I won't be doing that for 2 reasons..
#1 the sensor is a bit dirty, and as I didn't bring my kit with me..
#2 the sky is completely covered with clouds
Hopefully someday, not too far in the future, we'll see some stars (with no moon washing them out ).