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#1 darklighteditor

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Do you think it is time to start the "Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6"? Unless we are going for a record page number or something.


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You must have been reading my mind, telenewbie, as I was close to starting a Pt 6 thread.

I've the locked Pt 5 thread – 2,400 is a nice round number to close it on.

I sure hope those clouds clear out for you guys in the Pacific Northwest. I have a son who lives in Washington.

 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

Rain rain rain rainrainrainrainrarinrainrainrainrainrain.....ect,etc..
 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

I wonder how long it will take everyone to find the new thread. My new mount showed up yesterday. Here is a picture of the tripod box... I was concerned needlessly. It ended up fine.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Rain rain rain rainrainrainrainrarinrainrainrainrainrain.....ect,etc..


ECT!!! :(
I looked at the Satellite image today just so I could really soak up the depression. there was no land mass features visible in Washington State..

where is the end of March... Lamb?

I'd like to ask Dori Monson about that 300 days of sunshine at Hawk Creek Ranch??
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:57 AM

I looked at the Satellite image today just so I could really soak up the depression.

:lol:

Thats all I had to do is step outside and look up...free shower anyone?
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:02 AM

Here is a picture of the tripod box... I was concerned needlessly. It ended up fine.



Practically every tripod box shipped to me has had some damage to it..those things are heavy.

Sean, was that the new EQ1 lightweight tripod you got? :whistle:
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

Rain rain rain rainrainrainrainrarinrainrainrainrainrain.....ect,etc..


There is some "fair" in the universe! I thought you'd be telling me how last night was perfect at your place, Rob! :lol:
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

I looked at the Satellite image today just so I could really soak up the depression.

:lol:

Thats all I had to do is step outside and look up...free shower anyone?


Rain..it rained 3" here yesterday... :foreheadslap: :shocked: Gave me time to do some mods to my focuser for the 10"f/15. And clean some gutters in the rain........ :bawling: I just cleaned those dang things. Pine needles are killer.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Rain rain rain rainrainrainrainrarinrainrainrainrainrain.....ect,etc..


There is some "fair" in the universe! I thought you'd be telling me how last night was perfect at your place, Rob! :lol:


LOL :roflmao: :roflmao: Good one bro. No, I too get my butt kicked now and again by the weather witch. However..I'm bankin on it clearing quickly. :lol: and again I'll be the regular irritant that I am..... :grin:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

Yep, 3 1/2" of rain here yesterday, and it only took about 12 hours to fall .... which makes a total of 18.15" for the March!

Even the slugs are surly these days. :lol:


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

Even the slugs are surly these days.


How can a guy tell? :question:

Records are being set, none of which are at my finnertips. I heard on the radio this morning (Cliff Mass interview) that Spokane has surpassed most rainfall in March, with records going back to 1891. There was also mention, which I didn't quite hear, about some kind of record rain at Seatac airport yesterday.

Cliff Mass also mentioned that the pineapple express is going to be drowning No. Cal. & So. Ore. tomorrow. He said up in W. Wash., after today's slender relief, it'll be really wet until a break around a week from Sunday.

Are we having fun yet?
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I know you are not supposed to shoot the messenger, but you guys are seriously bumming me out. :(

Nothing a little tequila and CCR can't cure. :)

I'm out.
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Here is a picture of the tripod box... I was concerned needlessly. It ended up fine.



Practically every tripod box shipped to me has had some damage to it..those things are heavy.

Sean, was that the new EQ1 lightweight tripod you got? :whistle:


I don't think so. Maybe. It is pretty big. Here is a pic.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

For scale the legs are 4" wide. This is the source of the rain. Sorry.
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Sean,

You're putting together a nice batch of equipment there. I expect you'll be itching to get some clear weather this spring to try it out.

Brad
 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

Reading this thread has me fiending for a hookup with my old astro buds. This miserable rain just has to stop sometime - maybe..........

I heard a new description of the seasons in the Northwest. July & August are now called Summer. September and October are Fall. Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb are called Winter. March thru June are now called Disappointment. :p

It's just too true. :ohgeeze:
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Sean,

You're putting together a nice batch of equipment there. I expect you'll be itching to get some clear weather this spring to try it out.

Brad


You know it. I have tried the scope on a wobble crazy mount and was impressed with it. A couple times the whole setup could have tipped over had i not been paying attention. I decided that i wouldn't risk it again and waited for the new mount.

Kerry, the tripod is a Canadian Telescope heavy duty wooden tripod. It may be a rebranded tripod and have some equivalent from skywatcher and others. It is pretty and seems solid. It also has a back strap for easy transport.
Did the picture get modded? It was up last night but, i can't see it now.
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

Reading this thread has me fiending for a hookup with my old astro buds. This miserable rain just has to stop sometime - maybe..........

I heard a new description of the seasons in the Northwest. July & August are now called Summer. September and October are Fall. Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb are called Winter. March thru June are now called Disappointment. :p

It's just too true. :ohgeeze:



I know what you mean. I was very disappointed when last weekend didn't work out. The part for my car still hasn't come in and i have spent $170 in gas in the last 6days driving my truck.
I really need to get some dark sky time in soon. And going with you guys is far more fun. I hope we get a chance before pixieland or this is going to be a rough couple months.
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

hey a newly formed spiral galaxy close to home...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Nothing a little tequila and CCR can't cure.


CCR = Credence Clearwater Revival? :question:

For scale the legs are 4" wide. This is the source of the rain.


Next time, nothing wider than 3"! :rules:
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Over 3" wide legs cause the rain? After rereading my post, it does sound that way:-).

One good thing about that spiral galaxy, you don't need a large telescope to see it.

I just checked the weather report and it looks pretty bad. Rain for at least a week. That is it. I am moving to Death Valley.
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

hey a newly formed spiral galaxy close to home...



LOL-! Thats awesome... :lol:
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Here is a picture of the tripod box... I was concerned needlessly. It ended up fine.



Practically every tripod box shipped to me has had some damage to it..those things are heavy.

Sean, was that the new EQ1 lightweight tripod you got? :whistle:


I don't think so. Maybe. It is pretty big. Here is a pic.


Thats a sharp looking set up Sean. :waytogo:
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

:gramps: Reading this thread has me fiending for a hookup with my old astro buds. This miserable rain just has to stop sometime - maybe..........


Hey, who you calling old. :shakecane:
 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Question: What would happen if a UFO crashed into the Puget Sound?

If you watch the Syfy channel tonight, you can catch "Seattle Super Storm". Syfy channel programs.
 






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