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#1 Scott Horstman

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

I stopped for gas in AZ Saturday around Ash Fork AZ, west of Flagstaff. As I was getting back on the 40 I saw a guy walking his dog and carrying a rather long old brass refractor on his shoulder.

Just thought it'd be worth posting it and see if it was someone here.

#2 mikey cee

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

What? Are you scared of dogs? :help: Mike

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

:funny:.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Well, sorta, big ones with big teeth, that don't know me yet.

It was weird though. The guy looked really familiar.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

:foreheadslap:Oh God Scott don't leave comments like that last one so wide open! :grin: Mike

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

Well, I just wouldn't be able to do that! I probably would have made some smart a## comment about the dog taking his scope out and making the human carry it to break the ice and start an conversation.
I've found that I have nowhere to be in such a hurry that I can't take the time to at least acknowledge another astronomer/stargazer, there seem to be so few of us percentage-wise.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

It was Ken Fulton the Lighthearted Astronomer lol. Just check out the cover of his classic book by the same name....

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

Don't know exactly who it was...but I can tell you his first name is "Bubba." :lol:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

You have just entered..... web page

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

I love AZ folk. So in love with their telescopes!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Maybe so, but I would never let it interfere with my canine bonding rituals...






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