Murphy's Law of new equipment?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:15 PM
I was missing the tripod for the mount!!!
I've heard of cloudy skies as the joke mother nature plays on us when we receive new equipment, but this is nuts!
Oh well. What's another week of waiting for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
I had considered cutting down a tree to use the stump as a pier.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:33 PM
whats the shipper say?
...shipping missing item out tomorrow.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:02 PM
Throw in a holiday weekend... and almost two weeks later, joy arrived.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:19 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:27 PM
Clear Dark Skies
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:55 PM
Mount = 2 weeks of clouds
Scope & mount = 2 weeks of rain.
Astro camera = 2 weeks of clouds, rain and snow.
Astro software = computer crashes and hardware failure.
Eyepieces and accessories = 2 weeks of mostly clouds, with short clearing periods just long enough for you to setup your equipment before clouding back over.
A whole bunch of astronomy equipment all at once = Proof that Lightning can strike twice in the same place.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:07 PM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:45 PM
This delay will give you time to buy some Depends, you'll need them when you take that first look.
HAHA! (although I keep hearing I'll be blown away!)
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:08 AM
The other thing that kills you is when it's nice and sunny all day and when the sun goes down the clouds roll in...
Exactly why I bought a Lunt solar scope. That sometimes fools the gods to have a scope for day and for night...for a little while.
Edit: Oops, that's a refractor, I meant a, um, uh, full aperture filter for my AT6RC, no, my LS6, that's right, my LS6!