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#26 csa/montana

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

There is a long-time member of Cloudy Nights named "Erik" (that's his CN name) who moved to Hawaii a few years ago.


Indeed, Erik will be a great help with your questions. We followed his build of his observatory there, and he has lots of fantastic ideas on how to live "outside the grid".

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Thank you, Carol! Yes, we have made contact with Erik and have accounts on his Forum. Lots of GREAT information there! Thanks again for the post! Best Regards, Christina

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hi Christina,

Looks like we have a very similar "stable" of telescopes!
I'm sure Hawaii would be a grand place for astronomy but just to throw out another consideration for you, have you guys thought about Baja California? Cost of living here is much lower than socal and the people are very friendly.
Since munch of the peninsula is desert and there are many small mtn ranges the possibilities are many. Most of the peninsula is in a black zone light pollution wise.

all the best

Mike

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Hello Mike!

Wow - you're right - we do have the same scopes! An 18" and a 30" Starmaster; amazing! Sounds like you have a wonderful location there - warm temperatures and black skies! We'll keep it in mind!

Thanks again!
Christina






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