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#26 panagiotis

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Is everything still there? Because of the tornado...

#27 Aircrftr

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

Yeah we are fine here but OK City got hit hard. They are estimating F-4 size and it took out either one or two schools and some students perished and are missing. Sad to hear.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

Glad you are okay from the tornado's, news is saying they may be the strongest ever on record. If I have to read about another child hurt or killed I'll lose it.
Amazing scope though, use it well and I hope to see some pics you take in the future.

#29 bunyon

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

Most of the reports I've seen have it hovering on the F4-F5 line. Certainly not one of the strongest ever. But it may go down as the tornado that hit the most sensitive areas. A school hit, during a school day with not much warning is about the worst case scenario.

Thoughts and prayers to all in the area.

#30 Starhawk

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

Ok, so suddenly this thread reads as unbelievably bad taste after what has just happened. Yes, the posts were here, first.

But out of respect for the dead, let's stop this thread.

-Rich

#31 CarolG

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

I agree. That's why I just deleted my post. With all the misery and heartbreak here in Oklahoma, I felt my post, although posted before the tragedy happened, was no longer appropriate.

#32 Aircrftr

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Agreed. I'll post up a separate thread of a review of the scope after I get to use it, dial in the "V" curves for focus and get the time to get familiar with it. So far, It looks very well built and with a lot of nice touches. The Primary and secondary baffle tubes are flocked on the inside, flat black on the outside instead of the shiny black finish you see on alot of scopes.

#33 GeneT

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:16 PM

Beautiful telescope! However, you brought a lot more than cloud cover to Oklahoma. :bawling:

#34 CarolG

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

Can't wait to see how your scope performs and to see some astro pics taken with it. Enjoy that beauty!!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

Super telescope and let us know about your first light! Sad to hear about big damage in Moore in OK a few days ago. Oklahoma is tornado alley!

#36 gillmj24

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

Add this to your home insurance if you haven't done so already.

I don't think you need to lock the thread but perhaps change the title.

#37 mumbles

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

Wow! That scope is a beast!

#38 tim57064

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

That's a Fantastic piece of equipment.Would take winning the lottery for me to get.






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