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#126 rimcrazy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

Now that is major cool. Kudo's. Got to love 3D printers.

#127 Lord Beowulf

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

So I just discovered that after the move our old archived threads are now part of the forum again, so I thought I'd link my original thread to this one again.  Unfortunately most of the embedded images don't display properly anymore due to the restrictions in the new software, but oh well!

 

And thanks again for all the great comments.  Now if I could just get out from under the astronomy curse so I get get some imaging done!  Unfortunately every time I think I'm close, I discover something else that doesn't quite work, so I have to buy another piece of hardware and thus reinforce the curse!

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:39 AM

So I just discovered that after the move our old archived threads are now part of the forum again, so I thought I'd link my original thread to this one again.  Unfortunately most of the embedded images don't display properly anymore due to the restrictions in the new software, but oh well!

 

And thanks again for all the great comments.  Now if I could just get out from under the astronomy curse so I get get some imaging done!  Unfortunately every time I think I'm close, I discover something else that doesn't quite work, so I have to buy another piece of hardware and thus reinforce the curse!

 

Beo

 

Do the number of days it takes to build an observatory equal or are less than the number of cloudy, rainy, stormy or snowy nights that block the heavens from view?  :grin:



#129 Lord Beowulf

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:38 AM

I'll let you know when I find out.  Still waiting!   :lol:

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:57 PM

Well, the rains are back but we're in a full moon cycle and it gave me a chance to send my camera back to Celestron for repair/replacement, so no big deal.  Not to mention we desperately need the rain!  On the other hand, we had some of the best clear nights in a LONG time during the last new moon cycle and I was able to have a few good evenings of visual observing on the weekends and some pretty good nights of imaging.  

 

Here's a good stack of several nights worth of the Dumbbell Nebula:

 

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And last night, November 5th, 2014 I finally got another finishing touch installed; faux wood window blinds in the warm room!

 

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Beo

 

 


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#131 tim57064

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

Beo, :waytogo: on the blinds. Much better than the thin vinyl option I have used. Thinking of switching over to your choice for every one I have installed including what is in the house. 



#132 dmdouglass

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:21 AM

Me thinks that "observatory" IS A HOUSE !!!

Sure is nice.

He has put a lot of time and love into it !








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