Quote:For the short time (for most) that Christmas decorations are up; I think being tolerant of others, to allow people to celebrate the Holiday, might be in order. I'm an avid observer, but I have some outside decorations up for the Holiday. It makes it much more cheerful. We have all the rest of the year to observe.
Quote:I wouldn't object to outside Christmas decorations for a few weeks a year. It is just those few who have to leave outside lights on nearly all the time so they feel "safer".
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My optics are the brush....
The Milky Way is the masterpiece
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Quote:I'm certainly not a Grinch (I have a couple of strings of lights up myself) but some of these displays in my area could be seen from space.Obviously, conspicuous consumption (and energy use) now again trumps modest use of outside light decoration.
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:I understand the equipment aspect, but what is this "viewing" you all speak about, and what are "clear skies"?
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Quote:Quote:For the short time (for most) that Christmas decorations are up; I think being tolerant of others, to allow people to celebrate the Holiday, might be in order. I'm an avid observer, but I have some outside decorations up for the Holiday. It makes it much more cheerful. We have all the rest of the year to observe. Home run!
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