Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:"I will say that VSI's machine shop was very underinsured (a small fraction of it's value) and can not be rebuilt from the ashes. This is my fault for not increasing my coverage over the years as my facility machining capabilities grew."
Stellarvue SV70ED, UA DwarfStar, Oberwerk / AstroTech AT80EDT, AT Voyager / Celestron C6XLT, AT Voyager / Meade 8" LightBridge / Vixen VMC 110L (Baader Solar Film), Porta II / Celestron Nexstar 102GT, ES Twilight I / Oberwerk 20x80 DIII, Orion 10x50 Resolux
Quote:...very sorry to hear this... thanks to the OP. VSI has been a source of many daydreams. I will miss them.
Dave Jessie Outreach Events
Lunt 60DS/50, Baader Solar Film, 1000 Oak Type A+ Stellarvue 80 NHNG, AP 130 f/6, AP 160 AP 400 QMD, AP Mach1 Couple of Naglers, Couple of Pans, Pentax Zoom Fuji 16x70, Celestron 10x50 Ultima, Celestron 8x42 Outland LX. Wife and 2 Greyhounds
Quote:Should be a lesson there for all of us.. Don't under-insure your property. weather it be for fire, flood, wind, tsunami, acts of nature, etc.. You never know...
Quote: Quote:Should be a lesson there for all of us.. Don't under-insure your property. weather it be for fire, flood, wind, tsunami, acts of nature, etc.. You never know...
You did not mention earthquake. I suppose you are not ensured then
acts of nature, etc
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
Quote:Truly sad. When we visited Colorado last year, a forest ranger said that the Pine Beetles had infected more than half of all the trees in Colorado. This is also true for many forests throughout the Rocky Mountain West. One cause is that the winters have not been cold enough. Also, amount of rainfall has dropped, so the trees are not as robust as they should be. The forest ranger said there is no cure, or solution to the problem. He said that you can treat trees to kill the Pine Beetle, but each tree would need several injections. There is no way to treat the vast numbers of trees so infected. You could thin out the forrests by taking out the diseased trees, but again the number of trees is too vast.He said that the entire Rocky Mountain west is a time bomb, with forest fires continuing to raise havoc. Truly sad!
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
SCOPE Dome 3m Intes Micro MN 106 De Luxe - MN78 - Intes Micro MakCassegrain 14" F/12 Parallax 14.5" F/5 Zambuto - Celestron C14HD Edge with Starizona Hyperstar III Mount " el Capitan " 3600 Class AP 180EDT f/9 STARFIRE TMB Supermenocentric SET - Zeiss Abbe II Double SET - CZJ Ortho Set - Takahashi MC Ortho Set Mark V Bino - Barlow ABBE Zeiss - AP Barcon - TMB 1.8X ED IDS 3240CP NIR - Canon 60Da
SteveC TEC 140 Intes Micro 715 deluxe TEC 110 SolarMax 40 Losmandy G-11 w/Gemini, CGEM, Vixen Skypod TEC EP Turret, AP Maxbright, Denk P/S Diagonal, Denk II B/V, EarthWin P/S Slide TMB Supermonos, ZAO IIs, Zeiss Monocentrics, Naglers, 24mm Panoptics, 14mm Meade UWA, 5mm Pentax XO, 20mm ES100, and 2.9mm, 4.4mm, 5.9mm, 7.4mm Couture (ball)
More telescopes and eyepieces than I can use at one time...
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