Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:I've never understood why anyone would willingly put themselves under a HOA's control.
Quote:It's hard to get away from such neighbors. It seems every neighborhood has one or two who want to light up the rest of the neighborhood. So that's why I'm actively looking for 10 acres in the country. Means a longer commute to work and to see family and friends, but it also means peace and quiet and an environment more conducive for astronomy.
Quote:I bought a place in the country, someone else moved in 5 acres down from me. First he puts this giant 5 globe front light in then puts a big mercury vapor light on his shop. Looks like the sun stayed up around him. I use to could set up anywhere now I have to hide behind my shop or be blinded from the side. People that are scared of the dark should stay in the city.
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:But some advice, if you want to actually win, and you know which neighbor...might help to just bring the guy some cookies or a nice cigar or some imported coffee...you know, sit down and have a chat like friends. Depends on how much time and patience you have.
I ache, therefore I am
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Threats, empty or otherwise, are not the method by which civilized people conduct relations with their neighbors. The very first step should be in the manner of a friendly request; if the situation remains intractable, there is always recourse to the courts... and ultimately, a moving company.Life is too short to engage in hostilities unless there is absolutely no other option; ask any (real) combat veteran.Fred
SteveCarpe NoctemBushnell 10x50 Seymour solarized binoculars.Bushnell 12x32 moon and terrestrial binoculars.Celestron: 102-GT Refractor OTA on a CG-4 GEMAstro-Tech Value Plössl 32mm, 20mmZhumell Z series 14.5mm, 9mm, 5mm+42° 18' 37.39", -122° 52' 3.76"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers often can't tell the difference.
Keeper of the Swamp Gas Observatory. "Well if I'm here and you're here, doesn't that make it OUR TIME."AR127 CG4
1984 tasco 49TR 60x800mm
1976 Vixen Polaris 80x1200mm
Denkmeier Big Easy BV
Quote:I've never understood why anyone would willingly put themselves under a HOA's control. As I understand it, they can actually take your house, if push comes to shove...
Quote: ...so why the h@@l should he have even cared?
Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
Quote:When we shopped for our house in Las Vegas, I told my realtor if she even brought up a house associated with an HOA, I'd find another realtor. The last thing I'd want to do is pay a quarter million dollars for something and have someone else tell me what I can do with it. Sorry, I've lived in base housing on military installations before. I'm just too independent for that.As for property value and having trashy neighbors? I'll gladly take the gamble with that rather than have some (expletive deleted) telling me how to rake my gravel or paint my house or trim my palm trees (I live in Las Vegas). Speaking of which, I have had my neighbor issues but none of them compare to the HOA issues I hear about from many of my friends. Besides, home values? What a joke! My house is only worth a quarter of what I paid for it so that doesn't mean much. Yet, we love our place.I feel for AstroTatDad and his issues. I just chose not to buy into something like that. My issue is that I live in the Las Vegas Valley and a block from a major high school and I can't even see the sky half the time, so I don't set up since I go for faint fuzzies. I drive out of town to observe.I chose to avoid HOAs at all costs, and feel it was well worth it.
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon, two more days, be here Tuesday)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:I was just out there and wondered how far away from the city you had to be to get some basic dark skies. I was staying in a hotel off of rt. 8 by some shopping mall...Mission Valley area.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote: Every Woman wants to be an interior decorator at heart.
Joined: July/2012 Location: Montgomery, Al.
10" Apertura Dob w/ Tweakers Dream Pkg.
HALO setting circles
ES82* 4.7,8.8 and 30mm
2X ES Barlow
10mm AT Titan Wide Field 15mm AT Titan Wide Field
CatsEye 2" TeleTube and Blackcat XL
Pocket Sky Atlas
Astronomy For Dummies
The Urban Astronomers Guide
Turn Left At Orion
Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote: And I'll take Joe Sixpack over somebody that obsesses over a neighbor's defective solar light. All I want from neighbors is that they don't annoy me with loud and bright whatever ,and they mostly mind their own business.In return,I'll mind mine!. If you insist on controlling your neighbors' lives,don't be shocked when they return the favor.And they may well consider being out in the dark "peeking with telescopes" something they don't want in THEIR community!
There's a candy bar in space, but I think that's a strange place. It seems they should have saved it for a little boy's face. My teacher says that it is stars, but I still go with candy bars...Me Age 8 C9.25, Skywatcher 200N, AT6RC, Nexstar 5SE and 102GT, ETX90, C80ED, WO ZS66SD, Orion 15 X 70s, EQ5P, Meade LX-80, Nexguide, Olympus E410, Modified Canon 300D
Quote:I like my solar lights. I never knew they could be so offensive.
As we have seen moving out to the country is not always a solution because there are a fair share of weirdos there as well. Just figure their motivation why they are out there away from people in the first place, many of them are anti this and that to the ridiculous and especially get stranger when they have to follow a rule or two.
Quote:Quote:As we have seen moving out to the country is not always a solution because there are a fair share of weirdos there as well. Just figure their motivation why they are out there away from people in the first place, many of them are anti this and that to the ridiculous and especially get stranger when they have to follow a rule or two. Most of us would call these people farmers. You know the ones that feed those of us that really think that their food comes from the store! To be fair also. I am a rural FedEx driver and I do have two ummmmm....customers out there that I would consider OUT THERE!
Quote:As we have seen moving out to the country is not always a solution because there are a fair share of weirdos there as well. Just figure their motivation why they are out there away from people in the first place, many of them are anti this and that to the ridiculous and especially get stranger when they have to follow a rule or two.
Quote:Then do a neighborly thing like feed the birds.
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
Quote: As we have seen moving out to the country is not always a solution because there are a fair share of weirdos there as well. Just figure their motivation why they are out there away from people in the first place, many of them are anti this and that to the ridiculous and especially get stranger when they have to follow a rule or two. ...Yeah, I'm anal about keeping things up in the neighborhood, I would rather live next to or across the street from someone like myself rather than Joe Sixpack.