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WadeVC
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/02/05
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Loc: Lodi, California,
The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready...
      #3120929 - 05/22/09 01:31 PM

Holy Cow! After what seems like a eternity, both my frantic work schedule AND the skies are going to allow me some time to get out under the stars again.

The winter here has been terrible in regards to either constant cloud cover or exceptionally dewy conditions. I had a total of 3 nights observing time over the entire winter. I was only able to glimpse the Winter constellations a couple of times, often times being chased back in by the confounded moisture early.

Orion has ridden into the SW, and the spring/summer constellations are now on the rise. Hopefully I can still get a good line-of-site on Leo before it too goes away for the season.

I know it isn't an excuse for not visiting during this time, but it really is hard to "get into it" when I have been, in effect, housebound due to the lousy weather and non-observing aspects of such.

I have really missed many of the fine folks here, and I am so looking forward to dragging the scope out and getting some quality observing AND sketching time in...of which I plan on doing tonight (Friday) and Saturday night as well.

Keep up the great sketches everyone, and I will see you around the forums now that I too will get a chance to peer through the EP again!!!


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Orion XTi10 f/4.7
Orion XTi8 f/5.9
Meade NGC 70mm f/10
Orion UltraView 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars

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frank5817
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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready... new [Re: WadeVC]
      #3121556 - 05/22/09 07:10 PM

Wade,

Good to hear from you again. Will be nice to see you sketching again---you have been missed.

Frank

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CarlosEH
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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready... new [Re: WadeVC]
      #3121586 - 05/22/09 07:23 PM

Wade,

We are all happy to hear that you will be back on the forum soon with your excellent observations. I understand your difficulty with your schedule and weather. The best of luck with your weather.

Carlos

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rd56
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Loc: Central New Jersey
Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3121656 - 05/22/09 07:57 PM

Wade,

Great to see you back and looking forward to seeing your sketches again !


Ron

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-Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope XT8
-Antares 8X50 RACI Finder
-Round Table Equatorial Platform
*Software*
-SkyChart (Cartes du Ciel)
-AstroPlanner
-Virtual Moon Atlas
Ron



E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle
(And so we came forth and once again beheld the stars)

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JayinUT
I'm not Sleepy


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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: rd56]
      #3122024 - 05/23/09 12:21 AM

Wade,

Glad to see you back! Sorry about conditions (both sky and schedule). The best thing is the sky is always around. I will look forward to seeing your sketches again.

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Thanks,

Jay

My Observing Blog

My Sketches

Scopes: XT10, 14" Dobstuff Strut w/Zambuto,
EPs: Pentax XW's, a few ES, a couple of TV's and a few others

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JimPie
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Reged: 11/10/07
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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3122217 - 05/23/09 03:47 AM

Glade to have you back Wade.

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Jim
12.5",f=4.8 truss dob
EQ platform,24mm pan,14mm radian, vixen LVs


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Jeff Young
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Reged: 08/04/05
Posts: 4491
Loc: Ireland
Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: JimPie]
      #3124074 - 05/24/09 08:47 AM

Wade --

Our skies on this side of the pond have been woeful this spring as well. I haven't gotten any night-time sketches done since March, and solar hasn't been much better (2 in April and 2 in May).

Anyway, I can't wait to see your results!

-- Jeff.

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Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD                       Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
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kraterkid
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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: Jeff Young]
      #3124450 - 05/24/09 12:55 PM

Hey Wade, Welcome back!

I am returning to the forums after a long absense as well. Glad to see you posting here again and looking forward to your great sketches!

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Rich



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KevinP
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Re: The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready new [Re: kraterkid]
      #3124610 - 05/24/09 02:24 PM

Welcome back Wade. I am looking forward to more of your excellent sketches.

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Kev


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ATM 82/700 refractor in progress
Bushnell 10x50
Celestron 15x70


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