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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5774137 - 04/02/13 09:25 PM

Lemme check my piggy bank. Thanks for the light!

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seryddwr
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5774171 - 04/02/13 09:35 PM

Yaay light! (Should I really be cheering? )

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5774246 - 04/02/13 09:54 PM

If you see a faint glow from the dome shutter you can cheer.

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5783850 - 04/07/13 01:53 PM

Hey Marcus, did you clean the gutters?

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JAT Observatory
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5784080 - 04/07/13 03:28 PM

My gutters rarely need cleaning. I don't have any trees. I left you a message but I don't know if you'll be able to read it

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5784261 - 04/07/13 04:34 PM

Yeah I can read it! I'm on the world wide web!

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5784937 - 04/07/13 10:24 PM

Tonight we need to change the all sky cam name to all cloud cam. Mine is pretty similar.

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5785256 - 04/08/13 03:41 AM

The NWS radar maps all had weird creepy patterns on them. It was like the country had chicken pox.

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5785526 - 04/08/13 09:42 AM

Cloudy and humid here with weird wind changes. Probably be in the low 80's.

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5786650 - 04/08/13 07:06 PM

The satellite dish needs something, maybe a map of the moon or at least a happy face!

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5805335 - 04/17/13 07:44 PM

The door and shutter of the dome are open!

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5805345 - 04/17/13 07:50 PM

Hmmm... No Marcus...

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5805391 - 04/17/13 08:21 PM

Ha you guys missed me. I'm in the process of swapping scopes. I thinking about doing some spectroscopy work, so I'm replacing the refractors with the 10" SCT. I got the refractors out tonight. I'll put the SCT in sometime tomorrow after I install the cradle.

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5805416 - 04/17/13 08:34 PM

Just box up those refractors and send them my way!

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5809212 - 04/19/13 06:13 PM

So I managed to get the scopes installed today. I still have a bunch of work to do. I have to aligned the scopes, finish all the electrical connections, balance the mount, reset the pier height, calculate the new scope to dome geometry, then as soon as the clouds clear perform a T-Point run.

The new setup has all the old refractors except the SV102A. Below is the new config counter clockwise from the bottom:
-Meade 10" SCT with SBIG ST-2000XM & 10 slot filter wheel
-Stellarvue 50mm Finder with Malincam
-Willams Optics Zenith Star 66 (visual only)
-GStar-EX with 2.8mm lens
-Stellarvue SV110ED with SBIG ST102ME
-Telrad
-Coronado (Pre-Meade) MaxScope 40 solar scope (visual only)

My son also re-align the camera so it is now pointed back toward the observatory.




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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5809737 - 04/19/13 10:22 PM

Looks good Marcus!

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5835019 - 05/01/13 07:01 PM

Hey Marcus, you've got some room to add on to the deck around your Obs. A couple adirondack chairs would be nice.

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5835034 - 05/01/13 07:08 PM

You sound like my wife! She wants a deck from house that connects to the obs.

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1965healy
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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5835042 - 05/01/13 07:12 PM

Well there you go! The two most important women in your life agree!

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Re: Hey Karen... new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5835081 - 05/01/13 07:33 PM

Uh oh Marcus, now you're really in trouble ...

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