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Tel
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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Skip]
      #6203041 - 11/19/13 05:47 AM

Glad to "see" you're back with us, Skip ! No doubt though, you and Susan haven't yet completely "dunroamin'" !

Good to hear from you !

Best regards,
Tel


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azure1961p
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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Tel]
      #6203429 - 11/19/13 10:32 AM

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Likewise mine !

What do you buy the girl who has nothing ?

Best regards,
Tel




- very good Tel.

Pete


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Skip
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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6203626 - 11/19/13 12:18 PM

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Glad to "see" you're back with us, Skip ! No doubt though, you and Susan haven't yet completely "dunroamin'" !

Good to hear from you !

Best regards,
Tel





Hi Tel,

Not hardly "dunroamin'" old pal. We are leaving for Florida (near West Palm Beach) to spend Christmas and New Years with Susan's folks. I'm glad we will be staying in the RV as that much time with the family CAN get stressing. We will be staying in a private RV park next to Lion Country Safari. Never been there so should be interesting. We should be back around the middle of January. Then I will have to decide whether to winterize my RV or head down to South Texas for a couple of weeks. We sometimes get hard freezes here in North Texas, especially in Jan and Feb. If I don't winterize (a PITA, BTW), we will need to try to stay where it is warm, or at least mild.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Skip]
      #6210245 - 11/22/13 08:59 PM

Well it's cold (36F) raining and cloudy. Forecast is the same for the next few days. Hope you lads are fairing better. I will be staying inside, g. I picked a mint 80's Celestron C60 refractor today. Nice little scope and I'm anxious to get it out for a few doubles. Hope you all had a good week and had some clear skies...

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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6210550 - 11/23/13 12:21 AM

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Well it's cold (36F) raining and cloudy. Forecast is the same for the next few days. Hope you lads are fairing better....




That would be my fault. My new Nexstar 8SE arrived yesterday and is sitting in my living room in boxes. It's 42 and raining here.

John

Edited by John Brooks (11/23/13 05:59 PM)


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: John Brooks]
      #6210750 - 11/23/13 05:43 AM

John - You must be effecting the whole south east. It was raining yesterday and this morning is thick cloud cover with small spots of sky.

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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: ben2112]
      #6210834 - 11/23/13 08:22 AM

Weather trying its best here in Yorkshire. Just can't get rid of the thin high clouds. I'm working on the principle that if I do venture out at near minus temperatures, ( we are sliding into winter) I demand reasonably good seeing conditions.
Here's a couple more chances forecast over the next few nights.

Good luck guys

Regards. Peter


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: John Brooks]
      #6210851 - 11/23/13 08:42 AM

John, geez! I think it is your fault That is a fine scope and you will really enjoy it!! Hopefully the weather will clear for you soon

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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6211717 - 11/23/13 04:34 PM

Congrats on acquiring the C60 Tony.

Lets know how it performs when you get the chance to try it out.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Peter9]
      #6211888 - 11/23/13 05:58 PM

Peter - It's a real brute, For $25 it's not too bad though



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John Brooks
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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: ben2112]
      #6211901 - 11/23/13 06:06 PM

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John - You must be effecting the whole south east. It was raining yesterday and this morning is thick cloud cover with small spots of sky.




It is undoubtedly my fault. In 40+ years of amateur astronomy it never fails that this happens when I get something new.

How are things in North Charleston? I used to live off Dorchester Rd. back in the early '80s.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: John Brooks]
      #6212568 - 11/24/13 03:40 AM

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Quote:

John - You must be effecting the whole south east. It was raining yesterday and this morning is thick cloud cover with small spots of sky.




It is undoubtedly my fault. In 40+ years of amateur astronomy it never fails that this happens when I get something




John, you are hereby banned from ordering new equipment without first giving prior warning to your fellow C. N friends.

All the same, congrats and enjoy your new toy.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Peter9]
      #6212587 - 11/24/13 04:04 AM

Hey John - You probably wouldn't recognize the place. I have been here for the past 16 years and it has changed so much. Lots of Aerospace stuff going on. Boeing came in and bought 100's of acres around the airport and setup a plant making the new 787 Dreamliner. Lockheed Martin is getting ready to come into the area. Plus, a huge Outlet was built. OH!! The old Cooper River bridges are no longer around. Those 2 lane bridges were scary to drive over. We now have this really nice 6 lane bridge that connects downtown Charleston to Mt. Pleasant.

The major downside of all this growth is light pollution. Skies seem to be getting lighter and lighter. Pretty soon I am going to be in a white zone instead of a red zone.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6213314 - 11/24/13 01:32 PM

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Peter - It's a real brute, For $25 it's not too bad though






You be very careful lifting that monster Tony.
If it were mine, I'd get Yvonne to give me a hand. She's very strong. Has a part time job kick starting Jumbo Jets at the airport nearby.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Peter9]
      #6213389 - 11/24/13 02:13 PM



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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6213889 - 11/24/13 07:22 PM

I think I've been hanging around this place too long...I think I remember you using that "kick starting jumbo jets" comment before, Peter! It still makes me chuckle though. I just hope for your sake no one tells her about that comment .

On another note, it's been either cloudy, frigid or windy hear so observing and imaging have been put on hold.

Does anyone have recommendations for heated garments? I've been looking at some from Milwaukee tools since I have the batteries and charger to match. Anyone tried them?


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: hopskipson]
      #6213950 - 11/24/13 07:59 PM

James - If you have a Cabela's in your area, I believe they carry heated clothing. I just checked them out online. There may be others. I haven't used any myself but I assume they might really be nice depending on the cost...

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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: hopskipson]
      #6215800 - 11/25/13 06:22 PM

Just remember boys, what happens on CN stays on CN.


Until I get to meet Yvonne, that is.


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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. new [Re: Skip]
      #6216016 - 11/25/13 08:17 PM

Uh hummm, sounds reasonable to me Skip

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Re: Visual Observers Reports and Discussions. [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6218386 - 11/26/13 11:32 PM

I was able to get out for a bit to test out the "brute" this evening. Now granted the finder is pretty useless and I haven't even tried to align it. I was going line of site, What I found is that the 60mm Vixen optics yield pin point stars with nice defraction rings. I had a quick look at the Trapezium (A,B,C,D)in M42 and had no issues easily picking out the four. I had a quick look at Pleiades and a few other brighter stars. I have to find a decent finder and once I get it set up this will be a nice little grab and go. It was fun to at least have a quick look since we've had clouds and rain. Hope you all get some clear skies...

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