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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Refractor NERDS Meeting
      #4556804 - 05/02/11 10:11 AM

Are you going to attend the weekend of Sept 23-25?
Will you be there?
Users may choose only one (39 total votes)
Yes
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15 38%
No
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24 61%


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LLEEGE
True Blue
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Reged: 03/03/05

Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4557566 - 05/02/11 05:06 PM

I will have a 4" and either a 5-1/2 or 7" mounted up.

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jmiele
Patron Saint?
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4557592 - 05/02/11 05:18 PM

I will have a 6.3 aka 160mm mounted up
Joe


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: jmiele]
      #4557660 - 05/02/11 06:10 PM

Where is this gala event being held??
Russ


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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: roscoe]
      #4557894 - 05/02/11 08:37 PM

I voted no for now, but I hope to be there. If I do make it I will be brining my AT130 and Meade 102ED

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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: roscoe]
      #4558707 - 05/03/11 10:00 AM

Quote:

Where is this gala event being held??
Russ


See this thread.

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Preston Smith
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Reged: 04/24/05

Loc: Eureka, Pa
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4559886 - 05/03/11 07:09 PM

I will plan on bringing my Stellarvue SV115 triplet and if the weather looks to be really good then I'll pack up my 1964 Model 160 Unitron (4", f/15 with mechanical clock drive).

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SometimesKen
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Reged: 07/15/05

Loc: Bad Moon Observatory
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4560171 - 05/03/11 09:49 PM

Well .... my oldest 'fractor is a f/9 Meade 127ED and my newest is a WO Meg72 w/DDG.
So I think a little old and a little new is a good combo !!

Looking forward to it !!


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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: SometimesKen]
      #4685905 - 07/10/11 09:22 PM

Getting close.

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russell23
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Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4687159 - 07/11/11 03:10 PM

Maybe I can attend - It would be less than a 2 hour drive for me. I could bring my Vixen 140NA. But I think I already have something going on that weekend.

Dave


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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: russell23]
      #4765889 - 08/24/11 10:00 AM

OK, it's one month away! There are 15 yeas so far but few names attached.
IF you are still planning on coming, please post. I can provide detailed directions to anyone who needs as well as a list of nearby lodging, restaurants and beer joints to any who need it.


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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4765897 - 08/24/11 10:04 AM

Count me in, as set-up volunteer too!

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: t.r.]
      #4766039 - 08/24/11 11:03 AM

Getting married in the middle of that.
Sorry guys...


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LLEEGE
True Blue
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #4766050 - 08/24/11 11:07 AM

Come on, Scott, what's more important?

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4766054 - 08/24/11 11:09 AM

my survival

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Gord
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Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #4766330 - 08/24/11 01:21 PM

Planning on coming. Have a new truck to try out for the road trip. Bringing along the whole crew, so I'm interested in the local lodging/etc details.

Isn't looking very good for having the new 160 with me though.

Clear skies,
-Gord


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LLEEGE
True Blue
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Gord]
      #4766704 - 08/24/11 03:56 PM

Here is an interactive map with nearby hotels and eats. This is about a 10 minute drive from the site.

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LLEEGE
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4784847 - 09/02/11 04:11 PM

Just three weeks away!

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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4808933 - 09/15/11 09:12 AM

8 days away! So far, the forecast is looking GREAT! Let's hope it stays that way. I'd like to get a list together of who's coming and who's on the fence. There is plenty of power on the field but you may want to bring an extension cord or two. There is plenty of space to pitch a tent or park your travel trailer. (no hookups)
Two bathrooms, microwave, refrigerator and gas grill. A local pizza shop delivers to the site and there are a few diners near by.


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t.r.
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4808953 - 09/15/11 09:21 AM

You know I'm in...

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: t.r.]
      #4809349 - 09/15/11 01:54 PM

Take a ton of pictures, guys! I'd sure like to be there. It's gonna' be fun!

David


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t.r.
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Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4809505 - 09/15/11 03:34 PM

It may just be me taking a picture of Luke and vice versa! Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...who's coming?

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The Ardent
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Reged: 10/24/08

Loc: Virginia
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: t.r.]
      #4810539 - 09/16/11 08:12 AM

I hope youse guys have better weather than us down here. Clouds and rain all weekend.

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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: The Ardent]
      #4810601 - 09/16/11 09:00 AM

I hope we get some people to show up!

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Gord
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4817727 - 09/20/11 09:37 AM

Hey Luke,

The weather is not looking good for Fri/Sat. That and my little one has come down with strep, so I won't be attending. Given the forecast, any chance of looking at the rain date? I think you mentioned something in October?


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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Gord]
      #4817739 - 09/20/11 09:47 AM

Yeah, the weather is sketchy. I'll have to see what October dates are available. I'm gonna say there is a 25% chance for this weekend. Not looking good.

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4818245 - 09/20/11 01:50 PM

that is because you planned it on my wedding day

i hope the skies clear up for you!


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skybsd
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #4819452 - 09/21/11 02:45 AM

Quote:

that is because you planned it on my wedding day

i hope the skies clear up for you!




Congrats to you both, Sir!

Regards,

skybsd


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LLEEGE
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Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: skybsd]
      #4821854 - 09/22/11 12:23 PM

I'm officially canceling the event. The weather is not cooperating. I'll post a back up date when I check the club's schedule.

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LLEEGE
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Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4825683 - 09/24/11 06:02 PM

And as fate would have it, it's clear as a bell today.

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Gord
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Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4825882 - 09/24/11 08:18 PM

I know, it's cleared up here tonight as well. May try to get a little time in this evening, although I still wouldn't have been able to make it with the kid being sick. Let's hope for the next one!

Clear skies,


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100MPG
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Reged: 01/04/11

Loc: Long Island NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4862234 - 10/15/11 11:14 AM

Quote:

And as fate would have it, it's clear as a bell today.



of course! if it was not canceled, it would be cloudy. Any new dates lined up?


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LLEEGE
True Blue
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Reged: 03/03/05

Loc: Cloud-chester,NY
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: 100MPG]
      #4864462 - 10/16/11 04:18 PM

Not yet. Might have to do it next spring.

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UFO2513
journeyman


Reged: 10/13/11

Loc: New York, USA
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4926131 - 11/20/11 01:10 PM

Hey Luke, weather would have been good if you have not use the location as Cloud-chester, NY. Just try to be positive about where we live.

Edited by UFO2513 (11/20/11 01:11 PM)


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Hamzakt
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Reged: 02/26/12

Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: t.r.]
      #5284509 - 06/22/12 10:00 PM

Greetings to all. I do not know if this is the right place to see advice about a purchase of a 127mm Triplet but at least it is worth the try. I have put money down on a Maxvision 127mm true APO for $1600 USD and would like to know if anyone had any experience/information on this item. Any expertise or advice would be most welcome. THanks

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UFO2513
journeyman


Reged: 10/13/11

Loc: New York, USA
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: Hamzakt]
      #5397708 - 09/01/12 06:37 AM

Hey Luke,
Are there any chance to start another one next year or what??? Another NERDS??


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The Ardent
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Reged: 10/24/08

Loc: Virginia
Re: Refractor NERDS Meeting new [Re: UFO2513]
      #5673804 - 02/11/13 10:39 AM

What are youse guys waiting for?
If Kopernik has a 2013 Astrofest that looks like the perfect location.


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