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tezster
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Washington Post article new
      #5554016 - 12/04/12 01:40 PM

Backyard Astronomy: Better tools at lower prices bring observatories home

While I don't have an observatory, I think it's always nice to see astronomy-related articles on a widely-circulated newspaper.


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: tezster]
      #5554134 - 12/04/12 02:55 PM

Indeed it is nice to see nice articles about our passion of observatories!

Thanks for the link.


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Starman27
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5554354 - 12/04/12 05:50 PM

This is a good article. I still haven't spent 20K so I guess I have some room to grow.

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JJK
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Reged: 04/28/08

Re: Washington Post article new [Re: Starman27]
      #5554901 - 12/05/12 12:18 AM

Quote:

This is a good article. I still haven't spent 20K so I guess I have some room to grow.




I think that price tag includes all the equipment.


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Raginar
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: JJK]
      #5554954 - 12/05/12 01:00 AM

You can get away with it for much less than 20k Good article though!

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avarakin
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: Raginar]
      #5554972 - 12/05/12 01:24 AM

I hope my wife never reads this article. If she would, she would think I also spent $20K on my observatory
I keep telling her: 1,000 for the "shed", 2,000 for scopes and stuff

Alex


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JJK
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: Raginar]
      #5555113 - 12/05/12 04:50 AM

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You can get away with it for much less than 20k Good article though!




I keep telling myself that one over and over again. I almost believe it.


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Raginar
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Re: Washington Post article new [Re: JJK]
      #5555256 - 12/05/12 08:12 AM

Well.. some of us can I imagine if you're trying to make it completely 'remote', you could spend that much. But if your arms are tired and you want it to close automatically...

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JJK
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Re: Washington Post article [Re: Raginar]
      #5555310 - 12/05/12 08:58 AM

Quote:

Well.. some of us can I imagine if you're trying to make it completely 'remote', you could spend that much. But if your arms are tired and you want it to close automatically...




If you can truly imagine that low a cost, please don't talk to the CFO at my house!


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