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norton67
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Reged: 12/11/12

Loc: Michigan
Buy it now if you live in Michigan new
      #5649766 - 01/29/13 07:03 AM

If you are wanting that new telescope and live in Michigan you should just buy it now while we have all the clouds. That way there will be no new scope curse later. It looks like it will be cloudy for the next few weeks.

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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan [Re: norton67]
      #5649830 - 01/29/13 08:17 AM

So do I have three or four years left to decide???

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btb
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Reged: 07/07/06

Loc: Northeast Indiana
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5650821 - 01/29/13 05:45 PM

I'm NE Indiana and am waiting for the UPS truck to show up this week. Hope it does clear up before summer though.

Edited by btb (01/29/13 05:48 PM)


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Starman81
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Reged: 03/06/08

Loc: Metro Detroit, MI, USA
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: btb]
      #5651572 - 01/30/13 03:14 AM

Now is definitely the time to give to any neglected parties/priorities in our area...

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oldtimer
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Reged: 11/13/08

Loc: Lake County Illinois
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: norton67]
      #5652309 - 01/30/13 01:19 PM

Welcome to life under the Jet Stream!

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CJK
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Reged: 12/05/12

Loc: Northeast TN
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: oldtimer]
      #5653722 - 01/31/13 07:26 AM

I am pretty sure the arrival of my right angle polar scope is the cause of the clouds, high winds, and thunderstorms we've had this week.

-- Chris


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: CJK]
      #5654012 - 01/31/13 10:20 AM

I got a pair of vicegrips here you can use to straighten that thing back out.......

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panhardModerator
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Reged: 01/20/08

Loc: Markham Ontario Canada
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5654047 - 01/31/13 10:40 AM



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Mike B
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Reged: 04/06/05

Loc: shake, rattle, & roll, CA
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5654144 - 01/31/13 11:28 AM

Quote:

I got a pair of vicegrips here you can use to straighten that thing back out.......




Sheesh- don't be silly... those are only needed if it's a "wrong-angle" polar scope.


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CJK
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Reged: 12/05/12

Loc: Northeast TN
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5654151 - 01/31/13 11:32 AM

Quote:

I got a pair of vicegrips here you can use to straighten that thing back out.......




LOL

-- Chris


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orion61

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Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Birthplace James T Kirk
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: CJK]
      #5654205 - 01/31/13 12:03 PM

I have been going through the Sucker Blues here in Iowa,
Beautiful clear Blue Skys, until Dusk then the Clouds roll in.
sometime they wait until twilight. Occasionally I can even see a couple bright stars for a couple minutes.
This week a new twist!!! Clear at night but 5 degree Highs, and 20 below at night.. Next week it will be Windy...
I.O.W.A. is short for.... I-Otta-Went-Around.


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btb
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Reged: 07/07/06

Loc: Northeast Indiana
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: orion61]
      #5654594 - 01/31/13 04:00 PM

I can't even catch a break during the day for my PST.

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norton67
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Reged: 12/11/12

Loc: Michigan
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: btb]
      #5657611 - 02/02/13 06:00 AM

Well we had clear sky almost all day yesterday. Even got to look at Jupiter for a little. But the clouds did come back and now this morning its snowing again.

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JIMZ7
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: norton67]
      #5657681 - 02/02/13 08:14 AM

Your fortunate to see the Sun & Jupiter. Still waiting to see past the clouds/snow. It hasn't snowed that much so far this season here-but my snow blower still has lots of gas if needed.

Jim


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Pauls72
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Reged: 10/28/07

Loc: LaPorte, IN
Re: Buy it now if you live in Michigan new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5658927 - 02/02/13 09:04 PM

We actually had a clear night in north west Indiana a couple of weekends ago, but the wind was gusting from 20-35mph.

There have been a few teasing afternoons that where fairly clear, but rhe clouds rolled in by dusk.


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