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terraclarke
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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5670425 - 02/09/13 10:07 AM

Thanks Clint. Wow

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clintwhitman
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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: careysub]
      #5670815 - 02/09/13 01:54 PM

Carey, Nice to here of China Lake. Always drove the place for years and thought it might be a great observing site. Also good to see you drop by the classic group!

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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5670844 - 02/09/13 02:25 PM

I love Pawn Stars. That would have been so cool.
I'd love to meet them and the American Pickers. I think Danielle on American Pickers is so cool!

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gelkin
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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5671390 - 02/09/13 08:36 PM

In the early 70s while still in high school i belonged to the our local college astronomy club. One event was observing a total lunar eclipse. In the wee hours of the night the shadow was leaving the moon as we all stood on the roof of the science building watching it conclude. Suddenly to the north of the moon a massive fireball burned across the sky in front of us. Blue, green, and orange as it burned out. You could even hear the snap, crakle, and pop. There was a collective moment of silence with dropped jaws and then, WOW.

Tonight i took out the 4" Unitron. First was Jupiter, of course. After a few minutes one of Jupiters moons started a slow seperation from the planets disc. I watched for several minutes as it moved further away and thought, WOW that was nice. Telescopes and observing the universe, WOW.


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Datapanic
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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: gelkin]
      #5671725 - 02/10/13 01:47 AM

Personally, it's all WOW! Just Sayin'!

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bremms
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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: Datapanic]
      #5672076 - 02/10/13 10:03 AM

+1 for American Pickers. One of the things we watch as a family.
It is all just WOW. I still get a warm fuzzy or is it faint fuzzy feeling when I observe. This is good thread.


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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments *DELETED* new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5672083 - 02/10/13 10:08 AM

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Re: Classic "WOW FACTOR" Moments new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5673538 - 02/11/13 06:48 AM

Come on folks your drifting off subject.

Rich (RLTYS)


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