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There is a God and God likes Astronomy....
      #5670284 - 02/09/13 08:25 AM

Folks I'm in Connecticut. A blizzard just passed through my condo area is under a sea of snow. I've hot a five foot drift behind my condo and what looks like half that every where else . Except for one spot . The exact spot I set up my telescope off the back porch is blown clean of snow do thoroughly the grass is showing!!!!! It's a small 5-6' circle and its blown
clean. It's not near where I observe its the exact spot!!!!

Folks I couldn't plan it any better - other than that now I've got the 5' drift next to it.

Hope everyone made out ok.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (02/09/13 08:27 AM)


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5670349 - 02/09/13 09:24 AM

pic??

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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5670451 - 02/09/13 10:25 AM

come to florida,the only ice down here is in the drinks.lol

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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: ROBERT FREE]
      #5670523 - 02/09/13 11:11 AM Attachment (46 downloads)

Hang on here's the pic


Behind the barbecue is my spot . The drift in the foreground is higher than the barbecue. The grass area is the exact area. They say our region got 30" of snow. The blast of wind also did a nice job clearing rooftops and carhops. Below that everyone's on their own. Some friends in the area face booked whole submerged cars in snow drifts.



Pete

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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: ROBERT FREE]
      #5671359 - 02/09/13 08:14 PM

Quote:

come to florida,the only ice down here is in the drinks.lol




True, but we have to deal with hurricanes.

Ed D


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: Ed D]
      #5671364 - 02/09/13 08:17 PM

Yeah that's the downside. There's gotta be a climatic satisfaction index for different locales that average all those things out. There was a time I truly wanted to live in Florida but I'm a northeast guy. The seeing is lousy but the climate except for December to mid march is actually pretty good.

Pete


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5671772 - 02/10/13 03:15 AM

Quote:

It's not near where I observe its the exact spot!!!!




Well, the snow wouldn't dare, Pete!


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5671926 - 02/10/13 07:51 AM

Unfortunetly my observing spots are full of ice and snow.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5672046 - 02/10/13 09:48 AM

It looks like that side if my condo ( the end unit side) had a blast if air channeling along it that curved and terminated right where I observe. The 5' drift alongside it is unreal.

Pete


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5672179 - 02/10/13 11:35 AM

Quote:

The exact spot I set up my telescope off the back porch is blown clean of snow do thoroughly the grass is showing!!!!!




Maybe it's a reverse crop circle?

I hope you New Englanders get some great weather - you deserve it!


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: Adam Taylor]
      #5672546 - 02/10/13 03:12 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Ok here's a better pic

Edited by azure1961p (02/10/13 03:13 PM)


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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5672639 - 02/10/13 04:23 PM

Have you considered building an "igloo observatory"? The material is cheap right now, you have a cleared site...and cool down time would be non-existant

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Re: There is a God and God likes Astronomy.... new [Re: toolmaker]
      #5672682 - 02/10/13 04:51 PM

Nah the kids in the neighborhood would be all over it - condo after all but thanks for the suggestion.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (02/10/13 04:53 PM)


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