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George N
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Where is everybody??? new
      #5751810 - 03/23/13 12:37 PM

Only 4 weeks 'til the opening day of NEAF and no excited posts about all the $$ we will be spending?

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Otto Piechowski
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5751878 - 03/23/13 01:13 PM

It's Lent. Gave up looking at telescope classifieds, advertisements, websites, store ads, ebay, CN classifieds, "the other" Classifieds, etc. Thinking about available (NEAF) goodies would be too painful.

One week more.


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Awesomelenny
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Otto Piechowski]
      #5753429 - 03/24/13 09:12 AM



Ahhhh George, don't worry. I am still going along with my favorite astro friends again this year! I may well end up buying something.....as I always do. I can never go to this event to come home empty handed!


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DaveJ
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5753741 - 03/24/13 11:31 AM

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Ahhhh George, don't worry. I am still going along with my favorite astro friends again this year! I may well end up buying something.....as I always do. I can never go to this event to come home empty handed!




That's really strange, Lenny. I, too, am going with my favorite astro friends. What an amazing coincidence!


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George N
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5754100 - 03/24/13 02:08 PM

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Ahhhh George, don't worry. I am still going along with my favorite astro friends again this year! I may well end up buying something.....as I always do. I can never go to this event to come home empty handed!




....a thought that should warm the heart of the most depressed astro equipment vendor!

Stop in a check out the Kopernik and Adirondack guys. We have nothing to sell, but will gladly take your $$.


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amicus sidera
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5774567 - 04/03/13 12:55 AM

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Only 4 weeks 'til the opening day of NEAF and no excited posts about all the $$ we will be spending?




I think a lot of folks may be broke, quite frankly. Several of my friends have remarked that this past year's increased food and fuel costs have cut into their discretionary income considerably.


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turk123
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5774794 - 04/03/13 07:38 AM

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Only 4 weeks 'til the opening day of NEAF and no excited posts about all the $$ we will be spending?




I think a lot of folks may be broke, quite frankly. Several of my friends have remarked that this past year's increased food and fuel costs have cut into their discretionary income considerably.




I've stopped feeding my wife AND my dog many months ago in anticipation. I even walk to work some 25 miles. Neaf here I come!

I left today. I'm walking from Ohio to New York.


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George N
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: turk123]
      #5775258 - 04/03/13 11:05 AM

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Only 4 weeks 'til the opening day of NEAF and no excited posts about all the $$ we will be spending?




I think a lot of folks may be broke, quite frankly. Several of my friends have remarked that this past year's increased food and fuel costs have cut into their discretionary income considerably.




I've stopped feeding my wife AND my dog many months ago in anticipation. I even walk to work some 25 miles. Neaf here I come!

I left today. I'm walking from Ohio to New York.




I can just see ya now...... walking home with a 6-inch F/12 refractor.....


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hfjacinto
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5778581 - 04/04/13 09:13 PM

George,

I was bad before NEAF as I got a new full frame camera do most (well all my hobby budget has been blown I am still going but other than a 14mm ES 100° I am not getting anything else well going to defiant brewery to get 2 growlers of fresh beer but that's it.


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DeanS
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: hfjacinto]
      #5779140 - 04/05/13 08:54 AM

I just got a new QSI camera so blew my budget too. However I still have one thing on my bucket list, I want a nice smallish refractor for visual someday, like a TEC140. But I need to wait so in the mean time I was wanting to look at some of the cheaper ES or AT to hold me over.

If I don't find anything then at least I enjoy the social side of seeing a lot of familar faces.

Dean


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BCB
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: DeanS]
      #5783339 - 04/07/13 09:04 AM

Ill be showing up with my son as a visitor for the first time in YEARS of attending as a vendor.. Forgot where the darn front door is.. Kinda stinks I'll not be behind the cam for the annual CN show walkthrough..

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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: BCB]
      #5788269 - 04/09/13 02:20 PM

I'll be there but I wish that NEAF didn't take place on the same weekend as National Astronomy Day once again.

Dave Mitsky


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DaveJ
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5788638 - 04/09/13 04:29 PM

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I'll be there but I wish that NEAF didn't take place on the same weekend as National Astronomy Day once again.




From one Dave to another, I couldn't agree more. This will be the second year in a row that I've missed our club's event at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Bummer big-time.


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galaxyman
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Re: Where is everybody??? [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5791681 - 04/11/13 01:01 AM

I'll be there as I have with all of them.

I'll be wearing a Galaxy Log t-shirt, and keeping tabs on my friend and club mate Mr. Mitsky, since now he's gone BIG time with a new dob. Don't want him blowing all his money on completing his set of Ethos and Delos eyepieces


Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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George N
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Loc: Binghamton & Indian Lake NY
Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5806469 - 04/18/13 11:47 AM

Quote:

I'll be there but I wish that NEAF didn't take place on the same weekend as National Astronomy Day once again.

Dave Mitsky




Why are *you* going Dave? ....now that you have that new super-Dob (which messed up our North East weather for the last month or so).

Oh wait, the vendors want to sell you lots of other stuff you just *need* for the new scope!


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George N
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5806479 - 04/18/13 11:50 AM

Quote:

I'll be there as I have with all of them.

I'll be wearing a Galaxy Log t-shirt, and keeping tabs on my friend and club mate Mr. Mitsky, since now he's gone BIG time with a new dob. Don't want him blowing all his money on completing his set of Ethos and Delos eyepieces


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos




"Dave needs at least $5,000 of additional stuff to make that new Dob work as designed!" ....the vendors of NEAF.

....and we will all be there to help Dave spend his money, so that his Dob works they way we want when we bug him for views.....


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galaxyman
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5807970 - 04/19/13 12:01 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I'll be there as I have with all of them.

I'll be wearing a Galaxy Log t-shirt, and keeping tabs on my friend and club mate Mr. Mitsky, since now he's gone BIG time with a new dob. Don't want him blowing all his money on completing his set of Ethos and Delos eyepieces


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos




"Dave needs at least $5,000 of additional stuff to make that new Dob work as designed!" ....the vendors of NEAF.

....and we will all be there to help Dave spend his money, so that his Dob works they way we want when we bug him for views.....




Agreed George

Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Jim7728
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5808584 - 04/19/13 12:34 PM

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Only 4 weeks 'til the opening day of NEAF and no excited posts about all the $$ we will be spending?




It's been really quiet this year.

I think I'll be there early tomorrow and leave early so I can stop off at Stew Leanard's before it gets too crowded, if I have any money left to buy food.


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Pinbout
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: George N]
      #5810842 - 04/20/13 12:59 PM

Well there may have been less internet chatter this year, and some vendors didn't attend, but it seems to me more people this year than last year.

NEAF on Sat.


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Jim7728
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Re: Where is everybody??? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5810953 - 04/20/13 01:44 PM

I was there 9:00AM and left around 11. Pretty good turnout, but missed Astronomics, APM and thought some vendors scaled back a little with mounts and ota's available for purchase at the show when compared to the last time I was there, two years ago.

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