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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5801869 - 04/16/13 01:20 AM

I remember when you came over that morning and recited it to us, Ajay. Many thanks.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5805782 - 04/17/13 10:52 PM

Mike,

How much would you estimate your Webster weighs? I have someone questioning me on the Webster site listed weight.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5806828 - 04/18/13 02:27 PM

I'm sorry Jackie but I've never weighed it. I would doubt the reliability of estimates but here goes.

The rocker box/mirror box with mirror installed are probably 55 - 65 lb. The only reason I don't attempt to pick them up without help is that they are so bulky I can't get a good position for my back when I grab the sides. But it is very easy for two people to pick up and put in or remove from the back of the truck because they really aren't that heavy. Wheelbarrow handles are included. It's a hard push to wheel the mirror/rocker into the back of the truck but a solution would simply be longer ramps.

I'd say the trusses are around 5 - 8 lb. and the UTA around 3 - 5 lb.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5806908 - 04/18/13 03:21 PM

Thanks for the estimate, Mike. Your dob isn't exactly a D14 but I would think close. Unless they found a way to lighten it, sounds like the D14 might exceed the 50 pound web site estimate.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5807224 - 04/18/13 05:48 PM

Quote:

Your dob isn't exactly a D14 but I would think close.




I would say "close" to identical.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5807832 - 04/18/13 10:24 PM

Mike,

Thanks, I think I got my answer. The D14 is truly close to 50 pounds with the use of special wood & some other engineering touches per Eric.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5811007 - 04/20/13 02:16 PM

Well... is everyone afraid to notice? The weather for next week is looking pretty good. I for one will be trapped at home due to my work schedule, but may get some narrowband imaging done...

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5811134 - 04/20/13 03:08 PM

Anyone looking for an incredible deal on a teeter 18" dob? Check this out. Teeter dob

Edited by Sean Puett (04/20/13 03:09 PM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5811160 - 04/20/13 03:23 PM

Mike, it was very good to meet you at Camp Delany. I too had a great time and think its a very well kept secret. Nicely organized and a real bargain price wise.

We did luck out on the weather. Several nights, looking at the satellite image of the PNW on the web, it looked like 4 states were completely clouded over. But somehow, a hole seemed to open up over Camp Delany. The Cascades blocked the flow and clouds, it seems. I ended up having 4 straight nights for imaging, and lots of success with new beta firmware for the CGEM, although the wind was a challenge at times. Now I need to get busy and do some processing.

Looking forward to the fall Camp Delany SP.

Doug


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5814500 - 04/22/13 12:54 AM

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Mike,

How much would you estimate your Webster weighs? I have someone questioning me on the Webster site listed weight.




Jackie, don't look now but you're no longer a Pooh Bah. You've graduated to 'Carpal Tunnel'.

Congratulations!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5815250 - 04/22/13 01:10 PM

Yes, Doug, it was a fine experience. I really like the location.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5815320 - 04/22/13 01:52 PM

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Jackie, don't look now but you're no longer a Pooh Bah. You've graduated to 'Carpal Tunnel'.
Congratulations!




And i've just graduated to lowly sage, myself. So has anyone ever figured out the list of titles and when they each start? And at some masterly exalted point, do you get to choose your own title?


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5816462 - 04/22/13 10:15 PM

Well, darn. I liked Pooh Bah better. Now I go from a grand oriental potentate to an injured wrist. Hardly a promotion. Maybe my posts weren't of good enough quality to make me eligible for Venusian Viceroy or Lunar Lord.Oh well, off to change my Pooh Bah "witticism".

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5816475 - 04/22/13 10:23 PM

SKY!!!! Blue SKY!!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5816584 - 04/22/13 11:45 PM

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And i've just graduated to lowly sage, myself. So has anyone ever figured out the list of titles and when they each start? And at some masterly exalted point, do you get to choose your own title?




http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/faq.php?Cat=0#titlestring


If you harangue the administrators for a change you'll likely get one - but never ever the one you asked for.



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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5816588 - 04/22/13 11:47 PM

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SKY!!!! Blue SKY!!




Who wants blue sky? I want inky black... but the moon will foil that wish.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5816612 - 04/23/13 12:02 AM

Quote:

Quote:

SKY!!!! Blue SKY!!




Who wants blue sky? I want inky black... but the moon will foil that wish.


Well I'm starved enough to appreciate just clear sky. Wish I could get some altitude though so I had more options. I'm going to just try some Galaxy stuff with my DSLR on my AT6RC. a practice night...

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5816709 - 04/23/13 01:18 AM

Did anyone spot a Lyrid last night or tonight? But for it being about a week and a half early, we saw a really good one at Camp Delany -- a classic, coming out of Lyra, bright & slow.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5816762 - 04/23/13 02:18 AM

I saw one in my guide camera, by the time I looked up it was gone

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5817427 - 04/23/13 01:04 PM

Getting a 7" Mak-Newt today and a 12.5" Zambuto Dob in a couple weeks. Enjoy the good weather until the Goddess of Bad Weather spies my packages....

My astronomy hobby is equipment buying and purging. Maybe one day I will be able to actually use some of it. I honestly get more enjoyment in learning about equipment than freezing my butt off under winter skies. Sad... equipment junkie. But I think I'm done (famous last words). I don't foresee any more large future purchases as I am pretty well covered. Now I need a bit of purging....


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