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#26 stargazer193857

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:00 AM

Today I drove back up there with friends. We hiked 2 miles in to where the 4x4 truck had gone. Almost turned around thinking we missed a turn off. Finally found the site. They were right there. Work great. Only issue was a very big ant climbed out and onto me once driving in the car.

I was lucky there were at a spot few people stop at and almost no one hikes on.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:13 AM

Glad it had a happy conclusion.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:27 AM

I lost a roll of exposed film of comet West many years back. I think I left it on the roof of my car as I was driving back home from the dark site. It was the largest comet I had ever seen.....



#29 ChrisMoses

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:07 PM

My sanity!!

When things just don't work.


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#30 GoFish

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

I lost a DLL file that EQMOD insisted it positively, absolutely needed. Did I forget to put it back after I used it Sunday night?



#31 izar187

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:58 AM

I lost a roll of exposed film of comet West many years back. I think I left it on the roof of my car as I was driving back home from the dark site. It was the largest comet I had ever seen.....

Ouch!

Can only hope that you got the opportunity to shoot more after that.



#32 joe colontonio

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:48 PM

I lost a nagler ep at the Chiefland starparty years back. I did not realize it for 4 days. I called my friend Carl who was still up there if he had seen it.

He started cracking up and I could hear everyone in the background laughing. It turned out to be the joke of the starparty of who left the nagler eyepiece by the outdoor sink and why.

 

When I returned the next weekend I never heard the end of it from all 350 attendees.

 

I was a lucky guy.

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#33 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:35 AM

It turned out to be the joke of the starparty of who left the nagler eyepiece by the outdoor sink and why.

 

An interesting method of cleaning eyepieces wink.gif

 

Strange things happen when one hits the bottom of the circadian cycle.



#34 joe colontonio

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:55 PM

Yes indeed

 

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Strange things happen when one hits the bottom of the circadian cycle.



#35 doctordub

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

I have only lost eyepiece caps. I have been lucky so far.

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#36 stargazer193857

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:39 PM

I was on a road trip with my brother. I gave him my bicycle light to see the trail at night. When we got back to the car, he placed it on the top of the trunk, told me it was there, and walked off. I was engaged in something but still heard and saw him do it. I should have stopped what I was doing and put it in my pocket. Nope. When I could not find my light the next day, I remembered. That one could have fallen off at any point, is replaceable, only worth $14, so I'm not going back for it.




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