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#1 ~RA~

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:11 PM

Hi All,

 

I Finally ordered my LS50 starter kit today, and I'm really excited and looking forward to receiving the gear. Lunt was kind enough to remove the cost of the CG-4 from the package, since those are on back-order through October. I'll still need one (or something like it) eventually, but for now I have a simple AZ that should do.

 

This is a belated birthday gift to me from my family, so heartfelt thanks goes out to them.

 

Crossover Day is a reference to my own system of solar observances that I concocted earlier this year. If I've done my reckoning right, April 12th this year is the first time the sun is at the position where the analemma self-crosses. So today could also be called First Crossover, with Second Crossover being August 29.

 

In addition to the solstices and equinoxes, aphelion and perihelion, and the Cross-Quarter Days that some traditions observe, I've identified a number of other stations on the analemma that I think are worthy of note. Not trying to start a new religion, just more of a nerdy preoccupation.

 

Happy to share more details if anyone's interested, and would welcome corrections if my approach is off.

 

~RA


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:22 PM

Congratulations RA!


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#3 Jaimo!

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:31 PM

Happy new scope day!

 

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#4 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:55 PM

Congratulations.... but i heard April 12th has another distinction:

 

 

 

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#5 John Miele

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:04 PM

I thought maybe it was the day when earned enough to pay all your taxes and the rest of your money was yours to keep!


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:26 PM

I've been proposing for a few years, that the 1st "Crossover Day" be designated "Ja", and that the 2nd "Crossover Day" be designated "Vu", - so they could simply be called "The Days Ja-Vu".cool.gif


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