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#26 GrandadCast

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 11:13 PM

How long was your exposure for capturing these photons? 

 

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#27 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 01:13 AM

The dome should be just fine. Dimpled... but just fine.

 

The dimpling might improve the wind flow a bit. LOL.

 

I'll bet it was LOUD inside that dome during the storm!



#28 SteveGR

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:31 AM

The dome should be just fine. Dimpled... but just fine.

 

The dimpling might improve the wind flow a bit. LOL.

 

I'll bet it was LOUD inside that dome during the storm!

I was in a metal roofed building in a strong hail storm once but the hail was much smaller and that was plenty loud.  This would have been much worse.  Just looking at the holes punched through those tables.  Yeesh!



#29 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:44 AM

Those plastic tables were probably brittle from sun exposure.  It might have simply bounced off new ones.  I have an ExploraDome of UV protected poly.  Softball sized hail a few years ago bounced off with no harm done, when the dome was about 10 years old.



#30 Greg Mueller

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 07:35 AM

It survived!

(and so did the equipment inside)



#31 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 01:59 AM

Talk about battle scars that will a frequent topic of discussion for visitors forever!



#32 Mirzam

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 08:30 AM

Insurance?  I’d want that damage repaired.

 

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#33 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 01:24 PM

Why repair it? It's only cosmetic damage. And a great war story.

And repairing the cosmetic damage would only require a ladder, ear protection and an automotive body hammer.


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