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#1 rob1986

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 01:41 PM

here in the desert clouds are rare, but the we haven't had one of our frequent power-outages since I got my scope.

 

that is till last night.

 

very very nice! laugh.gif


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Posted 05 August 2021 - 03:32 PM

cept your beer is getting warm....



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 08:56 AM

I would easily skip viewing, in order to have power.  Of course I do live in a very dark area with only a couple of neighbors (no lights).



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 02:00 PM

here in the desert clouds are rare, but the we haven't had one of our frequent power-outages since I got my scope.
 
that is till last night.
 
very very nice! laugh.gif

 
 

I would easily skip viewing, in order to have power.  Of course I do live in a very dark area with only a couple of neighbors (no lights).


Power outages inconvenience FAR more people than they benefit!

In some cases, the outage goes beyond inconvenience and actually puts people in jeaoardy. Might pay to remember that while you’re enjoying dark skies, Rob, many others are inconvenienced or even endangered . I'm with Carol here!

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 04:21 PM

Fair point, but I don't think anyone is actually advocating a preference for dark skies over personal safety! 



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 05:39 PM

Yes it is a fringe benefit of an annoying scenario. I know I appreciated the darker skies when we were hit by a freak snow storm in late October in 2011. No power for 8 days. Skies were noticeable darker and yes I would have preferred not freezing inside my own house and flushing the toilet with a bucket or water borrowed from my neighbor There is a silver lining to everything. I remember the awfulness of the scenario as well as the fact that the light domes were significantly reduced as well. Do it again? Nope.
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#7 rob1986

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 01:31 PM

here they turn off most of the street lighting when it gets really hot and everyone has their a/c running. periodically there are 3 hour power outages from the high prevailing winds and the shoddy maintenance on the power-lines.

 

It actually figured into my choice of telescope.

 

funny thing is though, we haven't had any of the above in 8 months, since i got the c80, so the jokes on me!

 

it rarely gets cold enough to be a problem, and here we use gas for cooking, so it really is a minor inconvenience.



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Posted 08 August 2021 - 10:03 AM

here they turn off most of the street lighting when it gets really hot and everyone has their a/c running. periodically there are 3 hour power outages from the high prevailing winds and the shoddy maintenance on the power-lines.

 

It actually figured into my choice of telescope.

 

funny thing is though, we haven't had any of the above in 8 months, since i got the c80, so the jokes on me!

 

it rarely gets cold enough to be a problem, and here we use gas for cooking, so it really is a minor inconvenience.

where are you??



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Posted 08 August 2021 - 10:39 AM

When life hands one lemons, then it's time to make lemonade!



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Posted 08 August 2021 - 11:01 AM

where are you??

negev. israel

 

you guys really should make a huge CN starparty around sde boker.



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Posted 02 September 2021 - 08:58 PM

cept your beer is getting warm....

EVERY englishman knows the proper way to drink beer is warm!  Lucas refrigerators you know.

 

Kevin


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