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#51 rwiederrich

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:06 PM

Beer makes me sleepy. I can't drive all that way and hit the sack by 10PM.

I'm such a lightweight.

Keith (just coffee for me)


I'll join you lightweight...I prefer coffee as well.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:11 PM

I swore off bunkhouses when I got out of the military. :noway:

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You can sleep in the machine shop.... :roflmao:

Or you could beat everyone to the punch and reserve the room for yourself..

Course, if the families have to sleep under the trees, you may get a bad rep..... :roflmao:

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

Catherwood: "You can wait in the sitting room, or you can sit in the waiting room."

N. Danger: "Thanks, Catherwood. Just roll us a couple of bummers and leave them on the side board."
 

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:17 AM

Catherwood: "You can wait in the sitting room, or you can sit in the waiting room."

N. Danger: "Thanks, Catherwood. Just roll us a couple of bummers and leave them on the side board."


I can only assume that is courtroom gargin....... :grin:

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:21 AM

This sounds very Bogartian...but I'm not sure. :question:

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:10 AM

Firesign Theater, "The Further Adventures of Nick Danger," an audio recording, parody of the old radio detective shows, and arguably one of the most hilarious works ever cut into vinyl. Actually the B side of "How Can You Be in Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All?" More here.
 

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:42 PM

This sounds nery Bogartian...but I'm not sure. :question:

Keith (equally ignorant)


I tend to be ignorant to the ways of the world, and to the phrases of said world... :smirk:

On the other hand I can navigate through the oral landscape pretty well...... :tounge:

And while we are racing back to topic, I want to say, we may close in two weeks.... :grin:

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:46 PM

Firesign Theater, "The Further Adventures of Nick Danger," an audio recording, parody of the old radio detective shows, and arguably one of the most hilarious works ever cut into vinyl. Actually the B side of "How Can You Be in Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All?" More here.


I warms my heart to know you take your professional continued education seriously...... :roflmao:

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:55 PM

Congrats Rob

House warming party??? :jump:
 

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:57 PM

:shameonyou:

GOMOC-warming party. :grin:
 

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:03 PM

Congrats Rob

House warming party??? :jump:


You know it.

Now if I can get my brother-in-law to quite vacillating on the actual day he will git his stuff out, is another thing.

First it was June, then July, and back to June. And even an unheard of August... :( :mad:

If I have anything to do with it it will be June, or first days of July.... :jump:

Any way....

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:09 PM

:shameonyou:

GOMOC-warming party. :grin:


And Steph, you need to make a show at GOMOC in your visiting plans to the area. If not at MSHSP, then at RSP at GOMOC. I am sure we can git everyone here for the visit.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:08 PM

Here is a Sat image of my place(on upper left), and GOMOC (lower right).

As I have said, I will log around GOMOC to clear the skies up.

Rob
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:12 PM

Here is a closer image of GOMOC's grounds.
The large building in the middle is the Centers main building, the smaller is the machine shop/scope shop.

And the building to the bottom is my office.

Rob
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:15 PM

See the new 4.5 inch reflector that was given to me for GOMOC..... :jump: Cool

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:36 PM

That's a fine little planetary scope, Rob.
 

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:52 PM

See the new 4.5 inch reflector...



Sweet scope Rob! I'll have to stop by next week to check it out. :)

That could be your new grab & go scope.
 

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:14 AM

Cute little EQ1. I just tuned one of those up yesterday for my neighbors. They recently bought a 60mm Konus refractor on a hobby-killer mount. I snagged the little EQ off the 'mart for $45. :D

Hey Rob, I was out in your neck of the woods today. My daughter is looking at a house in Belfair. Looks to be about 10-12 miles from Gold Mtn.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:57 PM

See the new 4.5 inch reflector...



Sweet scope Rob! I'll have to stop by next week to check it out. :)

That could be your new grab & go scope.


Exactly....plus I need all the scopes I can get for GOMOC.

Now I need some help(prefessional), at collimating it... :roflmao:

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:09 PM

Cute little EQ1. I just tuned one of those up yesterday for my neighbors. They recently bought a 60mm Konus refractor on a hobby-killer mount. I snagged the little EQ off the 'mart for $45. :D


Hey Rob, I was out in your neck of the woods today. My daughter is looking at a house in Belfair. Looks to be about 10-12 miles from Gold Mtn.
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Indeed. the greese is a bit old, but I like there to be a bit of tension in the mount, cause, when I slew, I want it to move smoothly.

I may try to motorize the RA drive....
I am, however, missing the spotter.. :confused:
Oh, well, I can get one of those no problem.

Belfair! Cool, just down the road. That means you will no reason to not visit, when in town... :jump:

I will need some help in cillimating the scope, I did a simple collimation, but am sure it is out. The mirror needs tightening as well.. Great scope for a freeby. :jump:

Rob
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:56 PM

Indeed. the greese is a bit old, but I like there to be a bit of tension in the mount, cause, when I slew, I want it to move smoothly.


If you don't have time to fully strip the old grease and relube then you can still make alot of improvement quick. Just loosen the nuts and expose a bit of the greasy bearing. Give it a quick shot of Tri-Flow or other spray-on lubricant to 'reactivate' the grease. Give it a few spins with the Tri-Flow in there and you'll feel a huge difference right away.

I could probably give you a quick lesson in collimation next weekend. I'm no expert ( :noway: )but I get by.
 

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:30 AM

Beware the radar cop at the bottom of the hill just as you go into Belfair!
 

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:49 PM

Indeed. the greese is a bit old, but I like there to be a bit of tension in the mount, cause, when I slew, I want it to move smoothly.


If you don't have time to fully strip the old grease and relube then you can still make alot of improvement quick. Just loosen the nuts and expose a bit of the greasy bearing. Give it a quick shot of Tri-Flow or other spray-on lubricant to 'reactivate' the grease. Give it a few spins with the Tri-Flow in there and you'll feel a huge difference right away.

I could probably give you a quick lesson in collimation next weekend. I'm no expert ( :noway: )but I get by.


Sounds fun...fer sure.

I'll be pruning the grapes. So I'll be home.

Rob
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 05:00 PM

WOW!!!!!!!

Just went by Robs today, and checked out the new astro viewing center. :jump:

This will be a GREAT place to have SP's for sure.
Thanks for the virtual tour Rob. :)


Zowieee! I have no idea how all this managed to slip by me for so long but last Wednesday I called the Pegster (on a different matter) and had to ask him what the heck GOMOC stands for that I have been seeing lately on the MSHSP site.

Didn’t know until today that it has its own forum page too –wow, this scheme has really taken off, Rob -and I can readily see why – brilliant, absolutely brilliant plan amigo, congratulations!! :bow: :jump: :bow:

I can hardly wait…..!!! :jump: :jump:

Near as I can figure, you’re gonna move your office from the house (where you live) to the new property, right? :question:

Jon (if ignorance is bliss, how come there ain't more happy people?)
 

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:44 AM

WOW!!!!!!!

Just went by Robs today, and checked out the new astro viewing center. :jump:

This will be a GREAT place to have SP's for sure.
Thanks for the virtual tour Rob. :)


Zowieee! I have no idea how all this managed to slip by me for so long but last Wednesday I called the Pegster (on a different matter) and had to ask him what the heck GOMOC stands for that I have been seeing lately on the MSHSP site.

Didn’t know until today that it has its own forum page too –wow, this scheme has really taken off, Rob -and I can readily see why – brilliant, absolutely brilliant plan amigo, congratulations!! :bow: :jump: :bow:

I can hardly wait…..!!! :jump: :jump:

Near as I can figure, you’re gonna move your office from the house (where you live) to the new property, right? :question:

Jon (if ignorance is bliss, how come there ain't more happy people?)



First...Were have you bin Jon???

I haven't seen your colorful postings in a while.

Thanks for the compliments, on GOMOC. Yes. I am moving my office from my home to the new building next door. the benefit is the other two buildings. One a 45x30(astro), and the other 30x30(machine shop).

After I log, I will have very open skies(for living in the mountains), and lots of room for my astro buddies.

If you've followed the threads, you can see what I have in mind.

If I can provide a safe, secure place, then my friends can enjoy freely without the hastle of trying to find a place.

That's my plan any way.

Rob
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