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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?



    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea View Post
    Hey Mark,



    Did you mean Guerrilla Astronomy (like hit and run) or Gorilla Astronomy where you need gorilla strength arms to hold the binoculars for long periods of time?

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    Especially for the 25X100 Obies :-)
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Been that way around here since October of 2017. I've logged more astronomical fire drills than objects this year.

    Sometimes I entertain myself by setting up a scope and mount and then going back inside to see if the clouds show up. You can usually spot the scout cloud as it drifts overhead and pauses. Then the rest show up shortly after.

    And sometimes it is entertaining to unlock my shed, grab my dobsonian, and advance across the yard toward my scope spot. If I walk slowly, I can watch the clouds closing in with each footstep. If I change directions and begin walking back toward the shed, the clouds begin to recede.

    One day I ran toward the scope spot and caused a thunderstorm.

    Almost as fun as watching the bug zapper nail the mosquitos during summer.
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Been that way around here since October of 2017. I've logged more astronomical fire drills than objects this year.

    Sometimes I entertain myself by setting up a scope and mount and then going back inside to see if the clouds show up. You can usually spot the scout cloud as it drifts overhead and pauses. Then the rest show up shortly after.

    And sometimes it is entertaining to unlock my shed, grab my dobsonian, and advance across the yard toward my scope spot. If I walk slowly, I can watch the clouds closing in with each footstep. If I change directions and begin walking back toward the shed, the clouds begin to recede.

    One day I ran toward the scope spot and caused a thunderstorm.

    Almost as fun as watching the bug zapper nail the mosquitos during summer.
    You got my laughing Bryan !
    I read this to Bonnie and she is very entertained by our astronomical shenanigans!
    Happy Birthday Brother !
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