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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Ian,

    that's a fantastic observing report of yours!
    Not giving up is the most important message.

    Thank you for sharing,

    JG
    Hi JG!

    Thanks very much, I am now hoping to have another chance at this one. We will get another cycle of snow this week, usually after that, it will clear up for a couple of days!

    Ian
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    Default Re: Dostoevsky lives in my Push-to controller

    Great observing session.
    Taken into account the freezing temperatures many of you observe in, I think you all are heroes!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Great observing session.
    Taken into account the freezing temperatures many of you observe in, I think you all are heroes!
    Thanks!

    Thanks John,
    The weather poses its problems, but the goal becomes sweeter still.
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    Default Re: Dostoevsky lives in my Push-to controller

    Great session and report Ian! Battery may die but your knowledge of the sky and perseverance kept you going.

    Pup is a very tough target. You would want to hone your skills on some easier uneven doubles, just to get a feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Great session and report Ian! Battery may die but your knowledge of the sky and perseverance kept you going.

    Pup is a very tough target. You would want to hone your skills on some easier uneven doubles, just to get a feel.
    Agreed. There is a very good lesson here for any beginners, and even some old timers perhaps. While its one thing to utilize push-to and go-to systems, will they be prepared to go the manual route if they have a power failure? That is why it is paramount that visual observers learn and know the sky, so they can be prepared for any contingency. If Ian couldn't identify stars and constellations then the trip into the hinterlands would have been for naught. Again, well done Ian.
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