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    If I can put my scope on the deck and go in the house from time to time, I can almost take any condition......so far.
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    On the deck? Do vibrations cause problems?

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    Not if I'm the only person out there, I move very stealth like. I also overbuilt it: 12 inch on center supports and 4x6 posts!
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    Cold Temp doesn't bother me, the wind on the other hand.....
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    It's too cold when, depending on which night it is, either the beer or the coffee gets a layer of ice on top.
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    I had a minus 12C last February, that's 10F. Was in a slotted dome though.

    Minus 2C (30F) this week in the backyard but with a little nagging breeze - too much, I packed up and came indoors.

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    That's what I would have done!

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    I had a minus 12C last February, that's 10F. Was in a slotted dome though.

    Minus 2C (30F) this week in the backyard but with a little nagging breeze - too much, I packed up and came indoors.

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    It's never to cold for me to observe, I just add more layers and try to keep myself warm.

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    10F last night; agree with above about the wind, as long as the wind is 3mph or less I can use a yard table/umbrella to provide a block from the brightest streetlight and view from my backyard.........I suppose I'll be out unless it gets to -10; then I'd start to get concerned more about the equipment, like turn the telrad on and not attempt to turn the knob while outside, etc.

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