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    Yo BIC! Good to know you're still on the "air side of dirt". I'd begun to think you'd fallen off the flat Earth, or wuz stuck in the barrel. Its good here, framin' walls on the ob today.

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    Dear Bob,

    That's a great reference which alarm me quite so as I am always dreamming for a Dome on top platform of my home . However , those disadvantage(s) do not affact my intention to own a Dome . Because a Dome is a private place ( actually a working place) for this life -lasting hobbys to explore the deep sky . Even I can't see anything or take any photo because of the Dome's location or intereference by radiation or heat convection by using the telescope , at least I still can read books or computers and do some jobs related with astronomy insdie this Dome , even in the day time .
    And also , I would prefer to watch mono-color TV programmes at home rather than watching colorful TV programms outside far away from me . Same as I watch sky at home rather taking journey to outside more darker and better places
    Thus , the Dome is a must for me !


    My only problem is the price to buy one , because it's expensive to buy it and deliver it from oversea .
    I had my dream dome which I also want to share it with all of you on below link .
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    That's a great Dome !
    I am saving money to buy it , and at same time considering to make a similar one by myslef if I had the skill .. .
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    Nice post Bob thankyou

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    Thanks for this Bob! I'm going down to the gas station now to pick up a couple of ton of party ice to spread around on my front lawn...
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    So, and good to have you drop in, Bro', you're going for what, a frostee cool down?

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    hello guys i am newbie here, i found this site very exciting.....

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    Greetings Dorothyhick, We are happy to have you with us as well. I might mention that this post is going on two years old, and isn't likely to get many responses. Have a look around though. lots of current stuff on the website. Thanks for joining us here at AF, and clear skies to you.

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    Now where did I put that clear sky button!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post
    Greetings Dorothyhick, We are happy to have you with us as well. I might mention that this post is going on two years old, and isn't likely to get many responses. Have a look around though. lots of current stuff on the website. Thanks for joining us here at AF, and clear skies to you.

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    Welcome aboard...BUT Jim is correct.... The only way I found this post is that it Mentioned Dr. Clay and Observatories and to be honest the good doctor helped me "site" my Exploradome in 2006 and "we" got it right...lol

    If you have questions...just start a new thread ...


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    1. tinker with older Corvettes (6 in garage)
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    Very good info.....
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    If all you have are Lemons, make Lemonade!

    You can move to perfect skies, or make the best of what you have. Even here in the poor skies of Michigan, I continue to please myself and others with the images that I can pull in. Yep, there is always better out there to be found. But there is also reward for those that learn to pull rabbits out of hats. Just my 1-1/4 cents [adjusted for inflation]. AlanP

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