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    Default Scope is ready for the trip.



    Scope is ready for the annual trip to Sin City. Polar scope collimated and cone error has been corrected with some well placed shims. Can't say everything else is ready to go yet, but there ARE priorities....

    John (Lowjiber), Bill (Bright_Light), and I are venturing out into the dark desert NE of Vegas to collect very old photons..


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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    I hope you all have a fun and safe trip
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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    Sounds like an excellent adventure! I hope you have a safe and fun trip, and take good care of any photons you collect.
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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    Enjoy your trip.
    Keep safe.
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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    Have fun collecting all those photons that are of an age.
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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    Heck Scott... I live here and just started looking at the site today. Now, if I can just find a telescope.

    BTW: My better-half, Dana, is coming too. She can run a Dob better that I do.

    We'll be about seventy miles due north of town. The Vegas light will still ruin much of the lower southern views, but you'll like it much more than the Colorado River site... Bring Oreos.

    See ya soon!
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    Default Re: Scope is ready for the trip.

    Sounds terrific! Take good care of yourself and stay safe.

    We'll look forward to stories and photos when you get back.

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