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Old 10-28-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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Mars - Earth Close Encounter

Mars and Earth will not be this close again until 2018...

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Old 10-30-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Thanks Bill,
I will have a look tonight with my daughters scope! :biggrin:

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Old 10-30-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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Re: Mars - Earth Close Encounter

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Mars and Earth will not be this close again until 2018...

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-general-05e.html
waiting with bated breath #-o

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Mars and Earth will not be this close again until 2018...

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-general-05e.html
waiting with bated breath #-o

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Mars and Earth will not be this close again until 2018...

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-general-05e.html
waiting with bated breath #-o

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:06 PM   #6
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Joker, Mars was pretty bright last night had a nice clear sky down here.

Thanks :biggrin:

I'm still waiting for my Aurora though
Sounds pretty borealis to me :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
get it...aurora borealis....I kill me!
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Joker, Mars was pretty bright last night had a nice clear sky down here.

Thanks :biggrin:

I'm still waiting for my Aurora though
Sounds pretty borealis to me :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
get it...aurora borealis....I kill me![/quote:2vc6ar18]
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:17 AM   #8
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Steve Z,

I realize you're new, or if you have been around a while you don't post very much, so I'll excuse your obvious niavete.

I was funnin' with folks using borealis as a play on words.

I realize it was posted in the General Discussion area. If your idea of fun is going outside in the dark and looking up at the night sky and saying, "yep, there it is." far be it from me to interupt that kind of ecstasy. I can see how that could be a real barn burner of an evening for you.

Appreciate your post, now get back out there, Uranus is rising in the East.

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Steve, I hope you know Bruce is being a funny guy here! Sometimes it's tough to tell when it's just words on paper! Bruce is the first guy out on the lawn with his telescope to watch heavenly bodies!!
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You my back-up guy now Rempster?

I really thought he could tell with all those smiley/winky things but better to be safe than sorry I guess. Some people's children, what ya gonna do?
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You my back-up guy now Rempster?

I really thought he could tell with all those smiley/winky things but better to be safe than sorry I guess. Some people's children, what ya gonna do?
Man, I haven 't been called the "REMPSTER" since high school! Thanks Bruce!! =D>
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:25 PM   #13
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Hey Joker, do you have a telescope? I used to belong to an astronomy club on LI back in the early eighties and we built our own scopes. I still have mine. How envolved are you in sky watching or astronomy?
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Was a member of the Astronomy club in high school and had an El Cheapo telescope back then. Since, just been using telephoto lens' on 35 mm cameras for Lunar Eclipses. Living in Central Florida for many years kept me from persuing this hobby because of the high humidity, denser atmosphere and lack of dark sky (too damn many lights). Living up here, though, makes a big difference. My son turns 8 this month and Christmas is coming, so I've been looking...Probably something along the lines of a reflector with motor drive and computer control capability. You ever use SkyMap?
Anyway, I'm more into Space Science now and monitor alot of NASA's projects.
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[quote=Steve Z][quote="The Joker":2hn3v06h]Was a member of the Astronomy club in high school and had an El Cheapo telescope back then. Since, just been using telephoto lens' on 35 mm cameras for Lunar Eclipses. Living in Central Florida for many years kept me from persuing this hobby because of the high humidity, denser atmosphere and lack of dark sky (too damn many lights). Living up here, though, makes a big difference. My son turns 8 this month and Christmas is coming, so I've been looking...Probably something along the lines of a reflector with motor drive and computer control capability. You ever use SkyMap?
Anyway, I'm more into Space Science now and monitor alot of NASA's projects.[/quote]

Bill I've been looking at some computer controled scopes too but the one's I've seen cost some bucks. [url="http://www.meade.com/etx/etx_mak.html"]www.meade.com/etx/etx_mak.html[/url] What have you been looking at? [/quote:2hn3v06h]
Steve,

I saw this one and a couple others that were in this price range but I have to wonder what the optics quality will be at these prices with motors, computer control, etc. added in ...
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Are you getting the 45º Erect Prism as an option?
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Are you getting the 45º Erect Prism as an option?
You know, it's amazing what you can do with a few prisms, a lens or 3, coatings..... It might even get you over that 45º problem you have there, Bruce
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That Meade is way too cool. Only $279 sounds like a bargain. We're out in the country with hardly any lights near. Sounds like a Christmas gift for the wife.
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