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jetstream

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  1. My husband known here to some of you as Freddie passed away earlier this morning, He knew this day would come  because he had been very ill for some time. He wanted me to make a last post for him in the event that it did. He is at peace now and with the stars he loved so much.

     

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      My deepest condolences for such an avid astronomer and your husband. He will be greatly missed,Gerry

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  2. the propane gelled up last night, no furnace. thermometer read -43c at 3am, no wind.

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      It is a concern!

      There are a few things IMHO- I believe we cold adapt and once winter sets in it is a lot easier on us than when it first starts- I was very hot working outside in my sled suit and if you keep your head, feet and core warm it helps the hands. Not to say that you can't get frostbite...

      Shaun, thanks for the concern ! :hippy2::grin:

      ps I hope I didn't just unleash a torrent of one liners I can't keep with lol!

       

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  3. the propane gelled up last night, no furnace. thermometer read -43c at 3am, no wind.

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Alls well!

      I gave the regulator and supply line a light go with my heat gun and 10 min later it went. The house was warm with the woodstove but I have to take care of the waterlines.

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  4. its -44c with the wind right now.

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Well tonight will be -50c with the wind- I just got done obs before it picked up at -35c, not bad really and the views were excellent.

      I can't wait to try the sauna! just waiting on the door now.

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  5. its -44c with the wind right now.

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Yes I was installing the sauna chimney earlier out there, the hands take a beating. The wind will cut you in half unless dressed properly lol!

      12 deg huh Shaun?! ok thats not fair! :) actually I love winter, cold and all.

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  6. Hey UK why did you send all these clouds?

  7. Finally! a chance for me and the bottle of DEET to observe :)

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Funny you mention dark nebula Iain :grin: the other night the TSA120 did a fine job up near Tarazed in Aquila on those great dark ones there. This scope is excellent on them, right there with my best dark neb grabber. I need to fine tune the eyepiece selection for them with this scope as these things are fussy.

      Dark nebs it is!

      The Little Veil... what a good challenge and when the 24" is here I'm sure I'll map some more. Great job for seeing this one recurrently Iain.

      Have you spent much time on M24? What a beautiful sight and with some dark surprises about. This is one of my favorite objects.

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  8. Finally! a chance for me and the bottle of DEET to observe :)

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Thanks Iain, I'll see if I can cobble up a report of the next session, what are your thoughts on objects, characteristics to compare?

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  9. Finally! a chance for me and the bottle of DEET to observe :)

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      I am trying to get some shipping issues sorted out on my end.... my last parcel was lost and I had to find it myself..believe it or not. I have zero confidence in the shipping to here.

      Last night the TSA120 strutted its stuff on everything Stu, its a great DSO scope among other things.

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  10. Finally! a chance for me and the bottle of DEET to observe :)

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Oh yes lol!

      What a great session last night Stu!

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  11. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

  12. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

  13. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

  14. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Its doing very well, sitting in its box! The mount and bar should (might) be here next week, Canada is behind by 30 yrs in shipping advances...

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  15. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      and his doublet ED's s_ck ? (well some of them)

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  16. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      ?

      better yet- tell him its no wonder lzos dropped him :evil4:

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  17. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

  18. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      I'm not familiar with the Tak UW, I'll have to fire up the google machine! Yong has the SW's and they are fine eyepieces.

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  19. The AZEQ6 should be here next week, with the Tak clamshell dovetail.

    I'm on a first light countdown lol!

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      :laugh:

      I wonder if primaluce can help me out!!

      You are sharp as ever my friend!

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  20. The AZEQ6 should be here next week, with the Tak clamshell dovetail.

    I'm on a first light countdown lol!

  21. 17mm HW Nikon + 3.4mm HR Vixen ordered...

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      I have the 2.4mm HR and now ordered the 3.4mm. I'm curious about this 17mm Nikon, if it can best the 17E that is quite an accomplishment... we'll see. Thanks BTW!

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  22. TSA120 is within 25miles now...:icon_biggrin:

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      lol!

      I'm going to go get it in an hour....

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  23. TSA120 in Ontario now...:icon_biggrin:

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Who knows... the way shipping is here it could be a while. The tracking goes "blind" in many places, including right now. Apparently it left Toronto, thats all I know lol!

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