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Kn4fty

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Kn4fty last won the day on June 12 2019

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About Kn4fty

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    Hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, knife and tomahawk throwing, martial arts, amateur radio, science, and of course space and astronomy
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    Lebanon Junction Ky
  1. I had completely forgotten about that series of post! Thanks for the reminder! Rob
  2. As an astronomer and a stamp collector, this topic is right up my alley! Ive never heard of that book , but heading to Amazon now to look for it! Thanks! Rob
  3. Before I found these, my notes were a mess and no hint of organization! Rob
  4. I've got those sheets too and love them! Rob
  5. I log every session. Periodically I read through my log book and its like being at the EP again that night. Unfortunately I can't remember the web addy I found them at. But if you google "astronomy logbook sheets" and go to images, you can find them. Rob
  6. I think it was from the higher initial breakup before the lower explosion. I've seen a couple like it. It is different than the usual shrapnel specimens, plus its not been polished like many to get the shiny black appearance. It was one of many the observatory was selling. Rob
  7. There are amateur radio net groups out there that do astronomy. They will wire their telescopes and computers to the radio. Then they all view the same thing and discuss it in real time. The net control can control all the scopes at once. Very cool set up! Rob
  8. David, I would definitely be interested if I wasn't across the pond. I'm also an amateur radio operator. Astronomy was one of the things that got me interested in radio. There are astronomy nets on VHF and HF. I think you've got a good idea about an astronomy program there at the shacks! Rob
  9. Howdy Ford and welcome to the lounge! This where I'm usually at if I can't do active observing. Rob
  10. So many WOW moments. But I guess my greatest WOW moment was the total eclipse here in 2017. I was absolutely amazed. Just beautiful!! Everything going dark with stars and planets popping out. Totally unforgettable! Can't hardly wait for the next nearby one in 2024! Rob
  11. Took me over twenty years to get a goto mount and then only because it was a real steal. But even now I still prefer my old equatorial mount. If im in a real hurry, and only planning maybe a five minute session, then I might grab the goto. But thats not often. I really enjoy using equatorials. Rob
  12. Keep the scope and learn to do everything manually. Its worth the effort. Rob
  13. My 10x50s are super cheap and still give amazing views. There are times when I prefer the binos over any of my scopes. Expect some gorgeous wide field views. You'll see more than you'd think possible. Enjoy the exploration! And remember to keep looking up! Rob
  14. To me a serious telescope is the one that actually gets used on a regular basis. Rob
  15. Very nice! Mines pretty heavy too. A lot heavier than I expected. I want to get a couple more pieces of it. Rob
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