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About VNA

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  1. Hello, IMO--A dry place with a minimum of extreme tmps, and the primary mirror kept vertical to keep dust from falling on it. Covered as well.
  2. I have had a similar problem, so I searched on the site "Cloudy Nights." was told the "Power Board" is most likely the culprit. I replaced it and everything is back to normal. That board is where you plug in the hand set, power cord and the on and off switch, it is a $20.00 item. It is apparently a relatively common trouble. Good luck.
  3. In middle age for some of us our eye sight change, make sure it is nothing too serious and only routine. But also another insidious change called AMD. So a very easy and free test to make sure you are not suffering from this eye disease. It is called Amsler grid, you can do the test right at your computer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsler_grid Wish all of you see all the lines in the grid straight. It is a very slow progression but we all can some want prevent ir: Don't smoke, keep your weight down, wear sun glasses, etc. It is also genetic, unfortunately I carry the gene and my eyes are in the last stage known as "geographic atrophy. Stay healthy. (Can't wait for my self driving Ferrari! ?
  4. Unfortunately almost half of the population in the US think the earth is only 6,000 years old!
  5. That télescope must be polished often, I suspect in order to be used?
  6. That is serious light pollution, Shane's neighbors may be trying to grow their flowers faster? Or possibly plants that one smokes? Legal where I live but no light pollution of that kind! Besides it has to be expensive in electricity!
  7. So tired of the rain and clouds--it will not quit--it should be sunny solid with warm temperatures! I think gills are growing on my sides!
  8. Wouldn't the moon slow down from the friction? After all the ISS has to be propped back up to about 400km high every so often. Although the moon being so much farther, and yet it is getting away from earth at the rate of an inch or two a year if I am not mistaken? Fascinating!
  9. Biggest regrets? loosing my eye sight to AMD! Biggest mistakes? Too many to list here, although so many were fun and exiting!
  10. Beautiful capture of the Horse Head--thank you for sharing. Enlarged, it is really impressive with details and colors.
  11. Rain and more rain and grey skies--no its not England, when it is clear about 8 or 9 months there is still fog to contain and lots of humidity from the Pacific, but there are somme very good evenings. For now we "enjoy" the rain and it will make the garden happy this spring which is around the corner.
  12. Yes of course it was a space ship manned by very intelligent beings because they knew better not to stop here! ?
  13. So expensive and so much manpower! 30,000 people for a launch A technicality; feast and certainly impressive.
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