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Breakintheclouds
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Hi all,

After waking up at 0430 this morning for some Mars and Orion observation, only to find the Met Office's promised clear skies were some sort of practical joke, I got thinking (as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep again) that I was very lucky when I bought my scope: the sky allowed me to use it that very night. But I'm sure most people weren't so lucky.

So what was your cost x frustration product? Multiply the amount you've spent on new kit by the number of days you had to wait to use it. E.g., £800 and a 6-day wait for clear skies = 4800. Share your results for general sympathy...

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I was very lucky with the latest addition, a Skywatcher 250px, as I got to use it the night it arrived.:D

Unfortunately with the Lightbridge I got last year led to about 1 and a half weeks of rubbish weather so that's £1600 X 10, £16000 of bad weather.:D

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$100.000 give or take a penny. Seriously tho on the evening I took delivery of my skywatcher refractor (early this Sept) was so warm and clear I spent about two hours in the back garden observing in my boxer shorts and a tee shirt (not a nice sight) There's not many nights like that each year !! :D

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Can I substitute non working mount for the clouds please, in which case my figure comes out to just over £78,000 for the mount and 2 camera's but have usedv the new scopes ok. Still Mr Hinds reckons he has cured the problem now :D in his email on Friday we shall see.

colin

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