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Edmund Scientific 3001/4001

One of each currently listed out there, and neither seller wants to ship. A number of nice scopes – classics – are up ‘LPO/PUO’. Isn’t that market best suited to front yard signs and Craigslist? To me, listing LPO/PUO nationally is just a grab for attention and a statement of laziness – “I want money, but not to earn it.”…

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A Miracle!

The most amazing thing just occurred – I was able, thru ‘laixiaolue’ of Cloudy Nights, to acquire a wonderful last-one-in-the-world 90mm F/11 objective in a nice plastic cell to replace the chipped objective in my forlorn Meade 390! What a pure peach of an individual! One way or another that new objective is going into that old Meade! The dewshield…

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Left Eye Whoopee

.•:*¨¨*:•.05/03/19~05/04/19.•:*¨¨*:•. 6 hrs 38 mins of the best skies in six months last night with m’new left eye – Thank You, Urania & Doc McG! Vixen Space Eye 50m 50×600 This came in a larger box than the EduScience T700HD. Fat foam. The first fault we noticed was the objective – the objective is was not screwed down on ours…

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Cats

13:00 Doc fixed my left eye. It’s o.o.s. for the next 48 hrs or so, but very promising after 10 hrs. Watching old Sci-Fi movies right-eyed. Better than blind, but a challenge. Could always be worse… When I’m back in viewing shape, the 102s – StarWave f/11ED, Bresser f/13.2, and theCeles Omni XLT f/9.8 all go on mounts for comparison.…

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Yeah…

I don’t get in here enough, and I need to – this is good therapy. It’s May 1st, 02:43 local and I have Cataract Surgery tomorrow just after noon. Left eye, my ‘good’ eye since ’94. They’re going to do a little upgrade work when removing the cataract – may not need glasses afterwards. The right eye went well and,…

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Back to work…

Amazing how out of synch and distracted one can get, truly amazing… Anysomewell, it’s back to work – Griz G0768Z lathe and Precision Matthews PM-25MV mill are in – splendid, but they are waiting shop space. I’ve just finished moving some bits about so I can drywall the wall where the two lovelies will be located. Shouldn’t take long. Already…

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Ahhh, sweet Tuesday!

  Break in the weather after yesterday’s constant showers and clouds. Some clear skies – out came the Celes 50, solar filter and Datyson colorizing Zoom!   I need a solar finder – or will make one later this evening if I get to WallyWorld for some translucent paper.   Found the Sun rather easily. Even @ 7mm – it…

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