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Two Comets

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SHANEA

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Two Comets
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:59:09 AM »
Two Comets...

Probably really need a pitch black sky...

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Two Comets
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 08:59:56 PM »
Both should be easy in binocs...probably even in town if you know where to look.

Holmes was an amazing comet to watch as it burst out into naked eye visibility...in the city lights even!!

Wish I had been in BB to watch that one.

Are you with the group at DoubleLake? Posting from there? Never resting?  :eusa_clap:
  HNY!
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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SHANEA

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Re: Two Comets
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 09:49:03 PM »

Are you with the group at DoubleLake? Posting from there? Never resting?  :eusa_clap:
  HNY!
   Bill[/color]

Blew my transmission, again, on my way to DoubleLake.  Never made it.  Limped back to town.  Reverse gave up the ghost when I was backing R2D2 at the house.  Forward gears were pretty much shot going to the dealer.  Only had 2K miles on this reworked one from my fiasco coming back from Balmorhea in Sept.  BTW - a check engine light isn't always for emissions, at least on the Avalanche.  Check engine light came on, I pulled over and fiddled with the gas cap.  No bueno.  Check engine light always means emissions doesn't it - loose gas cap, vacuum line, etc.?  Pushed the On-star button and they ran remote diagnostics.  Tranny signaled through the check engine light that there was problems.  Nothing like the smell of a burnt up tranny.  Still under warranty and I've still got 40K+ on my extended warranty.  Just happy I wasn't out at BBRSP in the Solitario or in Bakersfield on I-10 when it gave up.

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Two Comets
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 07:56:12 PM »
Sorry you're having Avalanche trouble! At least it wasn't out in the boonies as you mentioned!

I've had a check engine light on for over a year now. Code shows it's due to a faulty power steering sensor. Since it's not major, and doesn't affect driving, I'm just waiting until I have to take it to the dealer for something else. I'll have it fixed then. I do check the codes once in a while to make sure nothing else has cropped up.

I've done the lens cap "trick" once or twice with range finder cameras. Kinda hard to do with a large telescope.  :icon_lol:

I have a 10" scope that has a plexiglas sheet that protects the primary mirror (the expensive part of any telescope) during storage and transport. One time I set everything up and took my first look and the stars looked awful! After about 30 seconds of scratching my head, I realised that the plexi cover was still on the mirror. Needless to say, plexi does not have great optical qualities!
  HNY!
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

Growing old is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.

 


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