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January 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Floors nearly done

So stoked to be almost back to normal. Rain cut off the work fir the day, back at it tomorrow, likely done wed. pm. Can't wait. And should get pier this week so install this weekend and then, I'm a telescoper again.

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 30, 2011 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

Equipment

Hey Charlie, glad the pod went up ok and your house isn't sliding down the hill - yet. Those boxes were BIG. Sending a couple of images. Installed some rubberized flooring in the pod since I'm not starting with a pier. This stuff supposedly dampens all vibrations and I can curl up and sleep on it. Also including the setup for this year. My mount and 80mm apo on the bottom, my new Stellarvue 70mm apo on top. The modified Canon D-1000 on the Stellarvue, the Sbig on the Orion Sirius. Also found an… Continue

Added by David Klooz on January 27, 2011 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

SkyShedPod

Set up the pod, set up the telescope, since it's been so long i had a few alligators, rookie mistakes. Drift aligned for a few hours and got it pretty good, should be shooting but have an early AM so am cashgin out. Kinda cool just about to close the lid and leave the setup there. Kinda trippy actually.

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 25, 2011 at 9:26pm — 3 Comments

SkyPodShed

Got it set up last night. Pretty cool. Pretty much exactly what I expected.

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 18, 2011 at 8:18am — 9 Comments

Clear Skies

Clear skies and epic visibility. I'm going to have to wheel the scope out tonight.

But there is light at the end of the table, my house flooring is starting to be installed tonight. STOKED.

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 17, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

House, skyshedpod, geologists and prior homeowners

Cool geologist informs me that the house is not sliding. Good thing. So now i get to relevel my cracked floor and then use that as a subfloor to put in hardwood flooring. Amping on this. Its clear as day the guy i bought the house from knew about the cracks and did not disclose, so hes in big trouble with me.



Other things.. Got my skyshedpod. Maybe set up this weekend. Pretty big boxes it comes in. Klooz knows!! Got the same thing you did boss.



So im installing floors… Continue

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 11, 2011 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

Growing Pains -- Help!

Hi all!



Growing pains is not really an appropriate title, but probably got your attention. We are going on the two week...um...week-a-versery of this website. We've gone from 2 to 23 members just from word of mouth. We are not advertised anywhere and not on any search engines. So not bad. Actually, better than not bad, this site kicks ass. Unlimited image size, forums, blogs and of course my favorite, the chat. All of this without some big corporation telling us what we can or cannot… Continue

Added by Trevor Woodrow on January 10, 2011 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

the nightmare is coming to an end.

So if I can't bitch to my telescope bro's then I can't bitch to anyone!! LOL. So, I'm in the middle of demolition hammering my stone floor out of my house. With all the rain in cali this winter I noticed crack in my concrete and the retaining wall cracked. Not as bad as it sounds, the cracks up front are from water expanding underneath the home, and the cracks in the wall (one foot wall not too bad) are from the prior owner putting in these ugly cold dirty stones as flooring. So I'm ripping out… Continue

Added by Charles Dunlop on January 7, 2011 at 6:48pm — 3 Comments

flats

should flats b taken at the same iso speed of the light frames and does anyone no a good rule of thumb on how many to use for the best results

Added by spike77 on January 4, 2011 at 2:27pm — 4 Comments

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