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  1. #1
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    Default "BrightSkies" reincarnated

    Some of you will know my family and I moved to central New York this past summer, leaving the real bright skies of Washington DC behind for good. Over the past several weeks I've had a new observatory built in a field 500 feet east of our house. There's now an unobstructed sky view from NE through S to NW. The building is finished, but fitting it out inside is still in progress. Here's a picture of my currently nameless observatory. I hope to be up and running by December 1st.

    NewObs.jpg
    Dick
    www.VirgilObservatory.us
    Pier-mounted Meade 12-inch SCT "classic"
    w. focal reducer to f/5.3 ~ FL 1630mm
    Optec TCF-S focuser
    SBIG CFW-8A and ST7-XME
    FOV ~ 15' x 10'
    H-alpha, BVRI, RGB & Clear filters
    MaxIm and, of course, ACP!
    AAVSO Code: BRIC

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    Milton, ON, Canada
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    Very nice, Dick!
    Great configuration.

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    Dick,

    What a difference from your D.C. set up. Your new observatory looks great!

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    It looks like a dream come true! You did a beautiful job setting that up. Now we will keep our fingers crossed for at least some good skies over the winter there.
    -- Bob

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    Hi Dick,
    This is fabulous! Another spark of inspiration!! Looks great!!!
    Ron

 

 

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