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Gavin.Hill

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November observing night
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:22:54 PM »
Iím really looking forward to the November observing night & I would like to put my name down to possibly borrow one of the loaner scopes. Chances are we wonít have a clear night to observe anything while itís in my possession but if I dont have it & there is a clear night,  Iíll be kicking myself. See everyone on the 16th
 Gavin Hill

Jeff.Booth

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Re: November observing night
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 01:11:39 PM »
Gavin .... you will be fine borrowing a scope.

The weather issues happen when someone buys something.  It is worse when the cost is expensive.

The late Dr. Geoff Gaherty, was well known for his "Gaherty's Law."

(From his Obit, on space.com)

"A few years ago I did a presentation on telescopes and binoculars, and I mentioned that any purchase of new equipment inevitably leads to cloudy skies commensurate with the cost of the purchase. Unfortunately, this truth has become permanently associated with my name.

Geoff was also a regular contributor to RASC National  JOURNAL and, among his many other honours, was recipient of the prestigious Chant Medal.

He died in July 2016.

There is lots of content on Geoff on the internet.... if interested


Jeff


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Gavin.Hill

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Re: November observing night
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 01:40:36 PM »
Thanks Jeff, I am in the market for a new telescope but prob not till the new year. Iíll make sure to get my new scope well before the 2019 Starfest