Now that you have brought the subject up, besides Sentinel we could have other refractor meets that are not so far out. Also, absolutely dark skies are not necessary because of the purpose of the meet and this opens up other possible locations. William Wood had suggested one alternative, and Jeff Hopkins had another. We could even wait until spring next year, which might be the way to go considering the weather we have recently been having. Although I came up with the idea, now I am up hear near Prescott which makes it difficult to plan and organize something like this, unless the refractorist's would be willing to truck up to my place at Dewey, but it is cool (i.e., very cold) this time of year up here. Kimball, it stopped snowing long ago and it's all melted off. You must take delivery on a 130, 150, or even larger refractor. I am sure our snow is positively correlated with the aperture size of your telescope. Stan Steve Coe wrote: >Kimball; > >Well, now we REALLY need to have a refractor view-a-thon at Sentinel. >New Moon December is the 10th and 11th, I think I will start packing up >now--yea, that will help;-) > >One can only hope; >Steve Coe > > >-----Original Message----- >From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kimball Corson >Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 9:59 AM >To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [AZ-Observing] A Mea Culpa > >Hello All, >I offer an apology to everyone for the weather. I take delivery on a new >(to me) telescope today (TV NP101), so the mea culpas are all mine. > >I am trying hard to settle down on equipment, as Steve Coe urges in his >"Five Things" Astromart article, but it takes a run thru stuff with >hands on to learn what you really like and why. I think I am there, but >I am not taking bets. > >At least it's not hailing. > >Kimball Corson >-- >See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and >please >send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > > >-- >See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please >send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.