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Old December 26th 07, 12:52 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
john
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Default Astro: Observatory pics

Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft

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N5JNG NCS304
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Old December 26th 07, 03:58 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
G[_2_]
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Default Astro: Observatory pics

where is this?

"john" wrote in message
m...
Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft

--
John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3



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Old December 26th 07, 05:05 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
Rick Johnson[_2_]
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A lot cleaner horizon than I have here in the north woods! At 13 feet
you are a heck of a lot lower than me however and farther from the
beach. That just grazing land around you? Appears to be mostly sand.

How bad are the Corpus Christi lights? You aren't all that far from it.
South East looks really dark. The ocean may really calm seeing.
What's the floor size? I kept mine as small as possible for a 2 scope
setup to lessen snow load on the roof, 8x15 feet. There's 2.5 feet of
snow on it right now.

Pier looks a bit low for the walls, or the walls high, though if your
seeing below 20 degrees is as bad as mine that's a zone of avoidance
anyway. I built mine so when the roof closes and the scope is
horizontal there's 1" of clearance. Came out at 3/4" so I hit it pretty
close. Even so I can't get all that low with the walls 4 feet from the
pier to the south. With trees there I can't cut due to DNR shoreline
rules (I can top them to prevent them from going higher but can't
shorten them -- laws aren't meant to make sense) that was the best I
could do anyway. I'm thinking of bringing in a few beaver however.

Rick

john wrote:

Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft


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Old December 26th 07, 06:52 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
Doug W.
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Hello John!... Looks like you are in for some fun... Looking forward to some
images!

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"john" wrote in message
m...
Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft

--
John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3



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Old December 26th 07, 01:41 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
john
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Default Astro: Observatory pics

Midway on the Texas gulf coast

G wrote:
where is this?


John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3
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Old December 26th 07, 01:48 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
john
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Default Astro: Observatory pics

I am surrounded by cow pasture. The size is 12' x 12'. The pier is going
to be extended. I have not noticed Corpus. It is 90 miles away. I do see
Port Lavaca and Dow Chemical but, not too bad.

Rick Johnson wrote:
A lot cleaner horizon than I have here in the north woods! At 13 feet
you are a heck of a lot lower than me however and farther from the
beach. That just grazing land around you? Appears to be mostly sand.

How bad are the Corpus Christi lights? You aren't all that far from it.
South East looks really dark. The ocean may really calm seeing. What's
the floor size? I kept mine as small as possible for a 2 scope setup to
lessen snow load on the roof, 8x15 feet. There's 2.5 feet of snow on it
right now.

Pier looks a bit low for the walls, or the walls high, though if your
seeing below 20 degrees is as bad as mine that's a zone of avoidance
anyway. I built mine so when the roof closes and the scope is
horizontal there's 1" of clearance. Came out at 3/4" so I hit it pretty
close. Even so I can't get all that low with the walls 4 feet from the
pier to the south. With trees there I can't cut due to DNR shoreline
rules (I can top them to prevent them from going higher but can't
shorten them -- laws aren't meant to make sense) that was the best I
could do anyway. I'm thinking of bringing in a few beaver however.

Rick

john wrote:

Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft


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--
John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3
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Old December 26th 07, 11:12 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
Richard Crisp[_1_]
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ahh yes,. the skies of South Texas. I know them well, John.

Looks nice down there. I wish I was there to help

maybe wet a line or shoot a goose too :-)


"john" wrote in message
m...
Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft

--
John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3



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Old December 27th 07, 08:07 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.astro
Stefan Lilge
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Glad to see that you found a site with a good sky. Looks like you still have
some work to do on the observatory :-)

Stefan

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m...
Obviously under construction, will have a roll off roof. Better than
mag.7 skies.
Lat: N 28 24 ' 30 '' ( 28.408 )
Lon: W 96 37 ' 52 '' ( -96.631 )
Elevation: 13 ft

--
John N. Gretchen III
N5JNG NCS304
http://www.tisd.net/~jng3


 




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