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Thanks, Ed!

I'm just glad I didn't wait around too long before starting the process!  :o

In the end, it may have taken over a month to iron out all of the issues, (and find a suitable replacement for Holmes Beach), but now it's done--and we still have four months to promote it!    :D
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Congratulations on flushing out a new site Jonathan. I'm sure it was frustrating for you. Not the greatest skies here but should draw HUGE crowds.
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Hello to all LGDSO members and Forum guests!

I am pleased to announce that I have finalized our Sidewalk Astronomy schedule for 2017-2018.

Our observing season begins on September 23rd at a brand-new location...GT Bray Park in Bradenton. Specifically, we will be setting up on the large field just east of the US Coast Guard Aux building that's near the 59th Street entrance to the park.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be holding any more events on the City of Holmes Beach property.

The complete schedule for the coming year is attached. Feel free to post/share/reproduce these flyers if you wish.

Looking forward to yet another great year of observing!

Jonathan
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Equipment for Sale/Trade / Re: FREE finderscope
« Last post by Jonathan Sabin on May 23, 2017, 01:48:04 pm »
And Andy wins the give-away!   :D


Send me an e-mail (cosmosjon@aol.com), or call me at 941-518-8695, and we'll figure out how you'll get it.

Jonathan
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Equipment for Sale/Trade / Re: FREE finderscope
« Last post by Andy Pyatt on May 23, 2017, 12:23:30 pm »
Looks good,  i will take ot if no one else needs it.

Thanks, 
Andy
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Equipment for Sale/Trade / FREE finderscope
« Last post by Jonathan Sabin on May 23, 2017, 10:59:45 am »
I am passing along a piece of equipment that was donated to the club "to anyone who could make use of it."

It is an Orion brand 8x40 straight through finderscope. If you're interested, take a look at the photos and let me know in a reply if you'd like it. (First come, first serve.)

Jonathan

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Equipment Wanted / Re: Alt-Az Mount
« Last post by Andy Pyatt on May 20, 2017, 07:12:29 pm »
Thanks for recommendation... that mount won't hold enough weight.   Appreciate the info though.   Leaning toward Explore Scientific Twilight or Vixen Porta. 
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Equipment Wanted / Re: Alt-Az Mount
« Last post by Ed McDonough on May 20, 2017, 01:44:23 pm »
Hi Andy:
I saw this on High Point Scientific:

http://www.highpointscientific.com/celestron-astromaster-mount-and-tripod-93610

I'm familiar with this setup, Celestron uses it on all of their AstroMaster telescopes.

Ed McDonough
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Equipment Wanted / Re: bino viewer in mind
« Last post by Sean McDonald on May 19, 2017, 08:58:52 pm »
Okay, well, I guess nobody has any experience with them - so after a fair bit of fighting with myself,  I've settled for a less expensive bino from Orion. Sort of a 'tester' set.   If I reallllly love the whole "bino-wiewing' way of viewing, larger sums of $ will be spent on finer product down the road.  Much larger sums :'(  But that goes with the territory.

They should be here next week. Looking forward to 'first light'.




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Equipment Wanted / Alt-Az Mount
« Last post by Andy Pyatt on May 19, 2017, 09:15:25 am »
Hello to all,


Anyone have a relatively cheap Alt-Az mount that they are looking to get rid of?  It needs to be sturdy enough to hold at least 12 lbs with stability and I would prefer slow motion controls.  Let me know, please.

Thanks,
Andy
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