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Happy New Year everyone!

Started by mirfak, 12/31/2013 09:20AM
Posted 12/31/2013 09:20AM | Edited 12/31/2013 09:21AM Opening Post
2013 was both good and bad for astronomy.
Good - great weather and good times with friends at star parties, Neaf,
and in the driveway. Following Nova Delphinus.
Comet Lovejoy in a 25". Binocular observing so good I'm ready to ditch telescopes.

Bad - The weather all year. The economy. The loss of civility in Internet forums and in public.

Looking forward to 2014 and completing more observing programs.

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Posted 12/31/2013 01:13PM #1
I have made lifelong friends this year on A-mart. A few of you (myself included) sent each other Christmas cards. The lovely people of this site have helped me reshape my knowledge on classic equipment, helped me locate extremely difficult parts, while others will simply and cheerfully, give me a call on their cell...some conversations lasting over an hour!

Here's a glass of 20-year Tawny Porto; a toast to all of you who I consider my brothers and sisters in astronomy. May this family grow even larger in 2014.

Always the best

Just a few thoughts:

8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
grin Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
shocked Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
wink Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
smile My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics
Posted 12/31/2013 03:56PM #2
Same to you and yours and all of Astromart friends.
Looking forward to 2014 and warmer climates