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Posts Made By: Floyd Blue

November 29, 2003 11:49 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Happy fish!

Posted By Floyd Blue

My backyard pond.

November 30, 2003 04:29 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Dark or Altitude?

Posted By Floyd Blue

I am thinking about new sites for observing and I am not quite sure which is the most important.
Having only so much time to go looking for new sites, I am trying to decide on the area to investigate thoroughly.
I have high mountains at 7,000-8,500' with questionable upper air stability and I have 2,000' dessert plain with daily coastal influence and dark skies due to no local towns or light sources.
I think that dark skies would rule over altitude.
What do you think?

December 1, 2003 06:46 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Mushrooms rule

Posted By Floyd Blue

Contrast and color, with a touch of poetry.

December 1, 2003 06:55 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Falls color.

Posted By Floyd Blue

Here is a fall photo for those who like the changing colors.

December 2, 2003 08:02 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Dark vs. Altitude revised!

Posted By Floyd Blue

I think that my question was misunderstood so I am restating it.
If you have the choice between dark skies and a lower elevation and light polution (Sky Glow) at a higher elevation, which do you think would be the better site?
I am not asking if you can have a high elevation with darks skies. I am asking which scenario would be the most prefered.

December 3, 2003 01:33 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

New thread?

Posted By Floyd Blue

OK, which came 1st, the chicken or the egg?
Also, Why did that chicken cross the road? Was it looking for the egg?
And for goodness sake, why does everything always taste like chicken?

December 3, 2003 07:28 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

What is it worth?

Posted By Floyd Blue

Truss DOB, 20.3" f/5.6 Pegasus mirror, JMI DX3 focuser, light shroud. Looks like the one in the picture but larger.
What would you think it's value would be.
I am trying to get an idea for a friend.

December 3, 2003 08:24 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Picture of our area

Posted By Floyd Blue

Here is a bit of spring to break the fall. ;^)
Rolling hills and mountains.

December 4, 2003 07:24 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Fall Shot

Posted By Floyd Blue

Just to keep with the season, here is a fall shot with clouds, you know those things that make observing imposible! ;^)

December 7, 2003 12:37 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

question of distance

Posted By Floyd Blue

Anyone know how to figure the distance off center (angled) at the end of a 11" beam if it off verticle by .0085"?
Would this be 11 x .0085" = .0935"? I was thinking this was the formula, but I am unable to find an answer in my books or on the net.