Sunday, February 14, 2016

napping in the back

Spent some time today trying to fix my pipe mount for my big binos.  After an hour's effort I finished, but it's frustrating to have to devote so much maintenance to it.  And it cannot balance well.  I went out at 9om and had some views of Orion's Sword, the belt, the head cluster, M41, and M45....  But there was high fog blowing in and a quarter moon.  I ended up closing my eyes and listening to the crickets singing over the traffic noise.  I must've drifted off for a bit.  In any case, I packed it in, determined to build a decent parallelogram mount so I can better enjoy the big binos,  The view of Orion's sword would be excellent if I could get it steady.

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