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that's His Lordship, to you.....
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Did you guys have dirt back then?
not yet, we preceded that event! I do recall having to hustle to school so the dinosaurs wouldn't pick me off though!

One thing though-assuming we aren't under some serious cloud cover-is to use a moon filter on your scopes. I used to have an 8-inch scope which I decided to test out on the full moon right after I unboxed the thing. But not being used to the upside down backwards movement, I made the mistake of going from dark night sky to full moon in one quick motion. that was the end of my night vision for about a week..........:eek:
 

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Just an Old Man
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Talking about going back in time. I remember FDR's speech about the Japs bombing Pearl Harbor. Not the words, just remember hearing it. I was 6 at that time. It used to be a grand time listening to the radio on Sundays after lunch.
 

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Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working
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One thing though-assuming we aren't under some serious cloud cover-is to use a moon filter on your scopes. I used to have an 8-inch scope which I decided to test out on the full moon right after I unboxed the thing. But not being used to the upside down backwards movement, I made the mistake of going from dark night sky to full moon in one quick motion. that was the end of my night vision for about a week..........:eek:
I made the mirror and built a 8 inch telescope when I was fourteen.

I looked at a crescent moon through the telescope and burned the image on my retina. I then looked away from the telescope at the night sky and immediately saw my first UFO!!!! As I looked at it....the UFO quickly moved across the sky!!!

After a couple of nights I realized that is was the retina burn and when I tried to look at it that caused it to "appear" to move.

But it was fun for a couple of nights to think at the age of 14 I saw a UFO.
 
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