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Old 09-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #5521
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Not to worry, it isn't going to disappear overnight. It is just that this will be the best night...in other words the brightest. However, it will diminish in brightness fairly quickly.

It is clear here with no chance of any clouds. I have one scope set up ready to go. Hope I don't spot any of these tonight.

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Well, trying to find that super nova was quite the challenge.

The trouble is here we get very long dusky periods before it gets dark. And by the time it was dark enough to make out the galaxy, the moon was already way up. However, I did - just barely - make out the pinwheel and the s/n. But it was far fainter than I thought it might be.

20 x 80 binoculars did not work at all, just too bright with the near full moon.
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Well, trying to find that super nova was quite the challenge.

The trouble is here we get very long dusky periods before it gets dark. And by the time it was dark enough to make out the galaxy, the moon was already way up. However, I did - just barely - make out the pinwheel and the s/n. But it was far fainter than I thought it might be.

20 x 80 binoculars did not work at all, just too bright with the full moon.
Keith, if you had problems finding it I won't have a chance.
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Ace photo's cocobolo, excellent craftmanship, looks a really exciting project!
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Jim, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. That means the sky should be darker for that extra 50 minutes right at dusk. That should make quite a difference.

I will look again tonight and tomorrow night and see if there is any improvement.
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Jim, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. That means the sky should be darker for that extra 50 minutes right at dusk. That should make quite a difference.

I will look again tonight and tomorrow night and see if there is any improvement.
I didn't know that about the moon either, I learned something new today.
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Thank you zigojacko...neat name there. Welcome to the thread.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to fire away.
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Keith, did you feel the earthquake there in Vancouver today?

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-4-...203444424.html
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Keith, did you feel the earthquake there in Vancouver today?

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-4-...203444424.html
Hi Jim, no, didn't feel anything. It could be that I was busy doing something at the time and just didn't notice.

It could also be that I had the tax assessor here at the time and my full attention was devoted to getting rid of her as quickly as possible. At least this time I got to impress on her just how incompetent the last two clowns were.

We have a couple of friends up in Port Hardy who also have a cabin here on Ruxton. I'll shoot them an email to see if they felt anything.
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Taxes?! Did you tell her that everyone on the island took a vote and it was decided that Ruxton would be a tax-free island?

I was thinking you all wouldn't have to pay property taxes since there are no public services or schools.
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Taxes?! Did you tell her that everyone on the island took a vote and it was decided that Ruxton would be a tax-free island?

I was thinking you all wouldn't have to pay property taxes since there are no public services or schools.
Apparently, we could actually incorporate Ruxton Island as a village, just as Lions Bay did many years ago. That gives them the ability to raise their own taxes and keeps the major governments mostly out of it, not completely, but mostly.

I think we should just call it the Republic of Ruxton Island and be done with it.
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That's interesting. Heck, it might be the answer to not having a fire department. With the tax money, they could put up water tanks and pumps around the island. Or something like that.
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I think we should just call it the Republic of Ruxton Island and be done with it.
Sounds like a plan!
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Front railing fix:

Here's the board as it was stuck on to the railing.
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A few swipes of the hand plane later...
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