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Seasons Greetings

Post by MapleRidge » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:03 pm

Good day everyone...

I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone here on SolarChat a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

May 2021 bring clear skies, increased solar activity, and most importantly a return to life as we knew it pre-COVID19!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Brian, Sandy, Scott, and Madeline


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Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:47 pm

Amen to that. I am so tired of COVID-19 and this lifestyle it’s created. Merry Christmas 🎄 Brian and Family from my family to yours and Merry Christmas to all you SolarChatters! I hope all of you get astro-toys for Christmas!


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Post by justapictureposter » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:51 pm

hello and thank you.



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Post by Montana » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:56 pm

Merry Christmas Brian and your whole family, I miss you and hope that one day Covid will be over and we can all meet together again :)

and a very warm welcome to you justapictureposter :)

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Post by Alto » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Merry Christmas Everyone......


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Post by ffellah » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:21 pm

Thank you Brian and the same to you, family and all solarchatters.

Best wishes for a more serene and sunny 2021 in good health.

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Post by Carbon60 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:50 pm

Merry Christmas Brian and all. Certainly let’s hope for a better year to come.

At least cycle 25 is pepping up....

Stu.


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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:54 pm

Hi Brian,
Here's Wishing you and your family the Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year and hopefully a far-better year than of present.

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Post by MapleRidge » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Thanks everyone for all the good wishes :bow

If there is a bottle of single malt scotch in my stocking come morning I might make it through the COVID lock-down that starts here on Boxing Day ;) There will be lots of leftovers to go with it, considering there are only 4 of us to sit down for Christmas diner this year.

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10'x15 Roll-off Roof Observatory
Takahashi EM400 Mount carrying:
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Post by marktownley » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:33 pm

Merry Christmas Brian, Sandy and family! Will be great when some normality returns to life again.


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Post by rsfoto » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:42 pm

Hi Brian,

Thanks and I wish you the same for your family and you.

One thing is certain for 2021 and it is that the Sun is still here ...


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Post by JochenM » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Best wishes to you and yours as well, Brian.



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Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:57 pm

One thing is certain for 2021 and it is that the Sun is still here ..._Rainer
That's for sure. If it isn't we are in real trouble! :o


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Post by Rusted » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:01 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody.

I have my RA drive on the desk so I couldn't image in today's glorious sunshine.
Though I was able to have a quick peek in white light with the 90mm & Lunt wedge.
Three clear spots in a row and uniform surface detail. Well worth a look if you can! :D

Be safe!

Regards,
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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:02 pm

Indeed Chris, I have just had a looksy through a Baadar-filmed spotting-scope and taken some images through that, but one of two small cams has gone wrong, so awaiting a thin-cloud clearing to try out the big camera for a better capture.

Images posted in due course.

Certainly was nice to even get a live view - for a change here and exactly as you have said...

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Post by Highbury Mark » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:23 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone - from a sunny London!


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