Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..


Christopher Erickson
 

Funny enough, every Thanksgiving and Christmas here in Hawaii, before COVID, my wife and I would host a "Thanksgiving in the Land of Misfit Toys" for all of the elderly, widowed, single or just lonely astro-nuts here on the island. Just being an astro-nut was enough to qualify. I believe Marj & Roland attended at least once.

It will be nice to re-commence with social gatherings at some point. When that finally happens and if any of you happen to be on the Big Island during either of those two holidays, let me know and I'll assign you something to bring to the festivities!

At one point I thought it would be fun to come up with an acronym for the gatherings but upon reflection, TITLOMT didn't create the vibe I was looking for.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 10:15 AM Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:
Oh I am sure it is. It just made me think of the island of misfit toys from the Rudolph Christmas cartoon when you said it was made from rejected parts. 🙂


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io>
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
It's actually a very good mount from the standpoint of accuracy. Dual encoders and other goodies. I will be running it fully modeled and unguided.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io>
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
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Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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