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RichP714 last won the day on March 31 2016

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About RichP714

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    Richard Pecoraro
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    not absinthe; this is my 'irresistible bliss' formulation of Alkyl Nitrites (colloquially known as poppers) I'm now getting unheard of purity and potency; If anyone is familiar with modern day OTC stuff, it's wretched, mostly because manufacturers don't care much about quality In this picture the bottom (pale blue) phase is the waste phase, and the green top layer is the yield
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    What I've been up to:
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    Homegrown copper sulfate crystal
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  11. I went a bit (further) down the rabbit hole with CarPro products. I'd already used Iron-X and eraser to prep the paint. I applied cquartz UK edition to the paint, and dlux to the trim (both very nice products) Reload really bumps the hydrophobicity up a notch (and protects cquartz while it's curing) EcH2O is a great quik detailer Perl works wonders on tires (dlux on the wheels) dlux in the engine bay
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    WE have a dark site nearby; the scope is a modified meade LX-90 (8 inch) catadioptric; very adequate All my pics are in the dark, but it looks alot like this one (equatorial wedge, piggyback scope, 3d counterbalance weights, microfocuser, dew buster, a few other mods
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    Space Weather News for April 21, 2018 http://spaceweather.com https://www.facebook.com/spaceweatherdotcom LYRID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. If forecasters are correct, the Lyrids will peak this weekend with as many as 20 meteors per hour--a minor display compared to greater showers like the Perseids and Geminids later in the year. However, dense clumps of dust in Thatcher's debris stream sometimes produce unexpected outbursts. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information and observing tips. Remember, SpaceWeather.com is on Facebook! Above: Comet's Thatcher's dusty debris stream -- click to view an interactive 3D orbit created by programmer Ian Webster. APR 2018 deepsky observation plan (22:00 hrs, CST)
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    Dig the Juicy ring modulation!
  15. I ended up using cquartz UK edition; it turned out fine