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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:25 pm 
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Anyone else see that Tom Clarke is selling his Chiefland property on AstroMart?: 42" scope, 24 ft. dome, 2280 sf house, 2400 sf workshop on 5 acres - the whole truckload.

$325,000. Seems like he's losing a bundle doesn't it? Hope it's his decision and not out of necessity. Get 10 observers and divide the cost and it could be a nice astro getaway.

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/de ... _id=734303

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Wow, this isn't a sellers market. I hope it goes to a true astronomer and not someone who just wants the house or property.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Just heard from a friend of mine that supposedly Tom is relocating to New Mexico (or some place similar out this way). Don't know whether or not it's true, but if so to leave a meter-class scope behind sounds painful, even if he's building something new. They ain't cheap!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:35 pm 
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Why wouldn't he transport it? Cheaper than building a new one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:10 am 
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I agree. Unless he's got a load of bucks and wants something different for his next observatory.

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People who think they have a load of bucks might be surprised in another year or two. Gawdy consumerism is about to die.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:46 pm 
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I agree. Downsize and live simply. Or be forced to.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:50 am 
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Kawx4d wrote:
Anyone else see that Tom Clarke is selling his Chiefland property on AstroMart?: 42" scope, 24 ft. dome, 2280 sf house, 2400 sf workshop on 5 acres - the whole truckload.

$325,000. Seems like he's losing a bundle doesn't it? Hope it's his decision and not out of necessity. Get 10 observers and divide the cost and it could be a nice astro getaway.

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/de ... _id=734303


If money was no object, I'd buy that lot. Actually, no, I'd buy a place in Arizona with another in Australia or Chile, for the southern skies.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:53 pm 
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I'm trying to convince my viewing buddy, Dennis, to buy property in Austin, NV. He's a doctor (= rich). Austin is 6 hours from the Bay Area, and 3 hours from Reno. It only has a population of 350 sits at 6600' elevation, and there's viewing in the national forest at 7500' elevation above town. The nearest larger town is Eureka, population 650, 70 road miles east. Fallon, 110 miles west, has 8500 people. 30 miles beyond Fallon is Fernley, with 13,000 people.

The median price for a home in Austin is $47,000. I'll volunteer to go out one week per month to watch over Dennis' propery, out of the goodness of my heart.

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I wouldn't care if that workshop was in Bumfarkel Turkey,, look at that workspace. . . . .drool.............. :GrouchoMarx:


That's a fair price.

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I'm trying to convince my viewing buddy, Dennis, to buy property in Austin, NV. He's a doctor (= rich). Austin is 6 hours from the Bay Area, and 3 hours from Reno. It only has a population of 350 sits at 6600' elevation, and there's viewing in the national forest at 7500' elevation above town. The nearest larger town is Eureka, population 650, 70 road miles east. Fallon, 110 miles west, has 8500 people. 30 miles beyond Fallon is Fernley, with 13,000 people.

The median price for a home in Austin is $47,000. I'll volunteer to go out one week per month to watch over Dennis' propery, out of the goodness of my heart.



I like your idea, Darrell.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I wouldn't care if that workshop was in Bumfarkel Turkey



Could be some dark skies there........ :mrgreen:


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