August 31, 2013 at 7:06 pm #11612
So glad I made the drive down to EB last night(my first time there).
It was an amazing night to be out, snow crickets chirping, owls hooting, occasional coyote howl and distant lightning show. O.h. yes, and the stars showed up as well. No, not just talking about Dean and Randy(they were upstaged by Julie anyway). Best viewing conditions I've seen in a loonng time. I had a chance to continue working the bugs out of my barn door tracker, attempting to image M31 and Saggitarius. I will try to post a few pics later this weekend.
Thanks to all who helped me find just about everything! Learning is exciting no matter what age one is ;D
fyi… to anyone interested, Dean will be giving french lessons to anyone willing to listen.
or ev wha!September 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm #11613Mr.GorpParticipant
Anyone up for an evening out at Keller?September 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm #11614ellenvegaParticipant
Sounds like I missed an EB outing. Skies up in the Boundary Waters were NOT great for observing. Humid and/or cloudy everynight.
New moon this weekend. An Eagle Bluff night?September 4, 2013 at 3:28 am #11615
Possibly. I have to check with Eagle Bluff tomorrow.
Plus, not sure of the weather this weekend.
Will contact them and post tomorrow.
If the skies are like last weekend's, it should be very fun indeed. We had an excellent time.September 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm #11616
Hello astronomy fans!
There is a Boy Scout troop and a soccer group at Eagle Bluff this weekend. But since they will already be there, Dawn said that the parking lot lights will be off, plus the building will be open for the restroom.
Let's hope for some clear skies and a chance to have a great outreach will some youngsters!September 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm #11617Randy HParticipant
I'd consider Eagle Bluff or Kelner tonight if there was anyone else interested.
But the scopes will drippin' wet tonight!September 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm #11618
Eagle Bluff looks good. Clear sky, light wind and low humidity. If we do have moisture problems, I'll have Vidal and his long extension cord handy.
Eagle Bluff is where I am headed.September 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm #11619Jerome TaubelParticipant
Jillissa and I will be down to Eagle Bluff tonight. Can only stay until about Midnight, though, so binoculars only this time.
See you there!September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm #11620Randy HParticipant
Will be there by 8:30September 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm #11621
I went out to the Flatin Farm last night, a crazy night for weather. From 7:30 to 9 it was so warm and humid and cloudy that I thought, "what the heck did I come out here for?"
Then 'POOF', it cleared up and from 9 to 11 it wasn't bad, almost good! The NE portion of the sky was my target grounds. M33, M31 and satellites, Gamma Andromeda, M34, Perseus Double Cluster, M45, Alpha Persei association, and Algol.
When Stup got out there at 11, we went after the California Nebula near Zeta Perseii, found the area that it was in, but didn't have a decent enough filter to see it well. We could "see" it, but a novice wouldn't have had a clue.
Still fun though. By 1 a.m. the sky was the property of the clouds. Oh well. Still sort of AGNFA.September 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm #11622September 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm #11623September 16, 2013 at 5:48 am #11624
Ha! Too funny Bernie. Both were great shots. Good for you. It was a great night, and very fun to finally meet you.
Last Friday night Steve and I got out and did a lot of Lunar observing. He got Rupes Recta (the Straight Wall) the craters Clavius and its inside crater chain, Longmongatonus, Davy, Eratosthenes, Coperincus, Cassini, Valles Alpes and Plato. There was a bright spot between Valles Alpes and Cassini that I can't remember seeing, A Transient Lunar Phenomena? Not sure. At any rate he made great progress on the Lunar 100. We also had a star in Sagittarius come out from behind the Earthshine part of the Moon. Steve found that first.
Binocular objects were the Andromeda Galaxy, the Perseus Double Cluster, Stock 2 (the Sick Man), Kembles Cascade, Gamma Andromeda (a binocular double star), M45 the Pleadies, Aldebaran and the Hyades, (a short discussion on the perspective of distance of naked eye objects in space.)
David Coset, (the French guy) came out to observe with us. He is so funny and the coolest part of it is that he doesn't even try to be. We love him and ultimately I am sure you will all get to know him. We observed until 1 a.m. until the Moon set. I'd have stayed out later, but the Myrah clan had a wedding the next day. For all of you that have met AJ, my sister, please keep here in your thoughts and prayers. She is on the cusp right now.
We got in 5 hours, it was AGNFA! May we all have many more.September 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm #11625
Any plans on observing this coming weekend? The weather not sounding stellar, but, as we all know, that can change…
Anyone interested please shout out 🙂September 25, 2013 at 3:26 am #11626Jeff NewlandParticipant
That sounds like a good idea Bernie. I would be up for it. Not liking the forecasts for the weekend. I've been trying to decide if I want to possibly head out to Keller on Wednesday or Thursday this week. 🙂
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