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Randy H

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2370 on: September 19, 2020, 07:14:59 PM »
Yes, local viewing only tonight. Too much haze!

Jeff Newland

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« Reply #2371 on: September 20, 2020, 11:25:51 AM »
Too late Barb, I was already gone.   Sun setting before 7:30, I like to get there around that time.  :) 
Somewhat surprising, nobody was saying anything..  so I guess they are still heading down there..  and I went.   :)
Nobody there and figured, I guess everyone is smarter than me, oh well.   :D
Definitely not too could low down.  Jupiter was visible when I got there.  I decided to set up the scope to at least see Jupiter and Saturn.  I found Saturn soon after Jupiter, easy to find at that time, just a little to the left.  Jupiter was nice with all 4 moons strung out on the one side, mother hen and her little chicks following, almost a straight line, really nice.  Hard to pick things out visually in the haze.  The summer triangle was there.  I did find M27, the Dumbbell, surprised me.  Other Messiers were, M13, M11, M57.  The Ring was almost straight up and was easy to see.  I also had the ISS pass starting around 8:03 or so when it came out the soup.  Hard to see things by eye, but using binos or scopes and plenty of stars visible out there.  I left about 9:10 or so.   I was going to wait to see Mars, but I decided there was too much soup to climb up through to wait for it.

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2372 on: October 07, 2020, 02:22:00 PM »
Just checking to see if I can post anything.  I've been unable to do so for the last 3 days or so.  Will try again today Oct 8.  No, didn't allow a post; same message: the upload folder is full.
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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2373 on: October 08, 2020, 09:58:38 PM »
I came across this at one point too. I saw Mars tonight, and it was definitely the best I've ever seen it. It wasn't disappointing for a change.

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« Reply #2374 on: October 11, 2020, 11:09:36 AM »
Definitely agree with you Luka!  Obtained a reasonable video although the seeing was only fair at 12:30 am when taken.  I can't post the stacked final image here however as the upload folder is full (as I understand it).
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Bob Fealey

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2375 on: October 25, 2020, 12:15:17 PM »
Perhaps I can post a link to a Mars photo taken on Oct. 6th.  The telescope was a Meade 10 inch LX90 equatorially mounted,  the camera a StarShoot 6.3 Mpixel mini color from Orion, imaging software was SharpCap Pro and Registax6 was used to stack and enhance the image.  I found a Hubble Mars image showing a similar view with identification of surface features, some of which can be seen in photo.  Link is here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1530708690449619&set=a.254876668032834.  If the link doesn't work check out the photo below. (thanks John M. for fixing this!)
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« Reply #2376 on: November 29, 2020, 02:32:31 PM »
Sunspot image taken yesterday 11-28-2020.  Sunspot AR 2786 is one of the largest in quite a while.  (Taken with a sun-filtered StarBlast 4.5" reflector and Orion 6.3 Mpixel camera).
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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2377 on: March 05, 2021, 05:29:52 PM »
Been a long time! Eagle Bluff is available for us tomorrow (Saturday) night. Dean and I are planning on a few hours there. We will confirm tomorrow afternoon...

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2378 on: March 05, 2021, 08:24:13 PM »
I hope to be there!

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2379 on: March 06, 2021, 01:17:12 PM »
Would love to be there as well.  But, just got a SkyFi 3 and want to get it set up with my observatory scope tonite.  If things go smoothly I may come out.
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Jeff Newland

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2380 on: March 06, 2021, 03:11:31 PM »
I plan to be there tonight as well.

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« Reply #2381 on: March 06, 2021, 04:05:45 PM »
Looks like a go!

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2382 on: March 06, 2021, 07:03:03 PM »
Love to join you at Eagle Bluff, but need to keep it a short night.

Will be heading out to Keller for a couple of hours.

Lets go see some stars (and your smiling, bundled up faces)!

Jeff Newland

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« Reply #2383 on: March 11, 2021, 12:52:14 PM »
Barb or Dean, is Eagle Bluff open this weekend?  Friday night looks like it will be clear.  I know we talked about going out again this weekend.  Friday looks like it will be clearer than Saturday. 

Last Saturday, there were 4 of us at Eagle Bluff.   A great night, Barb (Ellenvega) is fantastic at finding things.   She found some carbon stars and Ghost of Jupiter(?) among other things.  I was mainly looking around at some Messiers.  We left around 10:30, or at least I think everyone was getting ready to leave.   It was Dean, Barb, Luka and me. 

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Re: Observing tonight?
« Reply #2384 on: March 11, 2021, 02:05:46 PM »
Carbon stars are beautiful and interesting to find.  Several years ago I compiled the attached list.  Happy hunting!