104 Sketches Plus M51
Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:36 PM
Tom got to stand there and watch as I tried to hone in on M97/M108, but I kept banging the base of the OTA into the tripod legs. (You see, it takes three-dimensional thinking to realize the tube can be zoinked way up out of balance if something is hiding in the tripod shadow...but I had to wait for my audience to leave before I realized that.)
Jake, thanks. Item 18 sounds like something I would really like to read about, and see the results when you get to it. A long, high-latitude winter night should make it possible, although potentially life-threatening. What made you choose 250 as the number of objects?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:36 AM
Going to have to try this myself at some point...
Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:46 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:24 AM
It's something for later in the year, I think; I am off to South East Asia and Australia the week after next, until mid-July and we don't get our dark sky back until late July in any case.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:05 PM
That was M81 you were smelling Tom. Thank goodness you came by and stopped me before I frictionized a hole right through the middle of it!
we do have to be careful of fire hazards in this dry land of ours.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:57 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:18 AM
Thanks Rich! It's good to see you around these parts some more, and to see that Jacumba under your avatar.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:44 AM
Faith, I hope you make good progress on your AL Southern Sky Binocular project.
Thanks. I am going to be in Australia for seven weeks so I should easily polish it off.
There's optimism for you...
Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:53 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:57 AM