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#26 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:36 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! :)

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.)

Thanks Jules!

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?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:36 AM

Nice work Jeremy. 104 sketches in one night is a pretty incredible feat. :bow:

Going to have to try this myself at some point...

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:46 PM

Faith, I hope you do give it a try. I'd love to hear how it goes!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:24 AM

First, I have to get a clear, Moonless sky. A rarity here at the moment!
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.

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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. :ubetcha:

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:57 PM

Jeremy you never cease to amaze me! :shocked: Totally awesome sketches and considering the time constraints, just a tremendous accomplishment! Then you go stun us all with an M51 sketch that is hypnotically beautiful.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:18 AM

Faith, I hope you make good progress on your AL Southern Sky Binocular project.

Thanks Rich! It's good to see you around these parts some more, and to see that Jacumba under your avatar.

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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... :p

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:53 AM

Wow, I'm speechless. Congrats Jeremy! I consider myself happy if I manage to sketch 3 objects one night. :D

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:57 AM

Thanks Ferenc! Actually, three sketches during an observing evening is about my maximum too.






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