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#1226 Stacy

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Cool stuff Robert! The colors are nice :)
 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

He doesn't have any secondary heat and frost on his secondary twice became a problem. The first time he removed the upper cage, took it into his p/u to warm, then reassembled, recollimated and went back to business. The second time was quite late, so it was his goodnight signal. He got home to Silverdale around 6:30.


That's hardcore.
 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

Jupiter and Moon are supposed to put up a nice show tomorrow evening: Jupiter Dances With the Moon from S&T

What are the odds this soup will clear by then? I was out in my backyard at Hazy Hollow and I could hear the condensation rain down from the cedars and firs like steady rain.

No one is buying anything fancy, are they?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

No one is buying anything fancy, are they?



nothing fancy... no.. just a, a cheshire to collimate my RC. it isn't physically used under the night sky! I SWEAR!! it's not even supposed to be here until tuesday!

Stacy : Thank You! I've wanted to do the IC pair some justice for a long time. I'm working on combining the Ha of the Horse Head with some color data, although it would be nice to get some new rgb data of it.
 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

nothing fancy... no.. just a, a cheshire to collimate my RC. it isn't physically used under the night sky! I SWEAR!! it's not even supposed to be here until tuesday!


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:15 AM

it's only $31.00 :bawling:
 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I've been known to take my glove off and put my hand around the secondary to warm it up.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

No one is buying anything fancy, are they?



nothing fancy... no.. just a, a cheshire to collimate my RC. it isn't physically used under the night sky! I SWEAR!! it's not even supposed to be here until tuesday!


Can't blame it on me if you didn't see it... It was visible from my house :grin:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Jupiter and Moon are supposed to put up a nice show tomorrow evening: Jupiter Dances With the Moon from S&T



Partially clear here, the Moon & Jupiter are absolutely stunning, so close together!
 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

I have not seen such persistent fog in my dozen years here. The thought of renaming my abode Foggy Hollow fleeted across my mind but Hazy Hollow has a better ring to it.

At least its not freezing and I got a view just like Robert's picture.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

Great to see that folks got out observing and imaging the last few days. The crazy fog inversion layer in Seattle (and nearby) caused really fantastic transparency in the mountains. The fog blocked out Seattle at Rattlesnake. And no cars ventured there until around 6 AM. I got TONS of data this weekend(only about 13 hours but that is a lot around here)
Gives something to process in the coming weeks :)
 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

Well I hate to say it but this lowland fog has given me some very nice nights!
I get home from work around midnight driving up the hill about 45 min. from Bellingham and I am above the fog and it knocks the skyglow from Vancouver down to -- well it's just not there! Got to love it!
I did see the Jupiter-Moon show but didn't really appreciate it as I was checking Color fringing on a new home-built Jaeger's 4" F/15 that I just put together.
I hope everyone takes advantage of the clear weather while we have it, to me it seems to be a bad observing Winter.
 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

I have not seen such persistent fog in my dozen years here.


Cliff Mass thinks this is a highly significant inversion pattern, too: http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/

I took my mom up to Mt. Rainier yesterday, climbing above the gloom into the sun. (At one point I made her laugh: we passed a sign that said "31 mi. to Paradise," and I said, "Or even closer if I don't keep my eyes on the road.") The chalkboard at the Paradise Visitor's Center predicted a high there of 63* and freezing level at 11,500'.

Here's the most recent 3 mo. climate forecast: http://www.climate.w...u/outlook.html. Winter isn't over.
 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

The chalkboard at the Paradise Visitor's Center predicted a high there of 63* and freezing level at 11,500'.



Yeah, my neighbor was up there this weekend and said it was really warm. He said the hike was great!
 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Great to see that folks got out observing and imaging the last few days. The crazy fog inversion layer in Seattle (and nearby) caused really fantastic transparency in the mountains. The fog blocked out Seattle at Rattlesnake. And no cars ventured there until around 6 AM. I got TONS of data this weekend(only about 13 hours but that is a lot around here)
Gives something to process in the coming weeks :)


Good on you for getting out there. I've been working swing shifts and I've been too beat after work to do anything other than glance at the sky.
 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Monday we went up Rock Candy Mtn Rd in the Capitol Forest area SW of Olympia. We broke out of the fog at about 1000ft elevation, but did not make it all the way up because the road still had a foot or more of snow on it. We did hike up a ways in the wonderful sun. The Olympics in the background.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

I love those 'above the fog' days. Wish I'd been there.
 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Sun :cloudy:
 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Good to see everyone still active. Mike, your IS bino experience has convinced me that I don't need the 50mm (that I never would have bought). I have been really wanting some since last summer during the goldendale heavenly pixieland star party that now seems like it was a different planet. The lounge chair experience there was so nice that I too long for another trip to gd. I think I may have some 12*36 is bino by then. My CEO just announced our bonus amounts and it goes
close to the price of the 12x36 version. I'll have to add some to it but, it will be cool to buy them for just 200 or so.
 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Oh BTW, count me in on pixieland and any other SP at Mike's astro paradise. Hold the wind though. While it was exciting, it was hard on the shelters:-)
 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Dung Beetles are astronomers too and they do it without Goto.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21150721

Is it any surprise then that early humans could find their way across the globe?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

I always keep a few dung beetles in my scope. Helps the GOTOs :ubetcha:

Meade is trying to claim they invented the technology, but I think we all know better. :)
 

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Another example of insects using polarized light to navigate, as do honeybees . . . pretty cool dung!
 

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

a day at the "office" :lol: doing some demo work on a soon to be gone cabin

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

In Between Clouds

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