Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6
Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:10 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:46 PM
I had big plans to observe on this wonderfully clear weekend that has just passed, but alas on Friday I came down with a cold and was not up to getting out, not even tonight still, but am getting better now that it's supposed to cloud up.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:46 AM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:35 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:09 PM
Brad, I'm glad your health is on the mend.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:48 PM
Isn't the New Moon AND Mothers Day PRINTED on most calendars almost a year in advance Mike?.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:09 AM
Edit: the QHY8 was a poor choice on an open scope in the humidity of western washington... lost everything I got on the Iris, and 4 of the subs from M13 because frost developed on the CCD window
Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:17 AM
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:15 AM
Fine, Ajay, so where's the image of you in your CN shirt?
There was a time when a man's word was good enough. Now you know why I take pictures and don't look through a scope Anyway here's an image to keep y'all happy. Finally managed to snag the Leo Triplet weekend before last from Hazy Hollow.
First light for my TMB 130ss at f/7. Captured with an Atik 383L+.
Larger version on Flickr.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:47 AM
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:02 PM
False alarm last night. Looked like it might be good, but then it went away. The moon looked good, so it must have been just this side of the clouds.
Just binos, but I also noticed my small scopes are multiplying. I think they are up to about 4 now with two gotos. Funny how those things happen. Must be time to separate them.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:05 PM
I hope everyone is doing well and look forward to this summers observing.
If anyone knows where Lost Lake in Oregon is; I created a sky chart for its location:
I hope to throw a few star parties there this season, and will let you guys know via the outreach thread
Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:12 PM
Lost Lake looks reachable from Tacoma. What's the camping situation there? How are the horizons?
Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:22 PM
How are the horizons?
Mt Hood would certainly be prominent in the south-east got to be a beautiful view of it!
Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:09 AM
That looks ALMOST as good as I visually saw it in my Borg 5" refractor.
[Really beautiful shot. Pictures like this remind me how vast, grand, inexplicable, fantastic, and simply mind-boggling the universe really is. ]