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#1 galaxyman

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

Doing a new monthy video series called Galaxy Log.

So far we have September 2012 and October 2012 online.
http://www.youtube.c...65?feature=mhee

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

A video observing log! What a good idea! Good job, Karl.

I liked the descriptions with different telescope sizes as well as the observing tips. I'd just suggest that at times the narration was a bit too low-volume against the background music and maybe a bit difficult to understand, at least for a non-native English speaker like me. The female voice, on the other hand, sounded very articulate.

Thanks for the link!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

Well done. Good ideas for my next observing runs this Fall.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

Too cool!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

What a great video series.
I added them to my astronomy playlist and I subscribed
to your channel.

#6 galaxyman

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Thanks all

As time goes on, we'll add a galaxy or two per video here and there, and other bonus material.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Subscribed!.... :cool: :waytogo:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

This month's GL video is up.
http://www.youtube.c...65?feature=mhee


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Awesome video series, subscribed

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

Thank you Andy.

December GL should be out sometime next week.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

December GL is up.
http://www.youtube.c...r/GalaxyLog4565

Enjoy

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

January Galaxy Log is up.

http://www.youtube.c...r/GalaxyLog4565

Enjoy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Karl, I really love these videos, keep em coming.
Have you ever considered lengthening the videos slightly and adding finder charts? or adding a link to finder charts??

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Hi Andy

Thanks for your comments, and I'm very glad to hear you're enjoying them :)

The answer to your question is yes we are going to do more in each video. Adding more galaxies (particularly in spring and autumn), possible sketches, and so on. Also we may do a special GL with many spring galaxies using just the 4" refractor. Kind of a tribute to Walter Scott Houston and his Deep Sky Wonders column whom had a big influence on me, and used a 4" refractor for many of his observations. That will take some time to do though.

I would have to think about using charts, though not sure if we'll be able to use say some of the charts from the modern sky charts published today (we would have to get permission no doubt). Possible using the star finding charts HASB has, though not near as detailed as say Uranometria. Putting say the chart # of say Unranometria is also a possibility.

Basically Galaxy Log will evolve.


Oh, feel free to put any observations of any of the respective month's galaxies in the comment section.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

Karl; thats awesome....yeah I subscribed to your videos. I only asked about charts ,as Im what Id called an intermediate observer, camelapardis is known to be up there, but finding it, hehehehehehe, ok.
Still working on finding the time and skys to finish the messier club requirments.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

FYI

We posted a new video on the Galaxy Log channel called Galaxy Log an Intro. A bit of history and the people involved, including some observing suggestions.
http://www.youtube.c...r/GalaxyLog4565

The February GL 2013 should be up this coming weekend.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Nice to finally see the man behind the voice. :grin:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Well done. I might suggest you speak a little slower. People from the North East and West coast as well as young people in general tend to speak faster. This can be a little off-putting to others and confusing to older people . Take notice of professional communicators, and you'll notice they speak a bit more slowly and enunciate well.
Good job, though.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Nice to finally see the man behind the voice. :grin:


Hey Andy hope I didn't scare you :shocked:

Yes David, and we do tend to speak a bit faster.

Thanks

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Nah, realizing your observing with a pack of wild dogs 20 feet away, thats scary. :roflmao:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

The February Galaxy Log is up with some slight changes
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=KVtpq0ezpTA

http://www.youtube.c...r/GalaxyLog4565

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

Karl; when is your next astrofest????

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Hi Andy

Our CAS Starfest 2013 is planned for August 3 with the 4th, 10th, 11th as rain/cloud dates.

It's held at Hopewell National Furnace next to French Creek State park in Pa. southwest of Pottstown.

The skies are good for a public star party, for we need an area that’s easy for the public to find, but at least dark enough for them to see great views through the telescopes.

Included of course before nightfall are presentations by CAS members, and usually a special guest speaker from NASA or someone from the astro department from a college/university. Also many astro gifts, including telescopes are usually raffled.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

March Galaxy Log

The March Galaxy Log is up.
http://www.youtube.c...r/GalaxyLog4565


Clear Dark Skies,


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

Nice work Karl, thank you :)






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