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#1 MikeBOKC

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Time for new years resolutions, often related to equipment purchases or upgrades, holy grail targets, lists to complete or events to attend or trips to ideal viewing locations. Mine is to add a larger aperture scope for dark sky use, likely 16 inches. What's yours?

#2 cliff mygatt

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

I intend to complete the Astro League Asterism club this year.

#3 Pinbout

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

What's yours?



to finish the projects I've started

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and to start new projects I haven't.

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I really want to build my 10in f8

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#4 kenrenard

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

I would like to finish the Messier objects, and work on getting better with sketching.

#5 bassplayer142

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Get out and observe! I want to get out and hopefully catch some black skies.

#6 KidOrion

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

1) Make better use of moonlit nights by adding the Lunar Club and the Carbon Star Club to my list of observing projects.

2) Finish building Frankenscope.

#7 kfiscus

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Two words: Horse Head

#8 Staredge

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Finish a few AL clubs.
Actually get out and observe more.
Start going to the local astronomy club meetings.
Make it to a big star party.
Get the mirror for the 6" re-silvered and learn how to collimate it.

#9 Michael Rapp

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Slow down, sketch, and observe.

#10 David Pavlich

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

More imaging this year.

David

#11 Dennis_S253

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

Starting the Messier list from scratch, again. Keeping a better observation log, this time. Finding as many Globular clusters and Galaxy's as possible with my 6" scope. Enjoying myself and taking my time. The only new stuff coming my way is a Celestron specality tool for collimation and a zhumell "see it all filter set". Clear skies....

#12 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:24 AM

My 2013 Astro-Resolutions:

- Stop growing older.

- Get better eyes.

- Get more involved in outreach

- Spend more time making stuff, less time buying stuff.

- Thin out the herd...

- Learn some new doubles

Jon

#13 edwincjones

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

just enjoy life

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#14 thomas68

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

More quiet nights observing!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

I resolve to serve as president of my astronomy club to the best of my ability.

#16 Tim Gilliland

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

More imaging this year.

David


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Two words: Horse Head


Think that's one word.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

Ok my New Years Astro Resolutions:

1. Finish my equatorial platform for my dob.
2. Get a full set of TV oculars plossls for my bino viewers.
3. Give the old reflector a face lift: new end rings, new spider secondary holder and recoat mirrors.

Observationaly: 1. See more detail on all four Galilean moons
2. See mars polar cap on a 4" disc
3. Elongate a 0.25" double with my 8"
4. Revisit springtime galaxies with my newly recoated
Mirrors.



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#19 Dave74

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

Attend stellafane.

Start attending local group meetings

Sketch lunar features.

Happy Holidays and Clear Skies, everyone

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

1 Make a decision for design and construction of an observatory. Come help me pleeeeze . . . . :-)

2 Chase more eclipses

3 Observe more with my astro friends.

#21 FirstSight

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

I firmly resolve to be more resolute. OK, aside from being cute with words, what I mean is being more resolute to take whatever opportunities to observe that I have, even if it means heading out into cold weather to do so and all the extra clothes that takes.

It's so much easier to be an armchair observer here in Cloudy Nights than a real observer outside in 28 degree temps.

#22 petely

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

- Thin out the herd...

Gulp! I hope that nobody on here is part of "the herd"

My resolution (to add to the list of last year's resolutions ... and the year before) is to build my observatory.

#23 azure1961p

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

I can't say one or two were ever a problem for me.

Pete

#24 Qwickdraw

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

What's yours?



to finish the projects I've started

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and to start new projects I haven't.

:grin:

I really want to build my 10in f8

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The chair? :grin:

#25 Feidb

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

I don't make resolutions. However, as for 2013, since the world didn't end, I'm going to continue what I've been doing. Seeing as many new faint fuzzies as I can. The Herschel 2500, finish the Herschel 400-2, the northern hemisphere Collinders, the Palomar clusters, the Skiff & Luginbuhl catalog, any others catalogs I come up with.

Continue the Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge and hopefully bring in new participants from around the country... the world.

Get out as many good weather nights as I can.

Continue showing the tourist objects at outreach events. Hopefully inspire others to take up the hobby with a sane perspective.

Continue writing about my astronomical experiences on my web site.

Be a general pain to the astronomical community.






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