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#51 JayinUT

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

Oh, and I'm just venting. It all cycles so for this year I just put down continuing to work on the H2500 and my planetary nebula list I've made. No new equipment or eyepieces for me. Making an equatorial platform is on my to do. Be careful as in 2 years I just may look on moving south.

#52 Qwickdraw

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Learn to enjoy the equipment I have without always looking for something better--mainly in the area of eyepieces.


sacrilege I tell you !

#53 csa/montana

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Take more time looking at stuff instead of just going object to object. Getting a sketchbook and keeping better notes.


It's amazing how much more detail you will see, when sketching targets! It's also a lot of fun!

#54 faintfuzzy

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

I would like to get out more away from this big dome of light pollution and try to be more of assistance to others interested in amateur astronomy.

#55 Atl

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Get a 16".

#56 Starman1

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

1.Observe the Moon and planets from my patio a little more.
2.Start observing the asterisms on the download list from the Saguaro Astronomy Club. After 50 years of observing, I'm shocked at how few of these I know.

#57 kfiscus

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well- I guess I'm done stargazing for the year. My resolution was to get the Horsehead and I got it on my first try and without a filter (Z12) on January 3.

I will try to finish the Caldwell List. I'm 2/3 done.

#58 Lou3

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

My resolutions are:

- no obsessing over gear. I have my astronomy binoculars, and I know what telescope I'll buy later this year.
- join my local astronomy club (doing so today)
- get my son started on the Sky Puppy Program
- finish the Constellation Hunter Northern Skies Program and Binocular Messier Program
- start the Universe Sampler Program
- start sketching
- spend at least a couple of weekends observing at Cherry Springs

#59 AB9MS

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Build a $600 RoR observatory. If time/money permits start grinding my first mirror.

#60 JimMo

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

I resolve to stop complaining about Michigan weather. Starting now.

#61 FordGalaxy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

-Mercury, Uranus and Neptune
-taking a decent planetary picture through my dob
-getting to Spruce Knob's summit for observation (bortle 1/2 site)
-actually interacting with other astronomers






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