My Special Observing Project
Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:39 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:44 PM
Good luck, and keep us posted as you follow this quest!
Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:14 AM
About three months ago I bought a hard bound sketchbook to keep my notes in and have wrote in it quite a bit with what I saw. I have been able to put into words or at least try what I see or comments my 6 year old daughter makes about an object. While splitting Castor " Dad that looks like headlights coming from far away". Now I wonder will my kids read through observing notes.
Good luck and clear skies
Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:38 PM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:18 PM
When my stepdad died back in October I inherited his telescope equipment, books, etc. Along with that stuff were his observing notes. My grandson and I have decided that we are going to go through my stepdad's notes and using his (my stepdad's) equipment we are going observe all of the objects he observed. We will compare our own observations to his. It will be fun (and sad) to read everything he wrote and making the comparisons. It will almost be like having him with us as we observe. My stepdad's scope is a TMB 80mm refractor and he had it on an iOptron Cube. Most of his observations were of double stars from light polluted skies. This will be one of the projects I work on when I can't make it to a dark site. It's nice to have something to work on in my backyard. Now I just need to find a way to work it into the other 500 things going on in my life.
What a great way to honor his memory.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:21 PM
Memories passed on, are forever.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:02 AM
This is what life is all about--living it, and enjoying the memories.
A great tribute and remembrance.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:07 AM
He looks a tad like Walter Matthau.
I was just thinkin' that!
Yes, a wonderful activity, by any standard... enriched with the memories- and even using the same equipment. You are truly fortunate- all THREE of you!
A delightful and yet sobering thot, too- that any of our observing "notes" might be used by our loved ones after we're gone! Maybe i'll put a li'l more effort into my own- at least to make sure they're (more) legible & complete; who knows... they might not be just for *me*.