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#1 woodscavenger

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

This morning I was heading out the the gym.  Had my little 4.5" Dob on the patio table so I snuck a peak at the moon.  It's in a great phase.  Was about to head to the car when I noticed three familiar stars......hey it's the Orion Belt!!   Since this is my first full year at this hobby I was sad to see Orion leave.  The sky was fairly light but with some scanning I was able to find that amazing nebula.   I sure missed it!!



#2 herrointment

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

Ten years down the road you'll still feel the same way.



#3 clmurphy74

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

Yes, I do miss Orion, with his faithful dog, hunting the bull.  It's still a bit early for me, but on Friday & Saturday's I get to stay up late and see them rise from the horizon :bow:  :grin:



#4 Star-gaze69

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

It's out in the morning pre-dawn in my area. I've missed it so much!



#5 caheaton

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

I like Orion...but I always feel a little sad when it first makes its appearance.  To me it means summer will soon be coming to a close and the cold of winter will soon be here.  sigh.....

 

On the flip side, I'm always happy when I catch my first site of Vega....

 

I've always been a warm weather person!



#6 Star-gaze69

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:28 AM

I like Orion...but I always feel a little sad when it first makes its appearance.  To me it means summer will soon be coming to a close and the cold of winter will soon be here.  sigh.....

 

On the flip side, I'm always happy when I catch my first site of Vega....

 

I've always been a warm weather person!

Maybe we need to swap places, Caheaton. I'm a cold weather person stuck in a warm weather state.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Right now the best part of my morning run is being able to eyeball Orion. The thought of it helps me drag my rear out of bed. :smirk:



#8 Star-gaze69

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

Right now the best part of my morning run is being able to eyeball Orion. The thought of it helps me drag my rear out of bed. :smirk:

It won't be long before we're dragging our scopes out of mothballs, Tigerroach.

  Clear winter skies, to you!


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#9 jethro

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:54 AM

That's the only reason I get out of bed at 4:00 am each day. But not only for Orion.



#10 Chuck Hards

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

Jupiter is back, too.  And it should be high enough in the morning sky for some good views before the weather turns bitter cold and winter is locked-in.

 

Seeing Capella rise much earlier in the summer is what usually gives me the shivvers.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:48 AM

at least the mosquitos and rattlesnakes will be gone for awhile......but dang, I hate cold.   Cold to me is like snakes to Indiana Jones; I spent a year above the arctic circle and swore if I ever saw another cold day it'd be too soon..... :coldday: :coldday: :coldday: :coldday: :coldday:


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#12 PhaedrusUpshaw

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:21 PM

Yeah but there is still something quite special about glancing at Orion, seeing Taurus and then spotting the sisters of the Pleiads, however this is being said by a guy who runs outside to get a look every time the ISS flies by...
Clear skies and of course, Keep looking up!"
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

I've been waiting for the Monoceros Milky Way to return so I can finish an observing list.  I was working on it most of last summer, and we had such a severe winter that I didn't get out enough - even with binoculars - to finish before Monoceros and Puppis were gone for the season.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

a few weeks ago I pulled an all nighter and saw it rise up. The Orion Nebula barely cleared my fence before twilight so I got to sneak a peek at it. In my 6 years of observing, I've never been so happy. Bye bye hot, muggy, bug filled summer, hello transparent, cold I have to admit, meteor filled fall and winter. I will miss the summer globs, especially Sagittarius.








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