“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs, Baaders, Meades,a lonely Nagler ,Star party specials-GSO's and TMB's
...It is better that my wife knows the VALUE of my equipment than the PRICE of my equipment.
Quote:I saw this Saturday night also. Below Polaris from my location, which is really not all that far (a couple hundred miles North) from Grand Canyon. Very bright, glowed on twice and off twice while I was watching. It was moving very slowly, easy to think it was stationary.An item passing nearest to that time according to Heavens Above was an old Agena booster--a large piece of space junk. If it was tumbling, that would account for the behavior.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:Actually, I confess...it was my peoples' mother ship. Now that the cat's out of the bag, please take me to your leader. - Jim
Quote:Hey man, that's cool. We're just stopping by to usher in the Age of Aquarius. Peace, love and plenty. No war, no pollution, universal health care globally, safe, inexpensive, renewable energy. You know...pulling Earth out of primitive, superstitious barbarism into true "civil"-ization?Regards,Jim