My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:It was probably a lot further away then you think. Had it impacted, that close and you'd have known it.....
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Everyone knows that the universe is expanding. This is why we constantly need to buy bigger scopes!
Orion 10x50 binos, 25x100 binos
Coronado Solarmax 40
Orion 102mm ED refractor
B&L Criterion 4000
Orion 120mm f/5 refractor
Celestron Omni XLT 150
Levenhuk 8" f/4 reflector
Meade 12" Lightbridge
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:I saw the glow out of my windshield, off to the left. On the left side of the street there is a small car lot and a convenience store. The glow fell somewhere in front of the buildings there, not in the street. 50ft. may not be accurate, but it's not too far off.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:Fireballs (or bolides as they are often called) almost always appear to be right overhead when in fact they may be visible over an area that can span several states. One was photographed several years ago at the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club annual Okie Tex star party out in the Panhandle and in the photo it appears to be headed right at gthe observing field, when in fact if it landed at all (unlikely) it may have come down anywhere from there to the west coast. Bright meteors often come into the atmosphere at a very shallow angle, meaning they can traverse hundreds of miles in the upper atmosphere. Glad you got to see one, Vicki, and if you want to pursue an interest in astronomy you might check out the Tulsa Astronomy Club, which has severak members who are also involved with the club in Oklahoma City.
Quote:OK, now for the tough question: Who hates Oklahoma so much they keep throwing meteorites at it????????
Orion XT8i • Orion Skyview Pro EQ w/ED80 • Orion Funscope ES82 6.7mm ES82 11mm ES68 24mm Orion Highlight 7.5mm Plossl Orion Sirius 10mm Plossl Orion Sirius 25mm Plossl GSO 1.25" 2x Barlow
Quote:You guys need to be nice to us Oklahomans . . . we did give NASA Gordon Cooper, Tom Stafford, Shannon Lucid, Owen Garriott and several other astronauts. Also anyone posting bad here will have to pay double at Okie-Tex next year!
Teeter 15" Dob ReflectorSky Watcher Pro 120 ED RefractorCelestron AVX Equatorial MountExplore Scientific 82 deg N2 eyepiecesBinotron Binoviewer... Yeah Baby!Love my eyepatch when not binoviewing!
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