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oldsalt
Astro Philosopher


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Welcome new
      #3424214 - 11/01/09 06:00 PM

Welcome to the NEO (Near Earth Object) Forum. We will be discussing all things NEO , from observing, tracking, classifying, minimum equipment, and projects, to what the future holds for we in the amateur ranks regarding this highly interesting field. So pull up a comfortable seat and join the discussion.

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There are no winners in war, only bigger losers.

"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. Rober E Lee

"It is well that war is terrible-otherwise we would grow to fond of it" Robert E Lee 13Dec1862 Battle of Fredricksburg

Jim


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Scott in NC
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Re: Welcome new [Re: oldsalt]
      #3424292 - 11/01/09 06:56 PM

Great idea for a new forum! I'll definitely be tuning in.

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Clear skies,
Scott

my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT


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nyc_nurse
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Reged: 07/29/09
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Re: Welcome new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #3424295 - 11/01/09 06:58 PM

Second that. Perhaps the most important when it comes to our collective safety. It will be interesting to see how many objects we as amateurs are able to track and see - CCD guys will definitely have a leg up to us visual guys.

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Sam P.
www.agirlandaguy.blogspot.com

Pentax 7X50
TV-102 APO w/ starbeam
Ash Gibraltar w/ SkyTour DSC
TV 20 Plossl
Pan 35


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Blind-Cyclops
sage


Reged: 11/28/05
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Re: Welcome new [Re: nyc_nurse]
      #3424440 - 11/01/09 08:15 PM

Glad to see this topic idea has been approved.
Hope to see many posting and tons of information, ideas and tips for those who may "need" an excuse to move up a notch or 3 or 4 with new and bigger equipment.
("Saving the world" sounds wonderful, but will it work on the wife?)

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Clear skies...
Duncan

"Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!"
-- Closing line in movie spoken by newspaper report Ned "Scotty" Scott (Douglas Spencer) in the Sci-Fi movie
"The Thing From Another World", RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.

Antares (refractor) 127mm f/6.45. w/2-spd Crayford
Orion (Maksutov) 150mm f/12 w/2" EP adapter
Giro 3 (twin), 18" pier, EQ5 tripod.
Garrett 20x80mm, 410 head, 055 tripod.


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Glassthrower
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Re: Welcome new [Re: Blind-Cyclops]
      #3425457 - 11/02/09 12:52 PM

I agree, this is a needed forum. I hope it attracts some of the key personalities in this field. I just got done inviting Richard Kowalski to the group. He is the first person to discover a NEO that fell to Earth and was recovered as a meteorite - Almahata Sitta.

Hopefully he drops in (no pun intended)..... :)

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Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.



☄ ⒼⒶⓁⒶⒸⓉⒾⒸ ⓈⓉⓄⓃⒺ ☞ www.galactic-stone.com


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Charles Laird
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Re: Welcome new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #3426228 - 11/02/09 08:42 PM

I am very happy to see this forum, it is an interest I have and is of course, timely.

Charles

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"To turn from this increasing artificial and strangely alien world is to escape from unreality.
To return to the timeless world of the mountains, the sea, the forest and the stars is to return to sanity and truth." - Robert Burnham, Jr.



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RockandIceHunter
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Reged: 11/05/09
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Loc: Tucson, Az
Re: Welcome new [Re: Charles Laird]
      #3431760 - 11/05/09 07:15 PM

Hey all,

Mike Gilmer suggested I join the site. Not sure how much time I'll have to read and contribute, but discussions about NEOs are always good.

I'd suggest people seriously interested in NEOs, especially if you are interested in observing them, take a look at my Minor Planet Mailing List
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/mpml/

I started it back in 1997 when I was an amateur just starting out observing asteroids and comets. Most of the professionals and amateurs actively involved in this field can be found there.

I don't mean to direct people there instead of here. Just pointing it out to anyone who isn't aware of it.

Richard

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Richard Kowalski
Catalina Sky Survey
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/css/


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oldsalt
Astro Philosopher


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Re: Welcome new [Re: RockandIceHunter]
      #3431770 - 11/05/09 07:22 PM

Glad to have you aboard, Richard.

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There are no winners in war, only bigger losers.

"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. Rober E Lee

"It is well that war is terrible-otherwise we would grow to fond of it" Robert E Lee 13Dec1862 Battle of Fredricksburg

Jim


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PhaedrusUpshaw
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Reged: 04/21/12
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Loc: Southwestern Indiana
Re: Welcome [Re: oldsalt]
      #5492327 - 10/27/12 10:00 PM

Hello,
Am I glad to see this forum taking shape. Still a novice, however I have been attempting to track satellites across the night sky with my 10 inch Dob. This is an endeavor that can be both challenging and fun. I would like some ideas or opinions concerning the most ideal equipment to use for viewing Near Earth Objects.
Thank you and clear skies to all,
Bill

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A Dob, a LS60Ha, some refractors, a few mounts and assorted eyepieces.
I build things like well reasoned arguments...


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