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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5658075 - 02/02/13 12:47 PM

The February Galaxy Log is up with some slight changes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVtpq0ezpTA

http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565

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Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5675301 - 02/12/13 06:20 AM

Karl; when is your next astrofest????

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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5675938 - 02/12/13 02:08 PM

Hi Andy

Our CAS Starfest 2013 is planned for August 3 with the 4th, 10th, 11th as rain/cloud dates.

It's held at Hopewell National Furnace next to French Creek State park in Pa. southwest of Pottstown.

The skies are good for a public star party, for we need an area that’s easy for the public to find, but at least dark enough for them to see great views through the telescopes.

Included of course before nightfall are presentations by CAS members, and usually a special guest speaker from NASA or someone from the astro department from a college/university. Also many astro gifts, including telescopes are usually raffled.



Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5710623 - 03/03/13 01:05 PM

March Galaxy Log

The March Galaxy Log is up.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565


Clear Dark Skies,


Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5710679 - 03/03/13 01:37 PM

Nice work Karl, thank you

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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5712202 - 03/04/13 10:09 AM

Well done ,as always, love these videos.
I will say my skill set probably is no where good enough to find all these galaxys, but it is fascinating watching the videos, and listening to your accounts.


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5716142 - 03/06/13 10:35 AM

Thanks Jim and Andy and we're glad people are liking the videos. I may throw in another galaxy or two for the April GL.

Andy, you certainly have the "tools" (scopes) to observe all these galaxies. Tracking down galaxies can take some practice, and it's kind of like riding a bike, as in the more you do it, the easier it gets. You'll develop ways that best suit you and your scopes.

If you're just star hopping (or galaxy hopping) without a GoTo or digital setting circles (like both my large dobs and the 4" refractor), I then like the combination of a zero power finder like a Telrad or Rigel with a good finder scope. On large scopes, I like the larger finders of 60mm or more (I use a 80mm on the 22"). A good detailed chart or charts that are available in print form or a computer chart program is essential. Oh, and remember patience.

If you're going to NEAF (Saturday) I'll be there as usual, and we can talk a bit about galaxy observing.


Now if the skies clear around here...


Clear Dark Skies,


Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5716414 - 03/06/13 01:35 PM

I too use a telrad and 50mm finder on the 16 inch. Sadly the 16 inch is setting in the house, I knew about the new scope curse , but dern.
Of course the last 2 night have been clear early , but are clouded up by 11 pm when I get off
By the time I get Elekta to dark skys Ill have to relearn the constellations again, sheeesh

As for NEAF I really wanted to go one day this year, Im hoping.


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5738087 - 03/17/13 06:59 AM

Happy birthday Karl......wishing you clear skies

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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5739486 - 03/17/13 07:37 PM

Thanks Andy and did have a couple clear nights this dark window. See the Galaxy Log blog for the latest.


Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5740502 - 03/18/13 11:21 AM

Good report......glad you got good skies for your birthday.
The sketch, your wifes? , was excellant.
Glad you got the old scope out again.
I had originally planned to buy a 12 inch but when the 16 came up for sale , at a really reasonable price, I jumped.
The 16 does fit in the back seat of my little ole Ford Taurus.


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5742068 - 03/18/13 11:52 PM

Thanks.

Yep, my wife's, though the next video may have one of mine.

I always say get the biggest scope you can afford, handle, and transport.


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5768703 - 03/31/13 12:29 PM

It’s Spring Galaxy time, and the April 2013 Galaxy Log video is posted.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565


Enjoy


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5770247 - 04/01/13 08:12 AM

Awesome video as alwasy Karl, I was out in the country saturday to a friends house, and omg was it dark, I could see cancer visually ,easily, have an open invitation to bring elekta out anytime I want.
Alas every where you walk out there the mud pulls your shoes off.


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5770330 - 04/01/13 09:31 AM

Hi Andy

Thanks, and I hope all are enjoying these, and of course inspiring them on galaxy observing.

Sounds like you need to ask the property owners to put in some nice cement observing pads

Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5829451 - 04/29/13 01:24 AM

Spring Galaxy time and the May 2013 Galaxy Log video is posted.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565


Enjoy


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5829607 - 04/29/13 07:02 AM

Awesome video as usual. One downside .....have to wait another month now...

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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: droid]
      #5831392 - 04/30/13 12:05 AM

Thanks

Hey no worry, for those galaxies will still be there. That's one thing about the GL video series, is they'll never be outdated

Karl
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Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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Re: Galaxy Log videos new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5831716 - 04/30/13 08:01 AM

true that.......supposedly we got a whole week of good weather this week, so waiting for weekend to give me a few hours of dark before moon rises, hope to getthe 16 inch a real work out. Finally

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Re: Galaxy Log videos [Re: droid]
      #5897134 - 06/02/13 12:56 AM

Hello fellow DSO observers.

June 2013 Galaxy Log is posted.

This month my daughter has stepped in as a Galaxy Logger.

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565


Clear Dark Skies


Karl
E.O.H.


Chesmont Astronomical Society - www.chesmontastro.org
Galaxy Log - http://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxyLog4565?feature=mhee
Galaxy Log Blog - http://galaxylog.blogspot.com/
HASB - http://www.haveastellarbirthday.com
Telekit (Swayze optics) 22" F/4.5 Dob
Homemade (Parks Optics) 12.5" F/4.8 Dob
TMB/APM 8" f/9 Refractor”The Beast”. One great DEEP SKY achro
ES 6" f/6.5 achro. Good one
Celestron Omni XLT 102 refractor.
Celestron 10x60mm Binos


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