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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5729354 - 03/12/13 11:30 PM

Yes! I'm making an OATH to be there! I've payed a dear price this last year skipping nights of imaging because of "work". We had a major remodel of a store in Everett that required working at night| just last friday I had to skip any serious imaging because I "had to work" Saturday!(Put in 11 hours)I'm going to the Office on Thursday and writing on their Calendar that I will be "gone" for the Goldendale SP.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5729368 - 03/12/13 11:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Whoooo.I picked up a Zero Gravity chair.

And it's completely cloudy tonight. Not supriseing.




No disrespect, Kyle, but don't you think it's a bit over the top to think you can control the weather with a chair?







I have a working theory. It's not the astronomy object that brings on the clouds, it's the hope of being able to actualy use it that does.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #5729424 - 03/13/13 12:08 AM

Right on, Robert. And tune up the Caddy a week ahead, OK? Incidentally, there's a tavern in Tacoma called, "The Office." That isn't where you keep your calendar, is it?

Yeah, Kyle, the universe shattering power of thought waves. Now *that's* starting to make some sense.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5731272 - 03/13/13 10:25 PM

You got it Mike. That is a great song. Where you never change your socks and little streams of alcohol come trickling down the rocks.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5731564 - 03/14/13 02:29 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

Playing around, reprocessing some images.

Heart


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5731574 - 03/14/13 02:47 AM

It's the Lumbering Ham Nebula

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5731577 - 03/14/13 02:51 AM

Also looks rather like a couple of the Alfie & Spencer cat photos in the Pets forum.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5732336 - 03/14/13 02:23 PM

It does look ham like. Shoulder ham. That's awesome.

The nebula has some great structure and detail. That is a very star rich area. Lots of blue stars (my favorite)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5733110 - 03/14/13 10:08 PM

Ham? Cat's? I guess my study of ink blots was pretty limited

The blue stars were increased quite a bit when combining the Hydrogen Alpha with the Red of the RGB image. I kind of curious about why it doesn't enhance the yellow stars so much.. there are a "lot" of stars in this area.(near the double cluster)I actually reduced the stars a bit.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5735974 - 03/16/13 11:00 AM

aurora tonight... wouldn't it be wonderful if we actually had some clear sky when events... oh... like... say, COMETS were visible or bright auroral displays...

I'm thinking of heading over to the Waterville Plateau tonight.
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. WINDY. WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH

I know; pretty long odds


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5736258 - 03/16/13 01:12 PM

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...wouldn't it be wonderful if we actually had some clear sky when events... oh... like... say, COMETS were visible or bright auroral displays... ...





I've pretty much resigned myself to be happy if I can actually get 10 real observing sessions a year.
Though it would be nice to just once in my life to actually see an eclipse. To my knowledge, ever since i was born every single one has been overcast.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5737235 - 03/16/13 08:52 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

From where I sit...

looking down from the Plateau

Edited by zerro1 (03/16/13 09:37 PM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5737952 - 03/17/13 02:45 AM

That's a beautiful landscape, Robert.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5738005 - 03/17/13 04:30 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

Thank you Mike. Didn't see the Comet or the Aurora but I did see some sky...

Moses Coulee:


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5738044 - 03/17/13 05:43 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

Oop's I guess I have to eat those words

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5738054 - 03/17/13 06:03 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

a little cleaner representation(found my glasses)

This was 10 minutes ago from Vantage WA.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5738126 - 03/17/13 07:59 AM

Lucky! I've been up all night, but no Northern Lights at the times I was outside:(

I'm going to make sure All of the places I live in the future have a good northern view. This house doesnt have a single window that can see the northern sky.

Edited by DarkSkys (03/17/13 08:02 AM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: DarkSkys]
      #5738739 - 03/17/13 02:27 PM

Were you able to see the comet, Robert?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5738794 - 03/17/13 02:52 PM

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Were you able to see the comet, Robert?




Nah, I sat up there above Wenatchee, with a small window in the clouds that ultimately cleared pretty good but it must have been below "my" horizon. I even took pictures with the ISO cranked up to 3200.

I was pretty jazzed to see that Aurora though. It was really the most active I've ever seen. There were waves of light rolling accross overhead and spires pointing skyward... It was Very Cool. I just made it back over Snoqualmie pass prior to "chains required". put a ton of miles on The aurora came on between the time I left Jameson Lake and when I got to Quincy.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5739014 - 03/17/13 04:17 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Finally saw and photographed comet PanStarrs last night. Windy, cold night atop a ridge north of Gig Harbor, looking west out over Henderson Bay, in-between cloud layers. Shot with Nikon D5000, 5 sec at f5, iso1600. Camera held on dash of car looking through windshield! I was amazed I got anything. This one zoomed to 200mm. Shot a little over an hour after sunset. May try my AT65EQD and mount next, if I get another chance.

Doug


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