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svtdoug
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5739016 - 03/17/13 04:19 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Here is another at 55mm.

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Post Laureate
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Reged: 03/01/05

Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5739359 - 03/17/13 06:36 PM

Nice, Doug!

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MadHungarian
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Reged: 11/18/10

Loc: Rainy WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5739720 - 03/17/13 09:51 PM

Way cool! Finally we have proof it actually exists...

I'm going to try to get out to the local west-facing hill with my Canon 60d and 400mm f5.6, if we ever get an evening westward clearing sometime soon.


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bluedandelion
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Reged: 08/17/07

Loc: Hazy Hollow, Western WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5739968 - 03/18/13 01:36 AM

Great job Doug. At least one of us weather beaten Western Washingtoners saw Pan-STARRs.

Thanks for sharing the Aurora pictures, Robert. I think the Heart Nebula reminds me of pork chops, though I've been a vegetarian now for more than a decade.

Ajay


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Mark Aguirre
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Reged: 09/30/08

Loc: Eastern Washington
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5742072 - 03/18/13 11:57 PM

Hey guys, long time no see. Ive had my telescope up at my parents new place about 10 miles north of Spokane. Tonight finally cleared up a bit so I decided to head out there. Havent even seen the telescope in about 7 months. Got it out, dusted it off, windexed the mirror and got a good look at Panstars. Pretty amazing to see it. I had been waiting for 10+ days to get a chance to see it. Hope all is well with y'all!!

P.S. Was kidding about the windex.


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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Mark Aguirre]
      #5742085 - 03/19/13 12:05 AM

That is a good sized comet. I hope i get a chance to see it. Thanks for posting the picture.

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Myles
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5742125 - 03/19/13 12:50 AM

Doug,

nice shot of the comet!

I am surprised that we have a couple windows of viewing - I had viewed it Saturday naked eye and with binoculars. Tonight another chance and I added in my 80mm refractor.

Thanks again for the pics.

- Myles


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Reged: 03/26/04

Loc: Maple Valley, WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5742126 - 03/19/13 12:50 AM

Quote:

From where I sit...

looking down from the Plateau




I recognize that view from up on Badger Mtn. overlooking Wenatchee, Sunnyslope and Monitor up the Wenatchee River. That's my old stomping ground.


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MadHungarian
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Reged: 11/18/10

Loc: Rainy WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5742132 - 03/19/13 12:55 AM

No comet for me tonight, but i did get first light on my brand new Mallincam + 7" LCD. Hooked it up to my Canon 70-300mm lens and pointed it out the window up at the Orion Nebula for a few minutes. Not too bad considering the crazy light pollution and low magnification. The light pollution here is so bad that i couldn't go over 1/2 second integration.

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Reged: 03/26/04

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5742135 - 03/19/13 12:57 AM

I got lucky and saw Pannstars tonight from just up the road at McGarvey Park. It's bright. It was naked eye once I knew where to look.

All I brought with me were the Regals and Obies. It was amazing thru the Obies. Very bright stellar core and an impressive tail. If I get another chance I'll bring a scope and camera next time.

There were 4 other people there with me tonight, a middle aged couple and a father with his grown daughter. I guess my spot isn't a secret anymore.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5742161 - 03/19/13 01:29 AM

Hi, guys. I took a crack at it without success. Although it was crystalline overhead it was increasingly hazy from about 30* down to the western horizon. It was nice to get out, though

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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5742162 - 03/19/13 01:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

From where I sit...

looking down from the Plateau




I recognize that view from up on Badger Mtn. overlooking Wenatchee, Sunnyslope and Monitor up the Wenatchee River. That's my old stomping ground.




Yep, about 100 yards south of the Badger Mountain road, right after you crest the Plateau. I've got 5 acres on Ruud Canyon road about 1/2 mile east of the point you head down the hill to Waterville. there is still snow up on top.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5742450 - 03/19/13 08:49 AM

Badger, Jameson, Quincy, Vantage - you must have been driving all night making the loop.

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: square_peg]
      #5742579 - 03/19/13 10:24 AM

Dang, I'd love to see it; but the hill behind my observatory to the West blocks the horizon.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: csa/montana]
      #5742811 - 03/19/13 12:13 PM

Carol, you should throw a few lumps of coal in the ol' Stanley Steamer and see what's cookin' on the other side of the mountain!

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5742879 - 03/19/13 12:50 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

If my aching knee was better, I could hike to the top of the one by the house, & get a good view, but it's a steep climb; and would be coming back down after dark.

How about that sky?


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Sean Puett
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Reged: 09/06/10

Loc: always cloudy, washington
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: csa/montana]
      #5742944 - 03/19/13 01:20 PM

I am moving to Montana.
I just thought of a place in marysville where i would have a decent chance to see the comet. I may get arrested for hanging out waiting for the comet but, it is worth a shot. I'll look around today to see if I can find a place that is public property on the hill.


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MadHungarian
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Reged: 11/18/10

Loc: Rainy WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: csa/montana]
      #5742945 - 03/19/13 01:21 PM

Quote:


...How about that sky?




That's just not fair. Even in our few clear days, we've never had a sky so blue as that. Must be that we're at sea level here.


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Den Mama
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Loc: montana
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5742985 - 03/19/13 01:36 PM

Sean, Marysville would be an excellent site!

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5742988 - 03/19/13 01:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:


...How about that sky?




That's just not fair. Even in our few clear days, we've never had a sky so blue as that. Must be that we're at sea level here.




And that photo was completely untouched. I'm around 4,000'.


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