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BradleyB
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5842666 - 05/05/13 11:20 PM

Robert, Where do you set up in Winthrop this time of year?

Brad


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: BradleyB]
      #5842885 - 05/06/13 02:46 AM

A friend has a house up north of town. It pays to have friends in high places. Its at 2700 feet elevation.

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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5843227 - 05/06/13 10:36 AM

Anyone making plans this weekend for an astronomy trip?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5843293 - 05/06/13 11:14 AM

Quote:

Anyone making plans this weekend for an astronomy trip?




Funny you should ask, since I logged on for just that purpose. I'm planning to take Minnow down to the Goldendale site this weekend, and to leave it there for the summer. I don't yet know when I'm leaving. With a little luck I might be able to slip out Friday morning. I'll return Sunday.

Anyone would be welcome to join me. You'd need to make your own toilet arrangements.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5843334 - 05/06/13 11:33 AM

They have toilets in town.:-) trip to goldendale...hmmm... Very tempting. I need to check with the bosses. I may be able to get down there at least for one night.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5843892 - 05/06/13 04:10 PM

HMMM! G-dale... and I have some unfinished business with a Nebula that is south of here.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5844620 - 05/06/13 10:46 PM

I'll be headed to Winthrop a week from now. I'll be with my wife so no star gazing beyond a peak with bino's from downtown.

I had big plans to observe on this wonderfully clear weekend that has just passed, but alas on Friday I came down with a cold and was not up to getting out, not even tonight still, but am getting better now that it's supposed to cloud up.

Brad


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: BradleyB]
      #5844836 - 05/07/13 01:46 AM

If the sky is clear in winthrop, even downtown aint bad.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5846149 - 05/07/13 05:35 PM

I can't come this weekend. I have a lot of tooling to make for a run of prototype parts for a flight test. It isn't even a contract just one time runs that may someday be a contract. Also my boss at home reminded me that Sunday is mother's day. I told her that they really need to plan this stuff around full moon not new moon. What are they thinking?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5846859 - 05/07/13 11:09 PM

Yes, I had a similar new moon/mother's day conversation. Uhh, I'm going to G/dale. I think the tipping point was pointing out how the new moon weekend had been on my calendar since January.

Brad, I'm glad your health is on the mend.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5846913 - 05/07/13 11:48 PM

Honey Bunny nixed the Mothers Day weekend trip to Goldendale. We will make our annual trip to Flower World so she can pick out a plant.

Isn't the New Moon AND Mothers Day PRINTED on most calendars almost a year in advance Mike?.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5847975 - 05/08/13 03:05 PM

. . . not on my Google calendar.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5851040 - 05/09/13 10:16 PM

It isn't really my wife stopping me. It is more the insane amount of work and short period of time to do it. Mother's day is part of why I am missing though.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5851276 - 05/10/13 02:09 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Well I couldn't pass up the sky tonight. I think I got the mount problem sorted out. So for a test, I' shooting M13 with my 6 inch RC and a QHY8. We will see how it turns out...

Edit: the QHY8 was a poor choice on an open scope in the humidity of western washington... lost everything I got on the Iris, and 4 of the subs from M13 because frost developed on the CCD window

Edited by zerro1 (05/10/13 07:42 AM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5851520 - 05/10/13 08:17 AM

Part of the reason globs are my favorite is that it seems that they are the only areas with stars close enough to have an interstellar community. A scientist on one of the shows I watched said that there is too much radiation in a globular cluster for life to exist. That was a bummer to hear...

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5851897 - 05/10/13 12:11 PM

Sean, that's one person's opinion based on a number of assumptions, which may or may not be correct. Perhaps lifeforms like mammals couldn't exist but I have always heard that cockroaches, as an example, could survive a nuclear holocaust. If life forms could exist, perhaps they would evolve protective mechanisms or even feed off radiation. Life may take strange forms in non-earth environments. I think it is questionable whether we can dogmatically state life forms need near-earth conditions to survive. We have been surprised at some of the organisms we have found in the hostile environment of the high Andes as well as the hardy ones in deep-sea thermal vents.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5853159 - 05/11/13 01:41 AM

I had hoped to image tonight, but instead I am wearing my Cloudynights shirt and reading stuff here.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5856224 - 05/12/13 07:55 PM

Fine, Ajay, so where's the image of you in your CN shirt?

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5861386 - 05/15/13 02:15 AM

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Fine, Ajay, so where's the image of you in your CN shirt?




There was a time when a man's word was good enough. Now you know why I take pictures and don't look through a scope Anyway here's an image to keep y'all happy. Finally managed to snag the Leo Triplet weekend before last from Hazy Hollow.

First light for my TMB 130ss at f/7. Captured with an Atik 383L+.



Larger version on Flickr.

Ajay

Edited by bluedandelion (05/15/13 02:19 AM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5862094 - 05/15/13 12:47 PM

Cool picture! I was looking at that grouping and at others in the neighborhood last month, at Camp Delany. Somehow it didn't look exactly like your picture.

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