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Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7
      #5166664 - 04/11/12 10:41 AM

Time to start a fresh thread gang!

If you need to catch up, go to Part 6 here.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5166746 - 04/11/12 11:43 AM

Well, since most of us whom follow this thread can easily be described as, ahem, *fresh*, I suppose it makes sense in a twisted, BEOTS-gang-like sorta way

It *does* make it easier to follow tho, that's for sure..


So, while we're being FRESH:

Just when IS BEOTS this year?

Gotta start planning (since I'm missing seeing many of you at NEAF!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #5166775 - 04/11/12 12:02 PM

I didn't say "fresh gang thread" Dave.

We are leaning towards having the BuckEye on the Sky (BEOTS) star party June 15 thru June 17. We realize that Father's Day is on June 17th, but this seems to be a good target date.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5166821 - 04/11/12 12:28 PM

Being a father m'self, can't think of a better father's day then family, friends and telescopes.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5167269 - 04/11/12 05:21 PM



nuff said...........?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5167308 - 04/11/12 05:46 PM

I knew I should have held that extension cord hostage.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5167846 - 04/12/12 12:43 AM

Dang - I'll be a Barth RV get-together in IN then...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5168670 - 04/12/12 02:26 PM

Quote:

I didn't say "fresh gang thread" Dave.

We are leaning towards having the BuckEye on the Sky (BEOTS) star party June 15 thru June 17. We realize that Father's Day is on June 17th, but this seems to be a good target date.




Sounds fantastic! It's on my calendar and I will look forward to seeing everyone again for fun under the stars and wonderful company.

Howard


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5168795 - 04/12/12 03:38 PM

I'll be there.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5169142 - 04/12/12 07:27 PM

Me too. Maybe I'll have a working 6 inch f/15 refractor to show off then. Yes it's a f/15~~~

Talk about a WOW factor It'll be a star party going LONG!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5174736 - 04/16/12 05:39 AM

Lenny; lucky dog......we will of course expect photos, I would love to make it this year, but we will have to wait and srr how the finances shake out around then.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5178416 - 04/18/12 12:40 PM

Hi boys and girls! How's everyone been? I know I've been MIA for a long long time from the BEOTS threads so I thought I'd stick my head in and say hello. "Hello!"

Don't know if I'll make BEOTS, though I will try. But I'll see a few of you at NEAF next weekend!

Hugs and kisses,
Steph


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5180603 - 04/19/12 05:09 PM

Hey All, I think that is the weekend for CSSP. I am committed to that party already. Everyone have a good time at NEAF.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: gwhiston]
      #5186840 - 04/23/12 06:20 PM

Hey gang! Any objections if we push it back a week to the weekend of June 22?

Hope you're all doing well!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5187108 - 04/23/12 09:00 PM

Quote:

Hey gang! Any objections if we push it back a week to the weekend of June 22?
Hope you're all doing well!




Hi Diane, no problem here with the new date. Whenever works for us! We're doing just fine, and hope that you and yours are as well.
See you the weekend of June 22!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5188789 - 04/24/12 08:27 PM

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Hey gang! Any objections if we push it back a week to the weekend of June 22?

Hope you're all doing well!




Calendar changed to weekend of 6/22

See you then!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5189469 - 04/25/12 09:32 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

Hi gang!

Diane, that's even better! June 22nd is fine by me too!

Check out my new gear. Got rid of those stinking electronics-buggy Meade forks. Those forks were wonderful but when I get "No Sensor Board" error messages, I get a little ticked!!!

I sold off a bunch of gear to get hold of this Astro-Physics AP1200 (now discontinued by AP) for one heck of a great deal. Works like a charm! Waiting for a nice night to start testing the imaging processes again. I have it working with my pc's in the observatory already.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5189471 - 04/25/12 09:34 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

Here is another angle...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5189911 - 04/25/12 01:58 PM

Quote:

Here is another angle...





That's awesome...Lenny. Now pick that OB up...Sheeeesh. Don't make me come over there.

Rob


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5189983 - 04/25/12 02:31 PM

Oooooh, that's pretty, Lenny!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5190018 - 04/25/12 02:47 PM

Gang, I'm so glad the date change is good with you!


Dang Lenny, nice!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5190492 - 04/25/12 07:13 PM

I'll be there - coming from a Barth RV GTG in Goshen, IN!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5190542 - 04/25/12 07:45 PM

FUR, Woohoo! Can you bring some of this rumored homemade limoncello?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5190667 - 04/25/12 08:57 PM

Homemade Limoncello? ooooooooo yummmmm good when you take that outtta the freezer!!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5190772 - 04/25/12 10:50 PM

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FUR, Woohoo! Can you bring some of this rumored homemade limoncello?




Rumored??? It exists! We'll see...it's received the Alan Traino Seal of Approval (He's renamed it "Limonmellow"). I have a couple of liters left (stored safely at home, away from The Traino) but I should make more before BEOTS. (It takes about 6 weeks for it to "mature").


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5190952 - 04/26/12 12:40 AM

Excellent!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5191703 - 04/26/12 01:24 PM

Sooo....June 22 weekend is the firm date now? No changing?

Airfare prices are looking not-too-bad....


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5191707 - 04/26/12 01:26 PM

Book it Dano!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5191802 - 04/26/12 02:16 PM

It would be great if ~Steph~ could make it again! (Now, how to get a webcast set up... )

I'm trying to persuade Alan to come again.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5191811 - 04/26/12 02:20 PM

Paul and I probably won't be able to make it this year ( ), but I'll certainly try. On the up side, I get to see Steph next month!! Woohoo! Wish Diane was coming too.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5191881 - 04/26/12 03:07 PM

Rusty, keep working on Alan!

Erika, me too sweetie, me too. Doggone responsibilities.

I have to say it's nice seeing Steph and Erika back on the boards here. I know y'all have been busy with life, but you're just so darn cute! However, we've got to get Steph's avatar to start smiling.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5192286 - 04/26/12 07:07 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

June 22nd is on my calendar. Need to defend my "title"

Also, I will be bringing my 12.5" this year (the one I brought the first time I was at BEOTS). I just rebuilt the secondary cage.

Jason

Edited by Undermidnight (04/26/12 07:39 PM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5192290 - 04/26/12 07:09 PM

Hey, it's better than frowning, right?

Aw, Erika, I was going to message you and see if you thought you could go. Though I figured it might be tough, having just moved down here. We'll have to entertain the crowd with photos from our get-together next month.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5192478 - 04/26/12 08:46 PM

Hi Jason,

Oh did you do a real nice job on this!

By the way gang, I had Scott's 6" f/10 Jaegers refractor overhauled and updated. Read about it here.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5192531 - 04/26/12 09:22 PM

Um.....I think I'd like my Jaegers back now please.

Looking forward to seeing everyone 6/22.

Donny and I just finished up a job in Florida and now we're just west of San Antonio for the nite. Driving through Houston, as always, SUCKS!

Have fun at NEAF to those who can make it. I'm bummed to miss this year but I couldn't fudge the work schedule. Besides, Di has 6 new mouths to feed and the turkey started laying eggs so with any luck there will be another 16-18 new additions to the Horsie Petting Zoo.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5194646 - 04/28/12 10:26 AM

LOL I bet you do! Hey, when I get done making my 6" f/15 refractor, I' sell that to you. Didn't you sell your LXD750 mount? That would be perfect for the 6" f/15!!! In any case, I will probably use one of the 6" refractors for Venus Transit day. You know what? Maybe I can come over your place with my setup in June to image the Venus transit .... if it's a sunny day. You have a nice low western horizon so maximum observation time is possible from your place too. The only thing is that we would need to borrow Johnny's CGE to set up the 6" f/15 refractor on it while I would have the 6" f/10 on my Atlas EQG mount.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5197241 - 04/29/12 08:40 PM

Lenny, not to sound stupid....but what day is the Venus transit???

I need to put together a white light filter for my 4 inch refractor.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5197449 - 04/29/12 11:15 PM

Hey Andy, I found the date here.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5197514 - 04/30/12 12:04 AM

Well, as this 4th leg of this trip winds down (meaning we're at the Crowne Plaza, Suffern, NY, after the close of NEAF 2012), STARV II's initial prep for the BEOTS trip begins. First is a get-together for its sister Barth RVs in Goshen, IN (6/11-17), headed by Nick Cagle, who Scott and Diane have met. From there, Casey, Nelson, and I head to the home of my Favorite Niece and 2,371,988th Favorite Nephew.

Tomorrow, I head to the Atlantic City, NJ area to visit two sisters and my brother, thence to my cousin in Strasburg, PA, then home for final BEOTS preps. There will be a side trip with the truck and trailer hauling more stuff to DAV and the annual DAV LOA Memorial Day Picnic.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5197721 - 04/30/12 05:49 AM

Sounds like a great time all around FUR. Safe travels! Looking forward to seeing you in June!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5198225 - 04/30/12 12:47 PM

Quote:

Hey Andy, I found the date here.




Hi Diane and gang,

LOTS more information here


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5198233 - 04/30/12 12:53 PM

Hello Dave! Thanks for the extra info!

p.s. how was NEAF for you this year?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5198258 - 04/30/12 01:11 PM

Quote:

Hey Andy, I found the date here.






Awesome, now just have to find a piece of white light filter material, really do not wanna buy four sheets to get one filter, lol.

Be a pain setting up that early,getting up that early even, lol

Still hoping to make it to BEOTS this year, keeping my fingers crossed.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5198461 - 04/30/12 03:25 PM

We hope you can too Andy.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5198680 - 04/30/12 05:22 PM

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Be a pain setting up that early,getting up that early even, lol
Still hoping to make it to BEOTS this year, keeping my fingers crossed.




Andy,

It's not going to occur early! First contact is on June 5 at 6:04PM!
Look at all the information HERE

Eight years ago, on June 8, 2004, it was an early-morning event; but not this year. Don't miss it, because it'll be 105 years until the next one!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5198694 - 04/30/12 05:30 PM

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Hello Dave! Thanks for the extra info!

p.s. how was NEAF for you this year?




Great, as always. We missed you and Scotty something fierce. With Mike Bieler not being there, and YOU not being there, it just wasn't NEAF. The entire event had a completely different feel. Not bad, just different. I don't like change. At all. It was nice seeing Steph, Rusty, EdZ, Jason, Luke and everybody else; but you, Scotty & Nickie weren't there to share in the fun. Also, Cousin Lenny wasn't there! Johnny, Freddy and I suffered horribly.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5198936 - 04/30/12 07:42 PM

Awww Dave. We suffered too. It was really hard not to be there. We were fortunate to see some folks on the webcam. That was nice.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5199997 - 05/01/12 12:02 PM

It *was* different, wasn't it? It was great to see you again though, Dave. But next year, the missing will have to be there too to make it "juuuuuuuuuust right."

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5200654 - 05/01/12 06:40 PM

It's entirely possible that plane tickets have been booked for BEOTS.

Somewhere.

For somebody.





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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5200665 - 05/01/12 06:50 PM

Golly gee Steph, I wonder who!

( )


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5200714 - 05/01/12 07:25 PM

I dunno, I just heard a vicious rumor....






















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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5200908 - 05/01/12 09:17 PM

Nikki said I squealed with excitement when I told her.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5201110 - 05/01/12 11:57 PM

How very cool for that "unknown" person being able to attend BEOTS!



Of course that unknown person lost their driver's license; so has to fly!

Wish I was tucked in a suitcase headed to BEOTS!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5201349 - 05/02/12 07:58 AM

Carol, You're tiny. You can fit in there with Steph's kitties.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5201426 - 05/02/12 09:06 AM

So far its looking better here, my friend Ken said he could drop me off and pick me back up later. So Ill have to tent it or something, but Im really wanting to get out.

Be my first trip anywhere since Sam passed june 23rd 2 years ago, so it will be sort of odd for me.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5201459 - 05/02/12 09:35 AM

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Carol, You're tiny. You can fit in there with Steph's kitties.




That would be so cuddly; I may not want to come out!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5201758 - 05/02/12 12:30 PM

Quote:

So far its looking better here, my friend Ken said he could drop me off and pick me back up later. So Ill have to tent it or something, but Im really wanting to get out.

Be my first trip anywhere since Sam passed june 23rd 2 years ago, so it will be sort of odd for me.





It would be great to see you, Andy. We could have a moment of silence in memory of Sam on Saturday, the 2-year anniversary of her passing.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5201823 - 05/02/12 12:59 PM

Andy,

I too am looking forward to seeing you buddy! It has been a while.

Great to see the "Unknown" amateur astronomer is coming...

Jason

Edited by Undermidnight (05/02/12 12:59 PM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5202527 - 05/02/12 06:58 PM

OHHH man this year is gonna be FUN FUN FUN!!! Can't wait!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5203141 - 05/03/12 06:12 AM

Hmmmm... Need to see if I'll have funds for that trip.. Things will be changing for me here very shortly..

I AM off that week though..


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: BCB]
      #5203178 - 05/03/12 07:04 AM

Mark, you're OFF every week.

You can do it Mark....<subliminal message on: I will be at BEOTS. I will be at BEOTS. :subliminal message off>


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: BCB]
      #5203325 - 05/03/12 08:57 AM

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Hmmmm... Need to see if I'll have funds for that trip.. Things will be changing for me here very shortly..




I'm praying for a day when I can make it back for BEOTS. It's OK to dream big, right?

I'd love to take Charlotte to Ohio.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #5203331 - 05/03/12 09:01 AM

Scott we would love for you and the family to come back to Ohio.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5204200 - 05/03/12 04:42 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

I think I will bring this relescope with me to the star party. Any part of it look familiar to you?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5204419 - 05/03/12 06:44 PM

Cuz, are you tormenting Scotty?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5204490 - 05/03/12 07:42 PM

Nah. Just lettin' him know that she's well cared for after the beauty shop!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5204744 - 05/03/12 11:04 PM

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I think I will bring this relescope with me to the star party. Any part of it look familiar to you?




Yeah. The clouds.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5205160 - 05/04/12 08:59 AM

Well let's hope for the best!!!!!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5206321 - 05/04/12 08:49 PM

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Quote:

I think I will bring this relescope with me to the star party. Any part of it look familiar to you?




Yeah. The clouds.




Yeah Len, don't forget the buying ban!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5209503 - 05/06/12 10:03 PM

I honored the buying ban at NEAF, not buying extenders and the top dovetail for my AT-RC6. Also, Astronomics hasn't received them yet...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5209524 - 05/06/12 10:22 PM

I made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of BEOTS and bought absolutely nothing for muyself at NEAF this year. Felt strange!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5212899 - 05/08/12 10:10 PM

One adventure ends, and another looms...Casey, Nelson, and I are at The New Green Acres RV Park in Walterboro, SC. This is kind of our traditional final staging place for many return trips from the Northlands, since it's only 5 hours from home. We were one of the very first customers after it reopened, and we've stayed here many times. C & N like it because they have a very large pet playground (used to be an 18-hole miniature golf course).

So as of tomorrow, the NEAIC/NEAF/Visit Relatives trip closes, and the Barth RV GTG in Goshen, IN/BEOTS 2012 tops the agenda.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5213284 - 05/09/12 07:51 AM

Safe travels FUR! Remember to let Casey drive once in a while so you can have a break.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5213535 - 05/09/12 11:01 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

OMG ....

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5213584 - 05/09/12 11:34 AM

Hi all,

I bought nothing new this year at all though I did SELL my remaining 13mm Ethos here on CN a few weeks ago. It was up on line all of 8 minutes before someone snapped it up.

I will be bringing my 14" LX200GPS again as long as the pier is available (Scotty?).

Looking forward to seeing everyone and staying up too late under perfect skies.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5213720 - 05/09/12 12:43 PM

I can't wait.

I plan on bringing my TMB130SS(if I can figure out whats wrong with the optics), and my 102ED.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5213757 - 05/09/12 01:03 PM

Im still on, for now, talked to Ken again today and he says no problem.
Im bringing my soon to be revamped C102HD refactor.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5213780 - 05/09/12 01:19 PM

I'm bringing.....well, me!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5213794 - 05/09/12 01:25 PM

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I'm bringing.....well, me!






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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5213810 - 05/09/12 01:32 PM

I'll be there but my primary star party telescopes are no more (sold the C14 and the big dob). I can bring the CGE mount and will think of something to put on it.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5213812 - 05/09/12 01:32 PM

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I'm bringing.....well, me!





Awesomeness


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5213823 - 05/09/12 01:37 PM

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I'll be there but my primary star party telescopes are no more (sold the C14 and the big dob). I can bring the CGE mount and will think of something to put on it.





You wanna borrow a Ultima 2000 ,John, assuming we can get it out of the forks?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5213845 - 05/09/12 01:48 PM

I'll be thinking of you all!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5213915 - 05/09/12 02:25 PM

Oh, just sneak into my suitcase, Erika!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5214631 - 05/09/12 10:50 PM

C, N, and I are home after an uneventful return trip from NEAF/relatives'. Progress has ruined the most scenic leg, US 301 from Callahan to Baldwin, FL - used to be a 2-lane run through the forest. Now it's to be 4-laned, and they've cut the trees back 200' each side .

Norman has been his usual post-trip self - he's griped constantly since we got home. Nelson has completely washed him, so at least he's clean - and wet.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5214722 - 05/09/12 11:53 PM

Poor Norman. He really just needs to learn to be a travel cat. He'd have so much fun!!

Glad to hear y'all made it the rest of the way safely. Too bad about the "progress".


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5214896 - 05/10/12 05:21 AM

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Oh, just sneak into my suitcase, Erika!




Ok! Can you bring 3 extra suitcases? One each for Nigel and Freckles and then one for Poppy and Buttercup to share?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5215119 - 05/10/12 09:38 AM

Hey gang! It's been quite a while since I have checked in here, so I wanted to see when BEOTS was scheduled for. It's too early for me to commit yet, but Kay and I are certainly trying to work it out this year, as it's been several years since we have been there. Kay brought it up to me a few weeks ago, said she wanted to get over there to see everyone again. I sure hope we get it worked out!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5215426 - 05/10/12 12:35 PM

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Oh, just sneak into my suitcase, Erika!




Ok! Can you bring 3 extra suitcases? One each for Nigel and Freckles and then one for Poppy and Buttercup to share?





Sure! You don't mind chipping in a bit for baggage fees, do ya?


Randy, it would be great if you and Kay could come too, it would be wonderful to see y'all again!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: randtek]
      #5216095 - 05/10/12 07:00 PM

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Hey gang! It's been quite a while since I have checked in here, so I wanted to see when BEOTS was scheduled for. It's too early for me to commit yet, but Kay and I are certainly trying to work it out this year, as it's been several years since we have been there. Kay brought it up to me a few weeks ago, said she wanted to get over there to see everyone again. I sure hope we get it worked out!




Hi Randy,

Since nobody else has answered, here's the date: Linky


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5216108 - 05/10/12 07:08 PM

Thank you Dave!

Gosh I'm so excited about all the folks that are working out coming to BEOTS 2012.

However, sad at those that can't make it. Eriker---sneak darlin', dumplin' needs a hug from you.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5216227 - 05/10/12 08:35 PM

Me and Don can pick Eriker up on the way home from New Mexico. Problem solved.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5216241 - 05/10/12 08:41 PM

....and all the fuzzy butts!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5216373 - 05/10/12 11:10 PM

Hey honey, I can and will be there to hug you every time you think of Eriker!!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5216376 - 05/10/12 11:12 PM

Yay me!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5216401 - 05/10/12 11:34 PM

Casey and Nelson have been encouraged to grow extra fur on theirs. Based, however, on the brown hairy haze all over StaRV II, I don't know if there's a net gain.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5216408 - 05/10/12 11:41 PM

Mal has been shedding big time. Watching light brown/blonde tumbleweed blow across the floor.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5216416 - 05/10/12 11:47 PM

Loosing his winter coat???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5216660 - 05/11/12 07:49 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

He must be. Even just wagging his tail shakes hair off. Here's a picture from a month or so ago. His back now stands taller than my knees. I don't think he's quite done growing.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5217839 - 05/11/12 08:58 PM

He is really cute! But considering Casey's and Nelson's constantly-shedding coats, I can't muster sympathy.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5221493 - 05/14/12 09:06 AM

Did John find a scope yet???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5223545 - 05/15/12 01:26 PM

in the emortal last words of Pink Floyd, is any body out there, lol

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5223550 - 05/15/12 01:29 PM

Quote:

in the emortal last words of Pink Floyd, is any body out there, lol




Yes. I'm "out there" for sure.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5223608 - 05/15/12 02:05 PM

Quote:

Me and Don can pick Eriker up on the way home from New Mexico. Problem solved.




You guys are so thoughtful! I want to come in the worst way, but need to think about the dogs in a kennel and the costs with that. After our finances settle down (it sure would be helpful if our old house would sell), I'm going to take the two younger dogs to obedience and then agility classes. The people that own the facilities also have boarding kennels there so would be perfect for our lot since they'll get to know everyone there. The two younger ones need some socialization and don't do well in kennels at the moment.

Next year...

In the mean time, I'll try not to sulk too much when I see all the wonderful photos of my Ohio clan. Wish I could be there for all the hugs and great company.

Mel is adorable. Love his "Riser's" butt.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5223907 - 05/15/12 05:13 PM

And now I've had to disappoint Eriker even further by postponing my visit to see her and Paul in their new digs; was supposed to go down there this weekend but need to go up to New Hampshire for family reasons now. It's a bummer, I was really looking forward to seeing them!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5224531 - 05/16/12 01:38 AM

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Mel is adorable


It's "Mal"

A new batch of limoncello is soaking, and there's a couple of liters left of the last batch.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5225369 - 05/16/12 03:34 PM

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Quote:

Mel is adorable


It's "Mal"





Oh deary me. Very sorry.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5225371 - 05/16/12 03:35 PM

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And now I've had to disappoint Eriker even further by postponing my visit to see her and Paul in their new digs; was supposed to go down there this weekend but need to go up to New Hampshire for family reasons now. It's a bummer, I was really looking forward to seeing them!!






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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5225404 - 05/16/12 03:53 PM

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Quote:

Quote:

Mel is adorable


It's "Mal"



Oh deary me. Very sorry.



Mal doesn't care. He answers to Mal-icious (when he's being cute), Mal-content (when he's sleeping), even Mal-nutrition (when it's time to eat). So Mel works too!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5225886 - 05/16/12 08:59 PM

For those who will be at BEOTS Weds, Casey and Nelson's birthday is 6/20 (C,9; N,2). Big party - dancing cats, singing goats, etc.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5225969 - 05/16/12 10:30 PM

I wont be there till friday.On the up side my repainted C102 will be with me.But it wont be all fun for me.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5226168 - 05/17/12 12:54 AM

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For those who will be at BEOTS Weds, Casey and Nelson's birthday is 6/20 (C,9; N,2). Big party - dancing cats, singing goats, etc.




I hope there will be a video posted on YouTube for those of us who can't be there for the party....


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5227528 - 05/17/12 10:19 PM

Probably be too raunchy for YouTube - dancing cats (you have heard of polecats?). And when Casey and Nelson get a little tipsy, they start telling dirty jokes...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5227683 - 05/18/12 12:27 AM

Polecats....the peppy lepew kind??? I hope...lol

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5228681 - 05/18/12 05:35 PM

Here Casey and Nelson are swapping jokes. The soundtrack has been muted because this is a family-oriented site...




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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5230276 - 05/19/12 10:12 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

The new and improved C102, not as pretty or as big as Lennys, but this dog can hunt.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5230425 - 05/20/12 12:51 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

You guys with big telescopes make me feel bad! This one was captured with my little 65mm last night...

Pelican Nebula


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5230435 - 05/20/12 01:06 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

This one, too!

M101


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5230446 - 05/20/12 01:20 AM

Beautiful John. I cna bring the U2K for you to play with ???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5230475 - 05/20/12 01:48 AM

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Beautiful John. I cna bring the U2K for you to play with ???




Hi, Andy!

I dunno what I'll be bringing. Maybe the 12" RC; folks are always asking how that is visually and, of course, I've never looked through it!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5230541 - 05/20/12 05:18 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

...and one from tonight.

Whale and Hockey Stick galaxies


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5230565 - 05/20/12 06:48 AM

Wow ,nice John , Ive never seen the whale visually, but I can see how it looks like one.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5231086 - 05/20/12 03:04 PM

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This one, too!

M101




As always John, fantastic shots


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5232548 - 05/21/12 01:58 PM

I'll try to bring the Mallincam; the 12 RC should be great!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5233481 - 05/22/12 01:35 AM

Thought you all might enjoy seeing some sketches from the partial annular solar eclipse.


Please click here for full version.






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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Erix]
      #5233726 - 05/22/12 08:43 AM

Love it, Erika! Nice work as always.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #5233820 - 05/22/12 10:18 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

Great work Eriker! We were in Lincoln for Chris and Haley's wedding and watched from a park in the area. you were a little closer to totality. Max for us was near your last draring but not quite. I shoulda taken the Lunt but we had a truck load with taking Chris' stuff that has been in the attic for like forever.

I took several pics but the glare wouldn't show the phases properly. I have some nicer shots than this but this one shows the Moon the best. I don't know if there's any way to process the others to show it better. This was pretty near our closest approach to totality but the pic doesn't show it's proper phase.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5233821 - 05/22/12 10:20 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

It was a beautiful sunset over the lake nonetheless.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5233825 - 05/22/12 10:21 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

You almost couldn't tell which was up or down looking at the reflection in the water.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5233868 - 05/22/12 10:54 AM

Thanks guys. Beautiful photos, Scotty! Congratulations to Chris and Haley. I bet you all had a great time!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5234327 - 05/22/12 03:59 PM

hate to sound stupid, but where is the ohio star pary being held

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: starsinmyeyes]
      #5234496 - 05/22/12 05:41 PM

Not a stupid question at all, its in Lodi Ohio, Im sure either Di or Scott can give you they're address.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: starsinmyeyes]
      #5235462 - 05/23/12 10:33 AM

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hate to sound stupid, but where is the ohio star pary being held




Hi there. Like Andy said, we're in Lodi 44254. Feel free to PM me for directions as Map Quest sends you down rt 250 which isn't the best route.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5236811 - 05/24/12 07:51 AM

I remember how to get to the Lodi exit, 90 - 271 - 71.....but a little fuzzy after that, lol

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5238317 - 05/25/12 01:38 AM

Easy: "Then turn at Horstman's driveway..."

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5240819 - 05/26/12 02:49 PM

Ooooooh, picked up some slabs o ribs today on sale for the star party.

Even if we don't get sky, we eat good by golly.


NOTICE!!!!!!!!

Buying ban in effect!!!!!!!!!

Fiddlesticks, I need a wedge.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5241582 - 05/27/12 12:41 AM

Several of us can hold you down and give you a wedgie; would that help?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5241972 - 05/27/12 10:47 AM

OK but no swirlies this time.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5242044 - 05/27/12 11:23 AM

thank you, I will do that, me and my wife new at this, just got a 12.5 inch starstructure we could use some expert advice,this would be our first star party

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: starsinmyeyes]
      #5242065 - 05/27/12 11:37 AM

Always good to meet new people, and you'll meet plenty at BEOTS! A 12.5 inch is a great size for y'all to have started with, you'll have a blast with it.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: starsinmyeyes]
      #5242150 - 05/27/12 12:29 PM

Nice! C'mon down. Here's some info on how this all got started.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=tiny&Number=2272177&fpart=&PHPSESSID=

Folks here are sure willing and enjoy sharing their knowlwdge of equipment and the sky.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5242155 - 05/27/12 12:32 PM

Stephy, when and where is your flight arriving? Early birds are welcome ya know.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5243727 - 05/28/12 11:52 AM

I'll be in on that Friday, Scotty boy. Don't have the info right here handy (I'm still in New Hampshire helping my mom and stepdad), but I'll get there early/mid afternoon, I believe. 2ish.

Oh duh, it's on my Blackberry. Flight lands in Cleveland at 12:30. So, get bag, get car, drive there. 2ish is still about right from what I remember of the drive.

And I'm flying out on Monday, I knew you guys wouldn't mind me staying over an extra night.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5244394 - 05/28/12 05:59 PM

I can come gitcha if you want to not get the rental car.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5244565 - 05/28/12 07:48 PM

Steph, I'm so glad you are still able to make it!




So excited!






Still feelin' it!




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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5245642 - 05/29/12 01:19 PM

Should I bring the Margarita mix and Tequila?

Amy will be at a conference that weekend and she has given me the go ahead to head on up. I am hoping to head up early (on Thursday).

I will be bringing the 12.5" scope.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5246166 - 05/29/12 06:52 PM

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Should I bring the Margarita mix and Tequila?







The heck sorta question is that?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5246361 - 05/29/12 09:02 PM

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Quote:


Should I bring the Margarita mix and Tequila?



The heck sorta question is that?



Will that go with Uncle's limoncello?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5246555 - 05/29/12 11:06 PM

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Should I bring the Margarita mix and Tequila?

Jason




No. Bring the broccoli and lima beans.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5246813 - 05/30/12 06:26 AM

What should the Tweener Cup award target be this year?

Jason will be fighting mightily to defend his title I'm sure.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5246866 - 05/30/12 07:55 AM

oh no ......tweener cup....you might want to explain that...again...and again.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5246941 - 05/30/12 09:07 AM

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What should the Tweener Cup award target be this year?

Jason will be fighting mightily to defend his title I'm sure.




You no take my tweener cup!!!

Hmm... target... something between a nebula and a cluster... ya know.. a tweener!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5246956 - 05/30/12 09:19 AM

Ohhh, like finding a super bright comet in Sagittarius and announcing loudly you found one, then finding out its the swan nebula??
Nothing like sticking your telescope in your mouth, hehehehehehehe


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5247085 - 05/30/12 10:49 AM

You people are just a little off balance here...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5247102 - 05/30/12 10:59 AM

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You people are just a little off balance here...





Hey Lenny, you hang here too, lol


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5247305 - 05/30/12 01:28 PM

We may be off balance but never our 'scopes.
;-)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5247640 - 05/30/12 04:54 PM

We just got this PM:

BEOTS 6/22: "Youze bees comin' roight?"

Marge, Seti, Saba and me(sic) have to decline the invite for this years BEOTS. We're not happy about it however we realize there will be more opportunities in the future. We had a wonderful time last year and we can only imagine what we'll miss this year.

As a suggestion for the Tweener Cup contest....the winner ought to be the third person to place M81 and 82 in the same field of view. Third, cause anybody can be first or second, timing is everything in being third!

We will look for daily/hourly posts of pictures during the star party, "roight"?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5248586 - 05/31/12 09:52 AM

Don't bees makin' fun of my southern diction there buddy, I's been watchin' Hatfields an' McCoys.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5250380 - 06/01/12 12:23 PM

Well folks......21 days and a wake up.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5250382 - 06/01/12 12:24 PM

Quote:

I can come gitcha if you want to not get the rental car.





But would you take me back too?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5250388 - 06/01/12 12:27 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I can come gitcha if you want to not get the rental car.





But would you take me back too?




I guess, if I have to but we may be tempted to keep ya.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
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Picture time....
M104


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M64

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NGC4565

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5250579 - 06/01/12 02:20 PM

All those galaxy shots were the same....all were 10x7 minute subs in Luminance with the SBIG ST8300XM at -15 degrees with the 16" f/10 Meade ACF on the AP1200 mount. To add RGB to these, I would need a lot more time since I am fussy about details and to get those details one needs lots of S/N information. With the few really good clear nights we have around here, not much would get done with my standards. So when it comes to these faint galaxies, I just settle with Luminance images only and I am happy!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5250595 - 06/01/12 02:35 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Nice Cuzzin! Beats my AT66 shots

Hey what's everyone doing for the transit? Me and Donny are heading up to the north end of Brunswick on Rt42 near Mapleside. It's the reception hall that was sposed to be the ski lodge years ago. There's a huge hill and you have to look down at a pretty good angle to see the horizon. Best place we can think of round these parts.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5250651 - 06/01/12 03:16 PM

I'll probably just observe from my neighbors yard. I should be able be see a large part of the transit. The viewing scope you say?

The trusty Meade 102ED with 70mm Baader Solar Film Filter.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
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Nice shooting lenny and Scott!! Paul will be home for the transit. We'll be heading out to the same area where we observed the eclipse. Maybe the nice rancher will be around so I can set up on his land instead of the side of the road.

Weather here is fabulous. Had a chance for some lunar observing last night and solar this morning.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5250680 - 06/01/12 03:43 PM

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Hey what's everyone doing for the transit?




I was planning on using the Herschel wedge in the observatory - but last time I was imaging to the SW I discovered that a forgotten tree has grown substantially and cut off my access. I have to think of something this weekend.

p.s. I don't like Lenny.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5250820 - 06/01/12 05:26 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hey what's everyone doing for the transit?




I was planning on using the Herschel wedge in the observatory - but last time I was imaging to the SW I discovered that a forgotten tree has grown substantially and cut off my access. I have to think of something this weekend.




Johnny, you're always welcome here! Linky You know, in Stow I mean.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5251077 - 06/01/12 08:55 PM

Canis Minor:



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5251145 - 06/01/12 09:50 PM

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Hey what's everyone doing for the transit? Me and Donny are heading up to the north end of Brunswick on Rt42 near Mapleside. It's the reception hall that was sposed to be the ski lodge years ago. There's a huge hill and you have to look down at a pretty good angle to see the horizon. Best place we can think of round these parts.





Well late last year I did three more donation scopes for various people here locally, and we are all going to a local park and yes all our scopes are properly filtered.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5253739 - 06/03/12 06:05 PM

Update: Harvested the latest batch of limoncello today...If anyone's interested .

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5253820 - 06/03/12 07:13 PM

I'm going image the transit with my 6" f/10 with the Atlas EQ-G, Herschel wedge and as for the camera, it'll be the Imaging Source DFK21AU.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5253882 - 06/03/12 08:33 PM

Uncle, Can you ALSO make me a mint julep and/or a mojito too? I can get fresh mint up here from my mom's house. I've never tried those either.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5254154 - 06/04/12 01:03 AM

Well, the Kentucky Derby's over, but a mint julep is possible, as is a mojito.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5254462 - 06/04/12 10:08 AM

Mark me down as a weekend participant.
Weekend of the 22nd?
Where is the countdown timer thingy???
I'm now officially collecting unemployment,which means my weekends are finally free.
After working nearly every weekend for the last 8 years,I'm getting a break.
Any plans for the Transit of Venus Tuesday?
I was given a bottle of home made brandy..whats the best way to enjoy it?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5254557 - 06/04/12 11:24 AM

Hey Dennis! Yep, 6/22.

Best way to enjoy brandy, AFAIK, is to see if you can trade it for Crown Royal.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5255043 - 06/04/12 05:35 PM

You can use it in sidecars.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5255292 - 06/04/12 08:38 PM

I knew Uncle would know! Uncle's sidecars are good.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5255656 - 06/05/12 04:24 AM

Flaming shots?
I do have some 151 laying about.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5255800 - 06/05/12 08:36 AM

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Flaming shots?
I do have some 151 laying about.




Actually......................................... Me too


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5256137 - 06/05/12 01:02 PM

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Hi gang!

Diane, that's even better! June 22nd is fine by me too!

Check out my new gear. Got rid of those stinking electronics-buggy Meade forks. Those forks were wonderful but when I get "No Sensor Board" error messages, I get a little ticked!!!

I sold off a bunch of gear to get hold of this Astro-Physics AP1200 (now discontinued by AP) for one heck of a great deal. Works like a charm! Waiting for a nice night to start testing the imaging processes again. I have it working with my pc's in the observatory already.




You gonna be home this evening Lenny?
Love to check out the new gear.
I thought I had gear problems...I can't keep up with Lenny.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5256653 - 06/05/12 06:59 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

I'm getting some awesome images of the Venus transit!!!!!

via my NASA feed on Mauna Kia


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5256660 - 06/05/12 07:01 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

And here I am pointing at Venus with the laser to show the crowd (Diane) exactly where Venus is on the Sun's disc.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5256989 - 06/05/12 10:20 PM

Hi gang! I am about ready for bed. The Venus transit 1st contact was viewed and imaged here too. The suckerholes finally gave way to clear patches!!! I saw brightening in the sky around 5:15 and thought ahhh what the heck, I may as well set up for it. Am I glad I did!!! I got some images so I need to process them tomorrow or later on in the week. What a nice treat! We actually were able to see an event in Northeast Ohio....Imagine that!

I got grass cutting to do tomorrow, and packaging some things I sold to get ready to ship too.

G'night all!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5257103 - 06/05/12 11:12 PM Attachment (4 downloads)

First contact here in Columbus...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5257113 - 06/05/12 11:16 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

After waiting for 90 minutes for the clouds to clear out (there was a clearing about 5 miles away, but it was moving towards us very slowly). Some of us decided to head west. Our church parking lot proved to be a wonderful spot to witness the transit. The sun was shining and we were getting setup. Here is a picture that I took with my phone through my 8" scope with my "ghetto" solar filter I made.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5257115 - 06/05/12 11:17 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Another view through someone else's scope (again me holding my Android phone up to the eyepiece).

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      #5257120 - 06/05/12 11:18 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

And here is the best one because of the clouds in the foreground. This was from someone else's scope (again with my phone).

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5257131 - 06/05/12 11:22 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

The gang is all here... we had a great time. I was really excited to see this and so were the others who gathered with us. Some folks who were coming out of a meeting at church (including the pastor) got to see the event too. That is my lovely wife looking at the transit with my 8" scope. How sexy is that!!!

Edited by Undermidnight (06/05/12 11:23 PM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5257166 - 06/05/12 11:37 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

I had about 45 minute window to view the transit. From 6:15 to 6:45 it was kinda clear. Weird how it happened though. I set up in my neighbors yard, she had passed away 3 years prior, I asked her to make it clear for me for a little while, and about 10 minutes later it cleared up.

Anyways here is one of the pictures. I sent a few to the local news, wtov9, and they showed my picture and talked about the transit right after the weather. I'm beyond excited that happened.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5257223 - 06/06/12 12:06 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Id like to say we had *BLEEP* skys, but since we werent suppose to take what I got, hazy, constant light clouds that just made it seem sort of cool.
heres an afocal image. Kinda not very good I know.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5257231 - 06/06/12 12:08 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

After it was all said and done......

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5257282 - 06/06/12 12:36 AM

Clouded over here after a promising prediction of thunderbumpers moving through - clouds came in and stalled.

Now I gotta wait until 2017...dang!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5257326 - 06/06/12 01:08 AM



I got to check out the new Geauga County observatory park.
A nice turnout.
I met a few folks from the Chagrin valley Astro club.

http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/observatorypark.shtml


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5257332 - 06/06/12 01:12 AM

After the event,I was near home at a local diner,when a few folks walked up and asked for some info on the ISS.
I invited them over for some viewing,since the skies were clear.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5257335 - 06/06/12 01:14 AM

Observatory park and the astro club are 10 minutes away.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5257342 - 06/06/12 01:21 AM

http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-view.cfm?Club_ID=1244

Great to have some new astro friends close by.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5257682 - 06/06/12 08:28 AM

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I had about 45 minute window to view the transit. From 6:15 to 6:45 it was kinda clear. Weird how it happened though. I set up in my neighbors yard, she had passed away 3 years prior, I asked her to make it clear for me for a little while, and about 10 minutes later it cleared up.

Anyways here is one of the pictures. I sent a few to the local news, wtov9, and they showed my picture and talked about the transit right after the weather. I'm beyond excited that happened.




That's awesome! And great pics from everyone on the event!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5257723 - 06/06/12 09:14 AM

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Clouded over here after a promising prediction of thunderbumpers moving through - clouds came in and stalled.

Now I gotta wait until 2017...dang!




Sorry, Rusty...the next transit of Venus is 2117 rather than 2017. Only another hundred years.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5257780 - 06/06/12 09:47 AM

Happy birthday Dave, ya ol' cakehead! Di's BD is tomorrow.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5258187 - 06/06/12 12:29 PM

Great images gang!


Happy birthday David!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5258226 - 06/06/12 12:43 PM

Final Countdown on StaRV II - leave Friday for Goshen, IN for a Barth RV gettogether. Casey and Nelson are ready!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5258281 - 06/06/12 01:05 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Clouded over here after a promising prediction of thunderbumpers moving through - clouds came in and stalled.

Now I gotta wait until 2017...dang!




Sorry, Rusty...the next transit of Venus is 2117 rather than 2017. Only another hundred years.




Happy birthday Dave....waiting for 2017 will be great too..its the next total solar eclipse.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
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At least you got to see it Andy. We had a huge front across most of the PNW, from Oregon to Vancouver. Here at my place began to open up at 12:30..sun sun sun....but when the event began it clouded up again.....I waited with friends for several hours. I was lucky I did get a peek through the clouds to see the initial contact(WOW)..then clouds locked in. Couple hours later at around 6ish it cleared enough to see..awesome...lots of sun spots and that Venus. Everyone got to see..and I was able to get a few pics too. Here is what I saw her at my Observing Center.

Fun once in a life time event.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5258357 - 06/06/12 01:35 PM

Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!!!

Oh Rusty will see a total eclipse of the Sun in 2017, August 21st though. A purdy nice one at that.
August 21, 2017

The best one for us Clevelanders is on April 8, 2024 when the track of totality goes right over us!!!
April 8, 2024

Hell, I will only be 71 years old~~


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5258880 - 06/06/12 07:00 PM

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Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!!!

Oh Rusty will see a total eclipse of the Sun in 2017, August 21st though. A purdy nice one at that.
August 21, 2017

The best one for us Clevelanders is on April 8, 2024 when the track of totality goes right over us!!!
April 8, 2024

Hell, I will only be 71 years old~~




Thanks to everybody for the birthday wishes. 63 today, and celebrating exactly 52 years as a telescope owner at exactly 4:30pm when my dad returned home from work. Great birthday, that was. Started me on my lifetime fascination with all things astronomical (equipment wise, anyway).


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5259095 - 06/06/12 09:52 PM

HBD, young whippersnapper!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5259165 - 06/06/12 10:41 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Here's a couple of shots of the Venus Transit mini-party. It was just my family and our neighbors, but a party nontheless!

From left to right, my lovely wife of almost 30 years Karen, my older son Ryan and our long time neighbor Jim holding the "sunshade umbrella!"


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      #5259171 - 06/06/12 10:45 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Here was the setup. The Jaegers 6" f/10 on the Atlas EQ-G. Behind that was my portable astro-station against my neighbor's garden as the backdrop. The only thing missing is some good Limoncello and a imported cigar!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5259184 - 06/06/12 10:57 PM

Happy birthday Dave........you say your 33???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5259235 - 06/06/12 11:43 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

The minutes are approximate, the seconds are right on.

Happy Birthday Everyone!

The bottom image should be 6:19....NOT 6:18.

Edited by Spoonsize (06/07/12 04:00 PM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Spoonsize]
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Here is my take right at 7:20pm

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5259701 - 06/07/12 09:53 AM

Happy Birfday Di!!

Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag liebe Diane!!
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5259792 - 06/07/12 10:41 AM

HBD, Di!

Party hearty, Marty ...



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Yay Di!!!
Happy Birthday to YOUUU!!!!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5260041 - 06/07/12 12:34 PM

Quote:

Here was the setup. The Jaegers 6" f/10 on the Atlas EQ-G. Behind that was my portable astro-station against my neighbor's garden as the backdrop. The only thing missing is some good Limoncello and a imported cigar!




Backyard astronomy the way it's intended to be - with a portable mount, a nice OTA hoisted up on it, a portable table work station and surrounded by friends and family...a perfect way to see the transit of Venus or any other astronomical event. Well done, Cuz! Looking forward to seeing you soon. By the way, the Limoncello would have distorted your visual perception and otherwise dulled the senses. The cigar would have smoked-up your objective. Better the way you did it.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5260843 - 06/07/12 09:21 PM

Well I got a box of ceegars for the BEOTS event again. All we need is good wine to dip the ends in....remember??? That was a blast!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
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Well I got a box of ceegars for the BEOTS event again. All we need is good wine to dip the ends in....remember??? That was a blast!




Nope, don't recall.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5261054 - 06/07/12 11:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Well I got a box of ceegars for the BEOTS event again. All we need is good wine to dip the ends in....remember??? That was a blast!




Nope, don't recall.




OMG, Scotty! GOOD ONE!!!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5261917 - 06/08/12 01:18 PM

Finding the old pics are sometimes difficult with this long thread...almost forgot...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5262130 - 06/08/12 03:43 PM

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The only thing burned at BEOTS are Lenny's ceegars [sic] and perhaps a rib or two (or three)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5262327 - 06/08/12 06:39 PM

Dave was licking my neck!!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5262359 - 06/08/12 07:11 PM

Hopefully they are cooking already...as my Timex is ticking.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5262516 - 06/08/12 09:23 PM

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Dave was licking my neck!!!




Lenny, you are SUCH a tease!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5262590 - 06/08/12 10:28 PM

Lenny,

Oh yea, I remember!

Looks like things are shaping up for BEOTS. Arrangements are being made.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5264346 - 06/10/12 06:46 AM

Any one want to refresh my memory......once I get off 71 at the Lodi exit, how do I get to your house???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5264416 - 06/10/12 09:10 AM

224 W to 42 N...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5264512 - 06/10/12 10:35 AM

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Any one want to refresh my memory......once I get off 71 at the Lodi exit, how do I get to your house???




Take the rt224 Lodi exit to rt42 north. Then hang a left on Rodgers a couple miles down. Watch for the place on the corner of 42 and Rodgers with the large red barns and fire trucks. We're .9 mile down on the right. 8411.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5266144 - 06/11/12 11:38 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

By the way, help me decide, which telescope should I bring?

6" f/5 Jaegers?

6" f/10 Jaegers?

6" f/15 unpainted unbaffled D&G ??

6" ceegars


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5266165 - 06/11/12 11:51 AM

You know your trunk will be full..but I vote the F15.
Haven't had a chance to sample a D&G yet.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5266343 - 06/11/12 01:34 PM

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By the way, help me decide, which telescope should I bring?

6" f/5 Jaegers?

6" f/10 Jaegers?

6" f/15 unpainted unbaffled D&G ??

6" ceegars




You're "The Jaeger Meister"


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5267351 - 06/12/12 12:02 AM

StaRV II, Casey, Nelson, and I are ensconced at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds, having completed Leg 4 of 5 of the trip to BEOTS 2012, although the layover here will be a week.

Hopefully, the limoncello will hold out...


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5268090 - 06/12/12 01:14 PM

Im bringing my 120mm f/5....so an f/10 would be awesome.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5268093 - 06/12/12 01:17 PM

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Dave was licking my neck!!!





Looks like his ear was almost forfiet, lol.......might think it got a tad warm, hehehehehehehe


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5269109 - 06/13/12 07:26 AM

OK got question......while I know everyone has fun at this event......but would anyone be interested in guiding me through the Virgo cluster????

Looking through my Astronomical league log book, hmmm well, Ive only picked off one of the late spring group, M104, the entire group is either Virgo or Coma.

Just wondering


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5269281 - 06/13/12 10:10 AM

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OK got question......while I know everyone has fun at this event......but would anyone be interested in guiding me through the Virgo cluster????





Honestly, I only ever did it once. So many faint smudges that all look the same so the only way to be sure is to have photos of them and ID them by the background stars and in some cases the patterns of the galaxies in relation to one another.

Big glass makes it a lot easier. You're welcome to use Stella or Leviathon if you want to chart the area.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5270453 - 06/13/12 11:13 PM

The only one scope that could do this a lot easier would be Gary Gibb's 30".....anyone heard from him????

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5270535 - 06/14/12 12:36 AM

Last I heard, he won't make BEOTS.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
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Last I heard, he won't make BEOTS.




Was he at NEAF? Haven't talked to him but onced or twiced since NEAF 11.

Hey folks, We'll be having folks starting to pull in in only a week!

Y'all are NOT gonna believe the Horstman petting zoo this year. 8 new kittens and 6 turkeys (4 only a week old) 10 hens, 4 fancy baby chicks and 26 baby boy chickens wot we got to raise for dinner.

Not to mention the usual crowd.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5271908 - 06/14/12 08:51 PM

Any chance of posting some of the group shots?
Finding them through this whole thread is difficult.
I'm sure there are a few members were forgetting.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5271942 - 06/14/12 09:13 PM

Good idea Dennis! I'll get them posted in a bit.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
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BEOTS I - 2007

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5271962 - 06/14/12 09:30 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

BEOTS V - 2011

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5271966 - 06/14/12 09:34 PM

Less we forget....................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc9PNJoTr8w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqJGTgIa-14&feature=relmfu


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
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There's a nice big prom on Sol today. I just did the point and shoot.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
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That didn't resize too good, I'll try another. If anyone can do any processing on these, feel free. Also, other than the point and shoot all I have is the DSI so if anyone has a better cheap camera, even a web cam that'll make solar imaging easier, bring it on out to BEOTS.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5273158 - 06/15/12 04:01 PM

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BEOTS V - 2011




.... and a good time was had by all!

Can't wait to see everyone next week!

I will be bringing 2 extra folks with me to come and play as well (and to help me move the 14 inch Meade). Hope the pier is still "mine" Scott

I'll bring some edible things and drinkable things too.

See you all next Friday!

Howard


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5273196 - 06/15/12 04:24 PM

The pier's all yours Howard.

Did you see Jason's Rush thread in OTO?
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5268734/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5273474 - 06/15/12 07:39 PM

Howard, so glad you're bringing along a couple more people! The more, the merrier!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5273508 - 06/15/12 08:07 PM

Thanks for the pics,Di.
Scott,I have a cam,can't remember the name,but it's like the one Lenny is using.
If he brings his software,you might just have a camera to play with.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5274879 - 06/16/12 08:52 PM

It was fun going back down memory lane! You're welcome!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5275235 - 06/17/12 05:18 AM

Scott / Di; hey couple questions, what can I bring to help out with the food??
And yall have wi-fi.....and can I bring my lap top?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5275304 - 06/17/12 08:13 AM

Andy, Bring whatever you like. Even bottled water is totally appreciated!

Also, we do have wi-fi so please feel free to bring your laptop.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5275322 - 06/17/12 08:52 AM

Can't make it. I'm in the Kingdom of Jordan most of the summer studying Arabic. Happy observing.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Deep13]
      #5275349 - 06/17/12 09:25 AM

Sorry you won't make it, but congratulations Russell! What an opportunity!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Deep13]
      #5275363 - 06/17/12 09:40 AM

One and a wakeup!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5275591 - 06/17/12 12:47 PM

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Howard, so glad you're bringing along a couple more people! The more, the merrier!




Thanks Di and Scott -- with a little luck I'll bring some friends and the 14" LX200GPS again --

Evan is in NYC, by the way, so you won't be seeing him this year -- he was home for 10 days a couple of weeks ago but NY is pretty much his home now.

See you Friday ...


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5277471 - 06/18/12 05:41 PM

Well it's raining like crazy and thundering and lightning out.

Must be that Uncle Rusty pulled in an hour ago.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5277531 - 06/18/12 06:27 PM

hopefully itll be all gone by the weekend as Ill be camping out. And once there Im stuck till Ken returns to retrieve me sunday afternoon sometime.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5277642 - 06/18/12 07:40 PM

The forecast looks pretty OK so far. If it gets ugly just crash in the house.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/lodi-oh/44254/june-weather/2214975


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
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That's right Andy. We have air mattresses, recliners and couches. You just might have a cat or two sleeping with you is all. So excited you're coming out and Ken is more than welcome to stay around if he likes.

Been having fun catching up with Uncle Rusty. We've been checking out the turkeys, chickens, and Uncle's namesake, our dog Malcolm. Malcolm was showing off his mad soccer skills and strutting around for Unc.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5278046 - 06/18/12 11:55 PM

I love Malcolm's ears; one up, one down!

He's very handsome


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5278097 - 06/19/12 12:41 AM

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I love Malcolm's ears; one up, one down!

He's very handsome




He can put them both up if he wants but he looks like Jar Jar Binks and I think he's a little self concious of that.

Meesa gotsa my ears up Ani.

That or he's part kangaroo.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: csa/montana]
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My fathers day gift this year.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5278226 - 06/19/12 03:06 AM

That's a great shot of Malcolm. I can almost hear him panting from here.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Mike Casey]
      #5278246 - 06/19/12 03:28 AM

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That's a great shot of Malcolm. I can almost hear him panting from here.




You may want to hide your slippers then Mike. He's a crafty fellow. Don't let the one cocked ear and the long tongue fool you.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5278308 - 06/19/12 06:25 AM

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My fathers day gift this year.




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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5278399 - 06/19/12 08:23 AM

Scott,the camera I have is one of the DMK versions.
Lenny,any chance you could bring any DMK software you might have?
Thanks guys.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: 71SuperSport]
      #5278564 - 06/19/12 10:32 AM

Hi everyone!

I'll come over Friday afternoon. Looks like Friday night is the only night that will be decent. Saturday and Sunday...eh...ugh, I don't like what I see.

Well I decided to bring just the 6" f/10 Jaegers and possibly the f/5 also.

Hey Dennis, as for the software, I gotta look for that cd. I do know that they have a more updated version omline that we could download.

Scott, what webcams do you have? Are you thinking of getting into imaging via your camera's and what sort of imaging are you thinking of getting into?

I am an avid user of Images Plus. I really like that software by Mike Unsold. It's expensive but well worth it and you'll always have it.

What I could/would do is sell you my older version of Images Plus for half of what I paid for it. If you decide to do that, I can email Mike for a new license number and I will be able to get that from him for free, this way I can still use my older version that is on my pc and you can on yours. Let me know what you decide.

You can also download for free, a trial version of Nebulosity by Craig Stark (owner of Stark Laboratories) and you can also download PHD Guide which is always free. But you really need a webcam for guiding like a DSI. Something with s sensitive chip. If it turns out to be a *BLEEP* day Saturday we can get you all set up on a laptop so you can play with this with your Meade scope in the dome! I love teaching how to use software and puffing on a ceegar!!!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
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hmmmmm.......starting to think having Ken drop me off is maybe not a good idea.Just layed out most of the stuff Id need to bring, and wow, and it doesnt even include a sleeping bag or tent.
And Im also sort of getting bummed thinking about the anniversary of Sams passing saturday.
If it rains all this junk will be setting around on the grounds, lol.Normally most of it would stay in the car, and only get brought out as needed.


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