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Dragonwatcher
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5522173 - 11/16/12 12:35 AM

Yeah, it was a very good time. The iPad thing did NOT spoil it for me. I was really happy to see Roland, Yuri, Vic, Markus, etc. Nice to put faces to names. And I got to see and handle some great items. The Delos was a nice bonus that I could treat myself to. And I do have a new iPad so, like Job in the Bible, after the travails I have been restored.

I should mention the trip cost me very little as I had airlines miles for the roundtrip and my hotel - which was in walking distance of the convention center - cost only $90 for two nights. My brother picked me up & dropped me off at the airport as well as fed me for several days. Otherwise I ate burritos at a Carl's Jr. So inexpensive trip other than the iPad.


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5522195 - 11/16/12 01:29 AM

Thank you Stacy and Mike. I'll checkout your suggestions this weekend.

Mike, sky themed running songs would be fantastic but I would think those are few and far between. So I'll settle for star/sky themed ones.

Jackie, I was in Tucson for quite a few years when I was in grad school but I had no money and certainly not enough time after all-night homework sessions or research projects to check out anything like this. Looks like you had a great time.

Did you peek through the 6 inch Lunt at the Sun?

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5522785 - 11/16/12 11:58 AM

Ajay,

I did look through the Lunt. To me, the view was not much better than some of the "smaller" (still big) solar scopes. They had various types of solar scopes (different wavelengths) and that made it interesting.

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be an astronomer. But the more that I read, the more I realized that one needed to be good at math, so that squelched that dream. When I applied for grad school, I got accepted by UA in the anthro department & I came close to going there.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5522966 - 11/16/12 02:01 PM

Sounds like fun Jackie - too bad about the Ipad! I'm really interested in that 6" scope too. Can't wait to hear more about it - looks like a bunch will be shipping early next year.

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cliff mygatt
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5523236 - 11/16/12 05:24 PM

Last night I was driving home from a meeting and while driving south in Port Orchard about 8:53 P.M., I saw a bright green Bolide traveling east to west very low in the sky. If I did not have trees in the way, I suspect I could see it hit the water of Sinclair inlet. What a nice happenstance. I was talking with a friend today who saw it as well and he lives in Manchester. Anyone else out there happen to see it?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #5523774 - 11/17/12 01:43 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

remember that sunny day...

West Face, White Horse Mountain


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5523802 - 11/17/12 02:21 AM

Jackie, thanks for sharing your fun weekend with us!

Cliff, no, I didn't see that one, dangit. This evening I was on the phone with a friend in northern Alabama and he saw a similar one driving home from work tonight. He said it was huge and moving unbelievably slowly. He asked me if I had any idea what caused it to go so slow.

Robert, where's White Horse Mtn.?


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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5523811 - 11/17/12 02:49 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

looking at the picture: Darington would be on the far side and a little to the left of the mountain. the Picture was taken looking east accross what would be south Arlington/ north Marysville. Arlington Airport is just to the left in the lower portion of this picture..

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5524345 - 11/17/12 01:10 PM

Thanks, got it. That's really a dramatic range, as framed. I like your eye.

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #5524843 - 11/17/12 06:27 PM

I wonder if it was a precursor to the Leonids.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49867270/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UKgcx2...

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5525263 - 11/17/12 11:05 PM

Hi Ajay,

Was looking for information on Table Mountain and saw your posts and figured it was you. Now I know where you hang out!

Cheers,

Doug


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: svtdoug]
      #5526019 - 11/18/12 12:21 PM

Welcome Doug.

Everyone, meet Doug Munday. We run into each other at TAS meetings. Doug's also an imager.

Ajay


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5527106 - 11/18/12 11:56 PM

We drink wine to taste the sunshine of bygone summers. Getting a good vintage is hard work. The reason I put up with all the frustrations of imaging is that I get to tease out the starlight from bygone nights. Here's something from last spring's OAS Star Party at Camp Delaney.

Wide field view of a group of galaxies in Leo - M96 (NGC 3368), M105 (NGC 3379), NGC 3384 and NGC 3389.
Large view.(1024x683)
Larger 2x2 binned view (1600x1067).
Annotations are at this link..

Ajay

Edited by bluedandelion (11/19/12 02:02 AM)


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MadHungarian
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5527159 - 11/19/12 12:33 AM

Very nice. I count maybe 7 galaxies.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5527790 - 11/19/12 11:53 AM

Doug, welcome to our friendly local asylum!

I really like that view in Leo, Ajay. I followed the link to your "largest" view. It's so tantalizing, because a guy can on close inspection see hints of so much more, just on the edge of visualization.

Have you ever soaked up photons from the Markarian's Chain area?

Anne, my mom & I saw the movie "Lincoln" Sat. morning and I can *highly* recommend it.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5528109 - 11/19/12 02:40 PM

Nice Ajay! I'm kind of feeling hosed with the current weather... I had hoped that a trip to Winthrop might result in some Data to play with, but it's no better on the east side .

I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Thursday night at Key Arena. Pretty amazing and fun! (other than hating driving into Seattle )


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: svtdoug]
      #5528795 - 11/19/12 08:57 PM

Welcome Doug.

I see you're right down the road in Gig Harbor...cool.

Check us(Gold Mt Observing Center) out when you have the mind to.

Rob


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rwiederrich
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5528816 - 11/19/12 09:09 PM

Rain rain rainrinrainrainrain............

The old Belfair hwy washed OUT. I heard it is still usable but so much material washed over it it is damaged in several places. Also I heard Gorst will be closed...with one lane in and out. Hwy 16 is dangerous in that area. Any my wife got into a wreck....simply leaving our driveway as a city service truck ran into her....boy...

What nasty weather. Hope you all stay dry.

Rob


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5528871 - 11/19/12 09:37 PM

Quote:

Rain rain rainrinrainrainrain............

The old Belfair hwy washed OUT. I heard it is still usable but so much material washed over it it is damaged in several places. Also I heard Gorst will be closed...with one lane in and out. Hwy 16 is dangerous in that area. Any my wife got into a wreck....simply leaving our driveway as a city service truck ran into her....boy...

What nasty weather. Hope you all stay dry.

Rob




And more raaaaiiiinnnnn rain rain rain rain!!!

they're sayin that Rainier could get up to 100 inches of snow by the end of the week. North Cascades highway closed at 6pm possibly for the season.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5528968 - 11/19/12 10:20 PM

Maybe it's because I bought a new telescope? It was supposed to be clear here the day I received it, last Wednesday, but I have not seen a single star since I opened the box. BTW it's a C6 to go onto my Super Polaris mount. I miss my C8 and equatorial mount, but the C8 was a bit too large for it. The C6 appears to be just the right size to make it a carry out.

Almost 7 inches of rain here since yesterday mid day. Water is running everywhere. It seems to be letting up now so hopefully the waters will recede a bit before the next deluge. Our roads are holding up so far.

Brad


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