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rwiederrich
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5529011 - 11/19/12 10:41 PM

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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.




Hey..Kitsap county got the most rain in the last 24 hours 5.18 inches..3 times as much as any other county cept Hoquim at 3.6".

We're washing away.


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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5529083 - 11/19/12 11:09 PM

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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.




Hey..Kitsap county got the most rain in the last 24 hours 5.18 inches..3 times as much as any other county cept Hoquim at 3.6".

We're washing away.




yep, you guy's get the heavy concentrations right there...Hope it settles down soon. It quit here for a while and actually had some broken clouds enough to see the moon for a few minutes.


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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5529101 - 11/19/12 11:20 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

So I got to digging around a found an image from 2011 that I shot up at Slate Peak. A very wide image of M51 taken with a QHY9 color ccd connected to my AT65. 27 x 5 minutes. includes the SN2011dh. a couple of dust motes near the top.. but lots of little fuzzies in the image.

full resolution- http://astrob.in/full/25281/ 4mb or so


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5529112 - 11/19/12 11:26 PM

Thank you Emery, Mike and Robert. Yes there are several more faint galaxies in there. Don't know if they are in the NGC. I got he IDs by submitting my picture to a plate solving program known as astronomy.net. Here's a more traditional map of the area: http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/galgrps/leoi.html

Markarian's chain is on my to-do list. I think Ram mentioned once that he had imaged it. I like the stark view of these galaxy fields.

We had some downed trees and power lines near GRCC but no power outage at the college.

Hang in there. This can't last forever.

Ajay


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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5529316 - 11/20/12 02:22 AM

yes lots of water. Stay safe!

Robert your little scope and skills never ceaces to amaze me!!

I was down towards GRCC tonight to pick up some Fujinon 7x50 binos. Got a good deal but so many offers the price went up on the way over. Second time this month that has happened.

Oh well, guess I need to drive faster.


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rwiederrich
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5529981 - 11/20/12 12:04 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Yeah...just a bit of rain.

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SteveG
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5530274 - 11/20/12 02:14 PM

Oddly - after all that downpouring, it cleared last night at my house. By 10 pm I was set up and viewing crystal clear skies from my back pourch. I stayed out enjoying Jupiter, Pleiades and several Auriga clusters. At first seeing was terrible, then I had about a 30 minute widow of very steady seeing. I packed it in at 11:15, and when I looked outside at 11:30 it was pouring rain!

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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5530410 - 11/20/12 03:23 PM

That happened here as well Steve. My wife and I have some kind of flu right now so I didn't set up at all. I did get a chance to use binos a bit though.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5530620 - 11/20/12 04:56 PM

Steve wins a round of Sucker Hole Roulette!

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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5531039 - 11/20/12 09:01 PM

Good job Steve!

I got out last night with binos purchased 1 hour earlier (after driving to Auburn in the driving rain). I should win something for that!

The binos were misrepresented so I was a sucker looking through a sucker hole!


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SteveG
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5531068 - 11/20/12 09:21 PM

Ouch, Stacey! Are you going to return them?

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5531403 - 11/21/12 12:37 AM

Robert, That looks nice.

The reason we are often surprised by how many faint objects small scopes can reveal in images is that by intuition we compare it to what we see in the eyepiece. Large integration times and sensitive CCD chips make the imaging magic ( as Mike calls it) possible, but the drawback of course is that resolution of these smaller instruments is poor.

This image with an integration time of 2 million seconds(!) taken with a 2.4 m telescope shows 5500 galaxies. The 10.4 m Keck twin scopes each with 18.8 times the area of the smaller scope can only dream of revealing so many galaxies.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5531419 - 11/21/12 12:57 AM

That's quite a view, Ajay, which I've marveled at before. It's surprising to me how many of those really old galaxies have structure, as opposed to simple elliptical, homogeneous composition.

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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5531462 - 11/21/12 02:11 AM

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Ouch, Stacey! Are you going to return them?




No, that was a long, wet drive. Everybody knows the rules, it's buyer beware. He probably thought they were Posedion, but they turned out to be Nautilus (Fujinon), worth several hundred less. Still a bargain, so I didn't even call him. Also kind of an oddity because they are Fujinon binos, made in USA. Actually more like "assembled" in the USA, but still kind of cool. I will play with them for awhile.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5533906 - 11/22/12 12:47 PM

Holiday greetings! Y'all stay healthy, safe & happy.

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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5533981 - 11/22/12 01:41 PM

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Holiday greetings! Y'all stay healthy, safe & happy.


Thank You

passing the same to all, as well!


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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5534707 - 11/23/12 01:12 AM

16 down, only two left... *BLEEP* they had too many libations. Guess I'm stuck with them for the night. Just kidding, they're my folks. Why did we volunteer for this? Oh yeah, we love them!

Happy Thanksgiving all!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5535614 - 11/23/12 02:18 PM

There's a new favorite in town. It's called, "Huckleberry Cheescake" and SweetAnne made it from berries we picked in September.

Goodbye. I must now eat.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5535626 - 11/23/12 02:22 PM

An article in the paper led to i/net search, which led me to AndroidLost.com. It hosts a free app that provides remote control of your cell phone in a variety of ways, should it become lost, stolen or simply out of sight under a couch seat cushion. Amazing! Check it out, for sure.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5537701 - 11/24/12 07:05 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

Huckleberries = MMMMMMM

will it go against the forecast tonight???


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