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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5568323 - 12/12/12 09:33 PM

Hi guys. Man what a string of beautiful weather we have had. Ha ha ha

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5568336 - 12/12/12 09:40 PM

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Or keep changing your time zone preference here. For example, if you use Eastern time zone, your post works. I am on Pacific so your message posts as 9:12am.




What's the expression, even a broken clock is right twice a day?

The best such date coincidence was my grandmother's, who was born 7/7/00. Had she lived long enough, she would have been 77 on 7/7/77.

Scheduled for a colonoscopy at 9:00 tomorrow morning . . . so just guess what I'm doing tonight but please, keep your conclusion to yourself; this is a family program.

Stacy, your new avatar is your best self-portrait yet.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5568436 - 12/12/12 11:09 PM

Anyone got any sky for meteor observing? Ha! [I know Mike won't be observing...]

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #5569171 - 12/13/12 12:33 PM

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Anyone got any sky for meteor observing? Ha! [I know Mike won't be observing...]




It's all a matter of ones perception.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5569373 - 12/13/12 02:23 PM

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Scheduled for a colonoscopy at 9:00 tomorrow morning . . . so just guess what I'm doing tonight but please, keep your conclusion to yourself; this is a family program.

Stacy, your new avatar is your best self-portrait yet.




Good luck with that. I'm high risk so I get the pleasure every three years.

Eat some yogurt after (or just an acidophiles supplement) , it'll help get things back on track.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5569440 - 12/13/12 03:10 PM

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Scheduled for a colonoscopy at 9:00 tomorrow morning . . . so just guess what I'm doing tonight but please, keep your conclusion to yourself; this is a family program.

Stacy, your new avatar is your best self-portrait yet.




Good luck with that. I'm high risk so I get the pleasure every three years.

Eat some yogurt after (or just an acidophiles supplement) , it'll help get things back on track.




I was surprised at how easy it was. I said "let's get this over with" and the nurse said "your already done, time to go home" :-)


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Geminids? [Re: SteveG]
      #5570026 - 12/13/12 09:54 PM

Today I'm socked in here in the gorge, thick ugly disturbing clouds.
Any one in the pnw catch a glimps yet?


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Re: Geminids? [Re: sleepy]
      #5570093 - 12/13/12 10:44 PM

It was nice and clear last night when the sun was setting, so I set up. By the time it was dark the clouds had come over, so no luck. Socked in and rain tonight.

Brad


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5571574 - 12/14/12 09:12 PM

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Scheduled for a colonoscopy at 9:00 tomorrow morning . . .




Only thing worse is not getting it and having the surgeons remove it later. Don't wanna go there.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5571582 - 12/14/12 09:17 PM

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I was surprised at how easy it was. I said "let's get this over with" and the nurse said "your already done, time to go home" :-)




Lucky you. I usually have to buy a gal dinner before I get that far.

I'm gonna get modded big time.

(Sorry mods. Just an ex-admin letting his hair down a little.)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: square_peg]
      #5571771 - 12/14/12 11:24 PM

So did it go ok Mike?

Finally got first light on a clear sky with my new C6. Once I collimated it, the views were nice, it's a keeper.

Brad


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: BradleyB]
      #5571999 - 12/15/12 04:28 AM

I declare by the shine of my great white prosthesis, that I inhabit the polyp-free zone!

Pretty easy procedure, but I slept for about an extra six hours that afternoon and night.

Did anyone else get out tonight? After my Friday night online game session I let Pixie out around 11, only to see breaks in the clouds. I pulled out the recliner, my 8 X 42s and my unused, new 12 X 36 IS. I used Sky Safari on my ipad mini for a map. Soon after I huddled under my blanky it cleared up even more, although it remained somewhat hazy.

I found Vesta and Ceres. Woo hoo! The view of the Pleides through 12 X 36s was stupendous. It looked like a 3D ball hanging in space. I think if I had really studied it I could have seen hints of structure in the Orion neb. M35 was easy.

This is the first time I've done more with IS binocs other than quick looks through someone else's. The number and brightnesses of the dimmest stars I could see corresponded closely with what I could see on S.S., with the star brightness set for mag 8.6. The IS really makes for a clear view. Twice I looked first through my 8 X 42s then at the same view with the 12 X 36 and saw double stars with the latter where I could get only singles with the 8 X 42. I'm not sure what the TFOV is with the 8 X 42s, but it's much wider than the 5* view with the 12 X 36. I find that when I lift the new ones to my eyes in a kinda natural way I tend to look above what I want to see.

Really a fun, but cold little session.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5574457 - 12/16/12 04:38 PM

I enjoyed a little scope time Friday night. Had some excellent views of Jupiter through some haze. I used my ED120 with XW's and Brandons, the latter showing just slightly better details.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5576335 - 12/17/12 08:07 PM

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I declare by the shine of my great white prosthesis, that I inhabit the polyp-free zone!




Congratulations! To your health, sir!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: square_peg]
      #5583253 - 12/21/12 09:47 PM

hi

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5583486 - 12/22/12 01:16 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

I've been hiding in my garage, assembling new woodworking equipment and generating sawdust. The only stars i've seen lately were when i pinched my finger while aligning my bandsaw wheels...

Made a trip up to Grizzly Tools up in Bellingham and brought 800 lbs of boxes home for Christmas (Drill press, bandsaw, jointer).


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5583538 - 12/22/12 02:33 AM

And just what are going to cut with all that sawdust power?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5583606 - 12/22/12 05:28 AM

Found a large sucker hole last night and got first light on the Vanguards.

Nice views of Jupiter, Pleiades, Orion was outstanding. Like I was, in the cold. Hard to hold the things still.

Dreaming of warm, dark nights in the zero gravity recliner at Goldendale.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5583885 - 12/22/12 11:12 AM

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Made a trip up to Grizzly Tools up in Bellingham and brought 800 lbs of boxes home for Christmas (Drill press, bandsaw, jointer).




Ooooh! You must be on Santa's good list.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: square_peg]
      #5584922 - 12/23/12 12:05 AM

So I've been dusting up old data and learning processing techniques. Here's an image of NGC 7000 from July of 2009 from the Potholes reservoir area.

It was on this trip that I mistook the Milky Way for a hazy cloud and shook my fists at it



To see a larger version use this link to flickr.

Ajay


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