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MikeBOKC
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2013 astro resolution?
      #5584496 - 12/22/12 06:40 PM

Time for new years resolutions, often related to equipment purchases or upgrades, holy grail targets, lists to complete or events to attend or trips to ideal viewing locations. Mine is to add a larger aperture scope for dark sky use, likely 16 inches. What's yours?

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cliff mygatt
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Loc: Kitsap County, WA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5584508 - 12/22/12 06:50 PM

I intend to complete the Astro League Asterism club this year.

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Pinbout
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5584563 - 12/22/12 07:23 PM

Quote:

What's yours?





to finish the projects I've started



and to start new projects I haven't.



I really want to build my 10in f8



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kenrenard
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Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5584617 - 12/22/12 07:58 PM

I would like to finish the Messier objects, and work on getting better with sketching.

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bassplayer142
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Reged: 10/03/11

Loc: Michigan
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5584679 - 12/22/12 08:42 PM

Get out and observe! I want to get out and hopefully catch some black skies.

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KidOrion
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Loc: Carbondale, IL
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: bassplayer142]
      #5584740 - 12/22/12 09:30 PM

1) Make better use of moonlit nights by adding the Lunar Club and the Carbon Star Club to my list of observing projects.

2) Finish building Frankenscope.


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kfiscus
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: KidOrion]
      #5584747 - 12/22/12 09:37 PM

Two words: Horse Head

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Staredge
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Loc: Germantown, MD
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5584764 - 12/22/12 09:51 PM

Finish a few AL clubs.
Actually get out and observe more.
Start going to the local astronomy club meetings.
Make it to a big star party.
Get the mirror for the 6" re-silvered and learn how to collimate it.


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Michael Rapp
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Staredge]
      #5584771 - 12/22/12 09:58 PM

Slow down, sketch, and observe.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #5584825 - 12/22/12 10:37 PM

More imaging this year.

David


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Dennis_S253
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Reged: 11/22/11

Loc: West Central Florida
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5584855 - 12/22/12 11:14 PM

Starting the Messier list from scratch, again. Keeping a better observation log, this time. Finding as many Globular clusters and Galaxy's as possible with my 6" scope. Enjoying myself and taking my time. The only new stuff coming my way is a Celestron specality tool for collimation and a zhumell "see it all filter set". Clear skies....

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5585117 - 12/23/12 05:24 AM

My 2013 Astro-Resolutions:

- Stop growing older.

- Get better eyes.

- Get more involved in outreach

- Spend more time making stuff, less time buying stuff.

- Thin out the herd...

- Learn some new doubles

Jon


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edwincjones
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5585156 - 12/23/12 07:05 AM

just enjoy life

edj


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thomas68
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Reged: 01/25/11

Loc: North west Indiana
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5585191 - 12/23/12 08:08 AM

More quiet nights observing!

Tom


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Doc Willie
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Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY, USA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: thomas68]
      #5585232 - 12/23/12 08:57 AM

I resolve to serve as president of my astronomy club to the best of my ability.

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Tim Gilliland
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Reged: 03/28/09

Loc: Sand Springs Okla.
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5585243 - 12/23/12 09:05 AM

Quote:

More imaging this year.

David




+1


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azure1961p
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Loc: USA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5585247 - 12/23/12 09:10 AM

Quote:

Two words: Horse Head




Think that's one word.

Pete


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azure1961p
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Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5585252 - 12/23/12 09:17 AM

Ok my New Years Astro Resolutions:

1. Finish my equatorial platform for my dob.
2. Get a full set of TV oculars plossls for my bino viewers.
3. Give the old reflector a face lift: new end rings, new spider secondary holder and recoat mirrors.

Observationaly: 1. See more detail on all four Galilean moons
2. See mars polar cap on a 4" disc
3. Elongate a 0.25" double with my 8"
4. Revisit springtime galaxies with my newly recoated
Mirrors.



Pete


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Dave74
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Reged: 10/23/12

Loc: Gelatinous, MA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5585404 - 12/23/12 11:16 AM

Attend stellafane.

Start attending local group meetings

Sketch lunar features.

Happy Holidays and Clear Skies, everyone


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opticsguy
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Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Washington State
Re: 2013 astro resolution? [Re: Dave74]
      #5585417 - 12/23/12 11:27 AM

1 Make a decision for design and construction of an observatory. Come help me pleeeeze . . . . :-)

2 Chase more eclipses

3 Observe more with my astro friends.


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