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bigstormgirl
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Reged: 01/02/12

Loc: NW Indiana
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: GeneT]
      #5591799 - 12/27/12 08:47 PM

After I bought my dob, I ended up buying an ED80, guider, Goto/EQ mount and Nebulosity in order to learn some AP with my T2i. Haven't taken it out once. Always took the dob out when nights were clear and just relaxed with the views. It's almost like I'm so intimidated by the whole AP thing process. So, I'm seriously going to try to set everything up when spring comes and see what happens. It almost gives me the shakes just thinking about it.

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galexand
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Reged: 07/10/12

Loc: Bloomington Indiana
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5594078 - 12/29/12 10:21 AM

In 2013 I'll huff and I'll puff and I"ll blow the clouds away!

Oh who am I kidding.


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CelestronDaddy
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Reged: 08/22/09

Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5598591 - 12/31/12 07:09 PM

For me it is getting back to one of my first loves, Astronomy. I need to get out and spend time observing, read more quality astronomy subject matter and try to absorb more into my middle aged brain than I've been doing Well.... more time observing anyway! g..... Tony

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CelestronDaddy
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Reged: 08/22/09

Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: galexand]
      #5598610 - 12/31/12 07:18 PM

Quote:

In 2013 I'll huff and I'll puff and I"ll blow the clouds away!

Oh who am I kidding.



Can you also blow a little down here in Central Texas?? Good post and it gave me a chuckle.... Tony


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John Kuraoka
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Reged: 12/12/12

Loc: Sunny San Diego, CA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5598776 - 12/31/12 09:27 PM

More front-yard observation time with the kids.

Finding a way to take our telescope on our Sierra camping trip. It's a tiny scope, but believe me, with four people and a dog in a subcompact car, it'll be a serious packing challenge.

Doing more with binoculars, since we have a bunch of 'em lying around.


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stkoepke
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Reged: 01/11/08

Loc: Abilene, Texas
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: John Kuraoka]
      #5598885 - 12/31/12 11:06 PM

My observatory will finally be built. Yeah 2013!
Then the real fun begins...I can get LOTS more observing time.


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drbyyz
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Reged: 11/04/12

Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: stkoepke]
      #5599770 - 01/01/13 02:54 PM

Take more time looking at stuff instead of just going object to object. Getting a sketchbook and keeping better notes.

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tecmageModerator
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/13/10

Loc: Glenview, IL
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5600464 - 01/01/13 10:28 PM

Get the AL Lunar II and Solar System observations done.

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JayinUT
I'm not Sleepy
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: tecmage]
      #5600477 - 01/01/13 10:36 PM

Since clouds are always in the way I am selling it all and sticking with birding and photography.

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Seldom
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Reged: 08/05/12

Loc: N of Cedar City Light Dome
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5600503 - 01/01/13 10:57 PM

Too bad Jay. I've just had two perfect sub-zero nights. My resolution is to find enough folks in Iron County to make an astronomy club.

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JayinUT
I'm not Sleepy
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Seldom]
      #5600533 - 01/01/13 11:26 PM

Oh, and I'm just venting. It all cycles so for this year I just put down continuing to work on the H2500 and my planetary nebula list I've made. No new equipment or eyepieces for me. Making an equatorial platform is on my to do. Be careful as in 2 years I just may look on moving south.

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Qwickdraw
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Reged: 03/03/12

Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: GeneT]
      #5600768 - 01/02/13 06:52 AM

Quote:

Learn to enjoy the equipment I have without always looking for something better--mainly in the area of eyepieces.




sacrilege I tell you !


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5600938 - 01/02/13 10:18 AM

Quote:

Take more time looking at stuff instead of just going object to object. Getting a sketchbook and keeping better notes.




It's amazing how much more detail you will see, when sketching targets! It's also a lot of fun!


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faintfuzzy
newbie


Reged: 01/02/13

Loc: Atlanta, North
Re: 2013 astro resolution? [Re: csa/montana]
      #5601645 - 01/02/13 05:42 PM

I would like to get out more away from this big dome of light pollution and try to be more of assistance to others interested in amateur astronomy.

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Atl
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Reged: 04/13/12

Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: opticsguy]
      #5608705 - 01/06/13 04:03 PM

Get a 16".

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Starman1
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Atl]
      #5610412 - 01/07/13 03:11 PM

1.Observe the Moon and planets from my patio a little more.
2.Start observing the asterisms on the download list from the Saguaro Astronomy Club. After 50 years of observing, I'm shocked at how few of these I know.


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kfiscus
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Reged: 07/09/12

Loc: Albert Lea, MN, USA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Starman1]
      #5610697 - 01/07/13 06:41 PM

Well- I guess I'm done stargazing for the year. My resolution was to get the Horsehead and I got it on my first try and without a filter (Z12) on January 3.

I will try to finish the Caldwell List. I'm 2/3 done.


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Lou3
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Reged: 07/19/12

Loc: PA, USA
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: opticsguy]
      #5611588 - 01/08/13 09:37 AM

My resolutions are:

- no obsessing over gear. I have my astronomy binoculars, and I know what telescope I'll buy later this year.
- join my local astronomy club (doing so today)
- get my son started on the Sky Puppy Program
- finish the Constellation Hunter Northern Skies Program and Binocular Messier Program
- start the Universe Sampler Program
- start sketching
- spend at least a couple of weekends observing at Cherry Springs


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AB9MS
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Reged: 10/19/12

Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: Lou3]
      #5612693 - 01/08/13 08:51 PM

Build a $600 RoR observatory. If time/money permits start grinding my first mirror.

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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: 2013 astro resolution? new [Re: AB9MS]
      #5612738 - 01/08/13 09:15 PM

I resolve to stop complaining about Michigan weather. Starting now.

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