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AutoPilot
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The video that started a new hobby new
      #5651413 - 01/29/13 11:46 PM

I recently read a thread in the beginners forum titled "An amazing astronomy show" that made me want to start my own thread. I know the intent of the beginners forum is not to post videos from YouTube so this thread can be moved or deleted by the mods if needed. Hopefully this video is educational and entertaining enough to hang around.

Here is the back story, I’ll keep it short (feel free to skip to the link below). I received this video in an innocent email in early December 2012. I say innocent because things started to snow ball from that point which was not the senders intent. After watching the video I searched to the ends of YouTube for more videos and came across many good ones (including the video in the previously mentioned thread). When I ran out of videos I started to look into doing this for myself. I landed here among other forums and the obsession continued to grow. I needed a telescope of my own; there was no question about it.

Towards the end of December I bought my first telescope, and Orion XT8i. Since then I have spent a lot of my free time on the forums, observing, educating myself and day dreaming about what’s to come…..

I hope this video can inspire others to get into astronomy like it has for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhgR3zVfo-0

Edited by AutoPilot (01/29/13 11:50 PM)


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WaterMasterAdministrator
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: AutoPilot]
      #5651442 - 01/30/13 12:18 AM

Stunning video, thanks for the link!

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Photobud
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: WaterMaster]
      #5651490 - 01/30/13 12:54 AM

I can see how it could inspire a new hobby. Great video!

Thanks!


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Jason D
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: AutoPilot]
      #5651517 - 01/30/13 01:37 AM

Wonderful video.
I experienced Yosemite dark skies first hand (without a scope) and it was absolutely breathtaking.
I also hiked from the valley all the way up to half-dome around 20 years ago but I can’t describe that experience as wonderful – more like hell but that is a whole different story.
Jason


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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: Jason D]
      #5651647 - 01/30/13 06:19 AM

Now thats an awesome and very moving video I absolutely loved it, And it should be shown at all schools to inspire kids today that astronomy and science is fun and amazing.

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snowcrow
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: jkaiser]
      #5651665 - 01/30/13 06:39 AM

Great video, thanks for the link!

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kenrenard
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: jkaiser]
      #5651673 - 01/30/13 06:46 AM

Amazing Video. Thanks for sharing

Ken


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lamplight
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5651759 - 01/30/13 08:14 AM

Adding to my "list" . Thank you!

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Jammer53
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: lamplight]
      #5651992 - 01/30/13 10:33 AM

Absolutely stunning. This from a guy whose whole life could look up into the night sky and count the number of stars. Literally.

Thanks for sharing.


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panhard
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: jkaiser]
      #5652020 - 01/30/13 10:49 AM

Quote:

Now thats an awesome and very moving video I absolutely loved it, And it should be shown at all schools to inspire kids today that astronomy and science is fun and amazing.


That is a great idea!

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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: Jammer53]
      #5652025 - 01/30/13 10:52 AM

Amazing! I was especially impressed with the meteors.

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NeilMac
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5652067 - 01/30/13 11:11 AM

very nice 11

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WarmWeatherGuy
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: lamplight]
      #5652305 - 01/30/13 01:15 PM

Here is another one that can be added to your list if it is not there already.

Tempest Milky Way on Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/28040685


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lamplight
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5652424 - 01/30/13 02:09 PM

im starting a list will add these to the site! thanks folks!

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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5652758 - 01/30/13 04:52 PM

Quote:

I was especially impressed with the meteors.




I saw a bunch of artificial satellites, but I don't think there were any meteors.


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WarmWeatherGuy
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5652759 - 01/30/13 04:53 PM

I think those "meteors" were airplanes. Meteors would only show up in one frame.

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CharlesW
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5652925 - 01/30/13 06:17 PM

Before I blew out my ACL I did some mountain climbing in the eastern Sierras. All I remember is how the wind at night came whipping through the high altitude passes like a freight train. I'm very surprised to learn that Yosemite is calm at night. I am dying to go. Thanks for the video.

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astro-monkey
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Re: The video that started a new hobby [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5653219 - 01/30/13 09:08 PM

Wow that was awesome. I wish I lived somewhere like that.

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brianc99
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Re: The video that started a new hobby new [Re: astro-monkey]
      #5653288 - 01/30/13 09:56 PM

One of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDoDk4D2RAw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Is that the zodiacal light near the beginning?

Brian


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Photobud
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Re: Another video that is outstanding new [Re: brianc99]
      #5653349 - 01/30/13 10:32 PM

Here is another outstanding video.

This is not a time lapse. This moonrise, recorded just two days ago and presented here in real time, was shot two days ago in Wellington, New Zealand — and it is positively spellbinding. Seriously. Just watch.

The moon illusion is working overtime here, thanks to some clever camera placement by astrophotographer Mark Gee, who set up shop a full two kilometers away from Mount Victoria Lookout in anticipation of the Moon's appearance over the horizon. Writes Gee of the video, which he calls, appropriately, "Full Moon Silhouettes".

Full page write up at this site.


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