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cuivienor
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Outreach at the office! new
      #5950843 - 07/02/13 07:24 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

I have recently started carrying my SolarMax II-equipped SV70ED, along with iOptron CubePro and a small photo tripod to the office on sunny days. The whole equipment fits in a small backpack, including a Barlow, two eyepieces, a NexImage, and one of those old Windows XP net books that fit in your pocket, and survives the legendary crowded Tokyo commute handily.

At lunch time, I set it up on the emergency stairs outside, point it to the sun, and open the door to the stairs so anybody can see me - several curious colleagues have come to look through and be blown away! Another employee and friend now wants to go for an outing to a dark site with my visual equipment. And lastly, with just 5 minutes to do so, I manage to capture an out-of-focus image of the sun, but which still impressed a bit.

Pretty fun lunch breaks!


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Kraus
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Reged: 03/10/12

Loc: Georgia.
Re: Outreach at the office! [Re: cuivienor]
      #5951304 - 07/02/13 12:52 PM


One intrest gained is a victory. Tokyo is where I got hooked. Good luck.


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Tom and Beth
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Reged: 01/08/07

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Re: Outreach at the office! new [Re: cuivienor]
      #5956257 - 07/05/13 03:34 PM



Being able to share your love like this = PRICELESS.


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Jon Isaacs
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Reged: 06/16/04

Loc: San Diego and Boulevard, CA
Re: Outreach at the office! new [Re: cuivienor]
      #5957862 - 07/06/13 04:54 PM



I work at a university and I often keep my PST in my office. Sometimes I set up on front of our building. I get a lot of interested people.

jon


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cuivienor
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Re: Outreach at the office! new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5958062 - 07/06/13 07:18 PM

Thanks for the feedback! I will keep doing so as long as I can hopefully I can organize a company star watching trip at some point

Cheers,

Yannick


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Outreach at the office! new [Re: cuivienor]
      #5958311 - 07/06/13 11:46 PM

Quote:

Thanks for the feedback! I will keep doing so as long as I can hopefully I can organize a company star watching trip at some point

Cheers,

Yannick




Yannick:

That sounds like an interesting idea. How far do you have to go from Tokyo to get to reasonably dark skies?

Jon


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cuivienor
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Re: Outreach at the office! new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5958509 - 07/07/13 06:23 AM

Reasonably dark skies: maybe two hours. But even suburban skies would be great for Saturn, the moon, and M42 once it comes up...

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