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Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8
      #6333456 - 01/24/14 06:58 PM

Hi friendly folks. It's time to start a new thread for BEOTS...

If you need to catch up on the previous thread, here's Part 7.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: darklighteditor]
      #6335408 - 01/25/14 06:12 PM

Who will make the first post in this new thread?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6336693 - 01/26/14 01:23 PM

Quote:

Who will make the first post in this new thread?




Rusty.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: JimMo]
      #6337541 - 01/26/14 08:39 PM

Hello!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6338146 - 01/27/14 06:15 AM

Good morning!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6346142 - 01/30/14 10:02 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Ooooh cool, a new Ohio thread!

I have the other one toggled so didn't even know about this.



Happy everything everybody.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6346158 - 01/30/14 10:09 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Cool slippers. Nice green grass! Purdy soon we'll see that here...like in June!

Hey everyone, I got a picture for you all. Supernova SN 2014J in M82 which I took last night...


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6346197 - 01/30/14 10:31 PM

Quote:

Cool slippers. Nice green grass! Purdy soon we'll see that here...like in June!

Hey everyone, I got a picture for you all. Supernova SN 2014J in M82 which I took last night...




That's Spoonsize's happy feet.

Nice catch on the SN Cuz!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6346672 - 01/31/14 08:19 AM

Hello gang!

How's everyone holding up during this deep freeze? Uncle Rusty have you had to chip the ice off your margarita glass?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6351768 - 02/02/14 05:45 PM

I just got back from the Orange Blossom Special Star Party (about 2:45 from my house). We had some 20s last week, but it's been generally decent. Nick, however, got some snow:



Friday I head to St. Augustine for Nick and Donna's 50th anniversary - a week-long celebration. Actually, their date was yesterday, but they wisely decided to let the Super Bowl subside before expecting folks to hit the road...

At the moment, I'm enjoying my fave snack - Flipside crackers. pepper jack cheese, and jalapeņo slices (La Costeņa brand, not 'merican clones).

As for the Margarita, another Barth owner and I have been working on improvements - I got him to use limes; together we're concocting our own triple sec.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6351822 - 02/02/14 06:19 PM

We just finally got our schedule figured out. Haven't been able to get much acomplished with some low temps in the -10s. We'll be at Deerlick a week from tomorrow. Gotta replace the roof on Bill's SkyShed and get rid of that garage door roller set up.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6351930 - 02/02/14 07:27 PM

I won't be at DAV until around the 18th; sadly, the trailer's winterized, so can't be used (unless the weather warms). I think Chuck Faranda had work he needed done; you may want to check with him.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6352147 - 02/02/14 10:06 PM

I'll email him. We'll stay over in Washington.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6372876 - 02/12/14 06:13 PM

Bumpity...gotta get this thread going to supplant Part 7...

Still at Nick & Donna's 50th - until Friday; they head to Dizzyworld and Everglades City, and I go home. Next week, I'm off to a state park near DAV, with a side trip to my place there.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6375624 - 02/14/14 09:12 AM

Uncle Rusty, get over to DAV (if you can) and see Scott and Don. They got iced in and held up , but are getting a start on things today. They were finally able to get in there yesterday afternoon. Fortunately the Georgia sun/warmth helps melt things a little faster there than here.

Looking forward to trying your new margaritas and triple sec.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6376418 - 02/14/14 04:20 PM

I won't be at DAV until 2/23...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6377110 - 02/15/14 12:41 AM

Go early.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6377989 - 02/15/14 03:44 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Hi Di! Happy Valentines!!!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6378076 - 02/15/14 04:35 PM

Quote:

Go early.




Can't - with the holiday Monday, I have errands to do when things are open Tuesday. But I will be at A H Stephens State Park in Crawfordville Wednesday...


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6380835 - 02/17/14 10:34 AM

Hi Lenny! Thank you love.

Uncle Rusty, you just like to argue.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6381770 - 02/17/14 08:59 PM

Hey, it's snowing again.. we are over 55" of snow for this winter here in Canton. But.....I'm leaving tomorrow for my annual trip to the Keys and the WSP. I can't wait to see the sun. Hopefully, it's spring-like when I get back. I'll be thinking of you guys.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: gwhiston]
      #6382007 - 02/17/14 11:49 PM

Gary,

I wish that I was going, but the temps here in Arizona are already creeping into the 80's.

Have fun and bring back some pics.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: AstroRick]
      #6383559 - 02/18/14 07:52 PM

Gary, have fun!
Yeah we got a foot of snow last night. A FOOT of that heavy stuff. I can't stand it anymore!!!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6387363 - 02/20/14 06:39 PM

Safe travels Gary and have a great time. We do expect pictures!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6404302 - 03/01/14 06:03 PM

Glad to see this thread is still going strong, Im back again...lol, still into astronomy though this winter has been long and colder than I like.
Any ways just checking in to see how every one elses is doing.
Miss everyone, yall take care


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6404410 - 03/01/14 07:07 PM

I hear ya' about winter - still couldn't open the windows here, since it only hit 71°...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6404713 - 03/01/14 10:05 PM

It's only 71 here too Unc.


Ooops, that dyslexia is kicking in again.........Call it 17.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6404716 - 03/01/14 10:08 PM

Supposed to get into the mid 40's by next weekend, that's a heat wave for us.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6407745 - 03/03/14 03:31 PM

Zach, you're dreaming.... just dreaming.... It will be June 1st before we see mid forties!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6407789 - 03/03/14 04:00 PM

Lenny,

I may be December before we see the mid 40's again, here in southern AZ!

Rubbing it in mercilessly,

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: AstroRick]
      #6408156 - 03/03/14 07:39 PM

YEa well seems like you're having a lotta cloudiness over there lately.. nyahhh nyahhh hope it rains like heck too.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6432148 - 03/27/14 11:45 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Hmmm

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6432178 - 03/27/14 12:03 PM

So will there be a BEOTS this year?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6432183 - 03/27/14 12:06 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Of course living in the Sonora Desert does have some drawbacks. Fortunately it is only a gopher snake. It eats rodents, so a good snake. It will definitely make me more careful working around outside, though.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: AstroRick]
      #6433053 - 03/27/14 07:49 PM

I hope so Zach!

Geezy cow Rick! Nice pet you have there.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6448854 - 04/05/14 11:42 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Hey everybody! It's Unk Rusty's Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to you! I hope those two not spoiled dogs will bake a cake for you!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6449566 - 04/05/14 06:54 PM

Thabks!

I picked up my motorhome today from minor maintenance, that was the excitement. Watching a Firefly marathon. Will watch the UF-UC basketball game shortly.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6449743 - 04/05/14 09:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Rusty!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: star drop]
      #6451128 - 04/06/14 04:15 PM

Thank you!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6452988 - 04/07/14 03:12 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Rusty! It's been a long time since I seen you!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6453377 - 04/07/14 07:24 PM

I'm planning to visit the Horstman Cluster in early June...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6458788 - 04/10/14 04:01 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

Ok....picture time. Here's NGC 2683 (UFO Galaxy) taken with the 14" Meade.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6458796 - 04/10/14 04:04 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

...and the Moon from last night taken through the Televue Genesis sdf. I wanted to see just how big the Moon appears using a ST2000XM camera. I WAS hoping we'd be lucky enough to see the eclipse next week but that ain't gonna happen with this stinking weather we have around here.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6458906 - 04/10/14 05:15 PM

Nice pix!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6459820 - 04/11/14 08:37 AM

I really like the deep-sky shot, Lenny. Amazing.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6463678 - 04/13/14 10:42 AM

Quote:

I'm planning to visit the Horstman Cluster in early June...






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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6463887 - 04/13/14 12:39 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I'm planning to visit the Horstman Cluster in early June...










Seems like a good time for a star party then.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6465678 - 04/14/14 01:02 PM

It could be reborn as NERSP

NorthEast Rusty Star Party



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6494676 - 04/28/14 08:39 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Hello Hello!

Picture I took the other night with my new Canon 60Da! Love this new camera!

High Res Link: http://www.astrobin.com/full/93050/0/

So how's BEOTS looking for this year?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6495723 - 04/29/14 12:15 PM

Kewl!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6496128 - 04/29/14 03:51 PM

Super photo Zack....any idea what the third galaxy is???

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6496703 - 04/29/14 08:12 PM

NGC3077

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #6498078 - 04/30/14 01:12 PM

Nice shot Zach.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6500171 - 05/01/14 12:25 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6505184 - 05/04/14 01:07 AM

Great shot, Zack. Those are awesome, Lenny.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Deep13]
      #6539079 - 05/21/14 11:23 PM

Hey all! The BEOTS gathering is June 6 and 7. Sorry about the short notice but life has been crazy. Hope y'all can make it out.

If it's clear this Friday 5/23 we're having a little get together for the new meteor shower.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6539137 - 05/22/14 12:01 AM

I should be able to make the 6/6 date...three coaches, including the Cagles' new-to-them '99 40' Foretravel and StaRV II are going to hit Michigan wine country starting 6/2.

Casey, Nelson, and I leave tomorrow for the circuit.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6540727 - 05/22/14 10:25 PM

We're here at the Cagles' - Donna did pork chops to die for for dinner. Nick is still puttering with their 40' Foretravel - a VERY nice coach. Their coach has given me positives: When I've finished cleaning the 28' StaRV II, Nick still has another 12' to clean...

Of course, my run up here featured 15-20 kt headwinds when NWS predicted 15 kt quartering tail winds.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6541159 - 05/23/14 06:15 AM

Ive asked my new gf , shes gonna look into getting those two days off, she works retail so dunno.
Would be nice, give me a chance to first light the SW 12 reflector.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6541847 - 05/23/14 02:38 PM

Safe travels FUR!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6542176 - 05/23/14 06:19 PM

Can't make it. Sorry. Once again, spending the summer on intensive foreign language lessons. This time in at U. Maryland.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Deep13]
      #6546002 - 05/26/14 02:30 AM Attachment (3 downloads)

Before Lenny posts any more stuff, here's one from tonight.

Just pulled the planet camera and put the DSO camera back on. Grabbed this quick test shot.
40 minutes L unbinned, 10 minutes each R,G,B binned 2X2
QSI683WSG-8 on Meade 12" F/8 ACF/LX850 mount
larger version at http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=29799&size=big

Edited by jrcrilly (05/26/14 02:56 AM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6546375 - 05/26/14 10:57 AM

Nice! You kept the color in the stars. So many times, the star color gets washed out.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6546438 - 05/26/14 11:31 AM

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Nice! You kept the color in the stars. So many times, the star color gets washed out.

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Thanks! Yes, it's always an issue. Everything looks great in TIFF but loses "snap" when crunched down to 8 bits. Then when CN or Facebook or Wordpress mashes it down further with compression there's often not much star color remaining. Sometimes I remember to push it artificially high before posting to such places, but I usually forget.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6547062 - 05/26/14 05:30 PM Attachment (4 downloads)

Excellent image John.

Here is an image of M27 I managed over two nights.

5.1 total exposure at ISO800 with 60Da through an AT65EDQ

High Res Link: http://www.astrobin.com/full/98195/0/


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6548118 - 05/27/14 11:23 AM

I'm stuck for the moment in Berea, KY - transmission cooler line is leaking - have a 1 PM appt at an RV repair place...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6548657 - 05/27/14 04:58 PM

At a nice little family-owned repair shop south of Berea; parts should be in tomorrow morning. Back on the road probably mid-afternoon to the RV park, leave for Goshen Thurs AM.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6549354 - 05/27/14 11:37 PM Attachment (4 downloads)

Ok folks....here's a few to catch up to Johnny!
Mars on 5/18


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6549356 - 05/27/14 11:39 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

...and Saturn, the same night...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6549359 - 05/27/14 11:41 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

ummmm let's see what else I got up my sleeve here...oh yeah here's a closeup of some proms I took with my NexImage 5 camera and the Coronado 90mm filter

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6549366 - 05/27/14 11:48 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

I can't touch the Mars but did sort of get Saturn the other night.

I get the urge to go for planets every couple of years - then I quickly lose interest when the results are disappointing.


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      #6549368 - 05/27/14 11:50 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

.... and....a full disk image taken with the SBIG ST2000XM camera just yesterday.....

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6549371 - 05/27/14 11:52 PM

The atmosphere just destroys what we could do with planets, for sure!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6549375 - 05/27/14 11:57 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

Last but not least is this cool shot of NGC 3628 in Leo. It's one of the galaxies in the Leo Trio....

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6550852 - 05/28/14 07:34 PM

One other thing I asked the guys to check was the engine's throwing its belt - twice on the way up here. The crankshaft pulley (dampened) was shot, so it got replaced.

Everything got done, and left the shop at 4:00 PM. Back to the shop at 5:00 PM. I got .4 mile before it threw the belt. Whatever the cause, it's related to running through standing water. The owner and his son suspect the tensioner, which was new May '13.

The alternator is ruled out because the tach and voltmeter have been steady. The A/C compressor was disengaged. We'll examine the belt tomorrow, but cursory exam showed no evidence of a lockup. That leaves the tensioner and P/S pump, but with no evidence of a lockup and no reason for water to affect it, it's a distant candidate.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6551256 - 05/28/14 11:12 PM

Great shots, John and Lenny. I received the new Atik, and was out the other night and got a few images. I like it very much. Thanks for the help at NEAF in picking it out. Maybe I can post some soon.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6551664 - 05/29/14 08:58 AM

Rusty, we sold our 1978 pop-up camper a couple weeks ago, and we might purchase a 2015 model this weekend.

I'm anticipating fewer mechanical problems


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6551974 - 05/29/14 12:27 PM

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One other thing I asked the guys to check was the engine's throwing its belt - twice on the way up here. The crankshaft pulley (dampened) was shot, so it got replaced.

Everything got done, and left the shop at 4:00 PM. Back to the shop at 5:00 PM. I got .4 mile before it threw the belt. Whatever the cause, it's related to running through standing water. The owner and his son suspect the tensioner, which was new May '13.

The alternator is ruled out because the tach and voltmeter have been steady. The A/C compressor was disengaged. We'll examine the belt tomorrow, but cursory exam showed no evidence of a lockup. That leaves the tensioner and P/S pump, but with no evidence of a lockup and no reason for water to affect it, it's a distant candidate.




Keep us posted Unc. Bad place to break down with Berea being a dry town.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6552300 - 05/29/14 03:53 PM

Quote:

One other thing I asked the guys to check was the engine's throwing its belt - twice on the way up here. The crankshaft pulley (dampened) was shot, so it got replaced.

Everything got done, and left the shop at 4:00 PM. Back to the shop at 5:00 PM. I got .4 mile before it threw the belt. Whatever the cause, it's related to running through standing water. The owner and his son suspect the tensioner, which was new May '13.

The alternator is ruled out because the tach and voltmeter have been steady. The A/C compressor was disengaged. We'll examine the belt tomorrow, but cursory exam showed no evidence of a lockup. That leaves the tensioner and P/S pump, but with no evidence of a lockup and no reason for water to affect it, it's a distant candidate.




Too bad there wasn't a way to put it on a dyno and run it under load so you can watch it. Is it a flat serpentine or a V-shaped belt? Doesn't take much for the tensioner to go bad.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6552737 - 05/29/14 08:07 PM

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Ive asked my new gf , shes gonna look into getting those two days off, she works retail so dunno.
Would be nice, give me a chance to first light the SW 12 reflector.




Ok we are coming, but she has to work Friday morning. She does have Saturday and sunday off though.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6553058 - 05/29/14 11:22 PM

Serpentine belt. Issue was a defective tensioner, likely damaged by the crankshaft pulley. Here in Goshen, back on schedule.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6553272 - 05/30/14 07:17 AM

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Ive asked my new gf , shes gonna look into getting those two days off, she works retail so dunno.
Would be nice, give me a chance to first light the SW 12 reflector.




Ok we are coming, but she has to work Friday morning. She does have Saturday and sunday off though.





Just a question , if I might, I know the main route , but not sure of exit to take to get to your house from 71.Also don't remember the road names to turn on. I know senility setting in, lol


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6553495 - 05/30/14 10:52 AM

If Gary is not going to be at BEOTS who will make the great ice tea and stuff?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: FreddyH]
      #6553611 - 05/30/14 11:57 AM

Guess that's on you then Freddy

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6553621 - 05/30/14 12:01 PM

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Quote:

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Ive asked my new gf , shes gonna look into getting those two days off, she works retail so dunno.
Would be nice, give me a chance to first light the SW 12 reflector.




Ok we are coming, but she has to work Friday morning. She does have Saturday and sunday off though.





Just a question , if I might, I know the main route , but not sure of exit to take to get to your house from 71.Also don't remember the road names to turn on. I know senility setting in, lol




Hi Andy. Glad you guys are coming down.

I-71 to Rt-224 west/Lodi. About 5 miles get off at the ramp Rt-42 north/Medina (right). About 2 miles take the second left on Rodgers. .9 miles on the right, 8411 Rodgers.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6554134 - 05/30/14 04:47 PM

Really bummed I cannot make it to BEOTS this year. I have a once a year conference that occurs that weekend.

How's y'all doin? I have been playing around on iTelescope.net which is kinda cheating. But it is fun nonetheless.

Still lots to do at the house. My woodshop is still out of commission so no telescope making yet (I have not forgotten you Andy!)

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #6554421 - 05/30/14 08:11 PM

Jason, sorry you cant make it, got a box of stuff I wanted to give you. Everything you might want to build a 12 inch reflector minus the wood. The mirror is toast and would need re-polished.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6554566 - 05/30/14 09:56 PM

Bummer a few of you can't make it.

I will be there sometime Saturday afternoon. I would come up Friday evening, but working 1.5 hrs away from where I live puts a hamper on those plans.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6556881 - 06/01/14 11:10 AM

So we have Andy and Barb, Uncle Rusty, Lenny, Dave J and Rosealena (sorry if I misspelled her name, I try hard to remember), John C, Zach, Freddy.

Who else can make it? Just trying to get a head count. Late attendees are ALWAYS welcome, of course! Just trying to plan ahead as much as possible.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6558466 - 06/02/14 05:17 AM

Barb and I will also be bringing her daughter Stephanie.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6559188 - 06/02/14 01:50 PM

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ummmm let's see what else I got up my sleeve here...oh yeah here's a closeup of some proms I took with my NexImage 5 camera and the Coronado 90mm filter




Hey Cuz, looks like you missed a biggie back on the 9th. Check this out!

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/a-first-for-nasas-iris-observing-a-gigant...


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6559911 - 06/02/14 08:49 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

Yeah, it happens!

I got a nice Saturn for a change over the weekend!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6559925 - 06/02/14 08:57 PM

OK; Lenny opened the door for a couple more. Got these this weekend. Let's see if I know how to do this:





Click the thumbnail here to go to the Astrobin site - then, if you want to, click the image there to see it full size.

Edited by jrcrilly (06/02/14 08:59 PM)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6560124 - 06/02/14 10:42 PM

You guys actually had some clear skies?! I need hip boots to roam the backyard! Nice images, guys.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6561794 - 06/03/14 07:26 PM

Andy, that's great!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6561796 - 06/03/14 07:28 PM

Uncle Rusty, we need rum and fresh mint. This girl wants mojitos on her birthday.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #6561831 - 06/03/14 07:46 PM

Ah, but you have not yet had a MitchKee Margarita, featuring the homemade triple sec perfected by Bill Mitchell and FUR!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6563449 - 06/04/14 04:46 PM

Ahhh Rusty that sounds delicious. You gotta make me some when I swing by there!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6563491 - 06/04/14 05:04 PM

Who all's coming both nights?

I picked up a 9lb boneless rib roast. Not sure if I should do it Friday or Saturday though.

I got an extra 3 pounder for back up plus they got a sale on em up at Miller Bro's.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6563744 - 06/04/14 07:39 PM

Rib roast? Too bad I can't make it up there.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #6563897 - 06/04/14 09:18 PM

We will be leaving Friday afternoon, probably get there later in the evening. Plan to stay Saturday and leave noonish or so Sunday. Working on getting a bigger tent, going to look at one tomorrow.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6564026 - 06/04/14 10:29 PM

I'm at Traverse City, MI; should be there around 6 PM Friday. As is my wont, I'll freeload for several days...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
      #6565843 - 06/05/14 08:46 PM

Can't wait to get there. I should arrive around 2-3 pm Saturday afternoon.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6567356 - 06/06/14 04:10 PM

Hey Scott & Di!
Do it Saturday! Looks like most of us will be there Saturday. I will come late tonight. I have to pick up our son Ryan at the airport around 8:30. He's been at Fargo, ND. Then I'll maybe stay early into the wee hours of the morning too. I'll go home and freshen up and come again Saturday during the day. Don't know if I will be there all night though. I just want to come and hang out with you folks. It's been way too long since I seen the others like Rusty, Zach and Andy! I am beat up today from being out too late last night imaging!
I'm not bringing any equipment either. You guys got enough to go around anyway. See y'all later folks!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6567583 - 06/06/14 06:16 PM

See ya then Cuz!

Rusty just rolled in.

Happy Birthday Dave!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #6567708 - 06/06/14 07:36 PM

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See ya then Cuz!

Rusty just rolled in.

Happy Birthday Dave!




Thanks, Scotty! I decided to take a look at the thread before heading out for our Fishcreek event tonight. It's our first nice Friday, with the field sufficiently dry that we haven't had another event somewhere else. Anyhow, Rosa and I are really excited to be heading your way tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to see the entire gang.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: DaveJ]
      #6567887 - 06/06/14 09:51 PM

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See ya then Cuz!

Rusty just rolled in.

Happy Birthday Dave!




Thanks, Scotty! I decided to take a look at the thread before heading out for our Fishcreek event tonight. It's our first nice Friday, with the field sufficiently dry that we haven't had another event somewhere else. Anyhow, Rosa and I are really excited to be heading your way tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to see the entire gang.




Happy Birthday Dave! Looking forward to see Rosa and you.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6568210 - 06/07/14 04:36 AM

While I knew Len was tied up at the star party, I grabbed my laptop and had the home observatory grab this M56 for me.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6568235 - 06/07/14 06:02 AM

...and this M92 after I got home.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Diane, Happy Birthday to you!

My dear Sista, here's wishing you a most happy birthday, with lots of laughter, love & joy! I wish I could be there to give you a hug, but I'm there in spirit. Did you just feel that poke?


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: csa/montana]
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AND the first image I ever started, monitored, and finished from a remote location.



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      #6570424 - 06/08/14 11:03 AM

Hi everyone!

It was so nice to see everyone again! Scott,Diane, once again, thank you for hosting another fine get-together!

Post pictures folks! Looking forward to them here. Does anyone have Andy's email? PM me with it. His PM is not accepting messages. He took a lot of pictures that I would love him to send me.

Clear skies!


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It was great to see ya Len. We need to get together more, even if it's just astro-brekkie.
I didn't take a lot of pics but here's the customary group shot.


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      #6570691 - 06/08/14 01:37 PM

what a great star party and get together
this is what astronomy should be about
great folks and great fun
thanks to all


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As always it was great seeing everybody. I had a blast! Looking forward to seeing everyone more often.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day.

First the corn shucking assembly line. Quite a sight to behold in person.


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And then the 3 Amigos!

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Also here is the wide-field milky way shot I got. Lens was running wide open at f/3.5, ISO640 for (1), 72s exposure.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6571113 - 06/08/14 05:48 PM

How about identifying the folks in the photos for those of us that couldn't attend?

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Carol; dunno a few of em, some were friends and family who came for Di's birthday, probably.

Some pics.....


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
      #6572252 - 06/09/14 08:45 AM

Oh man, I love the pics! Andy, Scott, Zach, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: ArizonaScott]
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Awe, I miss all of you! Thanks for the photos.

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Dave and his bottles...

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
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Just messing wit' ya Dave! Those are really Johnny's bottles!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #6573834 - 06/09/14 11:41 PM

Thanks for the pictures and comments guys. Looks like I missed a great time, day and night! I should have been there. Instead I finished dead last in the golf tournament. Guess my heart was somewhere else.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: csa/montana]
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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Diane, Happy Birthday to you!

My dear Sista, here's wishing you a most happy birthday, with lots of laughter, love & joy! I wish I could be there to give you a hug, but I'm there in spirit. Did you just feel that poke?




Thank you so much! I was surrounded by astro-nerdy guys all day. Loved it!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
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Great pics!!



Happy belated birthday, Di (I'm late to the party, again)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: darklighteditor]
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Already miss Diane and Nikki and Whatsizname. Uneventful trip Tues to Ft. Chiswell, VA RV Park. Yesterday, just at Rock Hill, SC, the tach dropped to zero and the BATT light came on (symptom of yet another broken belt), however, I still had power steering, brakes, and cooling. After I shut down, opened the engine room hatch, and the alternator was smoking heavily. The mobile mechanic got me on the road with my onboard spare shortly, and the remainder of this leg was uneventful...inspected the belt today and could find no damage from the episode. Headed home tomorrow.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Rusty]
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Home today without further incident. Norman has been scolding us for a long while...

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Home today without further incident. Norman has been scolding us for a long while...




Glad to see you got home without any more issues. And it was great seeing you again!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: zjc26138]
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Thanks for coming Uncle!!! Glad you made it home, and Norman should scold the 3 of you for a good long while! I'm scolding you for leaving so soon. Meow.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
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Is there any body out there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDnevvKud0

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During a off hand discussion with Scott, regarding future BEOTS, Scott and I were discussing making it a CN gathering or keeping it local, possibly a different location. Growing it or keeping it small and cozy, Any further thoughts or ideas on the future BEOTS ?

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
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since Diana and Scott host it what ever they would decide would be ok with me
I am lucky to be invited and have such a great time with everyone


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My thoughts exactly......it was really nice seeing Scott and Di again, its been to long.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: droid]
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It wouldn't be what it is without all of you coming. We adore you! To me, it's a family reunion with friends that are my family.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: Dob Frog]
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Hey Lenny and John! How'd your trip go?

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Hey Lenny and John! How'd your trip go?




My old star party tent that we used to take to BEOTS and GLSG experienced a catastrophic zipper failure at GLSG last time out, so we used Len's brand new tent. Worked great!

Had to wait for the sky to clear around midnight Friday but it was worth the wait. I didn't grab any images because by the time it cleared I was caught up in visual mode. It didn't look good for Saturday night so we came home. Cherry Springs is only 250 miles but takes 5 hours because of the remote location. We need to make this a regular thing.



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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6656979 - 07/28/14 11:21 AM

There are a few observatories available for rent at one edge of the field. We had the Skyshed you see behind the tent. It's ideal for imaging because it shields the light of laptop screens from the rest of the field (and it's at the North end so you have the best South views). It's 10X12 so if the weather had gone really bad there was room for the cots in there, too! The rent includes a camping permit so it was only about $10 extra. The other observatories were all rented but nobody showed up to use them.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 8 new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6660886 - 07/30/14 11:49 AM

Glad yall had a good time at cherry springs, only been there twice, dying to get back there.

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