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All Arizona Messier Marathon; 4-5-08

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#1 rboe

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:07 PM

Thanks for the update on the dates Pete. :bow:

Someone remind me to bring the darn Gnome this time, OK? :p
 

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:14 PM

HEY, RON!

Wouldja bring the darn Gnome this time? :grin:
















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Oh, you probably meant remind to you next Spring. :tonofbricks:
 

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:39 PM

Why don't come on down and help me bring it? Poke:
 

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 07:04 AM

That's not a bad idea. :hmmmm:
 

#5 Peter Argenziano

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:16 PM

Not a bad idea at all... we'd love to have you, and you'd love to bag all 110 down here.
 

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:21 PM

All with his little W.O. 66. :jump:

Guess I better bring the dob so it'll get used while I sleep. :ohgeeze:
 

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:07 AM

Tom, I quit after 49 'cause it was too much fun meeting these guys. You'll have to be short and curt with them to find 110... :p
 

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:51 AM

He's kinda short already and with so many Tom's around calling him Curt should be a no brainer.

Gary, you thinking of showing up? Maybe we should get T to show his face too. :)
 

#9 Tom Polakis

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:35 PM

I have been sort of obsessed with the topic of the window for viewing all 110 objects over the years, to the point of creating this chart. Read your latitude on the y-axis, and the window for observing all 110 objects on a single night can be inferred. The chart was created using data from Hartmut Frommert's summary and desktop planetarium software.

A perfect score at this year's All-Arizona Messier Marathon will be either 109 or 108, depending on if M77 is faintly visible. I can tell you with confidence that M74 will not be.

This year, if you want to get all 110 in Arizona, you have to go out the previous weekend, when there will be a waning crescent moon near the handle of the Teapot in Sagittarius.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:30 AM

Hmmm, a WO66? Maybe I could do a Motorcycle Messier Marathon with one of those :hmmmm: :idea:
 

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:56 AM

....Read your latitude on the y-axis, and the window for observing all 110 objects on a single night can be inferred.




:bawling: Don't look so good up here at 47 degrees.
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:12 AM

Bump.....
 

#13 Steph

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:21 AM

:4

Any useful info to add for bumping this thread, Mr. Administrator?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:22 AM

Pizzas ready for pickup. Should be nicely aged by Aptil.
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:21 PM

Give me a minute, I'll think of something. I was doing good just trying to find it again. :p
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

We have always come in from the North but the access road continues off to the East and according to an older Arizona State map there appears to be a road that comes out of Marana that should hit the site too.

For some reason I thought some folks came in from that direction. Has that route been tried? :shrug:
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, I've tried some of the old back routes when we used the site about 5 miles back up the road (about where the pavement ends). Never could find a countinuous route through; one time I actually bent a front rim on the "road".

Annoying, since the site's about 20 miles from my back yard, and it takes 70 miles of road driving to get there. But that 20 miles would take about as long as driving the paved 70 miles, even if I could find a true connection all the way. Plus I'd probably have to shovel a couple of inches of dust out of the pickup bed, and hope the primary mirror was still on the cell.
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:42 PM

Time to google map it. Maybe the Russian spy satellites have a route mapped out. :whistle:
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:04 PM

As long as they bring the pizza...
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:55 PM

What, you don't like borscht?
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:56 PM

Has beats in it. :p gack.

If you need to place to crash Tom, our place is open.
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

Has beats in it. :p gack.


:shocked: Gack, indeed!





Unless of course you meant beets...
 

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:30 PM

:4

Any useful info to add for bumping this thread, Mr. Administrator?

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We could start by spelling Marathon correctly in the title of this thread :poke:

Beats?

Main Entry: 1beat
Pronunciation: \ˈbēt\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): beat; beat·en \ˈbē-tən\ or beat; beat·ing
Etymology: Middle English beten, from Old English bēatan; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat
Date: before 12th century
transitive verb
1: to strike repeatedly: a: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain —often used with up b: to walk on : tread c: to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly : dash against d: to flap or thrash at vigorously e: to strike at in order to rouse game; also : to range over in or as if in quest of game f: to mix by stirring : whip —often used with up g: to strike repeatedly in order to produce music or a signal
2 a: to drive or force by blows b: to pound into a powder, paste, or pulp c: to make by repeated treading or driving over d (1): to dislodge by repeated hitting (2): to lodge securely by repeated striking e: to shape by beating ; especially : to flatten thin by blows f: to sound or express especially by drumbeat
3: to cause to strike or flap repeatedly
4 a: overcome, defeat; also : surpass —often used with out b: to prevail despite c: bewilder, baffle d (1): fatigue, exhaust (2): to leave dispirited, irresolute, or hopeless e: cheat, swindle
5 a (1): to act ahead of usually so as to forestall (2): to report a news item in advance of b: to come or arrive before c: circumvent d: to outmaneuver (a defender) and get free e: to score against (a goalkeeper)
6: to indicate by beating
intransitive verb
1 a: to become forcefully impelled : dash b: to glare or strike with oppressive intensity c: to sustain distracting activity d: to beat a drum
2 a (1): pulsate, throb (2): tick b: to sound upon being struck
3 a: to strike repeated blows b: to strike the air : flap c: to strike cover in order to rouse game; also : to range or scour for or as if for game
4: to progress with much difficulty
5: to sail to windward by a series of tacks
— beat·able \ˈbē-tə-bəl\ adjective
— beat about the bush or beat around the bush : to fail or refuse to come to the point in discourse
— beat a retreat : to leave in haste
— beat it
1: to hurry away : scram
2: hurry, rush
— beat one's brains out : to try intently to resolve something difficult by thinking
— beat the bushes : to search thoroughly through all possible areas
— beat the drum : to proclaim as meritorious or significant : publicize vigorously
— beat the pants off : to defeat or surpass overwhelmingly
— beat the rap : to escape or evade the penalties connected with an accusation or charge
— beat up on : to attack physically or verbally
— to beat the band : in a very energetic or forceful manner

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#24 Steph

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:32 PM

We could start by spelling Marathon correctly in the title of this thread :poke:


If we changed it now, it wouldn't truly be a Ron thread. It's never a Ron thread without misspellings. :grin:

(Besides, we should be glad/shocked he spelled "Messier" right. :lol:)

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:41 PM

Mama didn't raise this little Polock to eat borscht made with beats !! :grin:
 


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