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Ohio Never Ending Star Party Eterna Thead, Part 6

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#1 Jason B

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

And, now go forward w/ Part VI....

If you still need to catch up on Part V, CLICK HERE!
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 03:57 PM

So Scott didn't get part five locked. :poke: :grin:
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:11 PM

So Scott didn't get part five locked. :poke: :grin:


Surprisingly not. :lol:
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

Man this is as long as 6 parts of STAR WARS!!! Cool!

:4 :gramps: :throwveg: :ranting: :pulpdnc: :mrevil: :jedi: :dabomb: :nonono: :bangbangbang: :ohgeeze: :shameonyou: :flame: :noway: :confused: :mad: :( :step:
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:31 PM

Man this is as long as 6 parts of STAR WARS!!! Cool!

:4 :gramps: :throwveg: :ranting: :pulpdnc: :mrevil: :jedi: :dabomb: :nonono: :bangbangbang: :ohgeeze: :shameonyou: :flame: :noway: :confused: :mad: :( :step:



This is much more epic than Star Wars :jump:
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:22 PM

Even more than Harry Potter???

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:13 PM

Harry is a has been.
 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:54 PM

Only one page...I can't cope...:grin:
 

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:50 AM

Part 6 -- The Revenge of the Red-eyed ....
 

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:49 PM

Wow... we really put a beating on their database.. heheheheh
 

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:28 PM

Man this is as long as 6 parts of STAR WARS!!! Cool!

:4 :gramps: :throwveg: :ranting: :pulpdnc: :mrevil: :jedi: :dabomb: :nonono: :bangbangbang: :ohgeeze: :shameonyou: :flame: :noway: :confused: :mad: :( :step:


It's almost a *Star Party Wars*...between the 2 biggies....Ohio~Washington.

Also the regions of the biggest refractors tooooo......

From what we have read thus far......

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

Astronomy Irony: I am in Atlanta waiting for a flight back to Cleveland. I flew to Tucson, Arizona this week on business but hoped to get some of those incredible Az skies to just look up at. But NNNNNOOOOOO.... it was cloudy, cool, and rainy the whole time! And the irony -- it was crystal clear both nights in Cleveland! Ahhhh the gods do but laugh as they play their jests with we poor benighted souls......
 

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:18 PM

I'm repeating part of a post here that I made in Classic Telescopes. In that post, we're trying to identify an ancient instrument that a now-deceased member of the family possesed for many decades. Here's the core of the post: my wife's cousin's wife "has a telescope that was given to her brother many, many years ago. They are interested in selling it but don't really know how to go about it...an Astrono-Scan refractor, looks about 3" in diameter, about 2' long with an achromatic lens...probably from 1925-30 as he was born in 1915 and probably got it for his birthday when he was maybe ten or a little older...". Won't have any pictures for a couple of weeks.

Meantime, my question here: the scope now resides in Cleveland Heights. My question here is, is there a reputable astronomy shop or local dealer in the northern or northeastern Ohio area that they might take the instrument to for help in identifying more about it, or for sale on consignment?

Thanks, gang.
 

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:26 PM

Astronomy Irony: I am in Atlanta waiting for a flight back to Cleveland. I flew to Tucson, Arizona this week on business but hoped to get some of those incredible Az skies to just look up at. But NNNNNOOOOOO.... it was cloudy, cool, and rainy the whole time! And the irony -- it was crystal clear both nights in Cleveland! Ahhhh the gods do but laugh as they play their jests with we poor benighted souls......


Oh, I feel your pain. Tonight was supposed to be a star party on the Univ. of Ariz. Mall for the 2009 SEDS National Space Vision Converence. This is NOT supposed to happen in November! Let's call it El Nino. :tonofbricks:
 

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:04 PM

I just got back from setting with my sister in the ICU , her heart stopped twice, when I left , she was heavily sedated.

yes its clear here , but Im to worn out ot go out.
 

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 02:00 AM

So I am back at home. The sky was clear when I took my 'scope out. I decided to go out and look for faint fuzzy things even though I've been traveling all day because I'm apparenttly out of my mind. I got a look at M1 (Crab Nebula). Also looked at M42 being particularly nice tonight, then, a great big cloud bank of obscuring cirrus came in. My scope is still out, I'll wait for the cloud to pass then go out again. Maybe look at Mars as it rises. Then maybe even Saturn. Sleep? Sleep is for lesser beings than we astronomers.....
 

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 02:23 AM

I'd settle for a sucker hole, but alas tis raining.
 

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:38 PM

Man, nobody's posting anything... Hey, here's what's happening in NE Ohio...CLEAR SKIES!!!
 

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:47 PM

Hey Erika -- are you out with that new Zhumell tonight?
 

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:50 PM

Spent all day back at the ICU with my sister, shes alert, and writing on a note pad.Still in pain and they have got like a ton of stuff going into her, tomorrow is he big hurdle theyll try to wein her off the ventilator, I so dont want to be there, but I will because I told her Id be there.
Any way Im drained , off to bed with my sorry butt.
 

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:11 AM

droid -- good thoughts to you and yours

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:01 PM

Hey Erika -- are you out with that new Zhumell tonight?


I was very tempted to when I got home from work about 12:30am. But with my headache and neck hurting so bad, I opted to take a pain pill and go to bed instead. I didn't up until 10:30 this morning!!! :shocked: What a terrific scope. Still need a name for it.

Andy, our thoughts and good wishes are with you and your family. :grouphug:
 

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:10 PM

Hey Erika -- are you out with that new Zhumell tonight?


I was very tempted to when I got home from work about 12:30am. But with my headache and neck hurting so bad, I opted to take a pain pill and go to bed instead. I didn't up until 10:30 this morning!!! :shocked: What a terrific scope. Still need a name for it.


I understand -- I did try last night and was out until about 2:30 am, on and off, but the sky was pretty bright with a high haze until the cirrus rolled in. Got a few nice views of Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. Also some DSO's while the sky was calm enough. M42 of course was actually pretty nice. Been trying M1 without filters to see what I can see (which is not a lot in my skies up here, though I can see the base Nebula shape).

Hi to Paul too.
 

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

M1 was impressive with the Zhumell the other night, even without a filter. I was so excited to see that much detail.

We've got Dollar General and the Wendy's corportation that are building on farmland that got sold a few miles southwest of us. In the summer, there's a glow from it over the tree lines across the valley. In the winter if I drop down the southern wall of the observatory, you can see a few of the light now, especially with us living on a hill...very discouraging. I believe they changed the lights or the covers for the lights so more of the light faces down now instead of all around. That helps, but why is it necessary for an area to be so lit up at night? It looks like a small city. At least it's only that one section of the sky. ;)
 

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

I've never understood lighting up a parking lot and signage after a place is closed. At least they have made the lighting a little more astronomy friendly.

Andy, prayers headed your way for you and your sister.
 


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