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#401 FJA

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

Faith, what was it like to view through that huge dob? I was at OMI last year. James Mulherin told me he was working on a 48" mirror. I wonder if that's the one in that scope!


It was fantastic, I don't think there's much, if anything, that you can't see with it. It's an amazing opportunity to be able to do some really deep observing with it - and some bright stuff, too. Seriously the unobservable becomes observable, the faint becomes bright and the bright showpieces really blow your eyes into the back of your head (beware loss of night vision! No I'm not joking. :) ). Jimi is generous with his scope and his time and it's a superb experience to have. :bow:

The scope has been up and running for about two years now, I had a night's observing with it, along with some members of Houston AS at the 2008 TSP.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

Faith, what was it like to view through that huge dob? I was at OMI last year. James Mulherin told me he was working on a 48" mirror. I wonder if that's the one in that scope!


The 48" mirror in Jimi's scope is made by LOMO in Russia sourced by TEC.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:55 AM

I visited OMI in the fall of 2008, so it couldn't have been that mirror. James does some pretty amazing things, though. He showed us all around the shop and some of the projects they are working on. We usually see James and Stazy at Okie-Tex.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:03 PM



It is May 29 to June 5th, 2011.



this would be a good start to the TSP 2011 thread

edj


Why June? Hot days and short nights. Is this what people requested?

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 02:13 PM



It is May 29 to June 5th, 2011.



this would be a good start to the TSP 2011 thread

edj


Why June? Hot days and short nights. Is this what people requested?


It's probably down to the availability of the ranch. :question:

I went last time it was in June, in 2008, it was scorching during the day but, despite the short nights, the observing was incredible.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:03 PM

There's a need to give teachers and families with school-age children a shot at TSP, too.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

There's a need to give teachers and families with school-age children a shot at TSP, too.


I never thought of that. I don't have kids, so it didn't occur to me.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

And at the same time it is too late in the year. It is shoulder monsoon weather. TSP was just lucky back in 2008.

#409 Steve C.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

My wife Linda also took some pictures at TSP, and just recently uploaded them.

Linda's Pics


I posted a link to my pics earlier, but here it it is again:

Steve's Pics

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Yeah I remember on the forms I sent in, I even suggested not doing it that late. I figured it would be in early May next year, not sure if I am going to make the drive to watch rain drops fall, but then again it is the TSP. However I could make the trip to Okie Tex next year.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:11 AM

That is only about 3 weeks later than this year. I will have to wait to decide on this one too. I do want to try Okie Tex sometime also.


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