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#26 Spaced

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:21 AM

Good suggestions all, and much appreciated.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

On Sunday Sept. 22nd there will be a memorial for Jon Collman (aka Jacat on Cloudy Nights). It's at noon in Issaquah. Details here:
https://www.facebook...07047076129590/

I will be there.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

On Sunday Sept. 22nd there will be a memorial for Jon Collman (aka Jacat on Cloudy Nights). It's at noon in Issaquah. Details here:
https://www.facebook...07047076129590/

That's so sad.....Jon used to come over and shoot his black powder guns....when he wasn't doing astronomy. :(

He was a great guy.

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I will be there.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for alerting us to that, Tom. My mom's birthday but I'll make it work. Suppose I drop by your place and we go together? Let's consider the idea. Rob, you wanna come by my place & we'll go to Tom's together?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:57 PM

That's a good idea, Mike.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for alerting us to that, Tom. My mom's birthday but I'll make it work. Suppose I drop by your place and we go together? Let's consider the idea. Rob, you wanna come by my place & we'll go to Tom's together?


Dang..I spoke to soon...My wife just reminded me we will be in Oregon again on that weekend.....More wedding planning and shopping for my daughters wedding....Darn.

I'm sorry guys...I have to be there for my daughter....

I hope you all express my condolences and wishes to his family....Jon was a great guy.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:02 PM

I've done all I can do with this one. Taken from my home near Lake Goodwin over this last weekend. QHY9C CCD, 20 X 5 for 100 minutes of exposure.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

If any of you are looking for a 12.5" dob,this is in AM in north Seattle:
For Sale: Discovery 12.5 Dob $625 w/Terry Ostahowski Mirror

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:50 PM

Looks great Robert!! :bow:

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

Thank You Ron!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:06 AM

The last exchange got me looking at Robert's (stunning) image of M31 again and I now realize that yes, M110 is an elliptical, not spiral galaxy. Who was I discussing that with this past weekend? Ajay? :foreheadslap:

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:32 PM

And we live in a barred spiral. I like bars. :ubetcha:

Sometimes you get free Patron. :)

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

The last exchange got me looking at Robert's (stunning) image of M31 again and I now realize that yes, M110 is an elliptical, not spiral galaxy. Who was I discussing that with this past weekend? Ajay? :foreheadslap:



Thank You Mike!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

It's clear up in the mountains, it could be very dark anywhere up there tonight with fog in the lowlands.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:52 PM

No kidding, good call, Brad. What time does the moon set?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:40 PM

The last exchange got me looking at Robert's (stunning) image of M31 again and I now realize that yes, M110 is an elliptical, not spiral galaxy. Who was I discussing that with this past weekend? Ajay? :foreheadslap:


Yup. If you look carefully at this image, you can make out faint dust lanes in the elliptical.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

I always assumed I was creating processing artifacts in 110. I'll have to revisit my data from a couple years ago

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

Was at Mt. Rainier's Sunrise park visitor center Friday night, September 13th.

Clear skies with 1st quarter Moon that finally set around 11:30 PM behind Mt. Rainier.

Surprise that we could see Venus set between the two peaks of Mt. Rainier around sunset!

Great viewing especially after the Moon set. Clear dark skies with the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

I finally had the chance to sift through my summer star party photos.
Here's an interesting one from Pixieland (weekend of Sept 7).

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That random blob that looks like a person (my son's actual description :lol:) is Mike. I had not enabled mirror lock, or the trigger cable was swinging. Either way this was the only 30 second exposure that had somewhat decent stars.

I've uploaded more pictures from Table Mountain and Goldendale from this summer of 2013 on Flickr at the link below in high res. The sunset pictures from Goldendale show crepuscular rays.

Summer 2013 Starparty Pictures.
Press the play arrow that is at the bottom center for a full screen slideshow.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:09 AM

VERY nice photos! :grin: I especially like the one with the Moon / earthshine clouds just veiling the Moon a bit and Venus to the right. All these above a barn... Very nice indeed! :bow:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

I especially like the one with the Moon / earthshine clouds just veiling the Moon a bit and Venus to the right. All these above a barn... Very nice indeed!



That is an awesome image! Would make a great wallpaper! :bow:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

I especially like the one with the Moon / earthshine clouds just veiling the Moon a bit and Venus to the right. All these above a barn... Very nice indeed!



That is an awesome image! Would make a great wallpaper! :bow:


Seawolfe, Thank you.

Carol, Thank you. Right click on the image on Flickr and select original. Right click again and save it to your computer. Feel free to use it as a wallpaper.

By the way that is a house.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Seawolfe, you look like a very happy camper.

Ajay, I can imagine exactly how that person-like blob felt. :lol: I'm amused that several times you asked me to freeze for a 30 sec. exposure, and the one you finally selected featured a person-like blob. ;) That's art for you!

P.S. I'm working on purchasing a certain ~ 102 mm. scope to replace Punk. News may follow.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:02 PM

Nice ones Ajay!!
I especially like the one of the Blob formerly known as Mike!! :stooges:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

Went up to Slate Peak yesterday. It seems that the same storm that closed highway 20 with mudslides damaged the road to harts pass(is it possible to actually cause damage to that road? :roflmao:). The forest service blended that damage in a bit so reopened the road last week. I had a good day and evening up there but weather started to blow in so no imaging. A couple of pictures out of many taken...

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