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#376 mikenoname

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 08:32 AM

Tonight we will finish off galaxy season as the prime parts of the sky are highest overhead this month. So it's back to the mono camera for the evening. As always, if you have anything specific you'd like to see, let me know in the chat!

 

Time: 9:00pm Pacific

 

https://youtu.be/_sgobB0PHJc

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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Posted 13 May 2021 - 10:58 PM

Tonight sharing live views and chill music on Youtube.

Live now (just heard about the CN thread permitting this to be shared!)

 

https://youtu.be/uG6MuXn29wU

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2021 - 07:43 PM

I'll be providing one of the live streams to timeanddate.com of the upcoming lunar eclipse from East Count, San Diego. At the peak of the eclipse the moon will be just above the horizon so we should get some great images. Streams with also in coming in from Australia and other US locations -https://www.timeandd...nar/2021-may-26


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Posted 25 May 2021 - 01:39 PM

Tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 26), weather permitting, we hope to do stargazing real-time, online, from 10pm to midnight at https://www.youtube....eraldhillsskies. We do need to test some new equipment - but we'll do that as a "commercial break," (haha, so to speak) around mid-way through the live-stream for 15 minutes or so. We'll try to observe objects roughly 5 minutes each, Lord willing. We'll try to view several objects from the Messier list - nebulae, galaxies, and several kinds of clusters. We'll also try to take in several lesser-known objects NOT on the Messier list (e.g., the NGC list). We'd be delighted if you stopped by, whether for 2 minutes or two hours.

 

Highlights (at least for us) of this particular Emerald Hills Skies event:

  • We hope to be streaming at a remote distance of 130 feet, more than 5 times more remotely than we've ever observed before, making it possible for us to set up the observing location INSIDE our Prayer Center and Atrium at Emerald Hills. For our first time ever, we won't be in our truck!
  • Along with that, we'll be trying out a new 130-foot USB3 (and USB2) cable. It's active - and powered. If this works, it should open up new remote possibilities for any CloudyNights teammate.
  • We also hope to deploy a new power/signal distribution box mounted to the top of our RASA 8. So the power and signal distribution will "ride with the scope." So all our wiring will be brand new - and the entire set-up of the scope will be new. Keep in mind, these are challenges we've never tried before. Hope you'll tune in and cheer us on as we try to debut these new tools.
  • For the first time, we hope to have a "live" audience along with those watching the stream - so the "real-time" will be viewed on a large 40-inch flat-screen TV monitor immediately beside the laptop running Sharpcap, and then SPLITTING that HDMI signal to a 75-inch flat-screen monitor on the wall so that an outreach group in the dining room of the Prayer Center and Atrium building at Emerald Hills can enjoy the real-time views of the night sky at either monitor. We could have 15-20 people present "in person" plus those watching the live-stream. First time EVER not to be in the truck, let alone with real people in the room. Gulp. (I'm not sure I can handle this.)
  • We hope to do dithering -- and auto-guiding -- for the first time, using a Stellarvue Scope and a ZWO ASI178MC camera - so it will be our first time ever to try to run PHD2. Gulp.
  • We *briefly* tested a new surveillance camera in a "Skylet" just over a week ago - but we've never done an entire live-stream using the new Wyze-Cam v. 3, which only communicates with an app (as opposed to functioning as a webcam), so we'll beam the WyzeCam V3 signal to an ipad at our observing location, then mirror the ipad into OBS live-streaming software using mirroring software transmitting from the ipad to the Windows computer, then view it as a Window in OBS. Please pray hard. : )

As you can see, we're severely breaking the long-time-honored tradition of "just change one thing at a time." Please - pray. : )

Doug

 

PS. There will be a lunar eclipse on May 26th, but it will be in the morning - so this live-stream won't be able to view it.


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Posted 26 May 2021 - 06:02 PM

Moderator note:

 

Just a reminder to everyone that this is an Announcement topic, specifically to announce a Live Broadcast or indicate one has been canceled, a no-go, or re-scheduled. However, this is not a discussion thread for non-broadcasters to comment. If you want to comment on someone's broadcast please do so in another topic. Thanks.

Everyone please read the above note. If you have comments regarding someone's broadcast, please either PM them directly, or comment in another topic. Comments  posted in this announcement topic will be deleted. Thanks.


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 10:59 AM

Galaxy season cleanup. One last gasp at the few good ones left since the prime parts of the sky are still nice and high overhead this month. So it's the mono camera for the evening. Because the sun sets so late as we near the summer solstice, astronomical dark doesn't start until 9:30, so that will be our start time. As always, if you have anything specific you'd like to see, let me know in the chat!

 

Time: 9:30pm Pacific

 

https://youtu.be/aCWOhYgYzWo

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 05:42 AM

Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom on Saturday night, June 12th, from 9pm to 11pm Pacific Time (West Coast USA). We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)

 

This gathering springs from the recent CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon. We met this past weekend. To get an idea of what the meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:

https://www.youtube....h?v=H9xrB4KodsQ

 

cloudynights_EAA_gathering-2021-04-500.png

 

Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:

  • Europe on a Saturday night, 9-11pm GMT then
  • West Coast USA on a Saturday night, 9-11pm Pacific then
  • East Coast USA on a Friday, 9-11pm ET, night then
  • Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night 9-11pm in Australia [ET or CT to be confirmed]

 

Then we would repeat the four-month cycle. At least that's our current thinking. Let's try it out.

 

So we just did the meeting that was supposed to favor Europe. Next we jump to the West Coast.

To figure times in your own timezone, visit:

https://www.worldtim...&sln=21-23&hf=1

 

To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. It's free!

 

https://us02web.zoom...mwzSsx9UFtz9EO8

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If for some reason you don't receive this link, just message the discussion thread at:

https://www.cloudyni...nline-via-zoom/

 

and we'll make sure you receive it. (Please don't message this thread. It's for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )


Edited by EmeraldHills, 09 June 2021 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:34 AM

Short notice, however I will be broadcasting at 5:30 AM EDT/10:30 UT the Sunrise Annular Eclipse from the Straights of Mackinac Michigan - aboard the Ice Breaker the USCGC Mackinaw!!!

The Equipment for the broadcast:

Coronado 90mm SolarMax II Double Stack
Meade LPI-G Advanced Monochrome Camera
2021 16" MacBook Pro

Parallel Rig:
Meade 70mm Quad Astrograph

Canon 60Da

White light Solar Filter

 

The YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/KgnD3NPtENs



#384 mikenoname

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:11 AM

Tonight I will be doing the June Cloudy Nights Observing Challenge. Since it is a nice mix of star clusters, nebulae and only one galaxy, I'll be using the color camera. As always, if you have anything specific you'd like to see, let me know in the chat!

 

Time: 9:30pm Pacific

 

https://youtu.be/rD_RVimx-a4

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI533MC
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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Posted 28 June 2021 - 02:09 PM

Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom on Friday night, July 2nd, from 10pm to midnight ET (East Coast USA). We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)

 

This gathering springs from the CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon we staged this past March. To get an idea of what our previous meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:

 

cloudynights_EAA_gathering-2021-06-500.png

 

https://youtu.be/eGqASHByva8

 

Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:

Europe on a Saturday night, 9-11pm GMT then
West Coast USA on a Saturday night, 9-11pm Pacific then
East Coast USA on a Friday, 9-11pm ET (or, in this case, since darkness comes do late, 10pm-12) night then
Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night 9-11pm in Australia [ET or CT to be confirmed]

Then we would repeat the four-month cycle.

 

So we just did the meeting that favored the West Coast USA. This one favors the East Coast USA.

To figure times in your own timezone, visit:

 

https://www.worldtim...&sln=22-23&hf=1

 

To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. It's free!

 

https://us02web.zoom...QiMS_hYJGZFKpe4

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If for some reason you don't receive this link please send a CloudyNights direct message to EmeraldHills for help and we'll make sure you receive it. We've created a forum thread to discuss this meeting.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ght/?p=11196275

 

(Please be kind enough not to message this thread with discussion about the meeting itself. This thread is for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )

 

The gathering will be recorded so you can watch it later if you're unable to attend in person. To receive a copy of the recording link, just register for the event but click the answer to question 6 that says, "can't attend. Please just send the link."


Edited by EmeraldHills, 28 June 2021 - 02:50 PM.


#386 mikenoname

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Posted 01 July 2021 - 02:47 PM

Tonight we will be doing the July Cloudy Nights Observing Challenge. Since it is a nice mix of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, I'll be using the color camera. As always, if you have anything specific you'd like to see, let me know in the chat!

 

Time: 9:30pm Pacific

 

https://youtu.be/fiW32hrvB_c

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI533MC
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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#387 mikenoname

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 12:25 PM

Tonight we will be looking at the summer 'jewel box' in the area of Sagittarius and Scorpius. Lots of coloruful stuff to see so I'll be using the color camera. As always, if you have anything specific you'd like to see, let me know in the chat!

 

Time: 9:30pm Pacific

 

https://youtu.be/zi7bO5z46Fk

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI533MC
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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#388 EmeraldHills

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 10:32 AM

Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom on Saturday night, August 7th, from 8pm to 10pm Sydney Time (Australia). We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)

 

This gathering springs from the CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon we staged this past March. To get an idea of what our previous meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:

 

cloudynights_EAA_gathering-2021-07-500.png

 

https://youtu.be/x9wbvE48qxk

 

Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:

  • Europe on a Saturday night, 9-11pm GMT then
  • West Coast USA on a Saturday night, 9-11pm Pacific then
  • East Coast USA on a Friday, 9-11pm or 10-12pm ET then
  • Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night 8-10pm in Sydney, Australia

 

Then we would repeat the four-month cycle.

So we just did the meeting that favored the East Coast USA. This one favors Australia.

To figure times in your own timezone, visit:

 

https://www.worldtim...&sln=20-22&hf=1

 

To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. It's free!

 

https://us02web.zoom...ve7soKMRiuYFpoi

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you don't see it fairly soon after registering, please check your spam filter or folder (or a "social" tab) to see if it went there by mistake. If for some reason you don't receive this link please send a CloudyNights direct message to EmeraldHills for help and we'll make sure you receive it. We've created a forum thread to discuss this meeting.

 

https://www.cloudyni...oom/?p=11223674

 

(Please be kind enough not to message this thread with discussion about the meeting itself. This thread is for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )

 

The gathering will be recorded so you can watch it later if you're unable to attend in person. To receive a copy of the recording link, just register for the event but click the answer to question 6 that says, "can't attend. Please just send the link."

 

Hope you can come!


Edited by EmeraldHills, 13 July 2021 - 10:33 AM.

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#389 EmeraldHills

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 07:30 PM

Let's try a live-stream of stargazing through my telescope, live, Wednesday, tomorrow, 10:30 pm to 12 midnight ET. It will sure be good to be back after a month hiatus while we were tuning up the RASA's curvature and tilt issues. Hope you can stop by for all or part. Find us at:

 

https://www.youtube....eraldhillsskies

 

Hope to see you there!

Doug


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Posted 04 August 2021 - 11:02 AM

With summer in full swing, join SDAA members, Gary Hawkins and Dave Decker, for a YouTube live stream at 8:45pm Friday, August 6th.  We will be taking a relaxed look at the many Deep Sky Objects in the Eastern Skies from Blossom Valley, CA.

 

https://youtu.be/oIgUfGUsdSo


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Posted 04 August 2021 - 09:01 PM

Revising our earlier announcement (because we're still clouded in here in Louisville), let's plan on a 90-minute delay. So our NEW live-stream time will be midnight to 2am. I realize this will lose most all of our Emerald Hills Skies boosters - so maybe... you guys might catch the recording tomorrow? So sorry - but clouds are, so far, as far as I know, outside our control. Please forgive.

 

https://www.youtube....eraldhillsskies

 

 

 

Doug


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 09:06 PM

Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom for the September Gathering of the CloudyNights EAA Team on Saturday night, Sept. 4th, for two hours beginning at 11pm Brussels (Belgium) time. We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)

 

This gathering springs from the CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon we staged this past March. To get an idea of what our previous meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:

 

cloudynights_EAA_gathering-2021-08-500.png

 

Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:

Europe on a Saturday night, 
West Coast USA on a Saturday night, 
East Coast USA on a Friday, 
Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night in Sydney, Australia

 

Then we repeat the four-month cycle. So we just did the meeting that favored Australia. This one favors Europe.

To figure times in your own time zone, visit:

 

 

https://www.timeandd...o=20210904T2100

 

To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. It's free!

 

Please register in advance for this meeting:

 

https://us02web.zoom...kk3bc5x_j75OE9S

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you don't see it fairly soon after registering, please check your spam filter or folder (or a "social" tab) to see if it went there by mistake. If for some reason you don't receive this link please send a CloudyNights direct message to EmeraldHills for help and we'll make sure you receive it. We've created a forum thread to discuss this meeting.

 

https://www.cloudyni...s-europes-turn/

 

(Please be kind enough not to message this thread with discussion about the meeting itself. This thread is for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )

 

The gathering will be recorded so you can watch it later if you're unable to attend in person. To receive a copy of the recording link, just register for the event but please specify, "can't attend; Please just send the link," to the question asking if you actually plan to attend.

 

Hope you can come!

 

Doug and the 50+ members of the CloudyNights EAA Team!


Edited by EmeraldHills, 09 August 2021 - 09:07 PM.

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#393 EmeraldHills

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 06:34 PM

If you happen to be up at 11pm, we hope to live-stream views of Emerald Hills Skies from 11pm to 1am ET. The forecast is clear - and the views are heavenly!  Look for the live-stream here:

 

https://www.youtube....eraldhillsskies

 

Tonight promises to be a unique night - because we're going to try to view 25 different astronomical targets all within a 2-hour time slot. Feel free to print this list and keep track of the views. (I'm making myself vulnerable here! : ) ) Where there are multiple names, it means that either the object is know by more than one name -- or that there are multiple targets in the same view. Can we actually reveal all these in just 120 minutes? (As you know, some of them are super-dim -- so they require stacking. Yikes. This won't be easy.)

 

Note: If you can't be there "live," we'll share the link to the recorded version (in the "live broadcast recordings" thread) so you can catch it and watch it "delayed viewing" style if you like.

 

Hope to see you there !

 

Doug

 

PS. Don't forget - this thread is only for announcements.

 

Target list for August 22, 11pm to 1am ET

  • Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC5457, UGC8981
  • Whirlpool Galaxy, Question Mark Galaxy, NGC5194, UGC8493,Lord Rosse's Nebula,Question Mark,Rosse's Galaxy,Whirlpool Galaxy
  • NGC5272
  • Sunflower Galaxy, NGC5055, UGC8334
  • Croc's Eye Galaxy, NGC4736, UGC7996
  • Cat Eye Nebula
  • Black Eye Galaxy, Sleeping Beauty Galaxy, NGC4826, UGC8062,Black Eye Galaxy,Sleeping Beauty Galaxy
  • Ring Nebula, NGC6720
  • SAO308, HD8890, Alp UMi, 1 UMi,Alrucaba,Polaris
  • Cigar Galaxy, Ursa Major A, NGC3034, UGC5322,Cigar Galaxy,Ursa Major A
  • Bode's Galaxy, NGC3031, UGC5318,Bode's Galaxies (Nebulae) [1]
  • Dumbbell Nebula, Apple Core, Diablo, Double-headed Shot Nebula, NGC6853,Apple Core Nebula,Diablo Nebula,Double-Headed Shot,Dumbbell Nebula
  • Gulf of Mexico,North America Nebula
  • Filamentary Nebula,Lace-work Nebula,Pickering's Triangular N.
  • Cirrus Nebula [2]
  • Eagle Nebula, Star Queen Nebula, The Ghost, NGC6611
  • Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, NGC6618,Checkmark Nebula
  • Trifid Nebula, The Clover, NGC6514
  • Lagoon Nebula, Dragon Nebula, NGC6523
  • Pluto
  • Moon
  • Little Gem
  • Saturn
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune

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#394 EmeraldHills

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 07:12 AM

Catch Emerald Hills Skies tonight (Friday night, Sept. 10th) any time from 9:30pm until 11:30pm ET. Lord willing, we'll be live-streaming "the best of the best" objects -- nebulae, galaxies, and more at 

 

https://www.youtube....eraldhillsskies

 

using a RASA 8 on a Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro through a ZWO ASI2600 MC Pro camera. Last broadcast, we made a very intentional effort to show "more objects, more quickly," and we were able to do 10 objects in 90 minutes. Tonight we'd love to improve on that by viewing 16 different astronomical targets in 120 minutes. We'll try to pick the best available 16 targets (that haven't already been broadcast recently). We'll be using AstroPlanner, Sky Safari, and Sharpcap, along with OBS for the live-stream itself and a Wyze3 surveillance camera to keep an eye on the scope, which will be located approximately 200 feet away from our vantage point in our "control room," connected via an iCron Raven using Cat 7 cable to extend our USB3 and USB2 signals. Hope you can join us for 5 minutes or the entire two hours -- or anything in between!

 

Doug


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 09:19 PM

Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom for the October Gathering of the CloudyNights EAA Team on Saturday night, Oct. 2nd, for two hours beginning at 8pm Pacific time in North America. We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)

 

This gathering springs from the CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon we staged this past March. To get an idea of what our previous meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:

 

https://youtu.be/SJZF1iXXRYc

Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:

Europe on a Saturday night,
West Coast USA on a Saturday night,
East Coast USA on a Friday,
Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night in Sydney, Australia

 

Then we repeat the four-month cycle. So we just did the meeting that favored Australia. This one favors Europe.

To figure times in your own time zone, see if this will help:

 

https://www.timeandd...t&p4=136&p5=240

 

To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. If possible, each participant will have 5 minutes or so to "show and tell," or ask questions about areas of development in the astro hobby. And it's all free!

 

Please register in advance for this meeting:

 

https://us02web.zoom...hdoUA4bSMjsMjSl

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you don't see it fairly soon after registering, please check your spam filter or folder (or a "social" tab) to see if it went there by mistake. If for some reason you don't receive this link please send a CloudyNights direct message to EmeraldHills for help and we'll make sure you receive it. We've created a forum thread to discuss this meeting.

 

https://www.cloudyni...urn/?p=11359967

 

(Please be kind enough not to message this thread with discussion about the meeting itself. This thread is for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )

 

The gathering will be recorded so you can watch it later if you're unable to attend in person. To receive a copy of the recording link, just register for the event but please specify, "can't attend; Please just send the link," to the question asking if you actually plan to attend.

 

Hope you can come!

 

Doug and the 50+ members of the CloudyNights EAA Team!


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