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#1 AllanDystrup

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:04 AM

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     This is just a "place holder" for links to my astronomy observing projects @ CN, using my small classic/vintage refractors. I plan to add to/update this list, to reflect the development of my observing projects in the future.

 

     This will probably be usefull mostly for my own navigation around the CN website, but it may also serve as a starting point for others seeking information in the indicated areas.

            

         

My astronomy observing projects –
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General

    
Classic Astronomy Historyhttps://www.cloudyni...tory/?p=8015452

    
Classic Telescope Testing.https://www.cloudyni...ting/?p=8298116
                                  

              

Solar System

    
Classic Solar Observation..:  https://www.cloudyni...tion/?p=8574910
      

Classic Planet Observation: https://www.cloudyni...tion/?p=8571443
   
Classic Moon ………….........…:  https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/483673-the-classic-moon/
     

                                                

DSO:
 

Classic Stellar Observation: https://www.cloudyni...tion/?p=7972906
                                            

Classic Rich Field…………:   https://www.cloudyni...ield/?p=7682123

                                          
Classic Messier…………:   https://www.cloudyni...ier/?p=6987922 
                                           
Classic Best NGC…………:   https://www.cloudyni...-ngc/?p=7390137

        
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Allan


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:53 PM

Very nice.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:16 AM

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

Very nice

 

I take it folks are free to visit and get ideas and such?

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:06 AM

...I take it folks are free to visit and get ideas and such?

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     Sure, B! 

 

     Yes, I do make my observation reports partly for my own use, as a way of preserving my impressions; This I do partly for later reliving my past discoveries, but mostly for plotting out the course of my future deeper journeys into the universe.

 

     But the other side of the coin is a wish to share my experiences, to compare my results with fellow amateurs, and maybe in small ways to inspire others in their own pursuit of the hobby; -- The same way others have inspired me in the past.

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:58 AM

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My astronomy observing summaries

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Classic Rich Field…………:  Complete Blog: Cloudy Nights CRF
                                               Summary PDF Article: NIGHTFALL Special Report #7   

                                               Printed version of the summary: PM me for details.

     

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#7 AllanDystrup

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Posted 01 October 2021 - 09:36 AM

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My Astro Obs reports

 

     

     I have started exporting some of my Astronomy writings to PDF format, and I will be putting these up at an old WordPress Blog, that I've had lying around for some years now...

 

     Here's the link: https://qualitycode.wordpress.com/. This withered branch will sprout new astro-PDF buds, as I consolidate old and embark on new projects in the future. Currently (as of fall 2021) I'm browsing through the Messier objects in a cosmological evolutionary order...

 

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     -- Allan


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Posted 01 October 2021 - 10:54 AM

I should be more disciplined about recording my time under the sky...

 

Is the Summary PDF Article still a good link?


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Posted 01 October 2021 - 01:12 PM

Tenacious,

 

     Yes! grin.gif

 

     The link to the Summary article is the (Download) button under the “Classis Rich Field Astronomy” heading in the above post. Previous links to the Summary may be broken, as Nightfall Astronomy (not I) are responsible for those…

 

     All links on the WordPress blog page should be alive and kicking; If not, pls. let me know.

 

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:56 AM

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My Astro Obs reports

 

     

     I have started exporting some of my Astronomy writings to PDF format, and I will be putting these up at an old WordPress Blog, that I've had lying around for some years now...

 

     Here's the link: https://qualitycode.wordpress.com/. This withered branch will sprout new astro-PDF buds, as I consolidate old and embark on new projects in the future. Currently (as of fall 2021) I'm browsing through the Messier objects in a cosmological evolutionary order...

 

attachicon.gifQC Blog.png

 

     -- Allan

Hi Allan,

 

What you have done so far is an impressive contribution to the amateur astronomy. I like a lot your classic observations and is very nice and intuitive to have all of them compiled for quick reference. It would be really nice to have them in a book, but in the other side, in this way they will be available for everyone and for the posterity.

 

Regards and thanks for all your effort. Much appreciated.

 

Carlos


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 05:41 AM

Hello Carlos, my friend --

 

     Thank you very much for your kind words on my OBS reports! I realize that we all go about our astronomy hobby in different ways, depending on our interests in equipment and in the Universe, and on our specific observing conditions and preferences.

     

     Though I don't so much restore/collect/test/compare equipment anymore or try diving really deep visually or perfecting  astro sketches or photography, I do however enjoy reading reports from these areas of the hobby by fellow amateurs that have specialized in those endeavors.

     

     And in the same spirit, I hope that the reports from my obs. projects into the Milky Way and beyond with my current small 4" refractor workhorse can inspire fellow observers to grab any small telescope and go out into the backyard with a small observing list in the pocket. It is my experience that nothing can motivate you to go out there like an observing project you have decided to persue, even on a half-cloudy night and even from a light polluted driveway or garden.

     

     Here's an iPhone snapshot from this night, of the M21-M20 area as seen unfiltered in a 41 PAN wide-field eyepiece on my 4" refractor, taken from my NELM 5-6 backyard. The Earth is rotating East, with houses, trees & all, slowly covering the field of view. Nice laugh.gif 

 

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     -- Allan


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 04:27 AM

Hello Carlos, my friend --

 

    ..... I hope that the reports from my obs. projects into the Milky Way and beyond with my current small 4" refractor workhorse can inspire fellow observers to grab any small telescope and go out into the backyard with a small observing list in the pocket. It is my experience that nothing can motivate you to go out there like an observing project you have decided to pursue, even on a half-cloudy night and even from a light polluted driveway or garden.

     

 

     -- Allan

Hej Allan,

 

You captured the essence of my approach to astronomy these years.  I could get bigger aperture optics, but my location conditions are no better that those in the past, and the energy is not the same, on the opposite, the interest has been growing, and that is the push i have to chase all these objects with a small aperture, non tracking alt az mount. Some nights i can end a session with the satisfaction to find and identify a DSO based on your captures, but other nights, even with extra help(*), i just need to give up and wait until next time.

 

Many thanks for the inspirational material you have developed Allan. bow.gif

 

Carlos

 

(*) Thomas Jensen helping me to find my "nemesis" the Cat´s eye nebula in Draco from my light polluted driveway AND garden smile.gif 


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 05:30 AM

Thanks back, and -- you're welcome, Carlos laugh.gif

 

     Planetary Nebulae can be hard to catch unfiltered from light polluted sites; -- the past days I've been studying M97 (the Owl PN in Ursa Major) from my backyard, but the Big Bear is low towards the N horizon these days and there has been high atmospheric humidity with drifting haze, so seeing this object was difficult.

 

     Yesterday evening I put on a 12nm Ha-filter and with the boost of my night vision on the eyepiece, the Owl was easy to see, flying below the M108 spiral galaxy in the distant UMa galaxy cluster. I also visited the Sh2-188 PN in Cassiopeia, another object that I couldn't catch visually without filter, but beautiful to study using the same setup as for the Owl. I'll describe the PNe in more detail in my current DSO thread, when I'm through the Messier OCs.

 

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