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Re: Cub Scout Day Camp at Elks Lodge June 28

garry_mitchell74
 

Yes that was me I am going to call her tomorrow and get more info

Garry Mitchell


On Jun 15, 2012, at 1:22 PM, "Mark" <gerlach.mark@...> wrote:

 

I have an email on this dating back to mid may. I think I heard someone else mention it at the Mt.T. Venus Transit. If anyone has been in contact with the Scouts on this, please call me on my cell, 434-4220, so we can get the info on the Calendar

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Re: My Venus Transit Web Page

George Reynolds
 

Chuck,

Super TOV Web page!  I had to go through the whole thing, all the pics and text, though my wife was summoning me to bed.  

G3
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Chuck
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 10:30 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] My Venus Transit Web Page

 
Hey everyone! I have chronicled our Venus transit experience on a new web page. Go check it out at:

http://www.jagowds.com/_jap/vt.shtml

v/r

Chuck Jagow
Rott'n Paws Observatory




Re: Binocular FOV

George Reynolds
 

I mean Orion UltraView, not Ultra Scan.  
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: George Reynolds
To: "backbayastro@..."
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Binocular FOV

 
Nick, I prefer a wider FOV for finding objects.  Sometimes it is hard to locate small dim objects in my 10x50 narrow FOV binos.  My favorite binoculars are my Orion UltraScan 8x42 Wide-Field binos.  Their magnification and field of view are very close to what I have in the finder scope of my Dob.  That makes it easy to locate "target" objects in the binos (correct image), then find them in my finder scope (reversed image), then see them in the eyepiece.

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Paul
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:20 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Binocular FOV

 
I think it depends on what you want the binoculars for. My 10x50's have a 5 deg TFOV, enough to frame pretty much any object, and high enough mag for seeing many features on the Moon. The view they give me of objects like the Beehive and the Pleiades is absolutely stunning.

One thing I (everyone?) love doing with binoculars is exploring the Milky Way. This is one area where having an extremely large TFOV comes in handy. Imagine being able to look up at the sky with the unaided eye and easily see 9th magnitude stars or fainter. The bigger the FOV in your binoculars, the closer you will get to that dream view.

The times I wish I had a bigger TFOV is when I want to see things like the entire Orion belt/sword region or the area around the "belly of the swan" in Cygnus or the "steam" coming out of the teacup (I could go on and on). You could stare at these sights for hours.

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" >
> When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>






My Venus Transit Web Page

charles jagow
 

Hey everyone! I have chronicled our Venus transit experience on a new web page. Go check it out at:

http://www.jagowds.com/_jap/vt.shtml

v/r

Chuck Jagow
Rott'n Paws Observatory


Re: Chippokes Presentation June 30 - Volunteers needed

George Reynolds
 

Mark,

The question of this Chippokes presentation came up at the May meeting, but no one knew anything about it at that time.  Having missed the June meeting I don't know if it was resolved at that time or not.  

I think I may be able to participate.  I'll call you when I get home from Michigan.  My sister-in-law and I are leaving tomorrow morning in a U-Haul truck, carrying some of the objects "inherited" by our families after the passing of my father-in-law.  (My wife Linda is staying another week.)

I should get home Sunday night.  If it's not too late, I'll talk to you then, or call you Monday.

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Mark
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:38 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Chippokes Presentation June 30 - Volunteers needed

 
Outreach Opportunity:

Chippokes has their calendar open for us to do a presentation/viewing on June 30 around 8 pm.
The conference shelter has electricity for computer, projector, etc.
Viewing can be on the Shelter lawn or on the Mansion parking lot. (Not being familiar with this place, I don't know which would be best.)
Who is ready, willing and able to do a program? Please contact me, cell 434-4220

/\\ark G

George R.: Give me a call to get the info for the calendar.




Re: Binocular FOV

George Reynolds
 

Nick, I prefer a wider FOV for finding objects.  Sometimes it is hard to locate small dim objects in my 10x50 narrow FOV binos.  My favorite binoculars are my Orion UltraScan 8x42 Wide-Field binos.  Their magnification and field of view are very close to what I have in the finder scope of my Dob.  That makes it easy to locate "target" objects in the binos (correct image), then find them in my finder scope (reversed image), then see them in the eyepiece.

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Paul
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:20 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Binocular FOV

 
I think it depends on what you want the binoculars for. My 10x50's have a 5 deg TFOV, enough to frame pretty much any object, and high enough mag for seeing many features on the Moon. The view they give me of objects like the Beehive and the Pleiades is absolutely stunning.

One thing I (everyone?) love doing with binoculars is exploring the Milky Way. This is one area where having an extremely large TFOV comes in handy. Imagine being able to look up at the sky with the unaided eye and easily see 9th magnitude stars or fainter. The bigger the FOV in your binoculars, the closer you will get to that dream view.

The times I wish I had a bigger TFOV is when I want to see things like the entire Orion belt/sword region or the area around the "belly of the swan" in Cygnus or the "steam" coming out of the teacup (I could go on and on). You could stare at these sights for hours.

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
>
> When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>




Re: Chippokes Presentation June 30 - Volunteers needed

Jim Tallman
 

Mark the Mansion parking lot is our normal observation site and best know to those who go out there.  I might be able to make this to help with observing.  Find a presenter and we are good J

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:38 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Chippokes Presentation June 30 - Volunteers needed

 

 

Outreach Opportunity:

Chippokes has their calendar open for us to do a presentation/viewing on June 30 around 8 pm.
The conference shelter has electricity for computer, projector, etc.
Viewing can be on the Shelter lawn or on the Mansion parking lot. (Not being familiar with this place, I don't know which would be best.)
Who is ready, willing and able to do a program? Please contact me, cell 434-4220

/\\ark G

George R.: Give me a call to get the info for the calendar.


Re: On line star charts

garry_mitchell74
 

Thanks Bob 

Garry Mitchell


On Jun 15, 2012, at 11:38 AM, "bob414" <bob414@...> wrote:

 

You can try searching for “triatlas”, they have sky charts.  I think in three different resolutions, free in pdf format.  If you can’t get them,  I think I still have them on my computer.

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Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Garry Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:56 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] On line star charts

 

 

I used to have a link to star charts that were great I had two sets one was like sky atlas and the other was like urcromica 2000 for can't spell too good! What was the link at and how do I find them again thanks.

Garry Mitchell

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Cub Scout Day Camp at Elks Lodge June 28

gerlach.mark
 

I have an email on this dating back to mid may. I think I heard someone else mention it at the Mt.T. Venus Transit. If anyone has been in contact with the Scouts on this, please call me on my cell, 434-4220, so we can get the info on the Calendar


Outreach Opportunity - VASC

gerlach.mark
 

All:
Parrish Crosby of Va. Air & Space Ctr in Hampton, is asking to have a few scopes for a large group (300-350) from Lincoln Military Housing Group on July 14 from 8pm - 10:30 pm. (Yes, I know, same date as the picnic, but this is PM.)
No presentation is requested, scopes can be set up on the 3rd level, before the stairs to the observation deck. I have told him I would be there, and there is at least one person coming from the VPAS group.

Anyone interested? Call me at 434-4220

/&#92;&#92;ark G.


Chippokes Presentation June 30 - Volunteers needed

gerlach.mark
 

Outreach Opportunity:

Chippokes has their calendar open for us to do a presentation/viewing on June 30 around 8 pm.
The conference shelter has electricity for computer, projector, etc.
Viewing can be on the Shelter lawn or on the Mansion parking lot. (Not being familiar with this place, I don't know which would be best.)
Who is ready, willing and able to do a program? Please contact me, cell 434-4220

/&#92;&#92;ark G


George R.: Give me a call to get the info for the calendar.


Re: Binocular FOV

Paul
 

Well, with 5 deg you can't get Orion's entire belt and M42 at the same time. You can with a 7 deg TFOV. But, a 5 deg TFOV frames the whole area from NGC 1975 to M42/43 to NGC 1980 very nicely. So perhaps it's a subtle difference, but again, it depends what you're after.

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, "Dale Carey" <vbstargazer@...> wrote:

that is true, most people won't see the difference
Dale



From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:18 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Binocular FOV



When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Binocular FOV

Paul
 

I think it depends on what you want the binoculars for. My 10x50's have a 5 deg TFOV, enough to frame pretty much any object, and high enough mag for seeing many features on the Moon. The view they give me of objects like the Beehive and the Pleiades is absolutely stunning.

One thing I (everyone?) love doing with binoculars is exploring the Milky Way. This is one area where having an extremely large TFOV comes in handy. Imagine being able to look up at the sky with the unaided eye and easily see 9th magnitude stars or fainter. The bigger the FOV in your binoculars, the closer you will get to that dream view.

The times I wish I had a bigger TFOV is when I want to see things like the entire Orion belt/sword region or the area around the "belly of the swan" in Cygnus or the "steam" coming out of the teacup (I could go on and on). You could stare at these sights for hours.

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.

-Nick Anderson


Re: Binocular FOV

Dale Carey
 

that is true, most people won't see the difference
Dale
 
 
 

Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:18 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Binocular FOV

 

When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.

-Nick Anderson


Re: On line star charts

bob414
 

You can try searching for “triatlas”, they have sky charts.  I think in three different resolutions, free in pdf format.  If you can’t get them,  I think I still have them on my computer.

\

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Garry Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:56 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] On line star charts

 

 

I used to have a link to star charts that were great I had two sets one was like sky atlas and the other was like urcromica 2000 for can't spell too good! What was the link at and how do I find them again thanks.

Garry Mitchell


Binocular FOV

Nick Anderson
 

When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.

-Nick Anderson


Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

Would you want to go there sometime? I'd have to okay it with my relatives first, but I could ask when I see them this weekend. I've started to make it a habit to go there on a weekend once a month near the New Moon.

Bland County would be about a 6-hour drive from Virginia Beach. Of course there are darker sites that are closer to Hampton Roads. Coinjock is almost as good as this site.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, Garry Mitchell <garry_mitchell74@...> wrote:

Where is the site at? I love to go and see the cave one more time. I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least. When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only. That was a 12" LX200. What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri. Hope this helps.

Garry Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

The site is a relative's farm in Bland County bordering Wythe County, about an hour away from Blacksburg. The entire area is rural so as long as I'm away from any neighbor's lights, then I should be fine. I'm planning to drive up to the top of the nearby mountain to get a clear view of the southern horizon. There's an outlook called "Big Walker Lookout" that I've set up next to before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Walker_Lookout

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, Garry Mitchell <garry_mitchell74@...> wrote:

Where is the site at? I love to go and see the cave one more time. I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least. When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only. That was a 12" LX200. What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri. Hope this helps.

Garry Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

garry_mitchell74
 

Where is the site at?  I love to go and see the cave one more time.  I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least.  When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only.  That was a 12" LX200.  What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri.  Hope this helps.  

Garry Mitchell


On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

 

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

> I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?
>
> I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
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> Yahoo! Groups Links
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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

Have you ever seen the Cocoon Nebula before Mark?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?



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From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
To: "backbayastro@yahoogroups.com" <backbayastro@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)


 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, Roy Diffrient <mail@> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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