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Re: Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)

Jim Tallman
 

Yep I agree that if you can see the moon transit in such detail you are good to go.   Good to hear.


On Dec 8, 2012, at 3:03 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

 

Not from I've noticed yet. Haven't had much time for observing recently, and the weather hasn't been cooperating when I've had time. The resistors seem to have slid off the secondary just slightly, causing no more than an additional 1mm obstruction. Don't know if that is affecting the focus. Last night I blamed any issues I had on the seeing and waiting for the optics to cool down.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" >
> Nice, I guess the scope mod resulted no adverse effects then :)
>
>
>
> From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
> Behalf Of Nick Anderson
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:52 AM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: [backbayastro] Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)
>
>
>
>
>
> Feeling a bit observing-deprived, I managed to allot some of my free time to
> do some shallow-sky observing (as Ted would say) and look at Jupiter. The
> weather predictions indicated that it should have been overcast the entire
> night, but I was fortunate to catch some nice breaks in the clouds.
>
>
>
> I began observing at 11:30 am, intending for my optics to cool down before
> the upcoming transit of Io. The skies started out mostly cloudy, with
> Jupiter high up near the zenith. Seeing wasn't perfect (7/10), but after a
> half hour the view of the cloud belts at 192x was relatively steady. Without
> warning after writing notes in my journal for a few minutes, I looked up
> surprised to see that the skies had significantly cleared overhead! It
> stayed that way for the rest of my observation.
>
>
>
> I watched as Io got closer to Jupiter before it finally reached first
> contact around 12:07 am (05:07 UT), with second contact occurring about 2.5
> minutes later. Io's shadow followed a few minutes behind, beginning around
> 12:15 am (05:15 UT). It was quite a unique experience to see both Io and its
> shadow on the southern equatorial belt. I'll have to make an effort to do
> this more often in the future!
>
>
>
> This might be the first time I've actually planned to watch a Jovian
> satellite/shadow transit; usually I just catch them by accident. It helped
> me knock out 2 more projects for the Solar System Observers Program, the
> first ones I've done involving Jupiter.
>
>
>
>
>
> Solar System Observers Program: 20 projects completed
>
>
>
> -Nick Anderson
>


Re: Coincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

Yes we all remember days when friends pass on.  


On Dec 8, 2012, at 2:58 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

 

Sorry to hear about this Jim. She was quite playful when I was there with Paul. I remember when my childhood dog of 10 years passed away last year, it was fortunate timing that I was home from college and that I had not yet found a summer job. I remember that day specifically because it was literally the day before my telescope arrived. A very bittersweet and memorable week for me.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" wrote:
>
> I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and
> that I had to cancel the Skywatch. Around 5 or so my dog started acting
> funny and not being herself. Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed
> away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her
> heart. She was just 8 years old a loyal friend. I'm glad I was able to be
> there with her when it happened.
>
>
>
>
>
> JT
>


Re: Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)

Nick Anderson
 

Not from I've noticed yet. Haven't had much time for observing recently, and the weather hasn't been cooperating when I've had time. The resistors seem to have slid off the secondary just slightly, causing no more than an additional 1mm obstruction. Don't know if that is affecting the focus. Last night I blamed any issues I had on the seeing and waiting for the optics to cool down.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@...> wrote:

Nice, I guess the scope mod resulted no adverse effects then :)



From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Nick Anderson
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:52 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [backbayastro] Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)





Feeling a bit observing-deprived, I managed to allot some of my free time to
do some shallow-sky observing (as Ted would say) and look at Jupiter. The
weather predictions indicated that it should have been overcast the entire
night, but I was fortunate to catch some nice breaks in the clouds.



I began observing at 11:30 am, intending for my optics to cool down before
the upcoming transit of Io. The skies started out mostly cloudy, with
Jupiter high up near the zenith. Seeing wasn't perfect (7/10), but after a
half hour the view of the cloud belts at 192x was relatively steady. Without
warning after writing notes in my journal for a few minutes, I looked up
surprised to see that the skies had significantly cleared overhead! It
stayed that way for the rest of my observation.



I watched as Io got closer to Jupiter before it finally reached first
contact around 12:07 am (05:07 UT), with second contact occurring about 2.5
minutes later. Io's shadow followed a few minutes behind, beginning around
12:15 am (05:15 UT). It was quite a unique experience to see both Io and its
shadow on the southern equatorial belt. I'll have to make an effort to do
this more often in the future!



This might be the first time I've actually planned to watch a Jovian
satellite/shadow transit; usually I just catch them by accident. It helped
me knock out 2 more projects for the Solar System Observers Program, the
first ones I've done involving Jupiter.





Solar System Observers Program: 20 projects completed



-Nick Anderson


Re: Coincidence and luck

Nick Anderson
 

Sorry to hear about this Jim. She was quite playful when I was there with Paul. I remember when my childhood dog of 10 years passed away last year, it was fortunate timing that I was home from college and that I had not yet found a summer job. I remember that day specifically because it was literally the day before my telescope arrived. A very bittersweet and memorable week for me.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@...> wrote:

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and
that I had to cancel the Skywatch. Around 5 or so my dog started acting
funny and not being herself. Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed
away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her
heart. She was just 8 years old a loyal friend. I'm glad I was able to be
there with her when it happened.





JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

Thanks Bill

Hey BTW I still have your red screen cover


On Dec 8, 2012, at 2:32 PM, "Bill Newman" <billn59@...> wrote:

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


From: "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@...>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 07:50:24 -0500
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

Thanks George


On Dec 8, 2012, at 2:22 PM, George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...> wrote:

 

Jim,

I can feel for you, brother.  I had a wonderful collie for about 8 years, when she developed an aggressive, inoperable cancer in her sinus and died within a month after being diagnosed.

George

 

George Reynolds

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


 


From: Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 
I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.
 
 
JT



Re: Cooincidence and luck

billn1959
 

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@...>
Sender: backbayastro@...
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 07:50:24 -0500
To: <backbayastro@...>
ReplyTo: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

George Reynolds
 

Jim,

I can feel for you, brother.  I had a wonderful collie for about 8 years, when she developed an aggressive, inoperable cancer in her sinus and died within a month after being diagnosed.

George

 

George Reynolds

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


 


From: Jim Tallman
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 
I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.
 
 
JT



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Georgie <doublestarjune@msn.com>
 

Remember to sign up for the BBAA Luncheon! It's next Saturday at noon, Fire and Vine in Hilltop!! 20 people signed up so far! :)


Re: Cooincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

Thanks Chuck. You know how The can get inTo you heart real deep.  We are fine today just a little empty feeling around the house with her passing and our girls overseas.  One in Korea the other in Afghanistan.




On Dec 8, 2012, at 12:57 PM, Charles Jagow <chuck@...> wrote:

 

Sorry to hear of your do's passing.

Chuck Jagow
Rott'n Paws Observatory
N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

From: Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
Reply-To: <backbayastro@...>
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:50 AM
To: <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

charles jagow
 

Sorry to hear of your do's passing.

Chuck Jagow
Rott'n Paws Observatory
N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

From: Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
Reply-To: <backbayastro@...>
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:50 AM
To: <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

bob414
 

Sorry for your loss, I know there is a hole in your heart.  Dogs really are man’s best friends.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Jim Tallman
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:50 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

preciousmyprecious
 

Sorry to read that Jim. Been there. We have a pet cemetery in our back yard
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


From: Jim Tallman
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 
I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.
 
 
JT



Re: Cooincidence and luck

Paul
 

So sorry to hear this, Jim.  I feel so bad since I got to know her a bit when you helped me & Nick a few weeks ago.


On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:
 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT



Re: Coincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

Thanks Dale.  Yes they do have a way of becoming a four legged kid.

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Dale
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 8:03 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

 

the only problem with pets, they become family - and you outlive 4 or 5 of them in your life.  My dog is 14 and in her last years

but at 66 I think she will be my last. I hope I'm with her when she passes. condolences Jim

Dale 

 

Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:50 AM

Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

JT


Re: Cooincidence and luck

Dale Carey
 

the only problem with pets, they become family - and you outlive 4 or 5 of them in your life.  My dog is 14 and in her last years
but at 66 I think she will be my last. I hope I'm with her when she passes. condolences Jim
Dale 

Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Cooincidence and luck

 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

JT


Cooincidence and luck

Jim Tallman
 

I knew that there must have been a reason why it was cloudy last night and that I had to cancel the Skywatch.  Around 5 or so my dog started acting funny and not being herself.  Around 8 we took her to the vet and she passed away shortly afterwards due to a cancerous tumor that had ruptured on her heart.  She was just 8 years old a loyal friend.  I'm glad I was able to be there with her when it happened.

 

 

JT


Re: Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)

Jim Tallman
 

Nice, I guess the scope mod resulted no adverse effects then :)

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Nick Anderson
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:52 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)

 

 

Feeling a bit observing-deprived, I managed to allot some of my free time to do some shallow-sky observing (as Ted would say) and look at Jupiter. The weather predictions indicated that it should have been overcast the entire night, but I was fortunate to catch some nice breaks in the clouds.

 

I began observing at 11:30 am, intending for my optics to cool down before the upcoming transit of Io. The skies started out mostly cloudy, with Jupiter high up near the zenith. Seeing wasn't perfect (7/10), but after a half hour the view of the cloud belts at 192x was relatively steady. Without warning after writing notes in my journal for a few minutes, I looked up surprised to see that the skies had significantly cleared overhead! It stayed that way for the rest of my observation.

 

I watched as Io got closer to Jupiter before it finally reached first contact around 12:07 am (05:07 UT), with second contact occurring about 2.5 minutes later. Io's shadow followed a few minutes behind, beginning around 12:15 am (05:15 UT). It was quite a unique experience to see both Io and its shadow on the southern equatorial belt. I'll have to make an effort to do this more often in the future!

 

This might be the first time I've actually planned to watch a Jovian satellite/shadow transit; usually I just catch them by accident. It helped me knock out 2 more projects for the Solar System Observers Program, the first ones I've done involving Jupiter.

 

 

Solar System Observers Program: 20 projects completed

 

-Nick Anderson


Blacksburg Friday night (transit of Io)

Nick Anderson
 

Feeling a bit observing-deprived, I managed to allot some of my free time to do some shallow-sky observing (as Ted would say) and look at Jupiter. The weather predictions indicated that it should have been overcast the entire night, but I was fortunate to catch some nice breaks in the clouds.

I began observing at 11:30 am, intending for my optics to cool down before the upcoming transit of Io. The skies started out mostly cloudy, with Jupiter high up near the zenith. Seeing wasn't perfect (7/10), but after a half hour the view of the cloud belts at 192x was relatively steady. Without warning after writing notes in my journal for a few minutes, I looked up surprised to see that the skies had significantly cleared overhead! It stayed that way for the rest of my observation.

I watched as Io got closer to Jupiter before it finally reached first contact around 12:07 am (05:07 UT), with second contact occurring about 2.5 minutes later. Io's shadow followed a few minutes behind, beginning around 12:15 am (05:15 UT). It was quite a unique experience to see both Io and its shadow on the southern equatorial belt. I'll have to make an effort to do this more often in the future!

This might be the first time I've actually planned to watch a Jovian satellite/shadow transit; usually I just catch them by accident. It helped me knock out 2 more projects for the Solar System Observers Program, the first ones I've done involving Jupiter.


Solar System Observers Program: 20 projects completed

-Nick Anderson


Re: Skywatch CANCELLED 12/7/2012, 5:00 pm

Jim Tallman
 

thanks George

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of George Reynolds
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 11:19 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Skywatch CANCELLED 12/7/2012, 5:00 pm

 

 

Skywatch for tonight has been CANCELLED due to weather.

 

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 

 


From: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Skywatch, 12/7/2012, 5:00 pm

 

 

Reminder from:

 

backbayastro Yahoo! Group

 

Title:

 

Skywatch

 

Date:

 

Friday December 7, 2012

Time:

 

5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Location:

 

Northwest River Park\, Equestrian Area

Notes:

 

Weather Dependent. Call the park at 757-421-7151 to confirm. FREE public observing session. Everyone welcome.

 

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