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Re: How are you?

preciousmyprecious
 

Cheryl, looks like you've been spammed.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


From: Cheryl Colvin
To: Backbayastro
Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:23 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] How are you?

 
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Cheryl Colvin

colvinclan5@...



Marching to a different kettle of fish.



BBAA monthly meeting, 3/6/2014, 7:30 pm

backbayastro@...
 

Reminder from:   backbayastro Yahoo Group
 
Title:   BBAA monthly meeting
 
Date:   Thursday March 6, 2014
Time:   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location:   TCC\, Virginia Beach Campus
Notes:   Meetings are usually held in Room JC13 of new science building. (See directions in Backbayastro Files section or monthly newsletter.)
 
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Re: How are you?

charles jagow
 

If you get an email from someone with a single link with NO explanation I would treat it as if it were generated by automated means and delete it WITHOUT touching the link.  As 99.9999999999999999999% are BAD.

From: "LambuLambu@..." <LambuLambu@...>
Reply-To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:49 AM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] How are you?

 

Is this on the level, or has someone been hacked?

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Colvin <colvinclan5@...>
To: Backbayastro <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 8:24 pm
Subject: [backbayastro] How are you?

 
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Marching to a different kettle of fish.


Re: How are you?

galacticprobe
 

Is this on the level, or has someone been hacked?

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Colvin
To: Backbayastro
Sent: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 8:24 pm
Subject: [backbayastro] How are you?

 
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Re: Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

Michael Hiser
 

we choose to take a campsite in the park as we may have the neighbors dog and don't want to chance any mishaps from her she knocking anything over  + I'm a bit electric dependent . . . .  I'm looking forward to learning though you might find me out during the day hiking some trails searching for a few caches

Michael


How are you?

cme2scrap
 

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Re: Good watch:BBC Seven Ages Of Starlight full Documentary 2013

Jim Tallman
 

You are the “find it” man!  This is cool!

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of William McLean
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 6:34 PM
To: BBAA; vpas@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Good watch:BBC Seven Ages Of Starlight full Documentary 2013

 

 

 

enjoy!

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Good watch:BBC Seven Ages Of Starlight full Documentary 2013

preciousmyprecious
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7HqHD5aPcA

enjoy!
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Re: Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

charles jagow
 

JUST PAID MY REGISTRATION FEE FOR ME AND MY MUTT AND SUBMITTED MY LEAVE CHIT. THAT PRETTY MUCH SEALS THE DEAL.

NO ONE BUY ANY TELESCOPE STUFF THE REST OF THIS MONTH SO WE WILL HAVE CLEAR SKIES!

With this crazy weather, I better make sure my propane tanks are filled on the Star Pod.

v/r
Chuck Jagow
NCRR #1495 & Newsletter Editor
VP Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory
N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

-----Original Message-----
From: RapidEye [mailto:RapidEye.US@Gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 07:44 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

Yep, I'll be there with my 18" Obsession.
This will be my 4th time going. It's an awesome site with great facilities
and the park staff are outstanding. The CHAOS folk, especially Jayme put a
lot of effort into it as well and it has paid off.
<RE>

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, <mhiser@verizon.net> wrote:



*The wife and I are thinking of hauling our camper down and enjoying the
weekend. *

*The sponsoring club CHAOS is the group that got me interested in buying a
telescopeSpring Staunton River Star Party*
It's time for the Spring Staunton River Star Party. Come on out and relax
under the stars with old and new friends. Folks from up and down the Easter
seaboard will be there.

For more information go to:
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org
*Dates:* Thursday, 3/27/2014 - Sunday, 3/30/2014



Re: Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

Stu Beaber
 

I'll second what said...last fall was my first trip and I'm planning a return this March...Like most SPs, it's a pay in advance thingy (exception is ECSP), March 15th is dead line. Barring a hurricane or health issues, I'll be there with my "dark side" rig. The clear open field is 1000' long and almost as wide. Great place!
 
Stu
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: RapidEye
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

 


Yep, I'll be there with my 18" Obsession.

This will be my 4th time going. It's an awesome site with great facilities and the park staff are outstanding. The CHAOS folk, especially Jayme put a lot of effort into it as well and it has paid off.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, <mhiser@...> wrote:
 

The wife and I are thinking of hauling our camper down and enjoying the weekend. 
The sponsoring club CHAOS is the group that got me interested in buying a telescope
Spring Staunton River Star Party

It's time for the Spring Staunton River Star Party. Come on out and relax under the stars with old and new friends. Folks from up and down the Easter seaboard will be there.

For more information go to:
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org
Dates: Thursday, 3/27/2014 - Sunday, 3/30/2014


Re: Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

RapidEye
 


Yep, I'll be there with my 18" Obsession.
This will be my 4th time going. It's an awesome site with great facilities and the park staff are outstanding. The CHAOS folk, especially Jayme put a lot of effort into it as well and it has paid off.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, <mhiser@...> wrote:
 

The wife and I are thinking of hauling our camper down and enjoying the weekend. 
The sponsoring club CHAOS is the group that got me interested in buying a telescope
Spring Staunton River Star Party

It's time for the Spring Staunton River Star Party. Come on out and relax under the stars with old and new friends. Folks from up and down the Easter seaboard will be there.

For more information go to:
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org
Dates: Thursday, 3/27/2014 - Sunday, 3/30/2014


Re: Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

Jim Tallman
 

Maybe Michael.  I have to see what my work travel schedule has in store for me

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of mhiser@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:33 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

 

 

The wife and I are thinking of hauling our camper down and enjoying the weekend. 
The sponsoring club CHAOS is the group that got me interested in buying a telescope
Spring Staunton River Star Party

It's time for the Spring Staunton River Star Party. Come on out and relax under the stars with old and new friends. Folks from up and down the Easter seaboard will be there.

For more information go to:
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org

Dates: Thursday, 3/27/2014 - Sunday, 3/30/2014


Anyone planning on attending the Staunton River Star Party?

Michael Hiser
 

The wife and I are thinking of hauling our camper down and enjoying the weekend. 
The sponsoring club CHAOS is the group that got me interested in buying a telescope
Spring Staunton River Star Party

It's time for the Spring Staunton River Star Party. Come on out and relax under the stars with old and new friends. Folks from up and down the Easter seaboard will be there.

For more information go to:
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org
Dates: Thursday, 3/27/2014 - Sunday, 3/30/2014


Garden Stars, 3/7/2014, 7:00 pm

backbayastro@...
 

Reminder from:   backbayastro Yahoo Group
 
Title:   Garden Stars
 
Date:   Friday March 7, 2014
Time:   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location:   Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Notes:   Event is dependent the number of people that sign up for the event with NBG and may be canceled due to a lack of signups

Rain-or-shine event at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Indoor presentation plus outdoor observing, weather permitting.
 
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Re: Orion

Jim Tallman
 

And yes I spotted the loop.  I had to down load it to see it better!  Great shot

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of kent@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 6:22 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Orion

 

 

Jim, what is so much to like about the portable iOptron SkyTracker is the fact I carry it with me, along with my portable tripod (Linhof...25-lbs, portable?) and camera on nights planned for visual work. If  I see an image that looks pleasing it's a simple matter to position the camera to capture a dramatic composition. Yes, I still have to polar align but it is surely better than setting up a 200-lbs telescope/EQ mount.

 

I agree it's a shame all those "grainy" stars got in the way of the brighter Orion stars. Darn. Can you spot Bernard's Loop? Amazing to pick that up in a 91-second exposure. Digital beat film in almost every regard but I seem to recall photographing Bernard's Look with high speed Extachome slide film quite easily and the red color jumped out at you!

 

iOptron SkyTracker

Canon 20Da DSLR

Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens shot at 32mm f/3.5

91-sec. exposure

ISO 800

Kent Blackwell


Re: Orion

Jim Tallman
 

I know what you mean about portable.  I really like mine also.  I’ve had a chance to use it a few times now.  The polar alignment is pretty easy with the phone app. If you look in my photo folder on Yahoo, I have some 60sec shots of Orion and Pleiades.  Should have gone for 90 on Orion  

 

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of kent@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 6:22 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Orion

 

 

Jim, what is so much to like about the portable iOptron SkyTracker is the fact I carry it with me, along with my portable tripod (Linhof...25-lbs, portable?) and camera on nights planned for visual work. If  I see an image that looks pleasing it's a simple matter to position the camera to capture a dramatic composition. Yes, I still have to polar align but it is surely better than setting up a 200-lbs telescope/EQ mount.

 

I agree it's a shame all those "grainy" stars got in the way of the brighter Orion stars. Darn. Can you spot Bernard's Loop? Amazing to pick that up in a 91-second exposure. Digital beat film in almost every regard but I seem to recall photographing Bernard's Look with high speed Extachome slide film quite easily and the red color jumped out at you!

 

iOptron SkyTracker

Canon 20Da DSLR

Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens shot at 32mm f/3.5

91-sec. exposure

ISO 800

Kent Blackwell


NY Times on Cosmos

Roy Diffrient
 

A Dennis Overbye, Space & Cosmos “Out There” newspaper review and opinion article on the new series –
 
 
Roy


Re: Orion

Kent Blackwell
 

Jim, what is so much to like about the portable iOptron SkyTracker is the fact I carry it with me, along with my portable tripod (Linhof...25-lbs, portable?) and camera on nights planned for visual work. If  I see an image that looks pleasing it's a simple matter to position the camera to capture a dramatic composition. Yes, I still have to polar align but it is surely better than setting up a 200-lbs telescope/EQ mount.


I agree it's a shame all those "grainy" stars got in the way of the brighter Orion stars. Darn. Can you spot Bernard's Loop? Amazing to pick that up in a 91-second exposure. Digital beat film in almost every regard but I seem to recall photographing Bernard's Look with high speed Extachome slide film quite easily and the red color jumped out at you!


iOptron SkyTracker

Canon 20Da DSLR

Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens shot at 32mm f/3.5

91-sec. exposure

ISO 800

Kent Blackwell


Re: Orion

Jim Tallman
 

Nice picture Kent but you can hardly see Orion in all that noise on the photo.

 

 

 

Actually.  Very nice photo Kent.  Those Skytrackers are the bomb.  So what lens and what ISO did you use?

 

 

 

Jim 

 

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of kent@...
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2014 11:20 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Orion

 

 

Back in late fall I saw a lovely view of Orion rising above the treetops and snapped a picture of it. A few nights ago I saw a similar view, this time as Orion was setting, leaving the sky for another season. I grabbed my camera and snapped a 91-second exposure. Take a look under "Photos".


Online Astrophotography Magazine

Paul
 

Some of my friends on the "dark side" might be interested. Also free, as far as I can tell. Check it out:

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