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Re: Launch

RapidEye
 

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:18 AM, jfrech14@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
That will be quite the csi scene.

So on the news this morning, they stated that there was classified payload onboard and the entire scene was off limits until they could determine that the classified items were in fact destroyed.  Hard to believe anything could have survived that explosion.



Re: Launch

jfrech14@...
 

It really is a tragedy. It's a huge step back because people were starting to get into space flight again since things were going really well. Now people are going to be terrified of space flight. I mean it is a scary thing but it is necessary so I fear that it took a big hit with the general public yesterday. Not to mention we will see if orbital sciences lose their 1.9 billion dollar contract! Where they lose, spaceX will probably gain. I remember standing outside ODU looking for it when the launch was scrubbed then I forgot about it yesterday but heard not 2 minutes after the explosion about it(I was in the physics building so lots were watching). Good thing it wasn't manned! Wondering what happened. If it were a fuel leak I feel like it would have blown up in the air rather than just a bit of an explosion since the fuel tank was full. Possible that it wasn't up to temperature properly.. Who knows. That thing blew to kingdom come. That will be quite the csi scene.

Josh


Re: Launch

galacticprobe
 

Yeah... watched it live on NASA TV! Once I saw that rocket motor start to flare I had just enough time to think it, and by the time I said it, a mushroom cloud was forming. Sad.

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Stu Beaber' wd4sel@... [backbayastro]
To: backbayastro
Sent: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:33 pm
Subject: [backbayastro] Launch

 
6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...


Re: ECSP Photos

Roy Diffrient
 

Ten ECSP photos finally uploaded.  But I got nothing from that wild & crazy bunch at the south end of Imager’s Row.  Anyone have any photos (or should I say “evidence”)?  Hey, what happens at ECSP stays at ECSP!
 
Roy
 
 

Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:24 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] ECSP Photos
 


I managed to set up an album and add two photos before being Yahooed – The album is “ECSP October 2014” in the group photo section.
 
Roy


Re: Launch

VegaGaze
 

My family and I were at Fort Story.  We saw the horizon toward Wallops glow orange, but never saw the rocket take off.  We thought at first that the cloud cover toward wallops was too heavy, but then we were informed what happened.  Holy cow. My daughter told me she would rethink her plans of being the first person on Mars. :(



On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:46 PM, "RapidEye RapidEye.US@... [backbayastro]" wrote:


 
I was streaming it on my computer so I could go watch it.
Once it cleared the gantry, I grabbed my binox and headed for the pasture.
I waited... waited... checked my watch... waited... then gave up figuring that the clouds were worse than I expected.
GULP, guess I was wrong about the clouds!
Wow!

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:33 PM, 'Stu Beaber' wd4sel@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 
6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...




Re: ECSP Last Weekend

Georgie <doublestarjune@msn.com>
 

Pretty Ian!  


On Oct 28, 2014, at 12:57 PM, "William McLean preciousmyprecious@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

143!!! well done, Ian. I am still on 80. 
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

From: "ian@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:32 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: ECSP Last Weekend

 
Sorry I missed the party. I was over at the SRSP and just couldn't bring myself to tear down and move over to Coinjock. I only took the dob with me last week - knocked off 143 objects on my Herschel 400 list. Went out Sunday night but fell asleep in the OBS and didn't notice that I hadn't plugged the power cord into the  laptop. Anyways got out again last night and captured IC348. Omicron Persei kind of overshadows the small emission nebula. Made it a bear to process. Anyways still a pretty composition. Also see the note on IC348 and IC1985.


Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC348/IC1985
 



Re: Launch

RapidEye
 

I was streaming it on my computer so I could go watch it.
Once it cleared the gantry, I grabbed my binox and headed for the pasture.
I waited... waited... checked my watch... waited... then gave up figuring that the clouds were worse than I expected.
GULP, guess I was wrong about the clouds!
Wow!

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:33 PM, 'Stu Beaber' wd4sel@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 

6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...



Launch

Stu Beaber
 

6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...


Re: Launch

Nick Anderson
 

Not good at all! It had nearly 5000 lbs of cargo intended for the ISS!!!
[ISS] Antares Fails to Reach Orbit with Cygnus CRS-3 after Rocket Explodes

 



Clear skies and good seeing,

-Nick Anderson

President
Astronomy Club of Virginia Tech



---In backbayastro@..., <wd4sel@...> wrote :

6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...


Re: Launch

charles jagow
 

B O O M. WATCHED ON MY IPHONE!
v/r
Chuck Jagow
NCRR #1495 & Newsletter Editor
Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory
N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Stu Beaber' wd4sel@gmail.com [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 07:33 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [backbayastro] Launch

6 seconds into flight, rockets explodes...


Re: Fun Solar System Fact

Dan
 

Wow, that really makes the moon missions way more impressive. 

Dan Pelzel


On Oct 28, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Fun Solar System Fact

 

 

Every planet individually or in a row, all together? 

Dan Pelzel

 


On Oct 28, 2014, at 3:15 PM, 'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

This is pretty cool.  I know I never thought of things this way. 

 

Every Other Planet in the Solar System Would Fit Between the Earth and Moon

 

 

Ted


Re: Fun Solar System Fact

Ted Forte
 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Fun Solar System Fact

 

 

Every planet individually or in a row, all together? 

Dan Pelzel

 


On Oct 28, 2014, at 3:15 PM, 'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

This is pretty cool.  I know I never thought of things this way. 

 

Every Other Planet in the Solar System Would Fit Between the Earth and Moon

 

 

Ted


Re: Fun Solar System Fact

Dan
 

Every planet individually or in a row, all together? 

Dan Pelzel


On Oct 28, 2014, at 3:15 PM, 'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

This is pretty cool.  I know I never thought of things this way. 

 

Every Other Planet in the Solar System Would Fit Between the Earth and Moon

 

 

Ted


Spooky Shadow Play Gives Jupiter a Giant Eye

Ted Forte
 

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/31/image/b/

 

A pretty neat image of an unusual circumstance.

 

Ted


Fun Solar System Fact

Ted Forte
 

This is pretty cool.  I know I never thought of things this way. 

 

Every Other Planet in the Solar System Would Fit Between the Earth and Moon

 

 

Ted


ECSP Photos

Roy Diffrient
 

I managed to set up an album and add two photos before being Yahooed – The album is “ECSP October 2014” in the group photo section.
 
Roy


Re: ECSP Last Weekend

Nick Anderson
 

143 Herschel 400 objects? Wow, nice job Ian!


Clear skies and good seeing,

-Nick Anderson

President
Astronomy Club of Virginia Tech


---In backbayastro@..., <ian@...> wrote :

Sorry I missed the party. I was over at the SRSP and just couldn't bring myself to tear down and move over to Coinjock. I only took the dob with me last week - knocked off 143 objects on my Herschel 400 list. Went out Sunday night but fell asleep in the OBS and didn't notice that I hadn't plugged the power cord into the  laptop. Anyways got out again last night and captured IC348. Omicron Persei kind of overshadows the small emission nebula. Made it a bear to process. Anyways still a pretty composition. Also see the note on IC348 and IC1985.


Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC348/IC1985

 


Re: ECSP Last Weekend

preciousmyprecious
 

Good thing Yahoo is free.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:51 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: ECSP Last Weekend

 
I'm waiting for someone to post some pictures! :)   
I tried to post a couple of them on here, but Yahoo still won't let me upload anything.  



Re: ECSP Last Weekend

preciousmyprecious
 

143!!! well done, Ian. I am still on 80. 
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

From: "ian@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:32 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: ECSP Last Weekend

 
Sorry I missed the party. I was over at the SRSP and just couldn't bring myself to tear down and move over to Coinjock. I only took the dob with me last week - knocked off 143 objects on my Herschel 400 list. Went out Sunday night but fell asleep in the OBS and didn't notice that I hadn't plugged the power cord into the  laptop. Anyways got out again last night and captured IC348. Omicron Persei kind of overshadows the small emission nebula. Made it a bear to process. Anyways still a pretty composition. Also see the note on IC348 and IC1985.


Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC348/IC1985
 



Re: ECSP Last Weekend

VegaGaze
 

I'm waiting for someone to post some pictures! :)   
I tried to post a couple of them on here, but Yahoo still won't let me upload anything.  

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