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Re: Fireworks Last Night

charles jagow
 

Great Shot Ian. I tried it at Coinjock and I got a tiny smudge...


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Chuck Jagow
Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory | N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

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From: ian@stewarteventimages.com [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:40 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [backbayastro] Fireworks Last Night

A little cold last night but still a fine evening under the stars . Here's three hours on the Fireworks Galaxy - NGC6946.

Cheers

Ian

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Re: Fireworks Last Night

Stu Beaber
 


Good catch Ian...I know how dim that one is!
 
Stu
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:40 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Fireworks Last Night

 

A little cold last night but still a fine evening under the stars . Here's three hours on the Fireworks Galaxy - NGC6946.

Cheers

Ian

Galaxies | NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy

 


Fireworks Last Night

uwicb
 

A little cold last night but still a fine evening under the stars . Here's three hours on the Fireworks Galaxy - NGC6946.

Cheers

Ian

Galaxies | NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy

 


Re: Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

Jim Tallman
 

Yes

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:08 PM
To: BBAA
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

 

 

 

From: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Reply-To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

 

 

backbayastro:

Just a reminder that this comming Friday is a Cub Scount event where the BBAA will be assisting the Cubs in gaining their Astronomy Belt Loop.

We could use a few more scope out in the field that night and maybe one more person inside with George and I to help the Cubs with their Solar System drawings.

Please consider this a chance to get help out if you are new to the club. If you know how to use a telescope, you know more than the guests in most cases. There will always be that "Know it all child" :-)

Please RSVP below. If you want to help out inside please email me or George directly.


See you there


Upcoming Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Event:

Fri 11/21/2014 8 PM - 10 PM
Cub Scout/Boy Scout Family Camping , Ken Strothers, Chesapeake, VA Setup 7:30 PM
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Re: Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

George Reynolds
 

Yes, this is the West Road event,

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "Charles Jagow chuck@... [backbayastro]"
To: BBAA
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

 



From: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Reply-To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

 
backbayastro:

Just a reminder that this comming Friday is a Cub Scount event where the BBAA will be assisting the Cubs in gaining their Astronomy Belt Loop.

We could use a few more scope out in the field that night and maybe one more person inside with George and I to help the Cubs with their Solar System drawings.

Please consider this a chance to get help out if you are new to the club. If you know how to use a telescope, you know more than the guests in most cases. There will always be that "Know it all child" :-)

Please RSVP below. If you want to help out inside please email me or George directly.


See you there


Upcoming Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Event:

Fri 11/21/2014 8 PM - 10 PM
Cub Scout/Boy Scout Family Camping , Ken Strothers, Chesapeake, VA Setup 7:30 PM
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Re: Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

charles jagow
 


From: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Reply-To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

 

backbayastro:

Just a reminder that this comming Friday is a Cub Scount event where the BBAA will be assisting the Cubs in gaining their Astronomy Belt Loop.

We could use a few more scope out in the field that night and maybe one more person inside with George and I to help the Cubs with their Solar System drawings.

Please consider this a chance to get help out if you are new to the club. If you know how to use a telescope, you know more than the guests in most cases. There will always be that "Know it all child" :-)

Please RSVP below. If you want to help out inside please email me or George directly.


See you there


Upcoming Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Event:

Fri 11/21/2014 8 PM - 10 PM
Cub Scout/Boy Scout Family Camping , Ken Strothers, Chesapeake, VA Setup 7:30 PM
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

NOTE: You are signed up for emailed notifications from Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Please respond to this email if you wish to be removed from this list.


Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Night

Jim Tallman
 

backbayastro:

Just a reminder that this comming Friday is a Cub Scount event where the BBAA will be assisting the Cubs in gaining their Astronomy Belt Loop.

We could use a few more scope out in the field that night and maybe one more person inside with George and I to help the Cubs with their Solar System drawings.

Please consider this a chance to get help out if you are new to the club. If you know how to use a telescope, you know more than the guests in most cases. There will always be that "Know it all child" :-)

Please RSVP below. If you want to help out inside please email me or George directly.


See you there


Upcoming Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Event:

Fri 11/21/2014 8 PM - 10 PM
Cub Scout/Boy Scout Family Camping , Ken Strothers, Chesapeake, VA Setup 7:30 PM
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

preciousmyprecious
 

Mee too! Book, no flick
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro]"
To: "backbayastro@..."
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 
I've read the books, but I never saw the movie.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 




From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:03 AM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 
Hmmm.. maybe we need a special showing of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” at a meeting. Maybe just the Towel part and the lead up to that part :)
 
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:05 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Every time I go hitch hiking :)
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
...well? Do you carry a towel?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop
 

From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.
 
From the book
 
Chapter 3
 
A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have
 
Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 
Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
 
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

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

 
 

From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math
 
 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.
 
Mike
 
 





Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

preciousmyprecious
 

smile!
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:03 AM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 
Hmmm.. maybe we need a special showing of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” at a meeting. Maybe just the Towel part and the lead up to that part :)
 
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:05 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Every time I go hitch hiking :)
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
...well? Do you carry a towel?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop
 

From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.
 
From the book
 
Chapter 3
 
A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have
 
Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 
Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
 
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

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

 
 

From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math
 
 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.
 
Mike
 
 



Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

George Reynolds
 

I've read the books, but I never saw the movie.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:03 AM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 
Hmmm.. maybe we need a special showing of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” at a meeting. Maybe just the Towel part and the lead up to that part :)
 
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:05 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Every time I go hitch hiking :)
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
...well? Do you carry a towel?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop
 

From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.
 
From the book
 
Chapter 3
 
A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have
 
Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 
Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
 
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

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

 
 

From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math
 
 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.
 
Mike
 
 



Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

Jim Tallman
 

Hmmm.. maybe we need a special showing of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” at a meeting. Maybe just the Towel part and the lead up to that part :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:05 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

Every time I go hitch hiking :)

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

...well? Do you carry a towel?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.

 

From the book

 

Chapter 3

 

A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have

 

Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

 

Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 

 

I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

 

Mike

 

 


Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

Jim Tallman
 

Every time I go hitch hiking :)

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

...well? Do you carry a towel?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.

 

From the book

 

Chapter 3

 

A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have

 

Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

 

Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 

 

I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

 

Mike

 

 


Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

galacticprobe
 

Or if the Ravenous Bugbladder beast of Traal is around.

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: sarkikos@... [backbayastro]
To: backbayastro
Sent: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 2:48 pm
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

Mike


Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

bob414
 

Repeat your last, my babble fish fell out of my ear and I had to put it back in.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:34 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

...well? Do you carry a towel?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.

 

From the book

 

Chapter 3

 

A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have

 

Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

 

Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 

 

I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

 

Mike

 

 


Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Intersteeellar" Black Hole Math)

charles jagow
 

Someone with out their towel is truly lost.

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory | N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Jim Tallman' jctallman@cox.net [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 05:09 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.



From the book



Chapter 3



A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have



Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.



Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.

* The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble‐sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand‐to‐hand‐combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

* More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

* Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)





From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)





Good idea! I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.



George




George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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






_____

From: "sarkikos@comcast.net [backbayastro] <mailto:sarkikos@comcast.net%20[backbayastro]> " <backbayastro@yahoogroups.com>
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math





I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site. Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount. I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.



Mike






Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

preciousmyprecious
 

...well? Do you carry a towel?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 
You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.
 
From the book
 
Chapter 3
 
A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have
 
Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 
Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
 
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)
 
 
Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

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

 
 

From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math
 
 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.
 
Mike
 



Re: Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

Jim Tallman
 

You all know that the reference to a towel is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” right? When hitch hiking you must always have your towel.

 

From the book

 

Chapter 3

 

A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have

 

Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

 

Apathetic bloody planet, I've no sympathy at all.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.
    Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marblesanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in handtohandcombat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
  • More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
  • Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:53 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Towels (was Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

 

 

Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 

 

I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

 

Mike

 


Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

Stu Beaber
 


I usually carry a few towels...crying towels that is...when my stuff don't do right
 
Stu
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 

I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.


Mike


Towels (was Re: Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math)

George Reynolds
 

Good idea!  I sometimes have a roll of paper towels in the car, but a couple of regular towels is a handy item.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "sarkikos@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: "Interstellar" Black Hole Math

 
I carry a bag of towels when I go to my dark site.  Most nights I need them to wipe the dew of the OTA and mount.  I don't understand why every observer doesn't carry along a bag of towels if their site is dewy.

Mike



Re: Iris Nebula

Jason Tackett
 

Gorgeous! Looks really sharp. Glad you're enjoying the clear skies!

Jason

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM, ian@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 

I have been loving this weather lately. Here's four hours on the Iris Nebula - NGC7023 last night.

Cheers

Ian

Reflection Nebula | NGC7023 Iris Nebula

Reflection Nebula | NGC7023 Iris Nebula
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