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The Sun today

Kent Blackwell
 

There are some beautiful filaments today; one looks 3-D near the western limb, with a few prominences flaring off of it. Check it out in H-alpha light.

Kent


Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

Jim Tallman
 

??? What Michael was there and no one knew? No way :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 3:59 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

 

 

Glad to see we "passed"...

v/r
Chuck Jagow
President - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory | N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512
Member - Norfolk County Rifle Range #1495

>-----Original Message-----
>From: George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@...]
>Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 04:54 PM
>To: backbayastro@...
>Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night
>
>Glad you made it to our part of the event, "secret shopper" Michael.  I didn't even see you there.
>George 
>George Reynolds
>
>"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, VirginiaBack Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
>http://www.backbayastro.org
>

>
> From: "saturn639@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
> To: backbayastro@...
> Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 9:18 AM
> Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night
>
>  Due to us having company over the weekend, I attended this event as a guest rather than as a member (otherwise I would have been there with my telescope).  Since it was dark, I was able to "secret shop" the club.  The members who were there did a fantastic job of showing off the night sky to the revelers at the event.  The atmosphere where the club was set up was quite different than the loud, pulsing party going on up front.  I think the partygoers appreciated being able to take a break from the overstimulating activities to just contemplate the heavens.  The seeing was outstanding, and that Iridium flare was a real treat.  
>My only complaint would be Hunt Club needs to have better signage directing people to the back.  Though I did hear the band playing up front announce that the club was set up in the back, they said "we don't know where that is." #yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626 -- #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp #yiv5472461626hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp #yiv5472461626ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad p {margin:0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-sponsor #yiv5472461626ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-sponsor 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Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

charles jagow
 

Glad to see we "passed"...

v/r
Chuck Jagow
President - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory | N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512
Member - Norfolk County Rifle Range #1495

-----Original Message-----
From: George Reynolds pathfinder027@yahoo.com [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 04:54 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

Glad you made it to our part of the event, "secret shopper" Michael.  I didn't even see you there.
George 
George Reynolds

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

 

From: "saturn639@yahoo.com [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@yahoogroups.com>
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 9:18 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

  Due to us having company over the weekend, I attended this event as a guest rather than as a member (otherwise I would have been there with my telescope).  Since it was dark, I was able to "secret shop" the club.  The members who were there did a fantastic job of showing off the night sky to the revelers at the event.  The atmosphere where the club was set up was quite different than the loud, pulsing party going on up front.  I think the partygoers appreciated being able to take a break from the overstimulating activities to just contemplate the heavens.  The seeing was outstanding, and that Iridium flare was a real treat.  
My only complaint would be Hunt Club needs to have better signage directing people to the back.  Though I did hear the band playing up front announce that the club was set up in the back, they said "we don't know where that is." #yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626 -- #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp #yiv5472461626hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp #yiv5472461626ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad p {margin:0;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-mkp .yiv5472461626ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-sponsor #yiv5472461626ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv5472461626 #yiv5472461626ygrp-sponsor 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Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

George Reynolds
 

Glad you made it to our part of the event, "secret shopper" Michael.  I didn't even see you there.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "saturn639@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 9:18 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

 
Due to us having company over the weekend, I attended this event as a guest rather than as a member (otherwise I would have been there with my telescope).  Since it was dark, I was able to "secret shop" the club.  The members who were there did a fantastic job of showing off the night sky to the revelers at the event.  The atmosphere where the club was set up was quite different than the loud, pulsing party going on up front.  I think the partygoers appreciated being able to take a break from the overstimulating activities to just contemplate the heavens.  The seeing was outstanding, and that Iridium flare was a real treat.  

My only complaint would be Hunt Club needs to have better signage directing people to the back.  Though I did hear the band playing up front announce that the club was set up in the back, they said "we don't know where that is."



Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

galacticprobe
 

Yeah, ditto here.

Dino.

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro]
To: backbayastro Sent: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:37 pm
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 
Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)
Jim
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 
Congratulations!
Are there any missing that I should have?
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

saturn639@...
 

Due to us having company over the weekend, I attended this event as a guest rather than as a member (otherwise I would have been there with my telescope).  Since it was dark, I was able to "secret shop" the club.  The members who were there did a fantastic job of showing off the night sky to the revelers at the event.  The atmosphere where the club was set up was quite different than the loud, pulsing party going on up front.  I think the partygoers appreciated being able to take a break from the overstimulating activities to just contemplate the heavens.  The seeing was outstanding, and that Iridium flare was a real treat.  

My only complaint would be Hunt Club needs to have better signage directing people to the back.  Though I did hear the band playing up front announce that the club was set up in the back, they said "we don't know where that is."


File - Forum Guidelines Backbayastro.doc

backbayastro@...
 

File : Forum Guidelines Backbayastro.doc
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Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Jim Tallman
 

I'll drop it off then. Headed to Pensacola for the week though

Jim



Sent from my not as stupid as an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "William McLean preciousmyprecious@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
Date: 7/31/16 10:06 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

I'll still make a fuss and be honored to present them.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "'bob414' bob414@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:34 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 
Same here!  I got mine yesterday.
 
Bob
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:37 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
 
 
Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)
 
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
 
 
I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 
Congratulations!
 
Are there any missing that I should have?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

preciousmyprecious
 

I'll still make a fuss and be honored to present them.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "'bob414' bob414@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:34 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 
Same here!  I got mine yesterday.
 
Bob
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:37 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
 
 
Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)
 
 
Jim
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
 
 
I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 
Congratulations!
 
Are there any missing that I should have?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

bob414
 

Same here!  I got mine yesterday.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:37 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 

Congratulations!

 

Are there any missing that I should have?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Curt Lambert
 

Mine came to me as well, though I'm pretty sure I requested it go to you Bill. If I can make it to the meeting I'll bring it.

Curt L


--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 7/30/16, 'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@cox.net [backbayastro] <backbayastro@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:15 PM


 









Mine was mailed to me, although I
requested that it be presented by you.I have the pin and
certificate.  I’ll bring the pin in so you can
present it with the others, ok?  Sincerely,  Jeff G.  From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury
transit program    I have received
certificates and pins
for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck,
Michael, Annette and myself. Congratulations!
 Are there any
missing that I should have? Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent
from my plain old laptop









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Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Jeff Goldstein
 

Mine was mailed to me, although I requested that it be presented by you.

I have the pin and certificate.

 

I’ll bring the pin in so you can present it with the others, ok?

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff G.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 

Congratulations!

 

Are there any missing that I should have?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: Milky Way over Skyline Drive

Jason Tackett
 

Thanks! Indeed it was cool enough for a long sleeve shirt and even better, no bugs!


On Jul 30, 2016 10:45 AM, "ian@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 

Hey Jason very nice. Hopefully it was a bit cooler up there than here.
Cheers
Ian


Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Melvin Spruill
 

Same here!

Ciao,
Mel

On Jul 30, 2016, at 12:37, 'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 

Congratulations!

 

Are there any missing that I should have?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Melvin Spruill
 

Same here!

On Jul 30, 2016, at 12:37, 'Jim Tallman' jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 

Congratulations!

 

Are there any missing that I should have?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: A.L. Mercury transit program

Jim Tallman
 

Got mine in the mail the other day, guess he didn’t notice I said send to you. :)

 

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:27 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] A.L. Mercury transit program

 

 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 

Congratulations!

 

Are there any missing that I should have?

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Re: Milky Way over Skyline Drive

uwicb
 

Hey Jason very nice. Hopefully it was a bit cooler up there than here.
Cheers
Ian


Princess Anne Hunt Club event last night

Kent Blackwell
 

Whenever there's an astronomical outreach event "For Adults Only" count Kent in! The hunt club's event was called "Blue Moon A-Paloosa". The event coordinators invited our astronomy club, The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to participate.

First, I should explain "Blue Moon" refers to the beer, not the astronomical event. That explains why it was for those 21 years of age and older.

We were a significant distance from the main activities areas, but that ended up being a good thing, since we couldn't possibly have accommodated the size of the crowd, well over 1000 people. Those who ventured to the telescopes were treated to views of Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, M-57 (The Ring Nebula), globular clusters and other celestial delights. Everyone was enamored with what they saw.

We told the crowd to look just below the constellation Cygnus at 10:03 pm. Why? Because they would be treated to a -8 magnitude Iridium satellite. It was SO BRILLIANT. Everyone applauded afterward. Wow, what a treat. But one minute later they were also treated to another naked eye delight; the International Space Station that passed from the northwest to the northeast.

All in all, it was a wonderful night. The seeing and transparency were spectacular, despite the fact it was cloudy all day. The temperature couldn't have been more comfortable. The crowd was delightful, everyone was in such good spirits, and all seemed to be having a great time.

I think most will agree BBAA contributed significantly at the beautiful Princess Anne Farm. Our telescopes ranked first in activities. Well, maybe just under the cute goats in the petting zoo section. One just can't hope to compete with cute animals!

Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus


A.L. Mercury transit program

preciousmyprecious
 

I have received certificates and pins for the following members:George, Leigh Anne, Chuck, Michael, Annette and myself. 
Congratulations!

Are there any missing that I should have?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


Milky Way over Skyline Drive

Jason Tackett
 

Hi everyone,

Here are a couple of images from my astrophotography adventure to Shenandoah National Park earlier this month. Man, I love the mountains!


Thanks for looking!
Jason

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