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Re: Astronomical League

preciousmyprecious
 

Bravo Zulu (sailor for well done) Leigh Anne and all BBAA for making this club alive. 

By the way, the 17 awardees for the Mercury Transit is the largest number of awardees in one club in the known universe. We did it for the Venus Transit and did it again for the Mercury. 

I noticed Bird got his second award! Pretty slick, Bird. I think when we talked about the Mercury you didn't seem to be interested- but I could be mistaken, as I frequently am.

I love our connection to the Astronomical League. 

On another note- I am still waiting to be reimbursed for going to the AL convention this summer. It was a blast! Tours, talks, making new nerdy friends, shooting the breeze with Charles Bolden. Well maybe not so much that last one.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 
Thank you! I was excited to see it. I wrote it over a year ago.
Leigh Anne



Re: Astronomical League

VegaGaze
 

Thank you! I was excited to see it. I wrote it over a year ago.
Leigh Anne


Re: Boardwalk Astronomy article in the Reflector.

VegaGaze
 

Thank you!
I wrote and submitted it over a year ago, and then forgot about it.
Kent was slacking off and taking a swim. ;)
Leigh Anne


Re: Astronomical League

Jim Tallman
 

Sorry George but there is a mail strike going on for your street



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

-------- Original message --------
From: "George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
Date: 11/30/16 5:05 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

I can hardly wait to get home tomorrow from a brief stay in Williamsburg, so I can get my mail and read The Reflector.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 
Kudos to Leigh Anne!!!  Hip… Hip…
 
Jeff G.
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League
 
 
Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.
Some of us got our pictures in  
 
Dale



Re: Astronomical League

George Reynolds
 

Well, whaddayaknow?  I just found The Reflector in my email, so I was able to see the online mag, and read Ted Forte's letter to the editor, Leigh Anne's excellent article on Boardwalk Astronomy, and see the list of 17 BBAA folks who earned the Mercury Transit Award.

Great issue!
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:17 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 
I read it from the online copy just sent.  I have not received the magazine, just yet.
Jeff
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:06 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Astronomical League
 
 
I can hardly wait to get home tomorrow from a brief stay in Williamsburg, so I can get my mail and read The Reflector.
 
George
 

George Reynolds

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

 
 

From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Astronomical League
 
 
Kudos to Leigh Anne!!!  Hip… Hip…
 
Jeff G.
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League
 
 
Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.
Some of us got our pictures in  
 
Dale
 



Re: Astronomical League

Jeff Goldstein
 

I read it from the online copy just sent.  I have not received the magazine, just yet.

Jeff

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:06 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

 

I can hardly wait to get home tomorrow from a brief stay in Williamsburg, so I can get my mail and read The Reflector.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

 


From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

 

Kudos to Leigh Anne!!!  Hip… Hip…

 

Jeff G.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA <backbayastro@...>
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

 

Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.

Some of us got our pictures in  

 

Dale

 


Re: Astronomical League

George Reynolds
 

I can hardly wait to get home tomorrow from a brief stay in Williamsburg, so I can get my mail and read The Reflector.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 
Kudos to Leigh Anne!!!  Hip… Hip…
 
Jeff G.
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League
 
 
Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.
Some of us got our pictures in  
 
Dale



Re: Astronomical League

Jeff Goldstein
 

Kudos to Leigh Anne!!!  Hip… Hip…

 

Jeff G.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

 

Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.

Some of us got our pictures in  

 

Dale


Boardwalk Astronomy article in the Reflector.

Ted Forte
 

Very cool to see my BBAA friends in the pages of the December Reflector.  Really nice article Leigh Anne. Well done!  Boardwalk astronomy is such a great event, its high time the world heard about it!  One question though, four photos published and Kent isn’t in any of them.  How did you manage that? 

 

Ted

BBAA West

 

 


Re: Astronomical League

Dale Carey
 

also, Ted has a great article about visual obs. vs astrophoto's
Dale

Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:11 PM
To: BBAA
Subject: [backbayastro] Astronomical League

 

Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.
Some of us got our pictures in  
 
Dale


Astronomical League

Dale Carey
 

Outstanding job Leigh Anne on the article in the Reflector about Boardwalk Astronomy.
Some of us got our pictures in  
 
Dale


Announcing BBAA Annual Luncheon

George Reynolds
 

backbayastro:

The annual BBAA anniversary luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, 17 December at 12:00 Noon at the Lynnhaven Fish House.  Put it on your calendar NOW and plan to attend.  You won't regret it!

There is a database in the Backbayastro Yahoo group where you can sign up and indicate how many will attend.   https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/backbayastro/database/885/edit

The lunch menu is available online at https://lynnhavenfishhouse.net/lunch-menu/

George Reynolds
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.


Re: Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

Jim Tallman
 

Actually this is where you most likely want to be. Lots of info here without having to gain an account :)

 

 

http://www.nexstarsite.com/Firmware/ASGTFirmware.htm

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:40 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

 

 

Celestron has a great site

http://wwwTeamcelestron.com

that will provide you with all the info ,newest firmware including betas and assistance if you run into trouble.  You have to join and select your interest.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:03 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

 

 

Going to ask and see if I can get some advise on updating the software in my Celestron telescope. I have a ASGT 9.25 telescope with older software in it. See attached photo.

 

I am told the mount firmware can be updated and the hand controller cannot be but it can be replaced. I had (Years ago) updated the motor controller firmware to the 5.06 using the MCUpdate program which i no longer have. I have ordered a new version 5 of the new hand controller which should be here in a week or so.

 

The telescope has older telephone type connectors on it rather than the small miniusb type of the current scopes. I have a cable I used from 12 years ago last time I upgraded it but I cannot get it to see the scope. For starters it appears that Celestron is now using a different program to update the firmware (CELESTRON FIRMWARE MANAGER). I think it is not working as it is intended to be connected to the newer hand controllers and not to the mount directly as done before.

 

Question 1: Is this the right software I should be using now? I cannot find a current mcupdate version. So I'm pretty sure I am supposed to be using that firmware manager program. Can anyone confirm this? before you used to have to connect directly into the mount and used the Update which I cannot seem to find. I'm assuming that's why it is not working for me now as I'm trying to use their new software and connected to the mount directly.

 

Question 2: If I use the new version 5 hand controller will it work with the older mount software I have enough so that i can update it? The person at Celestron technical support had no idea. He thought the version 5 HC may not function even enough to get the MC firmware updated.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this?


Re: Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

bob414
 

Celestron has a great site

http://wwwTeamcelestron.com

that will provide you with all the info ,newest firmware including betas and assistance if you run into trouble.  You have to join and select your interest.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:03 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

 

 

Going to ask and see if I can get some advise on updating the software in my Celestron telescope. I have a ASGT 9.25 telescope with older software in it. See attached photo.

 

I am told the mount firmware can be updated and the hand controller cannot be but it can be replaced. I had (Years ago) updated the motor controller firmware to the 5.06 using the MCUpdate program which i no longer have. I have ordered a new version 5 of the new hand controller which should be here in a week or so.

 

The telescope has older telephone type connectors on it rather than the small miniusb type of the current scopes. I have a cable I used from 12 years ago last time I upgraded it but I cannot get it to see the scope. For starters it appears that Celestron is now using a different program to update the firmware (CELESTRON FIRMWARE MANAGER). I think it is not working as it is intended to be connected to the newer hand controllers and not to the mount directly as done before.

 

Question 1: Is this the right software I should be using now? I cannot find a current mcupdate version. So I'm pretty sure I am supposed to be using that firmware manager program. Can anyone confirm this? before you used to have to connect directly into the mount and used the Update which I cannot seem to find. I'm assuming that's why it is not working for me now as I'm trying to use their new software and connected to the mount directly.

 

Question 2: If I use the new version 5 hand controller will it work with the older mount software I have enough so that i can update it? The person at Celestron technical support had no idea. He thought the version 5 HC may not function even enough to get the MC firmware updated.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this?


Upgrading my Celestron mount and hand controller firmware.

vabeachdave
 

Going to ask and see if I can get some advise on updating the software in my Celestron telescope. I have a ASGT 9.25 telescope with older software in it. See attached photo.


I am told the mount firmware can be updated and the hand controller cannot be but it can be replaced. I had (Years ago) updated the motor controller firmware to the 5.06 using the MCUpdate program which i no longer have. I have ordered a new version 5 of the new hand controller which should be here in a week or so.


The telescope has older telephone type connectors on it rather than the small miniusb type of the current scopes. I have a cable I used from 12 years ago last time I upgraded it but I cannot get it to see the scope. For starters it appears that Celestron is now using a different program to update the firmware (CELESTRON FIRMWARE MANAGER). I think it is not working as it is intended to be connected to the newer hand controllers and not to the mount directly as done before.


Question 1: Is this the right software I should be using now? I cannot find a current mcupdate version. So I'm pretty sure I am supposed to be using that firmware manager program. Can anyone confirm this? before you used to have to connect directly into the mount and used the Update which I cannot seem to find. I'm assuming that's why it is not working for me now as I'm trying to use their new software and connected to the mount directly.


Question 2: If I use the new version 5 hand controller will it work with the older mount software I have enough so that i can update it? The person at Celestron technical support had no idea. He thought the version 5 HC may not function even enough to get the MC firmware updated.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this?


IC404 OIII Ha

uwicb
 

Picked up some OIII data last night to add to the Ha image of IC405 I took the prior night. Another crisp one last night Lots of frost on everything when I packed it in around 1am.

Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC405 HaOIII

 




Re: IC405

Stu Beaber
 


Nice one Ian...You gotta love Ha, huh
 
Stu
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:45 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] IC405

 

Seeing was a little stinky last night but at least the wind died down enough to get out. Here's one of my favorite Ha targets IC405 - the Flaming Star Nebula.

Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

 




IC405

uwicb
 

Seeing was a little stinky last night but at least the wind died down enough to get out. Here's one of my favorite Ha targets IC405 - the Flaming Star Nebula.

Cheers

Ian

Emission Nebula | IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

 




Re: Just introducing myself as new here.

George Reynolds
 

Welcome, Dave,

Our next monthly club meeting will be a week from Thursday, 1 Dec (first Thursday of the month), and our annual anniversary luncheon Saturday, 17 December, 12 noon  at Lynnhaven Fish House.

We hope to see you there.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "vabeachdave@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:18 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Just introducing myself as new here.

 
I have an older Celestron Telescope. 9.25" ASGT. Have not really used it much so thought I'd bring it out and start using it again. I need to get the software in it upgraded and also need to get a new hand controller for it. Both are a bit on the older side. I've not really been to any events except for one of the planetarium and one on Trashmore once. I was going to go to Northwest River park Sat but looks like it got clouded out.


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