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Re: Comet NEOWISE

jimcoble2000
 

Wish we had decent conditions here. Nice comet considering it's altitude. Not much chance the rest of the week it looks like

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12:17:46 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


The comet is amazing through a large telescope in dark skies. The coma is bright orange/white, surrounded by a Caribbean Sea deep blue. It's a blue color I can't describe. Here is a picture I took last night.


Re: Comet NEOWISE

Ian Stewart
 

Great picture Kent. Thanks for sharing ... Cheers Ian

On 7/23/2020 12:17 PM, Kent Blackwell wrote:
The comet is amazing through a large telescope in dark skies. The coma is bright orange/white, surrounded by a Caribbean Sea deep blue. It's a blue color I can't describe. Here is a picture I took last night.


Question

vp
 

Can anyone help this lady with her Celestron scope problem?

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Beverley Weisman <beverleyweisman@...>
To: info@...
Date: July 23, 2020 10:45 AM
Subject: Question


Hello,
I am wondering if anyone in your organization knows where I can get a telescope repaired. I have had no luck reaching out to celestron.
We have a skyprodigy 130. The grandkids were using it and didn’t notice that as they rotated it the power cord was wrapping around the telescope. Eventually something inside broke and now there is no power.
Any suggestions you might have will be greatly appreciated.

Beverley Weisman
beverleyweisman@...
757-672-8493 (cell)




George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Comet NEOWISE

Kent Blackwell
 

The comet is amazing through a large telescope in dark skies. The coma is bright orange/white, surrounded by a Caribbean Sea deep blue. It's a blue color I can't describe. Here is a picture I took last night.


Re: Comet tonight

jimcoble2000
 

Of course I don't know what the comet will do but as it is low down and never gets very high I suspect we will see it fade but what a fine show we have had!


On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:30 AM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

That lightning was what we had to observe last night – no comet, clouds, rain, thunder.

I’m reading that tomorrow the comet will be at its closest to earth, then fade more rapidly.

Good shot on the APOD today – the dust tail has streaks or waves.

Roy


On Jul 22, 2020, at 9:34 AM, RapidEye <RapidEye.US@...> wrote:


Same here - was a bit murky and some lightening up to the north, but southern Milky Way and the Comet were outstanding in binoculars.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:09 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:
Clear skies tonight and a beautiful view of the comet. Also some great binocular views scanning the milky way from Sag up to Cygnus.
Cheers
Ian


Re: Comet tonight

Roy Diffrient
 

That lightning was what we had to observe last night – no comet, clouds, rain, thunder.

I’m reading that tomorrow the comet will be at its closest to earth, then fade more rapidly.

Good shot on the APOD today – the dust tail has streaks or waves.

Roy


On Jul 22, 2020, at 9:34 AM, RapidEye <RapidEye.US@...> wrote:


Same here - was a bit murky and some lightening up to the north, but southern Milky Way and the Comet were outstanding in binoculars.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:09 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:
Clear skies tonight and a beautiful view of the comet. Also some great binocular views scanning the milky way from Sag up to Cygnus.
Cheers
Ian


Re: Comet tonight

jimcoble2000
 

zero oxygen, clouds, heat, here. zero comet too

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9:34:52 AM EDT, RapidEye <rapideye.us@...> wrote:


Same here - was a bit murky and some lightening up to the north, but southern Milky Way and the Comet were outstanding in binoculars.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:09 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:
Clear skies tonight and a beautiful view of the comet. Also some great binocular views scanning the milky way from Sag up to Cygnus.
Cheers
Ian


Re: Comet tonight

RapidEye
 

Same here - was a bit murky and some lightening up to the north, but southern Milky Way and the Comet were outstanding in binoculars.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:09 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:
Clear skies tonight and a beautiful view of the comet. Also some great binocular views scanning the milky way from Sag up to Cygnus.
Cheers
Ian


Re: Comet tonight

Ian Stewart
 

Clear skies tonight and a beautiful view of the comet. Also some great binocular views scanning the milky way from Sag up to Cygnus.
Cheers
Ian


Re: picnic

Jim Tallman
 

.....which isn't saying that there aren't those in the BBAA that I do trust, because I do.

 It's the folks I don't know that I cannot trust.

Jim


On Jul 21, 2020 at 05:51, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:

George,
Given the current situation, I know that I won't be there. I just don't trust people to have been doing the right thing. Even if we are outside

Jim


On Jul 20, 2020 at 23:03, vp <vp@...> wrote:

Forwarding Chuck's message.

Should we cancel this Saturday's picnic?  no one has responded that they will be there.

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: President <president@...>, Vice President <vp@...>, Secretary <secretary@...>, Charles Jagow <treasurer@...>
Date: July 20, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: picnic


We have three members who have signed up in the picnic database, the Treasurer, VP and ALCOR for six people.

 

Is it worth doing all the work for less than 10 people, assuming the president shows up?

 

Maybe we should just cancel the darn thing.

 

Need to know by about 0900 as that is when I am heading to SAM’s club.

 

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range


George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org





Re: Comet tonight

Jeffrey Thornton
 

Thanks Roy,

Just have to hope the weather opens up and we can get a clear night before this comet leaves the neighborhood. It will be a long time before it returns again...:)


Re: Comet tonight

Roy Diffrient
 

Way better than I’ve done...

Roy


On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:29 AM, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Ha! I see that one pixel............................almost

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 8:13:54 AM EDT, Jeffrey Thornton <jeff7500@...> wrote:


I was able to see it from the dock of the ODU sailing center last night at around 9:30. As Jim reported, the sky was very hazy and I could barely make the comet out with my 12x36 binoculars, but I was able to photograph it with my trusty cell phone camera. 


BBAA SUMMER PICNIC FOR 2020 has been CANCELLED due to the COVID19 Epidemic.

charles jagow
 

BBAA SUMMER PICNIC FOR 2020 has been CANCELLED due to the COVID19 Epidemic.

--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Re: Comet tonight

jimcoble2000
 

Ha! I see that one pixel............................almost

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 8:13:54 AM EDT, Jeffrey Thornton <jeff7500@...> wrote:


I was able to see it from the dock of the ODU sailing center last night at around 9:30. As Jim reported, the sky was very hazy and I could barely make the comet out with my 12x36 binoculars, but I was able to photograph it with my trusty cell phone camera. 


Re: Comet tonight

Jeffrey Thornton
 

I was able to see it from the dock of the ODU sailing center last night at around 9:30. As Jim reported, the sky was very hazy and I could barely make the comet out with my 12x36 binoculars, but I was able to photograph it with my trusty cell phone camera. 


Re: picnic

jimcoble2000
 

Between heat, the current situation, and the fact that Hampton Roads is now the state hot spot, I fear there is really only one responsible option. The guiding principle is "abundance of caution" when dealing with uncertainty and considering the high cost of making a mistake. There will be picnics to come in the future.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 5:51:00 AM EDT, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:


George,
Given the current situation, I know that I won't be there. I just don't trust people to have been doing the right thing. Even if we are outside

Jim


On Jul 20, 2020 at 23:03, vp <vp@...> wrote:

Forwarding Chuck's message.

Should we cancel this Saturday's picnic?  no one has responded that they will be there.

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: President <president@...>, Vice President <vp@...>, Secretary <secretary@...>, Charles Jagow <treasurer@...>
Date: July 20, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: picnic


We have three members who have signed up in the picnic database, the Treasurer, VP and ALCOR for six people.

 

Is it worth doing all the work for less than 10 people, assuming the president shows up?

 

Maybe we should just cancel the darn thing.

 

Need to know by about 0900 as that is when I am heading to SAM’s club.

 

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range


George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org




Re: picnic

Jim Tallman
 

George,
Given the current situation, I know that I won't be there. I just don't trust people to have been doing the right thing. Even if we are outside

Jim


On Jul 20, 2020 at 23:03, vp <vp@...> wrote:

Forwarding Chuck's message.

Should we cancel this Saturday's picnic?  no one has responded that they will be there.

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: President <president@...>, Vice President <vp@...>, Secretary <secretary@...>, Charles Jagow <treasurer@...>
Date: July 20, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: picnic


We have three members who have signed up in the picnic database, the Treasurer, VP and ALCOR for six people.

 

Is it worth doing all the work for less than 10 people, assuming the president shows up?

 

Maybe we should just cancel the darn thing.

 

Need to know by about 0900 as that is when I am heading to SAM’s club.

 

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range


George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org




Re: picnic

Kayce Cover
 

Sorry the picnic is not getting the enthusiasm it deserves.  The world seems so topsy-turvy right now, and with the heat, the virus, the imperative to grow food, just in case, it is hard to just keep up.

Anyway, this is a great club.  We had to let our membership lapse at renewal time, but can rejoin now.  Can someone tell me what the dues are now, and can we just pay again, or do we need to go through a process to join again.  

Thanks.

Best wishes,
Kayce


Kayce Cover,
Syn Alia Training Systems http://synalia.com



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:03 PM vp <vp@...> wrote:
Forwarding Chuck's message.

Should we cancel this Saturday's picnic?  no one has responded that they will be there.

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: President <president@...>, Vice President <vp@...>, Secretary <secretary@...>, Charles Jagow <treasurer@...>
Date: July 20, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: picnic


We have three members who have signed up in the picnic database, the Treasurer, VP and ALCOR for six people.

 

Is it worth doing all the work for less than 10 people, assuming the president shows up?

 

Maybe we should just cancel the darn thing.

 

Need to know by about 0900 as that is when I am heading to SAM’s club.

 

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range


George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



picnic

vp
 

Forwarding Chuck's message.

Should we cancel this Saturday's picnic?  no one has responded that they will be there.

George
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: President <president@...>, Vice President <vp@...>, Secretary <secretary@...>, Charles Jagow <treasurer@...>
Date: July 20, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: picnic


We have three members who have signed up in the picnic database, the Treasurer, VP and ALCOR for six people.

 

Is it worth doing all the work for less than 10 people, assuming the president shows up?

 

Maybe we should just cancel the darn thing.

 

Need to know by about 0900 as that is when I am heading to SAM’s club.

 

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range


George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Comet tonight

jimcoble2000
 

Pretty hazy conditions tonight but with some potential, I went over to Kent's to look for the comet below Ursa. Though there were a few passing clouds we had the impression that there was thin haze low down in the 85 degree temperature. I was seeing stars fairly clearly but it was that time of night when you are really not sure of conditions.

It was better than last night which was a total washout.

Took a bit but I spotted the comet using the 20x80 binoculars about 26 degrees up. As the night wore on a bit, around 2130, I found the comet and was just barely able to discern a tail but not to the extent that the morning view brought a few weeks ago. The comet has dimmed by a magnitude since it's morning appearance but is still decent. Only was able to follow the comet for 1/2 hour before real clouds moved in and spoiled the view. I am not sure if I could detect it naked eye in the haze. Only a maybe. At least I can say I have seen the same comet in the morning and the evening.  I suspect it will start to dim now as we get into the end of July but who knows.

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