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Re: Manual for Meade 130mm Newt

charles jagow
 

George,

 

You can probably go up on Meade’s customer’s service site and ownload a anual

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "George Reynolds via groups.io" <pathfinder027@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:39 PM
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Manual for Meade 130mm Newt

 

Does anyone have a manual for an old Meade Autostar 130mm Newtonian reflector?  The telescope was donated to the club today, and I do not have an operator manual or instruction manual for it.

 

If you have one, let me know, and I will make a copy of it for this scope.  I want to fix it up to give to someone who needs a telescope.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

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Manual for Meade 130mm Newt

George Reynolds
 

Does anyone have a manual for an old Meade Autostar 130mm Newtonian reflector?  The telescope was donated to the club today, and I do not have an operator manual or instruction manual for it.

If you have one, let me know, and I will make a copy of it for this scope.  I want to fix it up to give to someone who needs a telescope.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

Jeffrey Thornton
 
Edited

Thanks Jeff,

It worked.


8 inch dob

preciousmyprecious
 

I am looking to buy your 8 inch dob you no longer use. It would be be best to text me at 757 647 7853

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Re: Mars observations

Ian Stewart
 

Not great imaging weather with the full moon but I have been out with the new ES127 triplet. I have it on a Losmandy AZ8. Jupiter and Saturn have been great. Mars was a little mushy early in the evening but settles down nicely as it got higher. I can only get 225x with my eyepieces but still able to see some surface features and a glimpse at the polar cap once in awhile. I'll have to get a couple of filters and give those a try.
Cheers
Ian


Re: BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

Jeff Goldstein
 

Here’s the link and the passcode to the recorded meeting.  Ted’s presentation begins at 35min 38 secs.

My apologies for the first link that I sent.  It does need a Passcode.

Please highlight the Access Passcode below, and copy it.  Then click on the link.  When asked for the passcode, hit paste.

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Oct 1, 2020 07:11 PM

 

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/56yBZPK_QNBQtgoLKvuYBesToovDGXriddMEHoCUmLnP8YJA6Sh5UjGrKTwXMWU2.aVZq2qGakQcZ75NM

 

Access Passcode: BBAA_1001

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Thornton
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 2:13 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

 

Is there anyway to view the recording of last nights meeting?


Re: BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

Jeff Goldstein
 

Here’s the link for last night’s BBAA Meeting with Ted Forte as Speaker.

Ted’s Presentation begins at time 35:38, so just scroll ahead to view it.

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/g9PI7q_AcbkBThgNMugdA9UuPCYEfYk0StPHTmnqe9UfHOBBfvAl3xc_RCOxaeMl.6m2CRAEXTo2tx8gO?startTime=1601593886000

 

Please let me know if you need a password.  I can’t find one.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Thornton
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 2:13 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

 

Is there anyway to view the recording of last nights meeting?


Re: BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

Jeffrey Thornton
 

Is there anyway to view the recording of last nights meeting?


Re: Celestron outfit

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Let me know if you change your mind. Thanks.


Re: Celestron outfit

charles jagow
 

Thanks, but I think I will pass, wish you the very best in health and selling your equipment

Sent from Chuck's iPhone

On Oct 1, 2020, at 09:45, joepiotrowski@... wrote:

Would be willing to break up into main groups but not further for now. Also for everything was willing to go 50% off but with breakup I think 40% more fair.
The mount is really nice also and fits the celestron really well.see the pic.
<IMG_5105.jpg>


Re: Mars Observation 9-30 to 10-1-2020

George Reynolds
 

Good report, Tony.  Keep it up.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


On Thursday, October 1, 2020, 06:29:55 AM EDT, Tony Mascolo <tsmascolo@...> wrote:


Hello Folks,

Hope you are all well.

Finally was able to observe Mars.  Been so rainy and cloudy and smoky lately.

Observed with my Skywatcher 8" f/6 collapsible newtonian dob.  Quite impressive.  I was able to see one of the polar caps and quite a bit of detail on the globe itself.  Was very surprised how bright the polar cap was, and the features were very visible even without the red filter.

Last time I tried Mars it was covered in a dust storm, just an orange blob back in 2018.

Was observing most of the time with a 5mm Zhumell Planetary eyepiece for 240x, 6.4mm Siebert Star Splitter for 187.5x, and an Antares 9mm Ortho for 133x.  Exit pupils at .83mm, 1.06mm, and 1.5mm respectively for the eyepieces used.

The 5mm Zhumell is a finicky eyepiece with eye placement.  I need to get a better 5mm, even though it is the eyepiece I used the most in this session.  The 6.4mm Siebert Star Splitter is sharp and has a wonderfully distinct field stop around the view, the Zhumell does not.  The Antares 9mm Ortho is one of my favorite eyepieces, wonderfully sharp with a well defined field stop, too bad they don't make them anymore.

I switched in and out a Lumicon 23A light red filter which really made the ice cap and dark features very visible.  This filter on my small refractor is useless, cuts out too much light.  On the 8" it is very useful.  Mirror on this Skywatcher appears to be pretty good.

Took a quick look at the Pleiades, then blinded myself with a little moon observation with the red filter...blood red moon...quite an interesting effect. 

I have a street lamp right in front of my house, which does not help with contrast at all, as you can imagine.  I did flock the inside of the newt to help a bit with that street lamp and contrast in general.

I really wish I had splurged on the Go-To version, I really prefer viewing with the refractor on it's Go-To mount so I can just sit and observe a planet.  However the 8" is so much better with the resolution and larger exit pupils for higher power without the floaters.  Maybe I will just get an EQ platform for it.  I know it would have made this session much more enjoyable.  This mounts motions at 240x aren't exactly Obsession smooth.....lol.

Well, enough blabbing.

Have a great night.

Sincerely,

Tony Mascolo
tsmascolo@...


Re: Celestron outfit

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Man it's amazing that the same people are still running the show! Good to hear from you!


Re: Celestron outfit

vp
 

Joe, it's good to hear from you after all these years!  Sorry to hear about your neck problem.  It sounds like you need to get a rig that is easier on your neck to use.  Like a GOTO scope hooked up to a computer monitor?

George
On September 30, 2020 10:37 AM joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@...> <joepiotrowski@...> wrote:


Was a member of the BBA for many years but have not been around for over 10 years now. Have a neck disc problem and can't handle my outfit anymore(sob).I don't know if this kind of post is allowed so if not I apologize and you can remove.I have attached an excel file with all things included. Thanks.

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



Re: Celestron outfit

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Would be willing to break up into main groups but not further for now. Also for everything was willing to go 50% off but with breakup I think 40% more fair.
The mount is really nice also and fits the celestron really well.see the pic.


Mars Observation 9-30 to 10-1-2020

Tony Mascolo
 

Hello Folks,

Hope you are all well.

Finally was able to observe Mars.  Been so rainy and cloudy and smoky lately.

Observed with my Skywatcher 8" f/6 collapsible newtonian dob.  Quite impressive.  I was able to see one of the polar caps and quite a bit of detail on the globe itself.  Was very surprised how bright the polar cap was, and the features were very visible even without the red filter.

Last time I tried Mars it was covered in a dust storm, just an orange blob back in 2018.

Was observing most of the time with a 5mm Zhumell Planetary eyepiece for 240x, 6.4mm Siebert Star Splitter for 187.5x, and an Antares 9mm Ortho for 133x.  Exit pupils at .83mm, 1.06mm, and 1.5mm respectively for the eyepieces used.

The 5mm Zhumell is a finicky eyepiece with eye placement.  I need to get a better 5mm, even though it is the eyepiece I used the most in this session.  The 6.4mm Siebert Star Splitter is sharp and has a wonderfully distinct field stop around the view, the Zhumell does not.  The Antares 9mm Ortho is one of my favorite eyepieces, wonderfully sharp with a well defined field stop, too bad they don't make them anymore.

I switched in and out a Lumicon 23A light red filter which really made the ice cap and dark features very visible.  This filter on my small refractor is useless, cuts out too much light.  On the 8" it is very useful.  Mirror on this Skywatcher appears to be pretty good.

Took a quick look at the Pleiades, then blinded myself with a little moon observation with the red filter...blood red moon...quite an interesting effect. 

I have a street lamp right in front of my house, which does not help with contrast at all, as you can imagine.  I did flock the inside of the newt to help a bit with that street lamp and contrast in general.

I really wish I had splurged on the Go-To version, I really prefer viewing with the refractor on it's Go-To mount so I can just sit and observe a planet.  However the 8" is so much better with the resolution and larger exit pupils for higher power without the floaters.  Maybe I will just get an EQ platform for it.  I know it would have made this session much more enjoyable.  This mounts motions at 240x aren't exactly Obsession smooth.....lol.

Well, enough blabbing.

Have a great night.

Sincerely,

Tony Mascolo
tsmascolo@...


Re: Celestron outfit

charles jagow
 

Are you parting things out or trying to sell all at once I
Might have an immediate buyer who would be interested in the Celestron 9.26 group of items.

And I might be interested in the Borg 76 stuff.

Sent from Chuck's iPhone

On Sep 30, 2020, at 10:38, joepiotrowski@... wrote:

Was a member of the BBA for many years but have not been around for over 10 years now. Have a neck disc problem and can't handle my outfit anymore(sob).I don't know if this kind of post is allowed so if not I apologize and you can remove.I have attached an excel file with all things included. Thanks.
<Telescope sale.xlsx>


Celestron outfit

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Was a member of the BBA for many years but have not been around for over 10 years now. Have a neck disc problem and can't handle my outfit anymore(sob).I don't know if this kind of post is allowed so if not I apologize and you can remove.I have attached an excel file with all things included. Thanks.


Re: Wow Quite The Telescope Build

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Sorry wrong message.


Re: Wow Quite The Telescope Build

joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@cox.net>
 

Yeah because of my neck just can't handle it anymore.
here's a file of all the stuff.


Re: BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

Jeff Goldstein
 

I confirm this is the meeting.  Here are the future dates, too!

 

Goldstein, Jeff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: BBAA

Time: Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Every month on the First Thu, until Feb 4, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)

        Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM

        Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM

        Dec 3, 2020 07:30 PM

        Jan 7, 2021 07:30 PM

        Feb 4, 2021 07:30 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Monthly: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/tJIlc-mgrjsiE91kMomY07VP7BuTCDAupTlo/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCupj8qEtSVuBCORowAGo-gc_zziGJHj_oMlzLqDhkDNTXGYcBXBpFbMc3A

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96840800899

 

Meeting ID: 968 4080 0899

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,96840800899# US (New York)

+13017158592,,96840800899# US (Germantown)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 968 4080 0899

Find your local number: https://vccs.zoom.us/u/kb3e0Ajtb

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Reynolds via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:48 PM
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

 

BBAA MEETING THURSDAY, 10/1 at 7:30pm

TED FORTE, President Emeritus of BBAA, will be presenting from his home and observatory in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Ted will tell us about the sample mission to asteroid Bennu, which is a mission of spacecraft OSIRIS-REX.

Ted is an honorary lifetime member and past president of the BBAA.  He currently resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona where he is director of the Patterson Observatory and an officer of the Huachuca Astronomy Club.  He is also a Solar System Ambassador.

Ted’s presentation, “Bits of Bennu” will describe the OSIRIS REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission and its upcoming sample collection event.  Launched in 2016, OSIRIS REx arrived at asteroid Bennu (101955) in December of 2018 and will return a sample of the asteroid to Earth in September 2023.

The OSIRIS Rex mission is a collaboration of the University of Arizona, NASA Goddard, and Lockheed Martin.  Ted has been an OSIRIS REx mission ambassador since 2013.

 

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

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