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Re: LBN777 The Baby Eagle

charles jagow
 

NICE LOOKING GHOST OF A BUZZARD HEAD.

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] LBN777 The Baby Eagle

 

Well here's a real faint and fuzzy for you. LBN777 from last night. Also known as the Vulture Head or Baby Eagle Nebula. I've tried this before with little success. Even after 6 hours its still very faint.
Cheers
Ian
LBN777


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Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Re: LBN777 The Baby Eagle

Roy Diffrient
 

Wow.  Nice shot Ian, but pardon me if I don’t try for that ghost visually.

Roy


On Dec 6, 2020, at 9:26 AM, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:

Well here's a real faint and fuzzy for you. LBN777 from last night. Also known as the Vulture Head or Baby Eagle Nebula. I've tried this before with little success. Even after 6 hours its still very faint.
Cheers
Ian
LBN777


LBN777 The Baby Eagle

Ian Stewart
 

Well here's a real faint and fuzzy for you. LBN777 from last night. Also known as the Vulture Head or Baby Eagle Nebula. I've tried this before with little success. Even after 6 hours its still very faint.
Cheers
Ian
LBN777


Comet ATLAS

Kent Blackwell
 

I suspected seeing Comet ATLAS (in Auriga) two nights ago in my 5" refractor from my backyard Kempsville Observatory but definitely saw it in my 16" Dobsonian last night. Surprisingly the skies cleared nicely by 9:30 pm last night.
 
 


Re: December BBAA Info

Ian Stewart
 

Sounds wonderful Chuck. Looking forward to some great pics from the new location.

On 12/6/2020 6:17 AM, charles jagow wrote:

BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Hey Chuck,

 

First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.

 

As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)

 

 


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Re: December BBAA Info

Stu Beaber
 

Congrats Chuck...You are gonna love it...and soon to have dark skies on top of that...

Stu


On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 6:18 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:

BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Hey Chuck,

 

First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.

 

As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)

 

 


--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Re: December BBAA Info

charles jagow
 

BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Hey Chuck,

 

First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.

 

As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)

 

 


--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Re: December BBAA Info

Ted Forte
 

Hey Chuck,

 

First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.

 

As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)

 

 


(Cancelled) Elijah Muhlendorf's 13th Birthday/Bar Mitzvah celebration Saturday, 12/12/2020

George Reynolds
 

Sorry to say, the event originally scheduled for Saturday night 12 December at East Beach has been cancelled.

I hope to see as many as possible Saturday 12/12 at noon at the luncheon at Stripers.

That Saturday night is now totally open for whoever wants to attend Nightwatch at Chippokes.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Skywatch Saturday, Dec 5

George Reynolds
 

Skywatch is ON for Saturday night, from 5 to at least 9 pm.  Sunset is just before 5.

I hope to see you there.  Remember, you can always RSVP on the calendar.  Or you can just show up.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Solar activity December 4 2020

Kent Blackwell
 

Although clouds are moving in Friday December 4 in Virginia Beach, VA I caught a few glimpses of the sun in both H-alpha light and white light. Both telescopes showed interesting details. There are several fairly large prominences on the eastern limb and beautiful surface detail in A-alpha light. In white light sunspot 2786 has moved towards the western limb while sunspot 2790 has moved from the eastern limb to near the solar meridian. Solar activity has been dormant the past 2 or 3 years but things are finally getting active again.


Last nights zoom meeting

Jeffrey Thornton
 

Great meeting last night!

Anyway, can someone post a link to the zoom replay site so I can record the minutes?

Thanks
Jeff Thornton

The new secretary of the BBAA


Re: Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

Stu Beaber
 

Thanks Kent and Chuck for the nice comments.

Stu


On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 7:58 AM Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:
Stu, it was so nice to chat with you the other day. Nice to hear from all my ECSP boys and girls. Naturally, your picture is out of this world.

Kent


Re: Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

Kent Blackwell
 

Stu, it was so nice to chat with you the other day. Nice to hear from all my ECSP boys and girls. Naturally, your picture is out of this world.

Kent


Re: Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

charles jagow
 

Always great shots, welcome back to the dark side…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:38 PM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

 

Shot this last night (12/2/20) from my LP home OB. Hope to get more tonight to make the larger wings stand out more.

Stu


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


BBAA Anniversary Luncheon

George Reynolds
 

Annual BBAA Anniversary Luncheon

Saturday December 12, 2020

Stripers Restaurant, Waterside (Norfolk)

12 Noon to about 3 pm (or whenever)

Wear your mask to enter the restaurant. 

You can take it off at the table, but if you get up to use the restroom, put it back on.




George Reynolds

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


 


FW: [BackBayAstro] BBAA Meeting TONIGHT!

charles jagow
 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "George Reynolds via groups.io" <pathfinder027@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:32 AM
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] BBAA Meeting TONIGHT!

 

Our monthly BBAA meeting is tonight, and there is no reason we can't have maximum attendance, since you don't even need to leave home to attend!  Until TCC is open and available, we are continuing online ZOOM meetings.  

 

Here is the link, I hope to see you ALL there.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 968 4080 0899

 

George


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 


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Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Help! What’s the virtual meeting dial in?

Richard Saunders
 

It is not on the calendar or BBAA page that I can see.
Regards,
Scott


Re: Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

Matthew Cook
 

Wow!


On Dec 3, 2020, at 16:38, Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:

Shot this last night (12/2/20) from my LP home OB. Hope to get more tonight to make the larger wings stand out more.

Stu
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Latest image Sh2-114 aka Flying Dragon nebula

Stu Beaber
 

Shot this last night (12/2/20) from my LP home OB. Hope to get more tonight to make the larger wings stand out more.

Stu

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