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Re: 2021 Total Solar Eclipse

jimcoble2000
 

You both funny! The polar regions have the worst cloud cover of anywhere in the world. Not to mention the odds of contracting a potentially fatal disease on a ship. I know, believe me. I have personally  seen how an illness (read been the recipient of) goes through a ship like lightning. You could not pay me to board a ship now.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, 8:45:05 PM EST, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:


You funny. Kentbis already there!


On Feb 5, 2021 at 20:15, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:

Hey, Kent,

Have you signed up yet for the 2021 Solar Eclipse Cruise?  It's called the "Luxury Antarctica Solar Eclipse Expedition" Nov 29 to Dec 15, 2021.  Why, that's in the middle of summer down there!  

George



Re: Astronomical League "seeing and transparency"

jimcoble2000
 

Oh. Good luck on quantifying so subjective  a thing as seeing and transparency. I have no doubt that there is a range of possibilities but finding an objective standard is I fear a fools errand. It so depends on the observer, his or her experience, what instrument they are using, and what moment they choose to assign a qualitative assessment of both. All these categories are questionable.

Some one who observes double stars constantly probably has a much better understanding than the casual observer. Today there are few dedicated double star observers understandably. I pick double stars as they seem to me to be the simplest standard for judging seeing  limits. I have heard seasoned observers state that the atmosphere here allows only a three arc second discrimination. In my experience that is far too pessimistic. Kent and I have observed doubles to around 0.89 arc second separation on a regular basis. This just shows how variable the definitions are, not that Kent or I are the final word on what is possible. Not even close.  It can also change within the space of a half an hour.

So what to do? I have a set of standard test stars that give a good guide to seeing assessment.

That said, the standard you enclose seems reasonable enough as a personal standard.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, 6:59:34 PM EST, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:


You do know you can make your owe observing log, print it out, and keep it in a binder? 

:)


On Feb 5, 2021 at 13:41, Jonathan Scheetz <jonathan@...> wrote:

I plan to start working on the Astronomical League's "Urban Observing Program".
For recording log entries it requires entries for "seeing and transparency"
I would like to use Sky Safari and Live Sky to log my observations but it does not have separate entries for seeing and transparency.

It has the following for "seeing" and "sky quality" (where sky quality is a measure of brightness not transparency)


Will recording seeing based on the definitions above be sufficient or will I have to use another log mechanism that allows me to specify transparency.

Thank you.


Re: 2021 Total Solar Eclipse

Jim Tallman
 

You funny. Kentbis already there!


On Feb 5, 2021 at 20:15, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:

Hey, Kent,

Have you signed up yet for the 2021 Solar Eclipse Cruise?  It's called the "Luxury Antarctica Solar Eclipse Expedition" Nov 29 to Dec 15, 2021.  Why, that's in the middle of summer down there!  

George



2021 Total Solar Eclipse

George Reynolds
 

Hey, Kent,

Have you signed up yet for the 2021 Solar Eclipse Cruise?  It's called the "Luxury Antarctica Solar Eclipse Expedition" Nov 29 to Dec 15, 2021.  Why, that's in the middle of summer down there!  

George


Re: Astronomical League "seeing and transparency"

Jim Tallman
 

You do know you can make your owe observing log, print it out, and keep it in a binder? 

:)


On Feb 5, 2021 at 13:41, Jonathan Scheetz <jonathan@...> wrote:

I plan to start working on the Astronomical League's "Urban Observing Program".
For recording log entries it requires entries for "seeing and transparency"
I would like to use Sky Safari and Live Sky to log my observations but it does not have separate entries for seeing and transparency.

It has the following for "seeing" and "sky quality" (where sky quality is a measure of brightness not transparency)


Will recording seeing based on the definitions above be sufficient or will I have to use another log mechanism that allows me to specify transparency.

Thank you.


Re: Astronomical League "seeing and transparency"

vp
 

Good idea, Jonathan.  Sounds like you've got it figured out.  Best luck on your Urban List.  I have just one more object to find on mine.

George
On February 5, 2021 4:27 PM Jonathan Scheetz <jonathan@...> wrote:


I can just record the transparency in the session comments instead of the  individual observation.  That should work.

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



Re: Astronomical League "seeing and transparency"

Jonathan Scheetz
 

I can just record the transparency in the session comments instead of the  individual observation.  That should work.


Astronomical League "seeing and transparency"

Jonathan Scheetz
 

I plan to start working on the Astronomical League's "Urban Observing Program".
For recording log entries it requires entries for "seeing and transparency"
I would like to use Sky Safari and Live Sky to log my observations but it does not have separate entries for seeing and transparency.

It has the following for "seeing" and "sky quality" (where sky quality is a measure of brightness not transparency)


Will recording seeing based on the definitions above be sufficient or will I have to use another log mechanism that allows me to specify transparency.

Thank you.


Re: BBAA Zoom Meeting Link

vp
 

Shawn,

Rich had a great presentation tonight; however, it was pretty advanced, and over the head of any new astronomers.  Maybe I could do a future meeting feature aimed at the newbie, using Stellarium to illustrate things to know and look for.

We would have to market it in advance to attract the newbies.

George
On February 4, 2021 4:44 PM Shawn Loescher <shawn.loescher@...> wrote:


In case anyone needs the Zoom link for the meeting tonight here it is: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96840800899

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



BBAA Zoom Meeting Link

Shawn Loescher
 

In case anyone needs the Zoom link for the meeting tonight here it is: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96840800899


Newsletter Input

Richard W Roberts
 

Astro-buddies, 

I'm looking to re-start the BBAA newsletter and publish on a quarterly schedule. I'm going to produce one in March and continue on from there. 

I need your help! 

Please send me your best astro-photos and a description how you pulled it off. 

Please send me write-ups about our public events, such as the great conjunction. 

Have your performed a DiY project recently? 

Do you have a white whale out there that you've long tried to observe only to be twarted, or maybe you finally conquered it after years of struggle? 

If so, please share! 

I'd also interested in putting together observer profiles which will help us all get to know each other better and where our individual expertise lies. 

If you'd be willing, send me an email answering some or all of the following question. Feel free to add anything else relevant. If you don't want to type all that up but rather talk it out. That's cool too. Let me know and I'll set up an interview either by phone or zoom. 

- tell us how you got started, what piqued your interest in astronomy.
- Describe your equipment, what's your dream set-up. 
- what's your favorite object, the thing you keep going back to. 
- why did you join the BBAA? What events do you like to attend or what would you like us to add?
- Any tips that only you know? 
- If not observing, what else do you like to do?
- Who are some people who helped you along the way
- Are you involved with any other astronomy related organizations? what do you like about them? 
- What's your proudest accomplishment? 

These are some example questions, but feel free to share what else you'd like to share. 

If you'd like to contribute, please send an e-mail to editor@...

Thanks again!
Rich Roberts (RRIA)


Re: A cold night to observe

Ian Stewart
 

Well Kent you are a better man than me. I got through about half the list before the moon washed things out. Takes me a while to find things without DSCs etc. Still a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Cheers
Ian


Re: A cold night to observe

Kent Blackwell
 

Yes, use my list by all means. The 1” pairs are real fun. 29 degrees last night is sounding like a heat wave compared to what you’re used to!


Re: A cold night to observe

Ian Stewart
 

Hey Kent, looks like a most productive evening. Thanks for sharing your observing list and observations. I hope you don't mind but I'll use it as a guide tonight. i can remember getting out to my observatory in Canada about 40 years ago and it being 30 or 40 below. Couldn't do that anymore. This is cold enough.

Cheers

Ian


A cold night to observe

Kent Blackwell
 

Brrr! At 29 degrees and windy last night it was COLD, especially with fresh snow on the ground from earlier that day. But also clear. Since the moon was full I opted to set up the grab-and-go refractor on the alt-azimuth mount and observe double stars. Even after one short hour my fingers were freezing, but it was worth the effort.

List: 21/01/27 Takahashi TSA 120 Snowed 1/26

 

Gamma Leporis

(Double Star in Lepus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:50:19 PM

Comment: A wide pair. The primary is yellow and the secondary is reddish. 

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Sigma Orionis

(Variable Double Star in Orion)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:53:36 PM

Comment: Beautiful quadruple star system. All the components are blue. This grouping of stars live just south of the eastern belt star of Orion

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Mintaka - Delta Ori

(Variable Double Star in Orion)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:55:44 PM

Comment: This is the western most belt star of Orion. The primary is for a brighter than the secondary, both stars are blue

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Meissa - Lambda Ori

(Double Star in Orion)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:56:52 PM

Comment: Located at Orion’s head, this is a fairly tight pair of blue stars.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HR 1908

(Variable Star in Orion)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:58:06 PM

Comment: Deep orange fifth magnitude star, it lies 880 light years away and nearly 500 times more luminous than our sun.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Beta Monocerotis

(Variable Double Star in Monoceros)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:59:42 PM

Comment: Tight trio grouping of blue stars. They look very beautiful against the black background.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

NGC 2232

(Open Cluster in Monoceros)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:00:44 PM

Comment: Large, sparse grouping a fairly bright stars in this open cluster.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Epsilon Monocerotis

(Double Star in Monoceros)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:01:55 PM

Comment: Fairly tight 4th magnitude yellow white primary and a 6th magnitude blue secondary.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

W Orionis

(Variable Star in Orion)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:03:36 PM

Comment: 5th magnitude deep red carbon star 1231 light years away.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Keid - Omicron2 Eri

(Double Star in Eridanus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:20:48 PM

Comment: Wide pair of stars, but with magnitude contrast. The primary is 4.4 magnitude and the secondary is 9.7.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

32 Eridani

(Variable Double Star in Eridanus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:21:59 PM

Comment: Gorgeous color contrasting pair, much like the star Alberio.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Theta2 Tauri

(Variable Double Star in Taurus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:23:43 PM

Comment: Beautiful pair of stars nearly equal in magnitude but this one is blue and Theta 1 is yellow.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Theta1 Tauri

(Variable Double Star in Taurus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:24:19 PM

Comment: Beautiful equally bright pair of stars but this one is yellow and Theta 2  is blue.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Kaffaljidhma - Gamma Cet

(Double Star in Cetus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:27:09 PM

Comment: Unequal pair of blue stars and only 2” apart.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Menkar - Alpha Cet

(Variable Star in Cetus)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:28:47 PM

Comment: Bright, 2.5 magnitude deep orange star. An aging dying star 1800 times more luminous than our sun.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

54 Leonis

(Double Star in Leo)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:31:42 PM

Comment: 6.7”

Bright blue white primary and a pale blue secondary.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Zosma - Delta Leo

(Variable Double Star in Leo)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:33:24 PM

Comment: Beautiful magnitude contrasting pair. The primary is 2.5 magnitude and the secondary is 10.9.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

7 Leonis Minoris

(Double Star in Leo Minor)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:35:00 PM

Comment: 61”

Although a wide pair, there’s a four magnitude contrast between the two.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HR 3686

(Double Star in Lynx)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:36:13 PM

Comment: 1.8”

Tight, equal pair of beady-eyed blue stars.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

38 Lyncis

(Double Star in Lynx)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:37:07 PM

Comment: 2.5”

Tight pair of blue white stars. The primary is 2.8 magnitude and the secondary is 6.0

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 29 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HR 3701

(Double Star in Lynx)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:38:28 PM

Comment: At 1.0” this is the tightest pair I have split tonight. Fortunately they are nearly the same magnitude. The primary is 6.1 magnitude and the secondary is 7.2.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

DI Lyncis

(Variable Double Star in Lynx)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:40:12 PM

Comment: 25.0”

The primary is blue white, and the secondary is pure blue. There is a third store about 20” away that may or may not be associated.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HR 3287

(Variable Double Star in Lynx)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:42:03 PM

Comment: 83.9”

Beautiful pair because the primary is a deep orange in the secondary is pale blue.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

42 Leonis Minoris

(Double Star in Leo Minor)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:50:14 PM

Comment: 196”

Very wide pair of stars but nice in color contrast. The brighter primary is yellow, and the secondary is nearly pure red.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HD 90441

(Double Star in Leo Minor)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:51:57 PM

Comment: 7.8”

The primary is 7.7 magnitude and the secondary is nearly 11th magnitude, very difficult for me to see a 5 inch telescope full moon night.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

DR Leonis

(Variable Double Star in Leo)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:53:49 PM

Comment: 5.9 magnitude deep orange carbon star. It’s a red giant.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

HR 3820

(Variable Star in Leo)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:54:47 PM

Comment: Another fifth magnitude deep orange Leo star. It is 640 times more luminous than the sun.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

7 Leonis Minoris

(Double Star in Leo Minor)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:56:13 PM

Comment: 61.3”

Deep yellow primary and a much fainter blue secondary.

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10

 

Moon

(Moon of Earth in Cancer)

Observed: Jan 28, 2021 at 9:57:51 PM

Comment: The last object I observed tonight was the full moon. Not only was it a very full moon but also an exceedingly bright moon in the 5 inch telescope!

Location: Va VA Beach Full Moon Snowed 28 Deg Windy

Equipment: 120mm F/7.5 Takahashi, 7mm Pentax

Seeing: 8

Transparency: 10


Fw: Tonight! NSN Webinar Series: Darkness In Distress

George Reynolds
 

Night Sky Network Webinar TONIGHT at 9 pm for any and all NSN members.  Set your alarms!

If you are a member of the BBAA, you are automatically a member of the NSN, and are eligible to join the discussion on light pollution tonight with J. Kelly Beatty, senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine.

I hope you can tune in tonight.  If not, it will be recorded and available later on YouTube.


George Reynolds

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


 


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From: Night Sky Network <nightskynetwork@...>
To: "pathfinder027@..." <pathfinder027@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021, 01:13:15 PM EST
Subject: Tonight! NSN Webinar Series: Darkness In Distress

From: nightskyinfo@... Tonight! Webinar Series: Darkness In Distress with Kelly Beatty

Join the NASA Night Sky Network tonight, Thursday, January 28, at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) when Kelly Beatty will lead a discussion about the impact of light pollution on both society and our ability to view the night sky. 

Light pollution is pervasive, and few of us can enjoy a star-spangled night sky any longer, thanks to the glowing pall caused by all the lights that line roadways, parking lots, and backyards. Fortunately, the spread of light pollution can be halted and even reversed. Join Sky & Telescope’s Kelly Beatty as he discusses how we can safely light up our homes, businesses, and communities without wasting energy, disturbing the neighbors, or creating an unhealthy environment for humans and wildlife.

Registration Information: NSN members can register to join tonight's webinar via the following link on Zoom.  An automatic reminder will be sent one hour before the event, and you can join a few minutes before the official start  time: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3OLRWWieTbqpTVgtbtXqEw

The webinar registration link will give you access to the live video webinar, as well as a backup call-in number and code just in case your computer experiences connection issues. 

A livestream will also be available to everyone via the Night Sky Network YouTube channel. 
Livestreamhttps://youtu.be/_udmZngg9hg

Further Information

Find additional info about tonight's webinar on this resource page (NSN login required): https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=684

The recording will be uploaded both there and to the NSN YouTube page for folks that are unable to attend this evening's session. If you experience problems you can also find the live event streamed there, but priority will be given to questions asked in the Zoom Q&A windows: https://www.youtube.com/NASANightSkyNetwork

Information about past and upcoming webinars, as well as links to recordings, can be found on our webinar feature page, posted below tonight's speaker information:
https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/news-display.cfm?News_ID=707

To ensure delivery of these webinar alerts to your inbox, as well as notices from your local astronomy club, please add nightskynetwork@... to your address book or whitelist.

UNSUBSCRIBE INFORMATION: You are subscribed for emails from the NSN system as a member of your astronomy club.  Update your email preferences by logging into your account on nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov and selecting "My Profile" to adjust what you receive. You can also unsubscribe by sending an email to nightskyinfo@... with the subject "unsubscribe."


Re: Thinking of moving west?

vp
 

I wish I could take that offer, Ted!  But I want to stay here in Virginia for the same reason Bob Kepple wants to move back to Pa.  I'm close to family here.

George
On January 27, 2021 9:04 PM Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:


Come on, you guys have to know you’ll all be underwater in a few years.  Might as well move west to higher ground before the rush, right?


Seriously, if anyone has given serious thought to following me to Arizona, I thought I’d let you know that Bob Kepple (aka George R Kepple , author of the Night Sky Observers Guide) is selling his home and observatory in Palominas AZ and moving back to PA to be close to family.  His home goes on the market this Friday. It includes a nice roll off roof observatory and Bob would like to see his 22-inch Dob go with the place.


Palominas is a “suburb” of Sierra Vista a half hour to the SE and is also convenient to Bisbee AZ.  I’ve observed at Bob’s place  several times and can attest to the fact that it’s a fine site.  The sky is 21.5 or better.


Make inquires to Tammy Isabell  tammy@...


Ted

BBAA southwest





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



Thinking of moving west?

Ted Forte
 

Come on, you guys have to know you’ll all be underwater in a few years.  Might as well move west to higher ground before the rush, right?

 

Seriously, if anyone has given serious thought to following me to Arizona, I thought I’d let you know that Bob Kepple (aka George R Kepple , author of the Night Sky Observers Guide) is selling his home and observatory in Palominas AZ and moving back to PA to be close to family.  His home goes on the market this Friday. It includes a nice roll off roof observatory and Bob would like to see his 22-inch Dob go with the place.

 

Palominas is a “suburb” of Sierra Vista a half hour to the SE and is also convenient to Bisbee AZ.  I’ve observed at Bob’s place  several times and can attest to the fact that it’s a fine site.  The sky is 21.5 or better.

 

Make inquires to Tammy Isabell  tammy@...

 

Ted

BBAA southwest

 

 

 


Re: Webinar (Web Seminar) on Light Pollution

preciousmyprecious
 

thank you George

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 06:19:33 PM EST, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:


All are invited to join the Night Sky Network Webinar (Web Seminar) on Light Pollution on January 28 at 9:00 PM Eastern time to hear Kelley Beatty discuss the impact of light pollution on society, and our ability to view the night sky.

The event will also be streaming live on YouTube, but please note that questions asked over the NSN-members-only Zoom Q&A will be prioritized.
Linkhttps://youtu.be/_udmZngg9hg

The recording will be uploaded both to the webinar's resource page and to the NSN YouTube page for folks that are unable to attend this evening's session. 

About Kelly Beatty

Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you'll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel. He served for a decade on the Board of Directors for the International Dark-Sky Association and is an officer for IDA's Massachusetts Chapter.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: Celestron,Borg,Losmandy outfit for sale

vp
 

Hey Joe, are you getting out of astronomy?  We haven't heard from you in a long time.

George 
On January 26, 2021 4:47 PM joseph_piotrowski <joepiotrowski@...> <joepiotrowski@...> wrote:


This is a full oufit and if you respond I will give details of the entire outfit. Total retail cost was $11,707.00 and I am selling for 50%($6000). Would prefer local pick up.Main items:These are 50% prices.
1.Celestron 9.25" SCT Starbright plus many extras 1183.00
2.Televue 6mm Radian,17mm Nagler,27mm Panoptic 472.00
3.Losmandy GM-8 plus dewbuster etc 1981.00
4.Mallincam Skyraider 2.3 Plus and adapters 539.00
5.Borg 76ED refractor and adaptors(many) 1310.00
each group above inncludes pelican case(except eyepieces)
Have Excell file I can send with all items.

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


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