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A new Vixen eyepeice

Kent Blackwell
 

Vixen Optics has a new eyepiece; a 100mm focal length. Wow, no kidding! That would be 35x in my 25" f/5, or 12x in my Orion 10" f/4., both yielding a 20mm exit pupil. Anyone out there have pupils that open to 20mm? Let me know if so. 
Check it out on the B& H Photo site, 79 bucks shipped.. I broke up laughing at the apparent field of view spec. You've got to hand it to Vixen, the same company that brought you a 1.6mm focal length eyepiece (2187x in the 25") now brings you a 100mm.

Kent


Re: Saturday SUN Day Cancelled

Roy Diffrient
 

Too bad – Space Weather says there’s a nice sunspot grouping, for a change, that has doubled in size in 24 hours and is easily visible.

Roy


On Feb 26, 2021, at 11:20 AM, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:


Due to the forecasts for rain and clouds, tomorrow's Saturday SUN Day has been cancelled.  I checked WAVY weather, Weather.com, Accuweather, and the Clear Sky Chart, and they all agree that we would not be able to see the Sun, so -- boohoo! -- we scrubbed tomorrow's Sun observing.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Saturday SUN Day Cancelled

George Reynolds
 

Due to the forecasts for rain and clouds, tomorrow's Saturday SUN Day has been cancelled.  I checked WAVY weather, Weather.com, Accuweather, and the Clear Sky Chart, and they all agree that we would not be able to see the Sun, so -- boohoo! -- we scrubbed tomorrow's Sun observing.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

Kent Blackwell
 

I rode my bicycle to a nearby area with a clear horizon.  I knew exactly where to look because I’ve seen other rockets from that location.  The sky was mostly clear except a few white puffy clouds in that direction. I could not see it, but a friend of mine in Chesapeake did. He saw a yellow-orange plume for a couple of seconds. 


Re: Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

Roy Diffrient
 

Temporal vortex!

 

Roy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jim Tallman
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:03 PM
To: BackBayAstro
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

 

Lol you were 6 minutes late!

 

 

On Feb 20, 2021 at 12:42, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Antares rocket, ISS resupply mission.  On NASA TV and Space.com.



Roy










 

 

 


Re: Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

Jim Tallman
 

Lol you were 6 minutes late!


On Feb 20, 2021 at 12:42, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Antares rocket, ISS resupply mission.  On NASA TV and Space.com.


Roy







Re: Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

jimcoble2000
 

Clouds....................Clouds

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:13:09 PM EST, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:


Antares rocket, ISS resupply mission.  On NASA TV and Space.com.

Roy






Wallops Launch set for 12:36pm Saturday 2/20

Roy Diffrient
 

Antares rocket, ISS resupply mission. On NASA TV and Space.com.

Roy


Re: More about Mars Rover 2020

Dale Carey
 

And this rover is a monster compared to the others
Dale


-----Original Message-----
From: George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...>
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>; Heidi Dewey <virginiagardengal@...>; Samantha Burris <samisriley@...>; Chloe Reynolds <chloereynolds294@...>
Sent: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: [BackBayAstro] More about Mars Rover 2020

Mars Perseverance Landing Party (Today!),
Explorations! Friday AM (Tomorrow!)


Landing Party today for the Rover. 
Landing Party!
 
Mars Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars!
 
Thursday, February 18 (Today!)
3:15 PM (EST)



 
Join us to view and chat about the landing (and 7 minutes of terror) of the Mars Perseverance rover. The Rockville Science Center will be joined by the Gaithersburg Community Museum.
 
Perseverance is a car-sized Mars robot designed to explore the Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA's Mars mission. It carries several cameras and two microphones. The rover is accompanied by the helicopter Ingenuity, which will help Perseverance to scout for locations to study.
 
This will be a casual social event with a moderator. Just science-minded people chatting online about everything astronomical as we enjoy and share a little piece of history with each other.
 
We don't schedule the launch. Just the party. If landing is canceled while we are online, we will still chat a bit and reschedule the party to the next landing date/time.




George Reynolds

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


 


More about Mars Rover 2020

George Reynolds
 

Mars Perseverance Landing Party (Today!),

Explorations! Friday AM (Tomorrow!)



Landing Party today for the Rover. 

Landing Party!

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars!

 

Thursday, February 18 (Today!)

3:15 PM (EST)

Register in Zoom Here!

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Landing Party! Mars Perseverance Rover. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.




 

Join us to view and chat about the landing (and 7 minutes of terror) of the Mars Perseverance rover. The Rockville Science Center will be joined by the Gaithersburg Community Museum.

 

Perseverance is a car-sized Mars robot designed to explore the Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA's Mars mission. It carries several cameras and two microphones. The rover is accompanied by the helicopter Ingenuity, which will help Perseverance to scout for locations to study.

 

This will be a casual social event with a moderator. Just science-minded people chatting online about everything astronomical as we enjoy and share a little piece of history with each other.

 

We don't schedule the launch. Just the party. If landing is canceled while we are online, we will still chat a bit and reschedule the party to the next landing date/time.





George Reynolds

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


 


Re: Mars Perseverance Landing TODAY

George Reynolds
 

Another good and more specific link:  go.nasa.gov/mars2020 


George Reynolds

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


 


On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:40:13 PM EST, George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...> wrote:


The Watch Party is ON!  NASA-TV or go.nasa.gov/mars 

Follow EDL - Entry, Descent, and Landing - otherwise known as "7 seconds of terror" today.

NASA's TV coverage starts at 1230.  Touchdown is expected around 1400 (2:00 pm).

How exciting!

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Fw: Join the NSN's Mars landing watch party today!

George Reynolds
 

Join the Watch Party!

George


George Reynolds

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


 


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Night Sky Network <nightskynetwork@...>
To: "pathfinder027@..." <pathfinder027@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:46:48 AM EST
Subject: Join the NSN's Mars landing watch party today!

From: nightskyinfo@... NSN Hangout: Mars Perseverance landing watch party!

NASA Night Sky Network members are invited to gather together virtually todayThursday, February 18 at 11am PT (2pm ET), in an interactive community watch party for the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars!

Let's get together virtually to share the excitement of Mars exploration! While watching the landing unfold live, we will gather to experience the occasion as a community. Not our usual monthly webinar, this interactive event features guest speakers, trivia, games, and hearing from Night Sky Network members about how we incorporate Mars into our outreach events

Preliminary schedule, more details to come!
11am PT/2pm ET    Welcome
11:30 PT/2:30 ET    Brian Day, Mars Trek
12:30ish PT/3:30-ish ET   Perseverance lands
1pm PT/4pm ET Watch Party winds down 

If you have an image of Mars you would like to share with the group, send it to us as a email attachment at nightskyinfo@... with the subject line "Watch Party".

This event is intended for astronomy club members specifically, and is not a public event- so we will not be streaming it on our YouTube channel! It will be interactive and we can talk with each other. This hangout-style event will be very casual compared to our usual webinars, so feel free to join for a few minutes, or the whole time!

Registration
Night Sky Network members can register & join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcO-uqDgrE9ykhXhs1YtLi0sgqVqiW5rR

Find more landing resources in NASA's Landing Toolkit: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/

You can watch the landing online here: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/

Bring some lucky peanuts if you can! https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/10022/what-are-nasas-lucky-peanuts/

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."


Mars Perseverance Landing TODAY

George Reynolds
 

The Watch Party is ON!  NASA-TV or go.nasa.gov/mars 

Follow EDL - Entry, Descent, and Landing - otherwise known as "7 seconds of terror" today.

NASA's TV coverage starts at 1230.  Touchdown is expected around 1400 (2:00 pm).

How exciting!

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: No Nightwatch Tonight

Jim Tallman
 

I echo that!


On Feb 13, 2021 at 17:34, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:

Rain, rain, go away! 

No stargazing tonight.

George



No Nightwatch Tonight

George Reynolds
 

Rain, rain, go away! 

No stargazing tonight.

George


Re: BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

Jonathan Scheetz
 

I was under the impression there was a list of the presentations and I just wasn't able to find it.
Thanks for the explanation - I got it now.

Jonathan


Re: BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

Jim Tallman
 

Might be that Facebook is a horrible medium for searchable topics.

Yet the Yahoo io group is searchable, yes old school but no FB chaos 😏

On Feb 8, 2021 at 17:28, Jeff Goldstein <jeffgold1@...> wrote:

I post them every month here in BackBayAstro.org and on FB.

February’s recording is on FB. 

Did you find it?  Same link as here on the BackBayAstro.org  (two prior messages).

 

Here are the last five:

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Feb 4, 2021 07:05 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/yD2r3vXIhFuIJVCvNNLexQcOZe2T6E10DwLSqgSdnnZXDBt8IR1bytqCeh_fEMir.m17K0Wu2S5gBSphy

Access Passcode: BBAA-Feb21

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Jan 7, 2021 05:40 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/MV6tSDqHnFCLmOL3jolToXLNHm2bzQGTHsVy6blrCjPt6bRMI17h5Cqh35BQw6AD.tg2tyZn487ajNBXA

Access Passcode: BBAA-0121

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Dec 3, 2020 06:58 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/YZ6O5OlG-T8W6Z70ThbsIimfGPMLlVd6IN5S8BpQzQajHz8QYg5vUXFv_h6gb4zS.Q68CWj0GgWYdnrXe

Access Passcode: BBAA-1203

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Nov 5, 2020 06:43 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/8a8eWftSpGqgaH_aMmW9PQZ68fshgTdSAFfQGqfTeZ7sacaY740LB-rw2huR3SRp.sRxRWbnNVX0RhNot

Access Passcode: BBAA11-5

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Oct 1, 2020 07:11 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/UaC1tzYbSqsYsvJ__xJthRI7MYTEdZKgvXyZUgB1o9vDqfqhey01YKby5lwoa2Dd.Dnr-HfYVqP6Ua-Lj

Access Passcode: BBAA_1001

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonathan Scheetz
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 10:43 AM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

 

Thanks Jeff.  I've seen on Facebook that we've been telling folks that the meetings are recorded and available for viewing. 

I've tried to find the past presentations on Facebook and on the BBAA website but so far I've not been able to find them.  I'm sure they are out there somewhere. 

Would you post a link to where I can find the list of recorded meetings?

Thank you.

Jonathan Scheetz



Re: Star Parties and Informational Seminars

Shawn Loescher
 

Here is the link to watch The Southern Cross Astronomical Society star party streaming live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/02LVWq1NfSY


Re: BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

Jeff Goldstein
 

I post them every month here in BackBayAstro.org and on FB.

February’s recording is on FB. 

Did you find it?  Same link as here on the BackBayAstro.org  (two prior messages).

 

Here are the last five:

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Feb 4, 2021 07:05 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/yD2r3vXIhFuIJVCvNNLexQcOZe2T6E10DwLSqgSdnnZXDBt8IR1bytqCeh_fEMir.m17K0Wu2S5gBSphy

Access Passcode: BBAA-Feb21

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Jan 7, 2021 05:40 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/MV6tSDqHnFCLmOL3jolToXLNHm2bzQGTHsVy6blrCjPt6bRMI17h5Cqh35BQw6AD.tg2tyZn487ajNBXA

Access Passcode: BBAA-0121

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Dec 3, 2020 06:58 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/YZ6O5OlG-T8W6Z70ThbsIimfGPMLlVd6IN5S8BpQzQajHz8QYg5vUXFv_h6gb4zS.Q68CWj0GgWYdnrXe

Access Passcode: BBAA-1203

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Nov 5, 2020 06:43 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/8a8eWftSpGqgaH_aMmW9PQZ68fshgTdSAFfQGqfTeZ7sacaY740LB-rw2huR3SRp.sRxRWbnNVX0RhNot

Access Passcode: BBAA11-5

 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : Oct 1, 2020 07:11 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/UaC1tzYbSqsYsvJ__xJthRI7MYTEdZKgvXyZUgB1o9vDqfqhey01YKby5lwoa2Dd.Dnr-HfYVqP6Ua-Lj

Access Passcode: BBAA_1001

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonathan Scheetz
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 10:43 AM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

 

Thanks Jeff.  I've seen on Facebook that we've been telling folks that the meetings are recorded and available for viewing. 

I've tried to find the past presentations on Facebook and on the BBAA website but so far I've not been able to find them.  I'm sure they are out there somewhere. 

Would you post a link to where I can find the list of recorded meetings?

Thank you.

Jonathan Scheetz


Re: BBAA February 2021 Meeting Recording

Jonathan Scheetz
 

Thanks Jeff.  I've seen on Facebook that we've been telling folks that the meetings are recorded and available for viewing. 

I've tried to find the past presentations on Facebook and on the BBAA website but so far I've not been able to find them.  I'm sure they are out there somewhere. 

Would you post a link to where I can find the list of recorded meetings?

Thank you.

Jonathan Scheetz

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