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Re: M86 and friends

Ian Stewart
 

loverly!

On 4/4/2021 1:24 PM, Ted Forte wrote:

My friend JD Maddy caught it a couple of nights ago while imaging M49!  

 

I observed it (with a 30-inch at 300x) on the evening of April 2, and it was very obvious.  I estimated it at around 14.5 mag but I think it is rapidly brightening and should get to mag 13 or brighter.

 

Ted

BBAA SW


Re: M86 and friends

Ted Forte
 

My friend JD Maddy caught it a couple of nights ago while imaging M49!  

 

I observed it (with a 30-inch at 300x) on the evening of April 2, and it was very obvious.  I estimated it at around 14.5 mag but I think it is rapidly brightening and should get to mag 13 or brighter.

 

Ted

BBAA SW

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ian Stewart
Sent: Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:03 AM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] M86 and friends

 

I'll have to mount my RC on for that. Lynn Easley got a nice shot a couple of nights ago SN2021hiz


Re: M86 and friends

Ian Stewart
 

I'll have to mount my RC on for that. Lynn Easley got a nice shot a couple of nights ago SN2021hiz


Re: M86 and friends

Roy Diffrient
 

Nice!  And I’ll bet you’re just waiting until the new SN in IC3322A brightens to get it too.  Thanks -

Roy


On Apr 4, 2021, at 10:03 AM, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:

Definitely galaxy season. Spent some time in Virgo last night. Here's a shot of M86 and a bunch of its neighbors ... Cheers Ian
M86 and friends


M86 and friends

Ian Stewart
 

Definitely galaxy season. Spent some time in Virgo last night. Here's a shot of M86 and a bunch of its neighbors ... Cheers Ian
M86 and friends


Re: Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

Jim Tallman
 

Might just have to do that Ian 🙂

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Light Pollution

jimcoble2000
 

I was just speaking with Stan and he raised an interesting point which I had not considered. As I was speaking about the increasing light pollution Stan asked if I had noticed that with the advent of LED lighting the color of light pollution has changed for a dull fish belly yellow to a much brighter blueish white. He may be right now that I think of it. Anyone else noticed this?


Re: Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

jimcoble2000
 

but you are always looking down on antsEmoji

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 8:40:40 AM EDT, Ian Stewart <ian@...> wrote:


Hey Jim, if you think ants are cool E.O. Wilson wrote a delightful book on ants called Tales from the Ant World. Well worth the read ... Cheers Ian

On 4/3/2021 9:11 PM, Jim Tallman wrote:
Ants, ants are cooler to watch! Birds just make a bunch of noise early morning and crap on everything when they aren't making noise :). Ants on the other hand are cunning, they build little castles all over the place, but it is just a distraction, cause they are really in your walkls :). Lilkte boogers!

How they pull that off is interesting 🕶️

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Re: Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

Ian Stewart
 

Hey Jim, if you think ants are cool E.O. Wilson wrote a delightful book on ants called Tales from the Ant World. Well worth the read ... Cheers Ian

On 4/3/2021 9:11 PM, Jim Tallman wrote:
Ants, ants are cooler to watch! Birds just make a bunch of noise early morning and crap on everything when they aren't making noise :). Ants on the other hand are cunning, they build little castles all over the place, but it is just a distraction, cause they are really in your walkls :). Lilkte boogers!

How they pull that off is interesting 🕶️

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Thank you George

jimcoble2000
 

Just wanted to dash off a note in thanks to George, one, for hosting the NWRP event and two, the nice pin you gave me last night. I hope you gave yourself a pin also for outreach as truly you and several others do the real lifting for public events. Your efforts for the community are far beyond what I can do. Thank you for the pin and know that I understand who the real outreach people are and what you do.

Have a happy Easter and thanks.

Mark


Re: Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

jimcoble2000
 

Emoji

On Saturday, April 3, 2021, 9:11:23 PM EDT, Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:


Ants, ants are cooler to watch! Birds just make a bunch of noise early morning and crap on everything when they aren't making noise :). Ants on the other hand are cunning, they build little castles all over the place, but it is just a distraction, cause they are really in your walkls :). Lilkte boogers!

How they pull that off is interesting 🕶️

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

Jim Tallman
 

Ants, ants are cooler to watch! Birds just make a bunch of noise early morning and crap on everything when they aren't making noise :). Ants on the other hand are cunning, they build little castles all over the place, but it is just a distraction, cause they are really in your walkls :). Lilkte boogers!

How they pull that off is interesting 🕶️

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Should you be bored on a full moon night...............................

jimcoble2000
 

You might try watching birds. It does sound a bit detailed and intense. I came across this guide and though you might find it interesting as it is very detailed as to how. If you are bored, just saying.


Re: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

jimcoble2000
 

Yes. Both Languages, English and Hungarian.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:54:29 PM EDT, vp <vp@...> wrote:


Mark,

Is the writing inside the atlas in English?

I am awaiting my copy.

George
On April 2, 2021 5:30 PM jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.

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



Re: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

vp
 

Mark,

Is the writing inside the atlas in English?

I am awaiting my copy.

George
On April 2, 2021 5:30 PM jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.

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



Re: [VPAS] Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

jimcoble2000
 

Funny, the legend has a very good number of symbols for features but when you look at the maps it becomes apparent how little we know. If you look at a USGS Moon map there is a ton of information. On Mars, not so much. There is a lot of ground still to cover though I suspect there may be a detailed geologic map by the end of my days.  Everything is so much harder on Mars than the Moon.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:25:01 PM EDT, Bird Taylor <birdtaylor@...> wrote:


Hey,


Note that I had ordered four copies, so that when only two copies arrived at my home, I sent an request for the missing two copies. I received a quick reply that they break the orders into smaller shipments. Sure enough, a couple of days later, the last two copies arrived. Yes, it is a beautiful atlas to this untrained Mars observer. The beautiful artwork reminds me of Rukl's Moon atlas that is so prized today as well.


Thanks, Mark, for the most excellent suggestion.


Clear Dark Skies,

Bird

On April 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM "jimcoble2000 via groups.io" <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

 
could be

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:45:10 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


I think the language is actually Klingon.

--- jimcoble2000@... wrote:

From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>, VPAS <vpas@groups.io>, kentblackwell <kent@...>, Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 21:30:35 +0000 (UTC)

Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.


 


 


Re: [VPAS] Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

jimcoble2000
 

This is really a small gem.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:25:00 PM EDT, Bird Taylor <birdtaylor@...> wrote:


Hey,


Note that I had ordered four copies, so that when only two copies arrived at my home, I sent an request for the missing two copies. I received a quick reply that they break the orders into smaller shipments. Sure enough, a couple of days later, the last two copies arrived. Yes, it is a beautiful atlas to this untrained Mars observer. The beautiful artwork reminds me of Rukl's Moon atlas that is so prized today as well.


Thanks, Mark, for the most excellent suggestion.


Clear Dark Skies,

Bird

On April 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM "jimcoble2000 via groups.io" <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

 
could be

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:45:10 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


I think the language is actually Klingon.

--- jimcoble2000@... wrote:

From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>, VPAS <vpas@groups.io>, kentblackwell <kent@...>, Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 21:30:35 +0000 (UTC)

Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.


 


 


Re: [VPAS] Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

Bird Taylor
 

Hey,


Note that I had ordered four copies, so that when only two copies arrived at my home, I sent an request for the missing two copies. I received a quick reply that they break the orders into smaller shipments. Sure enough, a couple of days later, the last two copies arrived. Yes, it is a beautiful atlas to this untrained Mars observer. The beautiful artwork reminds me of Rukl's Moon atlas that is so prized today as well.


Thanks, Mark, for the most excellent suggestion.


Clear Dark Skies,

Bird

On April 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM "jimcoble2000 via groups.io" <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

 
could be

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:45:10 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


I think the language is actually Klingon.

--- jimcoble2000@... wrote:

From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>, VPAS <vpas@groups.io>, kentblackwell <kent@...>, Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 21:30:35 +0000 (UTC)

Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.


 


 


Re: [VPAS] Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today

jimcoble2000
 

could be

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:45:10 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


I think the language is actually Klingon.

--- jimcoble2000@... wrote:

From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>, VPAS <vpas@groups.io>, kentblackwell <kent@...>, Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 21:30:35 +0000 (UTC)

Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.


Mars addendum

jimcoble2000
 

They have a sense of humor in the book. On the inside it has a Mars green road sign with the white border. You know, what you see coming into a town or a freeway exit. It reads:

Mars (no service)         min 55 758 006                 Emoji
Population 0                 max 401 300 00 km

 an exit arrow in the upper right corner. Funny.

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