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Re: Milky Way Tour Last Night

jimcoble2000
 

We were out doing the same thing Saturday.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, 12:00:59 PM EDT, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:


A wonderful evening last night albeit somewhat noisy with all the fireworks going off in the distant. Did a tour through the milky way with my 5 inch triplet. Started at the Veil in Cygnus and then onto Alberio (lovely), the Dumbell Nebula, M71 in Sagitta, Brocchi's Cluster, Wild Duck Cluster in Aquila, M22 in Sagittarius and then across and up through the Lagoon, Trifid, M24, Omega, and Eagle Nebula ... Cheers Ian


Re: Milky Way Tour Last Night

Matthew Cook
 

That’s a nice night of observation…:)


On Jul 5, 2021, at 12:00, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:

A wonderful evening last night albeit somewhat noisy with all the fireworks going off in the distant. Did a tour through the milky way with my 5 inch triplet. Started at the Veil in Cygnus and then onto Alberio (lovely), the Dumbell Nebula, M71 in Sagitta, Brocchi's Cluster, Wild Duck Cluster in Aquila, M22 in Sagittarius and then across and up through the Lagoon, Trifid, M24, Omega, and Eagle Nebula ... Cheers Ian


Milky Way Tour Last Night

Ian Stewart
 

A wonderful evening last night albeit somewhat noisy with all the fireworks going off in the distant. Did a tour through the milky way with my 5 inch triplet. Started at the Veil in Cygnus and then onto Alberio (lovely), the Dumbell Nebula, M71 in Sagitta, Brocchi's Cluster, Wild Duck Cluster in Aquila, M22 in Sagittarius and then across and up through the Lagoon, Trifid, M24, Omega, and Eagle Nebula ... Cheers Ian


Transit

Matthew Cook
 

Anyone else see the Tianhe-1 transit about 2150? Looked very similar to an ISS transit.


Thanks George and Shawn

jimcoble2000
 

We had a nice night out at NWRP. A pleasure to observe with you all.


Re: Cooler for the Picnic

Secretary
 

Ok, I will bring it along..

On July 3, 2021 11:28 AM Shawn Loescher <shawn.loescher@...> wrote:


Thanks Jeff. If you can bring it I would appreciate it. Worse case is we don't need it.

Shawn
Jeffrey Thornton
Secretary,
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers


Re: Cooler for the Picnic

Shawn Loescher
 

Thanks Jeff. If you can bring it I would appreciate it. Worse case is we don't need it.

Shawn


Re: SURVEY - Impact of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Stu Beaber
 

DONE!

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:49 AM Shawn Loescher <shawn.loescher@...> wrote:

As many of you may already know, the occurrence of “satellite constellations” is having a dramatic impact on professional astronomy while also affecting the amateur community. The American Astronomical Society has issued a survey to be completed by enthusiasts of the night sky – from causal stargazers to avid amateurs to professional astronomers – so they can better understand how it affects our society.
Would you please take a few moments to answer a few questions about the important issue of satellite constellations?


Re: SURVEY - Impact of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Ian Stewart
 

Done

On 7/2/2021 11:49 AM, Shawn Loescher wrote:

As many of you may already know, the occurrence of “satellite constellations” is having a dramatic impact on professional astronomy while also affecting the amateur community. The American Astronomical Society has issued a survey to be completed by enthusiasts of the night sky – from causal stargazers to avid amateurs to professional astronomers – so they can better understand how it affects our society.
Would you please take a few moments to answer a few questions about the important issue of satellite constellations?


Re: SURVEY - Impact of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

galacticprobe
 

Done!

Dino.


-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Loescher <shawn.loescher@...>
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 11:49 am
Subject: [BackBayAstro] SURVEY - Impact of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy


As many of you may already know, the occurrence of “satellite constellations” is having a dramatic impact on professional astronomy while also affecting the amateur community. The American Astronomical Society has issued a survey to be completed by enthusiasts of the night sky – from causal stargazers to avid amateurs to professional astronomers – so they can better understand how it affects our society.
Would you please take a few moments to answer a few questions about the important issue of satellite constellations?


Re: Cooler for the Picnic

Secretary
 

I have a 36 quart cooler that I can bring, but it's rather small compared to this one.

Jeff Thornton

On July 2, 2021 11:54 AM Shawn Loescher <shawn.loescher@...> wrote:


In past years Chuck Jagow generously donated the use of multiple coolers for the club picnic. I don't think he will be doing that this year so is there anyone who has a large cooler they are willing to bring to the picnic. Ideally we should have about three big coolers there to hold the water, food, and other beverages. I have a medium cooler I can bring. If no one has a big cooler we (the club) can purchase one on the same day I pick up the food. This is a 150qt cooler.


Jeffrey Thornton
Secretary,
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers


Cooler for the Picnic

Shawn Loescher
 

In past years Chuck Jagow generously donated  the use of multiple coolers for the club picnic. I don't think he will be doing that this year so is there anyone who has a large cooler they are willing to bring to the picnic. Ideally we should have about three big coolers there to hold the water, food, and other beverages. I have a medium cooler I can bring. If no one has a big cooler we (the club) can purchase one on the same day I pick up the food. This is a 150qt cooler.


SURVEY - Impact of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Shawn Loescher
 


As many of you may already know, the occurrence of “satellite constellations” is having a dramatic impact on professional astronomy while also affecting the amateur community. The American Astronomical Society has issued a survey to be completed by enthusiasts of the night sky – from causal stargazers to avid amateurs to professional astronomers – so they can better understand how it affects our society.
Would you please take a few moments to answer a few questions about the important issue of satellite constellations?


Re: The Universe In Action

galacticprobe
 

This does have that "Wow!" factor when seen in time-lapse. I mean, I knew things moved, and have noticed changes in a few things over the decades that I've been looking up, but when you see the time-lapse... "Wow!".

I couldn't find any old images of the Horsehead Nebula (say, ca. late 1960s-early 1970s) to show a comparison to modern images of it, but personally, I think that nebula's right side has moved far enough away from the horse's "neck" that now it looks more like it should be called the "Sasquatch" Nebula than a horsehead!

"Keep looking up!"
Dino.


-----Original Message-----
From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
To: BBAA Groups Io <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 29, 2021 10:36 pm
Subject: [BackBayAstro] The Universe In Action

Think the universe is moving so slow and distances so vast that no change is visible?  A look at the time lapse images here could change your mind.  Surprising motion of stars and DSO’s shown by Tom Polakis.  This from the Amastro list.

One of my fav’s is the difficult reflection nebula Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula – This image series really explains a lot about the visibility of this object over the last 25 years or so.  

Roy

—————

“Something I've spent too much time doing is creating time-lapse sequences using images taken many decades apart.  In this case, here's the motion of HD 134439 and HD 134440 over the course of 34 years.  The 1954 image is from the first Palomar Sky Survey, while the image from 1987 is a UK Schmidt image. The pair of stars moved by more than 2 arcminutes between the two frames.

https://i.imgur.com/l0SEdWc.gif


In case there's interest, here's my gallery of deep-sky object animations.

https://pbase.com/polakis/timelapse_deepsky

Tom“


Re: Are we planning to have skywatch Saturday?

jimcoble2000
 

Emoji

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:32:48 PM EDT, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:


Yes, this Saturday is Skywatch.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


On Thursday, July 1, 2021, 01:07:25 PM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Is sky watch on for Saturday?


Re: Are we planning to have skywatch Saturday?

George Reynolds
 

Yes, this Saturday is Skywatch.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


On Thursday, July 1, 2021, 01:07:25 PM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Is sky watch on for Saturday?


First Observed Thousands of Years Ago, Scientists Finally Confirm Elusive Third Type of Supernova | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Matthew Cook
 


Are we planning to have skywatch Saturday?

jimcoble2000
 

Is sky watch on for Saturday?


Re: The Universe In Action

Roy Diffrient
 

Tom Polakis has done so well at astronomy that he has made the pro ranks – he now drives a 1.1 meter telescope for Lowell Observatory.


Roy


On Jun 30, 2021, at 9:57 PM, Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:



Tom Polakis does amazing work, doesn’t he?

 

I was mesmerized by many of these time lapse sequences, especially the planetaries, and the variable nebulae.  As Roy points out the sequences with Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula does indeed explain a lot.

 

I can remember a number of times seeing Gyulbudaghian’s (and not seeing it) since you first brought it to our attention, Roy, back in 1998, I think.

 

Ted

 

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:36 PM
To: BBAA Groups Io <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] The Universe In Action

 

Think the universe is moving so slow and distances so vast that no change is visible?  A look at the time lapse images here could change your mind.  Surprising motion of stars and DSO’s shown by Tom Polakis.  This from the Amastro list.

 

One of my fav’s is the difficult reflection nebula Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula – This image series really explains a lot about the visibility of this object over the last 25 years or so.  

 

Roy

 


Re: Girl Scouts and Astronomy

Jeff Goldstein
 

I’ll be glad to help with the rocketry side and assist with the astronomy too.  We have a nice rocket site at Heritage Park in Windsor, VA.  I’m sure it’s a relatively dark sky, although we (rocket guys) always leave before dark.  Often the cub scouts camp out there, too.

 

This would satisfy both venues at the same time.  I can coordinate that, too.

 

Sincerely,  Jeff G.

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Reynolds via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:57 PM
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>; EDDIE PARRIS <eddieparris1@...>; Leigh Anne Lagoe <redlagoe@...>; Jeff Goldstein <jeffgold1@...>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Girl Scouts and Astronomy

 

I just finished a 4-day online nationwide conference for the Girl Scouts Astronomy Clubs.  NASA/JPL, SETI Institute, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) sponsor an extensive astronomy outreach to Girl Scouts.  The interest and enthusiasm of those girls, not to mention their knowledge, was amazing to me.  The object is to form at least one astronomy club among the Girl Scouts in each Council area.  Our GS council is called Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, and covers a wide area, from Williamsburg to Franklin to Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  (And Tidewater, of course.)

 

I am the designated amateur astronomer to assist the club, but we are open and eager to have more of our members participate.  If you have a desire to help young ladies get interested in astronomy, and build the ranks of amateur astronomers, and possibly direct some of these girls into careers in math, science, and engineering, please let me know.  Your knowledge and expertise, along with your willingness (which is even more important) is needed, and will be 

very helpful.

 

BTW, Jeff Goldstein, they suggested a workshop for model rocketry, and I mentioned your name.  You might become a featured event for the new Girl Scouts astronomy club.  

 

Our local club chose the name "STAR" which is an acronym for "Sisters Teaching Astronomy Regularly".  The older girls want to help teach the younger girls, the Daisies and Brownies, about space and help them earn their astronomy badges.

 

Please let me know if you can help.

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

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


 

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