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Re: Computer troubles

Ian Stewart
 

Miss seeing you and Dee. I hope all is well with you guys.

Cheers

Ian

On 9/29/2021 4:26 PM, Roy Diffrient wrote:
We can’t make it.  Hope everyone has fun regardless of the weather.

Roy


Re: Computer troubles

Jim Tallman
 

Bring lots of root beer

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Re: Computer troubles

Roy Diffrient
 

We can’t make it.  Hope everyone has fun regardless of the weather.

Roy


On Sep 29, 2021, at 1:46 PM, bob414 <bob414@...> wrote:



Hello Stu

 

I plan on attending SRSP, looking for how many others from BBAA we should be looking for.

 

Bob Beuerlein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:40 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Computer troubles

 

In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


Re: Computer troubles

Ian Stewart
 

Willbedare ... Cheers Ian

On 9/29/2021 1:46 PM, bob414 wrote:

Hello Stu

 

I plan on attending SRSP, looking for how many others from BBAA we should be looking for.

 

Bob Beuerlein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:40 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Computer troubles

 

In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


Re: Computer troubles

Stu Beaber
 

Yeah Bob...as Ian said, weather don't look too good. But barring a hurricane, after 2 years absence, I'll be there.

Stu


On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 1:46 PM bob414 <bob414@...> wrote:

Hello Stu

 

I plan on attending SRSP, looking for how many others from BBAA we should be looking for.

 

Bob Beuerlein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:40 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Computer troubles

 

In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


Re: Computer troubles

bob414
 

Hello Stu

 

I plan on attending SRSP, looking for how many others from BBAA we should be looking for.

 

Bob Beuerlein

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:40 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Computer troubles

 

In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


Re: Computer troubles

Jonathan Scheetz
 

Yeah.  I can only stay thru Thursday night and I'm hoping for at least two good back to back nights.  Here's hoping the forecast improves - which it already has some.



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Re: Computer troubles

Ian Stewart
 

Good job on the memory stick - weather not looking so good.

Cheers

Ian

On 9/28/2021 2:39 PM, Stu Beaber wrote:
In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


Computer troubles

Stu Beaber
 

In getting ready for SRSP next week it dawned on me that my main computer that I intended to use at the SP was getting slower & slower over the last couple months. Last week it got so bad that if I told it to do 2 things in fairly rapid succession, it would crash, restart and that means big headaches for an imager. Figuring it was the RAM going bad, I found a stick on Amazon. For only $3 more I got same day delivery. Put it in today and HEY...new computer! The only thing better than this might be clear weather all next week!

Stu


NGC7822 From Last Night

Ian Stewart
 

Here's NGC7822 an interesting complex in Cepheus. I was surprised I haven't imaged this before since its an easy and very dramatic target.I'll try and get some color data in the next few nights.
Cheers
Ian
NGC7822


Looking for a new refractor

Keegan Morrison
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm in the market for a new refractor. My budget is around $1,000 for a new scope, so I thought I'd reach out to this group to see if anyone has a gently used option. I'd like to be in the 80-100mm range, primarily used for planets and the moon here in light polluted Chesapeake, but occasionally used for DSOs in darker skies. My 10" dob is just too big to fit in the car with kids and everything else, so portability is important.

I don't need anything but the OTA and a tripod (and a case if it has one!) and I'm not interested in a motorized mount. If you have something you think would be a good fit let me know! I've been watching Facebook and Craigslist for a month or so and haven't seen anything of interest.

Thanks,
 -Keegan


Re: Phantom of the Opera Nebula

Ian Stewart
 

Added some color data from last night ... Cheers Ian
SH2 173


Re: Phantom of the Opera Nebula

Roy Diffrient
 

So faint I'll likely never see it in my (or any other) telescope eyepiece.  Thanks Ian - really nice and appropriately ghostly image.

Roy

On 9/25/2021 12:10 PM, Ian Stewart wrote:
This guy's pretty faint. I have 6 hours on SH2-173 as of last night and its still pretty faint. This one is often referred to as the Phantom of the Opera Nebula. Personally I see a cat face.
Cheers
Ian
Phantom of the Opera Nebula


Re: Phantom of the Opera Nebula

Ted Forte
 

Oh, that’s got to be a Mircat

 

But who knows, later today, after an adult beverage or two, maybe that phantom thing will come through.

 

Great image Ian.

 

Ted

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ian Stewart
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:10 AM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Phantom of the Opera Nebula

 

This guy's pretty faint. I have 6 hours on SH2-173 as of last night and its still pretty faint. This one is often referred to as the Phantom of the Opera Nebula. Personally I see a cat face.
Cheers
Ian
Phantom of the Opera Nebula


Re: Phantom of the Opera Nebula

charles jagow
 

Very nice and faint!

Sent from Chuck's iPhone

On Sep 25, 2021, at 10:10, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:

This guy's pretty faint. I have 6 hours on SH2-173 as of last night and its still pretty faint. This one is often referred to as the Phantom of the Opera Nebula. Personally I see a cat face.
Cheers
Ian
Phantom of the Opera Nebula


Phantom of the Opera Nebula

Ian Stewart
 

This guy's pretty faint. I have 6 hours on SH2-173 as of last night and its still pretty faint. This one is often referred to as the Phantom of the Opera Nebula. Personally I see a cat face.
Cheers
Ian
Phantom of the Opera Nebula


Morning Gibbous Moon

Gabriel Dandrade
 

The moon is exceptionally well-rendered this morning. Did not get the telescope out but still managed to take this:


Re: Back Bay Astronomers Boardwalk Astronomy

charles jagow
 

HAHAHAHA.  I have about 1/25 the number of scopes as you!

 

2 80mm Orion ED refractors,

1 125mm Explore Scientific Refractor,

1 Meade 10” LX-200GPS

1 Meade ETX-LS 6”

60mm Lunt Solar Scope on a Meade LX65 mount

70mm Celestron refractor (for the Solar Funnel)

18” Obsession UC

20” Obsession Classic (newest to me)

10” Orion Intelliscope

12” Orion Goto XX12G (best mirror of all of them)

 

And What’s Her Name has been spotted counting in the garage…

 

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 06:45 AM, charles jagow wrote:

I sold it on Astromart.  I guess that is part of getting old…

No, Chuck, that's a sign of having too many telescopes. You ought to settle down to one telescope like me.


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v/r

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 


Re: Back Bay Astronomers Boardwalk Astronomy

Jeffrey Thornton
 

Sounds were also coming off this Nebula...


Re: Back Bay Astronomers Boardwalk Astronomy

Kent Blackwell
 

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 06:45 AM, charles jagow wrote:
I sold it on Astromart.  I guess that is part of getting old…
No, Chuck, that's a sign of having too many telescopes. You ought to settle down to one telescope like me.

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