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Observing report from OV

Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
 

Despite the partly cloudy skies, i got up at 4AM and decided to try to do some observing. The sky was nice and clear when i got an opening in the clouds. I had a chance to observe and photograph Jupiter, the Double Cluster, and Andromeda. The jupiter and double cluster photos came out ok but the ones for Andromeda didn't as i had to take a long exposure and the glow from norfolk just got in the way. OH YEAH...Orion is now up in the morning! soon we will be shifting out of daylight savings time! Looking forward to the ECSP,!!!!!!!

Jim


Re: Virginia Beach ASPCA night - 7 Sept 2013

Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
 

Anyone interested in helping out I will be at the ASPCA around 5PM today.  You don’t have to come that early if you only want to help with observations after dark.  Here is the address.  So far it looks like it will be just me tonight

 

 

3040 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

 

Jim,

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of jctallman@...
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 2:29 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Virginia Beach ASPCA night - 7 Sept 2013

 

 

All

  Just got a call back from Jesse a the ASPCA and this even is a go.  I plan to get there around 5 or so to do some solar viewing and then move on to the other stars.  The event will end at 10PM.  So if you 'd like to come out an help that would be great.  Just respond so I know others are coming to help out.

 

 

Jim Tallman


Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6 - 11:27PM

VegaGaze
 

I'd also like to add that if you go just past the lighthouses, there is more parking & beach access across from the gas station. 



--- In backbayastro@..., <backbayastro@...> wrote:

for anyone who wants to join the rocket launch viewing from FORT STORY beach adj the lighthouse, use the east gate (gate 8) cause it's open 24 hrs. if you do not have military ID, you can ride with someone who does or arrive a few mins early to show drivers license & vehicle insurance/registration. i plan to be on site between 10:30PM & 11PM.
DIRECTIONS: from VB ocean front take ATLANTIC AVE North until you reach gate 8. there should be enough parking spaces on the bay side parking near the lighthouse.

kevin

--- In backbayastro@..., "Roy Diffrient" <mail@...> wrote:
>
> On-line sources listed here:
>
> http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-launch-shoots-moon-virginia-tonight-watch-online-111056445.html
>
> Roy
>
> From: Roy Diffrient
> Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:47 AM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6
>
> If this launch is postponed â€" As is often the case â€" the next launch window is the following night at about the same time. Here’s a PDF file showing later possibilities for blastoff:
>
> http://moon.nasa.gov//docs/LADEE_Schedule1.pdf
>
> Roy
>
> From: Roy Diffrient
> Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:02 AM
> To: backbayastro@...
> Subject: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6
>
> Here’s a good reason to stay up late on a Friday night â€" This may be spectacular. The NASA LADEE moon mission launch from Wallops Island is scheduled for September 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM:
>
> http://www.universetoday.com/99284/nasas-ladee-lunar-probe-set-for-spectacular-science-and-september-night-launch-visible-to-millions-and-millions/
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ladee/main/index.html
>
> Roy
>


Virginia Beach ASPCA night - 7 Sept 2013

jctallman@...
 

All

  Just got a call back from Jesse a the ASPCA and this even is a go.  I plan to get there around 5 or so to do some solar viewing and then move on to the other stars.  The event will end at 10PM.  So if you 'd like to come out an help that would be great.  Just respond so I know others are coming to help out.

 

 

Jim Tallman


Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6 - 11:27PM

kevin swann
 

for anyone who wants to join the rocket launch viewing from FORT STORY beach adj the lighthouse, use the east gate (gate 8) cause it's open 24 hrs. if you do not have military ID, you can ride with someone who does or arrive a few mins early to show drivers license & vehicle insurance/registration. i plan to be on site between 10:30PM & 11PM.
DIRECTIONS: from VB ocean front take ATLANTIC AVE North until you reach gate 8. there should be enough parking spaces on the bay side parking near the lighthouse.

kevin

--- In backbayastro@..., "Roy Diffrient" <mail@...> wrote:

On-line sources listed here:

http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-launch-shoots-moon-virginia-tonight-watch-online-111056445.html

Roy

From: Roy Diffrient
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:47 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6

If this launch is postponed â€" As is often the case â€" the next launch window is the following night at about the same time. Here’s a PDF file showing later possibilities for blastoff:

http://moon.nasa.gov//docs/LADEE_Schedule1.pdf

Roy

From: Roy Diffrient
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:02 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6

Here’s a good reason to stay up late on a Friday night â€" This may be spectacular. The NASA LADEE moon mission launch from Wallops Island is scheduled for September 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM:

http://www.universetoday.com/99284/nasas-ladee-lunar-probe-set-for-spectacular-science-and-september-night-launch-visible-to-millions-and-millions/

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ladee/main/index.html

Roy


Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6

Roy Diffrient
 

On-line sources listed here:
 
 
Roy
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6
 
If this launch is postponed – As is often the case – the next launch window is the following night at about the same time.  Here’s a PDF file showing later possibilities for blastoff:
 
 
Roy
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:02 AM
Subject: Wallops Moon Rocket Launch Sept. 6
 
Here’s a good reason to stay up late on a Friday night – This may be spectacular.  The NASA LADEE moon mission launch from Wallops Island is scheduled for September 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM:
 
 
 
Roy


Tyson's New "Cosmos" Trailer

Roy Diffrient
 

This came out in July, but I guess I was busy.  Great stuff, and I can’t wait for the spring 2014 premier.
 
 
Also, I had heard Fox was to broadcast it, but it’s also a co-production of National Geographic and plans are broadcast later the same night on the Nat Geo channel.
 
Roy
 


Re: Colorado Skies

RapidEye
 

I'll bet you heard the cheers coming from Mile High Stadium last night, all the way down there in South Park! =-)



On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Charles JAGOW <chuck@...> wrote:
Aspens are just starting to change.  Lots of elk up on the mountain tops hiding from the hunters.


Re: Colorado Skies

charles jagow
 

Aspens are just starting to change. Lots of elk up on the mountain tops hiding from the hunters.

v/r
Chuck Jagow
NCRR #1495 & Newsletter Editor
VP Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory
N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

-----Original Message-----
From: RapidEye [mailto:RapidEye.US@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2013 09:21 AM
To: 'Backbay Group'
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Colorado Skies

Make sure you bring me back some of that Western Slope air to hold me over
until my next trip back.
I'll bet the aspens are starting to turn up on the higher mountains already.
Safe Travels!



On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Chuck <chuck@...> wrote:

**


Hey folks!

Just like normal, the weather reports for Colorado showed CLEAR skies for
this whole week, until of course, I showed up with a telescope. It has
rained and been cloudy nearly the entire time. I did manage a couple of
clear early mornings at my sister's house about twenty miles North of
Denver. Twenty miles North of Denver and the skies at my sisters are BETTER
than back home at the NWRP.

Came up to the ranch near Westcliffe CO on Sunday and have managed one
early morning and about three hours last night before the clouds took the
skies, again. Seen a lot of great things, my SQL meter read 21.54 and 21.58.

We still have six more days up here in the mountains. So I have afew more
opportunities to stargaze.

See you all at the next Boardwalk Astronomy.

v/r

Chuck & What's Her Name
Verde Mont Observatory
38�11'27.9348", -105�36'24.6924"
8,740'



meeting

George Reynolds
 

I can't believe I FORGOT about the BBAA meeting tonight!  I came home from work about 6:30 pm, had a late dinner, and sat down to read the paper.  A few minutes ago I realized, I MISSED THE MEETING!   That's the first time I have missed a BBAA meeting without having a good reason (like being out of town).

I am so sorry I missed it.  Can someone please fill me in on what was covered?  

And to top it off, I gave an astronomy talk to the Seniors group at my church this morning, and didn't even remember there was a meeting tonight.  I think the Monday holiday got me off schedule.  It feels like it should be Wednesday.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 


Maps to astro sites

preciousmyprecious
 

Bird put this amazing thing together and maintains it. Thank you Bird. I am posting this for all the new folks and old folks that don't have it. 

 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Nightwatch at Chippokes, 9/7/2013, 5:00 pm

backbayastro@...
 

Reminder from:   backbayastro Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Nightwatch at Chippokes
 
Date:   Saturday September 7, 2013
Time:   5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location:   Mansion parking lot at Chippokes Plantation State Park
Notes:   Weather dependent. $3.00 fee required. Permit required to be on site. See Directions folder. Observers only please.
NOTE: Start time 5pm Saturday, end time 5am Sunday. Calendar does not show this fact.
 
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possible - Virginia Beach SPCA event Saturday

Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
 

All the event for the ASPCA in VB is sort of in the air for this Saturday.  I’ve called and I’ve emailed the POC with no success.  At this point I’m not even sure if the event is on or what times they want us there.  If I hear nothing by tomorrow afternoon we’ll call it a bust.

 

 

Jim


Re: BBAA monthly meeting, 9/5/2013, 7:30 pm

galacticprobe
 

I don't think I'll be able to make the meeting tonight. My back is really causing me grief. (Anything but a semi-reclined position really makes the eyes water.) I was hoping it would get better as the day wore on, but so far there's no change. Ouchy.


Hopefully next month!


Dino. 



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Title:   BBAA monthly meeting
 
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Time:   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location:   TCC&#92;, Virginia Beach Campus
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NASA Walliops LADEE rocket launch Friday Night

Kent Blackwell
 

This is a reminder to watch the skies Friday night (September 6) for the night launch of LADEE from Wallops Island, VA. It'll only reach 15-degrees from our locale but that should be high enough for a good view. Launch time is scheduled at 11:27 PM EDT, weather permitting. It should be visible from South Carolina to Maine.

 

Kent Blackwell


What's up with the AL? Sept issue

preciousmyprecious
 


Apollo navigational computer. rope memory

preciousmyprecious
 

how cool:
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Re: Colorado Skies

RapidEye
 

Make sure you bring me back some of that Western Slope air to hold me over until my next trip back.
I'll bet the aspens are starting to turn up on the higher mountains already.
Safe Travels!



On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Chuck <chuck@...> wrote:
 

Hey folks!

Just like normal, the weather reports for Colorado showed CLEAR skies for this whole week, until of course, I showed up with a telescope. It has rained and been cloudy nearly the entire time. I did manage a couple of clear early mornings at my sister's house about twenty miles North of Denver. Twenty miles North of Denver and the skies at my sisters are BETTER than back home at the NWRP.

Came up to the ranch near Westcliffe CO on Sunday and have managed one early morning and about three hours last night before the clouds took the skies, again. Seen a lot of great things, my SQL meter read 21.54 and 21.58.

We still have six more days up here in the mountains. So I have afew more opportunities to stargaze.

See you all at the next Boardwalk Astronomy.

v/r

Chuck & What's Her Name
Verde Mont Observatory
38°11'27.9348", -105°36'24.6924"
8,740'



BBAA monthly meeting, 9/5/2013, 7:30 pm

backbayastro@...
 

Reminder from:   backbayastro Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   BBAA monthly meeting
 
Date:   Thursday September 5, 2013
Time:   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location:   TCC&#92;, Virginia Beach Campus
Notes:   Meetings are usually held in Room JC13 of new science building. (See directions in Backbayastro Files section or monthly newsletter.)
 
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Colorado Skies

charles jagow
 

Hey folks!

Just like normal, the weather reports for Colorado showed CLEAR skies for this whole week, until of course, I showed up with a telescope. It has rained and been cloudy nearly the entire time. I did manage a couple of clear early mornings at my sister's house about twenty miles North of Denver. Twenty miles North of Denver and the skies at my sisters are BETTER than back home at the NWRP.

Came up to the ranch near Westcliffe CO on Sunday and have managed one early morning and about three hours last night before the clouds took the skies, again. Seen a lot of great things, my SQL meter read 21.54 and 21.58.

We still have six more days up here in the mountains. So I have afew more opportunities to stargaze.

See you all at the next Boardwalk Astronomy.

v/r

Chuck & What's Her Name
Verde Mont Observatory
38°11'27.9348", -105°36'24.6924"
8,740'