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Telescope for sale

Mike Kristosik
 

Hey fellow astronomers,

Here is an opportunity to purchase a goto telescope.  I believe it is an 8 inch.  It even comes with an equatorial wedge.  Pictures attached.

I have a friend whose husband has gone into a memory care facility, and she wishes to sell his telescope. Neither she nor I have any expertise in astronomy telescopes but we do recognize his telescope is a high quality model. It is a Meade Model 38 Dec motor with tripod. The scope is in a large protective case, and I can provide photos of the scope and its tripod if needed. I found a photo online which looks identical to her husband's model, and have inserted it below. Do you know anyone who would be interested in purchasing it? Failing that, do you have any advice for selling it?

Thanks in advance
John Allen ( falsedawn2@...

Contact John at falsedawn2@...

Mike
Heart of the Valley Astronomers


****November Virtual Star Party date correction

Mike Kristosik
 

Hey all!

For those of you at the Heart of the Valley Astronomers meeting on Tuesday November 9 you may recall me questioning the date of the November Virtual Star Party.  Well, guess what?  I provided the wrong date.  

The next Virtual Star Party is scheduled for November 19 at 7 pm.  SIgn up through Corvallis Parks and Recreation.  The HVA website has been updated with the corrected date.  

Apologies for the mix up.  

Mike Kristosik
Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Heart of the Valley Astronomers November 9 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Hello fellow Astronomers,

Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is coming up on Tuesday November 9, 2021 at 7 pm.  Our meeting agenda is as follows;

Heart of the Valley Astronomers November 2021 meeting agenda;
Announcements
Updates on Star parties, Astro classes
November mystery object
What's up this month?
This month's constellation - Pegasus
This month in astronomical history
Hubble vs JWST
Sharing:  Images, new astro toys

Here is the meeting invite:
Mike Kristosik is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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See you at the meeting.

Clear skies!

Mike


Re: Article from Last Month's Heart of the Valley Astronomers Meeting

Amy Baker
 

Try this!

 - Amy


Re: Article from Last Month's Heart of the Valley Astronomers Meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Amy,

there doesn't seem to be anything attached?  I even went to our groups.io page.

Mike

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 6:16 PM Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:
Sorry, I just realized that last message was probably pretty confusing.

The attached article is from Lauren Wingert's presentation LAST month.

The November HVA meeting is not until NEXT week on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The Zoom link will be sent closer to the actual date.


Re: Article from Last Month's Heart of the Valley Astronomers Meeting

Amy Baker
 

Sorry, I just realized that last message was probably pretty confusing.

The attached article is from Lauren Wingert's presentation LAST month.

The November HVA meeting is not until NEXT week on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The Zoom link will be sent closer to the actual date.


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers Monthly meeting is tomorrow night, October 12!

Amy Baker
 

I know we mentioned the Sky & Telescope article about the telescope Mel Bartels designed and Lauren Wingert added to, but I don't think we ever got around to sharing it, so I'm doing that now.

 - Amy


Virtual Star Party this Friday October 29 at 7 pm via zoom

ccd astro
 

Hi all Astronomers
Virtual Star Party this Friday, October 29 at 7 pm! Join us for a tour of the universe, where you will see galaxies like Messier 31 and NGC 891, open clusters of stars, beautiful nebula, and any comets that might be visible. For those that can stay up late, like past 10 pm, the Great Orion Nebula will show itself!
Sign up at the Corvallis Parks and Rec site: https://apm.activecommunities.com/.../Activity_Search/40194

See you there!
- Tom


October EAS Meeting Video - Planetary Imaging by Jeff Phillips

Amy Baker
 

In case you missed it or want to watch it again, the video from Thursday night's EAS meeting is available on YouTube now.


Since the video is set to "unlisted," you can't find it by doing a search on YouTube, but anyone with the link can view it. If you have friends that you think would be interesting, you can click on the Share button just below the video on YouTube and send them the link.

And once again, a big "Thank you!" to Jeff for taking the time and effort to put together the presentation!

 - Amy


Re: TONIGHT!!! October EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

Here are the links Jeff Phillips mentioned in his talk tonight.

We had a great turnout, but if you had to miss it the video should be available after the weekend.

 - Amy

Resource Page-
 
Here are links to some talks and tutorials by people who world class experts on planetary imaging:
 
 
WAS March 2021 Monthly Meeting / Damian Peach – High Resolution Astrophotography
 
Christopher Go Imaging Essentials Three Part Series | Telescopes.net | Telescopes
 
 
Darryl Milika image processing tutorials:
 
 
Thierry Legault - The collimation
 
             http://www.astrophoto.fr/collim.html
 
FireCapture | Planetary Image Capture
 
             http://www.firecapture.de/
 
AutoStakkert! – AS! Stacking Software – Lucky Imaging with an Edge – Emil Kraaikamp
 
             https://www.autostakkert.com/
 
RegiStax- Free image processing software
 
             https://www.astronomie.be/registax/
 


TONIGHT!!! October EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

TONIGHT! DON'T FORGET!

This month, we have Jeff Phillips giving a fascinating talk on planetary imaging.

Planetary Imaging: Using a Planetary Camera

High speed CMOS cameras have revolutionized planetary imaging. When I got into astronomy 30 years ago the best ground based photos of the planets were vague and featureless, even when taken with professional telescopes like the 60 in telescope at Mt. Wilson. Today amateurs routinely outshine these professional photos with 8 inch backyard telescopes.

I want to share a few of my pictures and talk about how you can learn to take great pictures from your own backyard.


 - Jeff Phillips

[As a teaser, that's a NASA APOD on the left, taken by Damien Peach with the 1 meter Chilescope, and Jeff's backyard image on the right]


 
Make sure you don't miss it! Join us by clicking on the link below tonight!

Topic: October 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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October EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

Mark your calendars for next week's meeting of the Eugene Astronomical Society!

This month, we have Jeff Phillips giving a fascinating talk on planetary imaging.

Planetary Imaging: Using a Planetary Camera

High speed CMOS cameras have revolutionized planetary imaging. When I got into astronomy 30 years ago the best ground based photos of the planets were vague and featureless, even when taken with professional telescopes like the 60 in telescope at Mt. Wilson. Today amateurs routinely outshine these professional photos with 8 inch backyard telescopes.

I want to share a few of my pictures and talk about how you can learn to take great pictures from your own backyard.


 - Jeff Phillips

 
Make sure you don't miss it! Join us by clicking on the link below Thursday night!

Topic: October 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 897 8089 3327
Passcode: 800395
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Setting Circle printouts

Ted Haigh
 

If anyone is interested in trying setting circles for your telescope, here is a site with PDF files for various sizes of telescopes.

Enjoy,
Ted

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/514545-free-printable-setting-circles/



TONIGHT! HVA Meeting Featuring Lauren Wingert Discussing Her Work With Mel Bartels' Telescope

Amy Baker
 

A reminder of the Heart of the Valley Astronomers October meeting. This month our feature presentation is Laurent Wingert, showing how she added setting circles to a very cool Mel Bartels designed telescope. Lauren had an article about this in the July 2021 Sky and Telescope. Here is a photo of Lauren with her telescope:

image.png
 
Here is the zoom link:
Tom Carrico is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Heart of the Valley Astronomers October 2021 meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers Monthly meeting is tomorrow night, October 12!

Amy Baker
 

You don't want to miss this one!

 - Amy


Heart of the Valley Astronomers Monthly meeting is tomorrow night, October 12!

ccd astro
 

A reminder of the Heart of the Valley Astronomers October meeting. This month our feature presentation is Laurent Wingert, showing how she added setting circles to a very cool Mel Bartels designed telescope. Lauren had an article about this in the July 2021 Sky and Telescope. Here is a photo of Lauren with her telescope:
image.png

Here is the zoom link:
Tom Carrico is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Heart of the Valley Astronomers October 2021 meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84538141700?pwd=UUlyOUZqdmFkSXRkR2dGbzA5ZUdrUT09

Meeting ID: 845 3814 1700
Passcode: 227239
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Heart of the Valley Astronomers meeting this Tuesday, October 12 at 7 pm via zoom

ccd astro
 

Greetings Astronomers!

The October meeting is upon us! Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here (Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 7pm). Skies are clouding up, come to the meeting so you are prepared for whatever clear skies we get. 

Heart of the Valley Astronomers October 2021 meeting agenda;

Club Announcements and Updates
Mystery object of the month 
What's up for October
This month's constellation:  Cassiopeia and Andromeda
This month in Astronomical history 
Presentation: Laura Wingert shares how she added digital setting circles to her trusty dobsonian.
Sharing:  Images?  Astro tools?  

See you all on Tuesday at 7 pm
Here is the zoom link:
Tom Carrico is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Heart of the Valley Astronomers October 2021 meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84538141700?pwd=UUlyOUZqdmFkSXRkR2dGbzA5ZUdrUT09

Meeting ID: 845 3814 1700
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Re: Heart Nebula closeup

Andy Nowlen
 

😃😀

Great analysis!


On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 10:39 AM Wayne Spletstoser <wmsplets@...> wrote:
I tried a stent at naming, but was all a flutter.  My efforts were in vein.  I am just a blood klutz.

> On Oct 9, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Andy Nowlen <andynowlen@...> wrote:
>
> I started out doing a Heart of the Heart image and discovered what might be a great Halloween Mask design.  A bear, a hound, a wolf, or something else?  What do you see?

> Tight view of the left ventricle of the Heart Nebula!  Last winter I shot the heart and soul nebulae together at 385mm. This is my first close-up view inside the heart :>)

> Sept 13, 2021
> Driveway Observatory
> 123 sub-exposures of 180 and 240 seconds
> 6 hours integration
> Scope - ES ED102mm @714mm f7
> Mount - iOptron CEM40
> Filter - Optolong L-enhance
> Stacking - Astro Pixel Processor
> Processing - Pixinsight & Photoshop
> Star removal - Photoshop starExterminator (very good plugin)
>
>
> <SH2-190 Heart of the heart V4.jpg>
>









--
Andy Nowlen
406 698 1924


Re: Heart Nebula closeup

Wayne Spletstoser
 

I tried a stent at naming, but was all a flutter. My efforts were in vein. I am just a blood klutz.

On Oct 9, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Andy Nowlen <andynowlen@...> wrote:

I started out doing a Heart of the Heart image and discovered what might be a great Halloween Mask design. A bear, a hound, a wolf, or something else? What do you see?

Tight view of the left ventricle of the Heart Nebula! Last winter I shot the heart and soul nebulae together at 385mm. This is my first close-up view inside the heart :>)

Sept 13, 2021
Driveway Observatory
123 sub-exposures of 180 and 240 seconds
6 hours integration
Scope - ES ED102mm @714mm f7
Mount - iOptron CEM40
Filter - Optolong L-enhance
Stacking - Astro Pixel Processor
Processing - Pixinsight & Photoshop
Star removal - Photoshop starExterminator (very good plugin)


<SH2-190 Heart of the heart V4.jpg>


Heart Nebula closeup

Andy Nowlen
 

I started out doing a Heart of the Heart image and discovered what might be a great Halloween Mask design.  A bear, a hound, a wolf, or something else?  What do you see?
 
Tight view of the left ventricle of the Heart Nebula!  Last winter I shot the heart and soul nebulae together at 385mm. This is my first close-up view inside the heart :>)
 
Sept 13, 2021
Driveway Observatory
123 sub-exposures of 180 and 240 seconds
6 hours integration
Scope - ES ED102mm @714mm f7
Mount - iOptron CEM40
Filter - Optolong L-enhance
Stacking - Astro Pixel Processor
Processing - Pixinsight & Photoshop
Star removal - Photoshop starExterminator (very good plugin)


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