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Re: Video for August EAS Meeting

Les Scott
 

Hi Amy,

Thanks for posting the link to the meeting..

Enjoy Your Day..

Les


On Aug 21, 2021, at 5:50 PM, Wayne Spletstoser via groups.io <wmsplets@...> wrote:

 Thanks Amy. You are stellar!

> On Aug 21, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:
>
> Here is the video from Thursday night's meeting. Jerry Oltion puts together the travel telescope he made, all live, and then teaches how to collimate properly.
>
> YouTube link - August EAS meeting
>
> If you missed this one, then please check out the video. It was a really fun meeting.
>
> - Amy
>








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Re: Video for August EAS Meeting

Amy Baker
 

You're welcome!

 - Amy


On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 5:50 PM Wayne Spletstoser <wmsplets@...> wrote:
Thanks Amy.  You are stellar!

> On Aug 21, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:
>
> Here is the video from Thursday night's meeting. Jerry Oltion puts together the travel telescope he made, all live, and then teaches how to collimate properly.
>
> YouTube link - August EAS meeting
>
> If you missed this one, then please check out the video. It was a really fun meeting.
>
>  - Amy
>








Re: Video for August EAS Meeting

Wayne Spletstoser
 

Thanks Amy. You are stellar!

On Aug 21, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:

Here is the video from Thursday night's meeting. Jerry Oltion puts together the travel telescope he made, all live, and then teaches how to collimate properly.

YouTube link - August EAS meeting

If you missed this one, then please check out the video. It was a really fun meeting.

- Amy


Video for August EAS Meeting

Amy Baker
 

Here is the video from Thursday night's meeting. Jerry Oltion puts together the travel telescope he made, all live, and then teaches how to collimate properly.

If you missed this one, then please check out the video. It was a really fun meeting.

 - Amy


TONIGHT! August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

Don't forget, the EAS meeting is tonight!



This month we have our own Jerry Oltion giving a presentation on the travel telescope that he just finished building. He will also show the correct way to collimate a telescope.

In his own words:

/The travel scope is a marvel of engineering. I stole the design from Roel Weijenberg, a Dutch telescope maker, and made some modifications of my own. It's a 9.5" f/4.1 scope, yet it fits into a box only 12.5" on a side and 6" high. It weighs 20 pounds fully packed, including four eyepieces. I'll talk about the design, setup, and use of the scope, and the many compromises that go with trying to make a big scope fit into a little package./
/Every time you assemble a telescope in the field, you have to collimate it. Collimation is pretty simple, but it's kind of scary until you get the hang of it. I'll use the travel scope to show you how it works and how to do it easily./

The meeting starts at 7:00 this Thursday night, and it won't just be PowerPoint slides. You'll get to see Jerry working in real time.

I'll see you there, and don't be late!

- Amy
Topic: August 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

I didn't take it as criticism, so no worries. I actually enjoy hosting the Zoom meetings, but it was just a busy day at work so I wasn't as alert as usual.

Thank you for the compliments!

 - Amy


On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 7:48 AM Wayne Spletstoser <wmsplets@...> wrote:
Amy,

You are greatly appreciated.   I meant no criticism.  Workload can be an issue for sure, wait till you see what years can do.  Thanks for your bright and female input to our club.  I am a watcher and learner but know effort when I see it.  I have watched the Eugene meetings and see your energy and enthusiasm do its work there too.

My best,

Wayne Spletstoser

> On Aug 17, 2021, at 9:39 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:
>
>  Nope, I corrected it to August 19th.
>
> Thats what happens when you work full time, host five hours of Zoom meetings in one day for people on the other side of the state, and still need to post the link to the EAS Zoom meeting. Typos.
>
>  - Amy
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 09:16 PM, Wayne Spletstoser wrote:
>
> June?
>








Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Wayne Spletstoser
 

Amy,

You are greatly appreciated. I meant no criticism. Workload can be an issue for sure, wait till you see what years can do. Thanks for your bright and female input to our club. I am a watcher and learner but know effort when I see it. I have watched the Eugene meetings and see your energy and enthusiasm do its work there too.

My best,

Wayne Spletstoser

On Aug 17, 2021, at 9:39 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:

Nope, I corrected it to August 19th.

Thats what happens when you work full time, host five hours of Zoom meetings in one day for people on the other side of the state, and still need to post the link to the EAS Zoom meeting. Typos.

- Amy




On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 09:16 PM, Wayne Spletstoser wrote:

June?


Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

 Nope, I corrected it to August 19th.

Thats what happens when you work full time, host five hours of Zoom meetings in one day for people on the other side of the state, and still need to post the link to the EAS Zoom meeting. Typos.

 - Amy



On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 09:16 PM, Wayne Spletstoser wrote:

June?


Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Wayne Spletstoser
 

June?

On Aug 17, 2021, at 7:27 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:

It's Eugene Astronomical Society meeting time!

Well, at least Thursday night it will be.

This month we have Sky & Telescope contributing editor Jerry Oltion giving a presentation on the travel telescope that he just finished building. He will also show the correct way to collimate a telescope.

In his own words:

The travel scope is a marvel of engineering. I stole the design from Roel Weijenberg, a Dutch telescope maker, and made some modifications of my own. It's a 9.5" f/4.1 scope, yet it fits into a box only 12.5" on a side and 6" high. It weighs 20 pounds fully packed, including four eyepieces. I'll talk about the design, setup, and use of the scope, and the many compromises that go with trying to make a big scope fit into a little package.

Every time you assemble a telescope in the field, you have to collimate it. Collimation is pretty simple, but it's kind of scary until you get the hang of it. I'll use the travel scope to show you how it works and how to do it easily.

The meeting starts at 7:00 this Thursday night, and it won't just be PowerPoint slides. You'll get to see Jerry working in real time.

I'll see you there, and don't be late!

- Amy


Topic: August 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 
Edited

The AUGUST meeting of the EAS group is, not surprisingly, on AUGUST 19th, not June 17th.

That'll teach me to make a shortcut. Yeesh!

 - Amy


August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

It's Eugene Astronomical Society meeting time!

Well, at least Thursday night it will be.

This month we have Sky & Telescope contributing editor Jerry Oltion giving a presentation on the travel telescope that he just finished building. He will also show the correct way to collimate a telescope.

In his own words:

The travel scope is a marvel of engineering. I stole the design from Roel Weijenberg, a Dutch telescope maker, and made some modifications of my own. It's a 9.5" f/4.1 scope, yet it fits into a box only 12.5" on a side and 6" high. It weighs 20 pounds fully packed, including four eyepieces. I'll talk about the design, setup, and use of the scope, and the many compromises that go with trying to make a big scope fit into a little package.
 
Every time you assemble a telescope in the field, you have to collimate it. Collimation is pretty simple, but it's kind of scary until you get the hang of it. I'll use the travel scope to show you how it works and how to do it easily.

The meeting starts at 7:00 this Thursday night, and it won't just be PowerPoint slides. You'll get to see Jerry working in real time.

I'll see you there, and don't be late!

 - Amy
 
 
Topic: August 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 9514 6708
Passcode: 406042
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Virtual star parties

Mike Kristosik
 

As announced in yesterdays meeting:

Virtual star parties coming up:

August 27, 2021 starts at 9 pm
September 24 2021 starts at 8 pm

Mike


Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 10, 2021 monthly meeting at 7 pm

Mike Kristosik
 

Just in case anyone was wondering:

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is tonight, August 10 at 7 pm over Zoom.  Zoom invite sent out in a separate email yesterday (Monday August 9th).

Mike


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Amy Baker
 

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00!

See you there!

 - Amy


On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:19 AM, Peter Kenyon wrote:
Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Peter,

It is tonight,  August 10 at 7pm.

Mike

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 9:19 AM Peter Kenyon <pkenyon9715@...> wrote:
Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K

On Aug 9, 2021, at 12:44 PM, Mike Kristosik <mikekristosik@...> wrote:

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers



Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Peter Kenyon
 

Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K

On Aug 9, 2021, at 12:44 PM, Mike Kristosik <mikekristosik@...> wrote:

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers



Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Heart of the Valley Astronomers - August 2021 meeting guest speaker

Mike Kristosik
 

Hi all,

We have a special guest speaker for the August 2021 Heart of the Valley Astronomers meeting:  Jared Males.  

Jared is going to give a talk on "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope."  Please see the attached powerpoint slide.  This slide has additional information about Jared's talk.  

Stay tuned for meeting details later this week.

Mike Kristosik
President Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Selling my iOptron AZ Mount Pro

ccd astro
 

Hi Astronomers,
Recently upgraded to another mount for star parties and such. Before I put it on Cloudy Nights for sale I though I would give you all a chance. The mount is 4.5 years old, bought it for the eclipse. It is in excellent shape, handles my C8 perfectly. If you are looking for a quick set up visual only mount this is great. 
Price is $750, which includes the mount, tripod and case. Would consider delivering in the Willamette Valley, or meeting half way. Shipping will be expensive. 
Thanks,
Tom Carrico


GoTo Mounts?

Andy Nowlen
 

Hi All,


I just wondered if anyone has an extra or unused equatorial goto mount for sale or loan?  
I'm always learning and adjusting my gear as I try to progress in this hobby.  :>)  

Regards,

Andy Nowlen

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