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Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers September 14 2021 meeting at 7 pm

Amy Baker
 

Discover the Night Skies is offered through the Corvallis Parks and Recreation department. The cost is $8.00 for residents and  $10.00 for non-residents. You can sign up at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation website. If you don't already have an account with them, you will need to create one, and they will send a link to the class.

It's a good idea to create an account anyway, since the free virtual star parties are hosted by Corvallis Parks and Rec as well.

 - Amy


On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 8:54 PM <jodymarie4@...> wrote:

Will a Zoom link be sent for the Discover the Night Skies meeting on Sept 17?

Thanks,

Jody – audience member 😊

 

From: HVAAstronomy@groups.io <HVAAstronomy@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Kristosik
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 12:15 PM
To: HVAAstronomy@groups.io
Subject: [HVAAstronomy] Heart of the Valley Astronomers September 14 2021 meeting at 7 pm

 

Hello fellow Astronomers!

 

Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here (Tuesday Sept 14, 2021 at 7pm).  Have you been enjoying the clear night skies lately?  Venus and the Moon have been putting on a show for us.  Jupiter and Saturn rise earlier and earlier and are still quite a sight!  

 

Heart of the Valley Astronomers Sept 2021 meeting agenda;

 

Announcements - Updates for club members

Updates - Virtual star parties and Astronomy classes through Corvallis Parks and Recreation

Mystery object of the month - Ted

What's up for September - Tim

This month's constellation:  Sagittarius - Mike

This month in Astronomical history - Mike

Presentation:  Not this month;

Sharing:  Images?  Astro tools?   - All

 

Here is the meeting invite:

 

Join Zoom Meeting
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See you at the meeting on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 7 pm

Mike


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers September 14 2021 meeting at 7 pm

jodymarie4@...
 

Will a Zoom link be sent for the Discover the Night Skies meeting on Sept 17?

Thanks,

Jody – audience member 😊

 

From: HVAAstronomy@groups.io <HVAAstronomy@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Kristosik
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 12:15 PM
To: HVAAstronomy@groups.io
Subject: [HVAAstronomy] Heart of the Valley Astronomers September 14 2021 meeting at 7 pm

 

Hello fellow Astronomers!

 

Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here (Tuesday Sept 14, 2021 at 7pm).  Have you been enjoying the clear night skies lately?  Venus and the Moon have been putting on a show for us.  Jupiter and Saturn rise earlier and earlier and are still quite a sight!  

 

Heart of the Valley Astronomers Sept 2021 meeting agenda;

 

Announcements - Updates for club members

Updates - Virtual star parties and Astronomy classes through Corvallis Parks and Recreation

Mystery object of the month - Ted

What's up for September - Tim

This month's constellation:  Sagittarius - Mike

This month in Astronomical history - Mike

Presentation:  Not this month;

Sharing:  Images?  Astro tools?   - All

 

Here is the meeting invite:

 

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 834 9117 7799
Passcode: 182796
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See you at the meeting on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 7 pm

Mike


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amy Baker
 

When we were first landing on the moon, I doubt many foresaw this kind of image coming back from something we sent to Mars.

It makes me wonder what will happen in the future that we would find unimaginable today.

 - Amy



On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 07:09 AM, Wayne Spletstoser wrote:
That is incredible at so many levels, but for me, sending that priceless vehicle up that jagged
slope staggers the mind. But science goes where it must. Curiosity indeed.


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Wayne Spletstoser
 

That is incredible at so many levels, but for me, sending that priceless vehicle up that jagged
slope staggers the mind. But science goes where it must. Curiosity indeed.

On Sep 13, 2021, at 9:19 PM, Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:

If you're not following the Astronomy Picture of the Day, you really should.

This is for Tuesday, September 14th.

NASA APOD - Mars Panorama 360 from Curiosity

Obviously a better image if you click on the link.

<MarsPanCompressed_Curiosity_1080.jpg>

- Amy


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amy Baker
 

If you're not following the Astronomy Picture of the Day, you really should.

This is for Tuesday, September 14th.

NASA APOD - Mars Panorama 360 from Curiosity

Obviously a better image if you click on the link.



 - Amy


September EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, September 16th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

For the September meeting of the Eugene Astronomical Society, we decided to just have a little fun, and we hope you are able to join us!

In the past, some of the best times have been when we all just get together and shoot the breeze. No specified topic, no agenda - just all of us hanging out and reacquainting ourselves with each other.

If that sounds like a good way to spend a Thursday evening, then click on the link highlighted below when 7:00 pm rolls around this Thursday and meet us there!

Please note that, due to the type of meeting we have planned, we will NOT be recording this month's meeting. If you want to participate, you will need to join us live.

 - Amy



Topic: September 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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Heart of the Valley Astronomers September 14 2021 meeting at 7 pm

Mike Kristosik
 

Hello fellow Astronomers!

Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here (Tuesday Sept 14, 2021 at 7pm).  Have you been enjoying the clear night skies lately?  Venus and the Moon have been putting on a show for us.  Jupiter and Saturn rise earlier and earlier and are still quite a sight!  

Heart of the Valley Astronomers Sept 2021 meeting agenda;

Announcements - Updates for club members
Updates - Virtual star parties and Astronomy classes through Corvallis Parks and Recreation
Mystery object of the month - Ted
What's up for September - Tim
This month's constellation:  Sagittarius - Mike
This month in Astronomical history - Mike
Presentation:  Not this month;
Sharing:  Images?  Astro tools?   - All

Here is the meeting invite:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83491177799?pwd=M0Vwb2JRcGVMWHQxNEttMHAvWmZKZz09

Meeting ID: 834 9117 7799
Passcode: 182796
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Meeting ID: 834 9117 7799
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See you at the meeting on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 7 pm

Mike


Interested in a personal Observatory?

Andy Nowlen
 

September 10, 2021
 
Greetings,
 
This is an occasion in which the graciousness of the astronomy community is on display!
 
Here is an excellent opportunity on hand for any person or club interested in a Skyshed Pod.  It has a white dome, and lunar gray walls, and 3 bays.  This image is similar but not identical to this particular unit.  


(More information on this product line is available at www.skyshedpod.com.
 
Here is the deal - the original purchaser lives in Eagle Point Oregon.  Between the time they ordered and it was delivered, they became seriously ill.  It is now hoped that an Oregon astronomer might be interested in acquiring it.  
 
There are TWO primary advantages to this deal.  
** There is no wait time.  Normally delivery of the unit after placing the order is a long time. The unit is new has not been used and is on site.  No waiting.
** The asking price is $4,400.  The purchaser may be amenable to kind and respectful offers. The current price on a 3 bay pod is higher than this purchaser paid.  Additionally, recent situations make the cost of shipping very expensive these days.  

There is another possibility -- IF a club operates as a non-profit there is the possibility of a substantial donation from a separate donor toward the cost of the 3 Bay Pod.  Price to be in the range of $2,000.
 
Contact information:
Wayne Parker
SkyShed Observatories
Cell 519-272-9081
 
Thanks for your consideration.  If you are connected with other clubs, feel free to spread the word.
 
Regards,
 
Andy
 
 


Re: IC 63 Ghost Nebula illuminated by Gamma Cas

Wayne Spletstoser
 

Andy,

Spectacular image and effort on your part. I am honored to see your work. Please keep me on your list.
Now I must go back and look some more at your image. I am so fascinated that 550 years of travel leaves
light seemingly not worse for the ware. The marvel of stuff and the universe it occupies.

Great Job, stay focused!

Wayne Spletstoser

On Sep 7, 2021, at 2:46 PM, Andy Nowlen <andynowlen@...> wrote:

I thought I would share a recent Astro image of mine.

Enjoy,

Andy Nowlen


Officially known as IC 63, this nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. Captured over 2 nights, Aug 30, 31, 2021. Exposures included 180, 240, and 300 seconds subframes and yielded about 11 hours of integration. I found that trying to control the brightness of the illuminary was pretty difficult, for my level of post-processing skill. I tamed it a bit, but wonder if I could do better.

Asi533mc pro (x2)
ES ED 102mm @ 714mm
Ioptron CEM 40 mount
Lenhance filter
Takahashi FSQ106 @ 530mm
Ioptron CEM 40EC mount
Lextreme filter

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IC 63 Ghost Nebula illuminated by Gamma Cas

Andy Nowlen
 

I thought I would share a recent Astro image of mine.  

Enjoy,

Andy Nowlen 


Officially known as IC 63, this nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. Captured over 2 nights, Aug 30, 31, 2021. Exposures included 180, 240, and 300 seconds subframes and yielded about 11 hours of integration. I found that trying to control the brightness of the illuminary was pretty difficult, for my level of post-processing skill. I tamed it a bit, but wonder if I could do better.


Asi533mc pro (x2)
ES ED 102mm @ 714mm
Ioptron CEM 40 mount
Lenhance filter
Takahashi FSQ106 @ 530mm
Ioptron CEM 40EC mount
Lextreme filter


Virtual Star Party this Friday night, August 27 at 9:00 pm

ccd astro
 

Hi all astronomers,
The weather looks great here in Corvallis and pretty good in New Mexico. Perfect for an end of summer Virtual Star Party. I will be showing all sorts of nebula, clusters, galaxies, comets and other interesting celestial objects. If you have a favorite, I am happy to point the telescope anywhere. 
Sign up at the Corvallis Parks and Rec site here:

If you have trouble signing up, let me know. 
Hope to see you all there!
- Tom the Astronomer Carrico


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)

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