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Richard A Flinn commented on Dan Acker's status
"Great news! :)   "
Aug 20
John Jensen and Dan Acker are now friends
Aug 19
Stefan replied to Dan Acker's discussion AL Double Star and Messier Programs
"Hi Dan, Did we have a nice StarFest?  Ha, I started Messier 2 years ago and after my second night out working on it, "well this is going to be a breeze" I went through the object in Sagittarius like ban, ban, ban ... ok well not so…"
Aug 17
Stefan replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"Hi Rich, Ha I know a month late that I go to read your reply must have missed the notification. you really splitting the double and close stars that image and the pics below are not bad too :D  Clear skies, Stefan"
Aug 17
Dan Acker commented on Dan Acker's status
"Looks like he's going to make it. Going home today!"
Aug 17
Richard A Flinn commented on Dan Acker's status
"At least that it is some good news. Hope he makes a complete and full recovery in record time."
Aug 16
Dan Acker posted a discussion

AL Double Star and Messier Programs

Last year I started working on the Astronomical League Double Star and Messier observing programs. I thought these two programs would go quickly as I have been observing them for over 38 years. Ha! Not so easy. Both require you to star hop to your targets. Tracking is okay but no go-to. So far I'm half way through both programs and I must admit, it has been a real education. I'm just glad I stared this hobby back in the days when the only way to observe was to star hop. A few of the Messier…See More
Aug 16
Dan Acker commented on Dan Acker's photo
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Full Moon 26 October 2015-HDR

"I took this image of the full back on October 20, 2015. This is my first experiment with HDR imaging."
Aug 16
Dan Acker posted a photo
Aug 16
Dan Acker commented on Dan Acker's status
"Tonight I learned that John is recovering and resting with his family. Sounds like he's going to make. I tols him he needs to get back here to his friends at Starparty."
Aug 16
Richard A Flinn commented on Dan Acker's status
"That is too bad. :(  Thanks for letting us know Dan. Keep us updated. Get well soon John."
Aug 16
Dan Acker posted a status
"Please keep him in your thoughts today and wish him a speedy recovery."
Aug 16
Dan Acker posted a status
"I just learned that an old friend from Starparty, John Jensen,suffered a major heart attack last night and is in recovery."
Aug 16
Richard A Flinn posted photos
Aug 13
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Messier 20, the Trifid nebula

"I need to get started on it! :P  I'll try to get that done this month. There's a galaxy I'm working on now that I think I'd like to include. NGC 7479, with the new RCT10. Scope works great as f/8 with the TSFlat2 field…"
Aug 11
Joseph Tocco replied to Dan Acker's discussion Blog re-boot
"Good to hear from you Dan.  I recently added W/O Binoviewers to my arsenal and using them on the Lagoon with my 6" f/6.5 refractor in the Arizona desert was a religious experience. That's saying something considering that the 6"…"
Aug 11
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Messier 20, the Trifid nebula

"I already have the 2016...need the 2017!!! :)"
Aug 11
philip grombliniak replied to Dan Acker's discussion Blog re-boot
"Ok,im around....."
Aug 10
Richard A Flinn replied to Dan Acker's discussion Blog re-boot
"Great news!! :)"
Aug 10
Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"LOL....Thanks Dan. I'll keep that in mind! I considered the 12" model. After a little testing I've been very happy with the 10", and cant believe how much bigger this thing is compared to my old 8". There's a side of me…"
Aug 10
 

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AL Double Star and Messier Programs 1 Reply

Last year I started working on the Astronomical League Double Star and Messier observing programs. I thought these two programs would go quickly as I have been observing them for over 38 years. Ha!…Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Observing. Last reply by Stefan Aug 17.

Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory! 10 Replies

This is the scope I have been saving for since last year. It finally arrived a couple weeks ago along with a few other accessories, but I had to wait until this past Friday for the new flange for my…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Stefan Aug 17.

Blog re-boot 3 Replies

I've re-booted my astro blog this year and have been trying to keep up with it. So far it's going well and I hope to be able to keep things going and I feel a need to reconnect here as well.Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Observing. Last reply by Joseph Tocco Aug 11.

Case options 2 Replies

Hi folks, new guy here with a CPC 1100-- wondering if there are any case options for transporting this Beast other than the JMI case... anybody found anything at Lowe's or Home Depot or a music store…Continue

Started by Paul Brake in Celestron Telescopes. Last reply by Paul Brake Mar 19.

Large EQ Mount Hits the U.S. Market 7 Replies

I have been looking into a larger EQ mount and…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Mounts. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Feb 6.

Observing notes for Friday and Saturday November 13 and 14 6 Replies

We had two clear nights here in SE Pa. Friday's conditions clear and cold wind.  I setup with the smaller 8 inch dobs and with 8x56 bios. Friday night was a short one :( the wind got the better of…Continue

Started by Stefan in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Nov 20, 2015.

In Over My Head - Mosaics!!! 6 Replies

At this point I'm not sure if I should throw in the towel and call it a wasted 6 hrs of data, or commit to putting in the time and bite the bullet and try to finish it. I think I can do it, but this…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Astrophotography. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Oct 21, 2015.

Creating Hubble Palette images 2 Replies

My post on September 22 at Little Piney Observatory was about creating hubble palette images. I thought someone here might find it useful, or at least interesting. Here is the link. I hope you enjoy…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Astrophotography. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Oct 13, 2015.

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