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Joseph Tocco posted a blog post

Be the Astronomer!

Steven Aggas is launching a very cool crowd-sourcing campaign to fund educational outreach.If you have a chance check it out.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/does-your-child-love-astronomy/x/12449053#/See More
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Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hickson 44

"Thanks a lot Joe. Good to hear from you! :)"
Friday
Joseph Tocco posted a status
"Life is getting in the way of my Stargazing...totally need to fix that. Hope all of my friends here are doing well. I miss you! :)"
Thursday
Joseph Tocco posted a photo

Stargate Observatory Open-house in April 2016, Ray Township, MI

A single photo of Mark's (club member) 9.25" SCT and a small group of the many visitors that evening. This was at dusk with Jupiter easily visible in the southeast sky.
Thursday
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hickson 44

"This is another incredible image Richard. You're really one of the most accomplished AP that I know. Well done!"
Thursday
Richard A Flinn posted photos
Apr 20
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hickson 44

"Thanks Dan! :)"
Apr 20
Dan Acker commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hickson 44

"That's a damn nice shot Rich!"
Apr 20
Hal Miller posted a blog post

Seeing Comet 252P/LINEAR, Plus An Ode to Two Comets

     I don't know if any of you caught a glimpse of  Comet 252P/LINEAR or not. I didn't learn about it until the end of March when Space.com (I believe) had some information on it. I hoped to see it from a dark sky an early morning or two before it vanished into the celestial ether. I saw a graph of its magnitudes recorded as it travelled past our planet, along with projected magnitudes for the remainder of its visit. By the time I learned about 252P it was very close to its maximum brightness…See More
Apr 8
Richard A Flinn posted photos
Apr 6
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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What a deal!!!

"HaHa! Sorry you missed the "deal" Hal. Maybe next year. ;)"
Apr 6
Hal Miller commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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What a deal!!!

"This looks like just the deal I've been dreaming of! However, "Dad burn it!" as Hoss Cartwright used to say, "Missed by that much!" as Maxwell Smart used to say, and "You snooze, you lose!" like everyone else…"
Apr 6
Richard A Flinn posted a photo

What a deal!!!

Today only!
Apr 1
Richard A Flinn posted a photo

M44 Beehive Cluster

The Beehive Cluster, also known as Praesepe, M44, NGC 2632, or Cr 189, is an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. It is one of the nearest open clusters to the Solar System (~577 light years), and it contains a larger star population than most…
Mar 28
Hal Miller commented on Hal Miller's blog post Pluto Now, a Minor Body, Be a Planet Once Again
"Thanks for your comments Stefan. Along with the appreciation I have for the gifts reaped of science in the form of technology I sometimes have to laugh and cry over some common threads I see. One is the constant framing of everything in the…"
Mar 26
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Integrated Flux Nebula (w/M81 & M82)

"Thanks Stefan. Good to hear from you! :)"
Mar 25
Stefan commented on Hal Miller's blog post Pluto Now, a Minor Body, Be a Planet Once Again
"Hal,  I am not a philosopher like you (and excellent one you are), still Pluto will always be plant #9. I do not care what prefix or suffix the great minds of our time will add /apply to it.  I always love to read your side of the…"
Mar 25
Stefan commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Integrated Flux Nebula (w/M81 & M82)

"Hi Rich, long time, I know life is getting in the way lately ;(  I like the one from 2:22 better, not sure why. As always great work - thanks for sharing.  Clear skies, Stefan"
Mar 25
Paul Brake replied to Paul Brake's discussion Case options
"Ah, thank you--would never have come across those links on my own."
Mar 19
Richard A Flinn replied to Paul Brake's discussion Case options
"Hi Paul. There are a couple of options that I know of. My Case Builder has had some good reviews in the astro community. http://www.mycasebuilder.com/ Here are a couple other…"
Mar 18
 

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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.

I had a good quick observation session last night. 8 Replies

I love when I'm out for the evening (we went to a birthday party)and on the ride home I keep looking up out the car window and hope for clear skies.Well we got home about 11:30 last night and I told…Continue

Tags: ., Aquarius, and, M11

Started by philip grombliniak in Observing. Last reply by Joseph Tocco Aug 28, 2015.

Is it possible to get larger images 1 Reply

Hi, I'm kinda new to this hobby

Started by Joe G in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Aug 8, 2015.

What are the best eyepieces under 100 dollars? 8 Replies

Hello, i just got a brand new AT10D Astro-Tech dobsonian telescope, and i was wondering what the best eyepieces are for deep sky observation under 100 dollars. Thank you! Continue

Started by Anthony Cimino in Telescope Eyepieces. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Jun 27, 2015.

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Blog Posts

Be the Astronomer!

Posted by Joseph Tocco on April 30, 2016 at 9:05pm

Pluto Now, a Minor Body, Be a Planet Once Again

Posted by Hal Miller on March 9, 2016 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Dare Mighty Things

Posted by Joseph Tocco on November 21, 2015 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

First Night Back to Observing in 6 months!

Posted by Gary Riley on April 17, 2015 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

Ole Rømer, The Original Buzz Lightyear

Posted by Hal Miller on September 22, 2014 at 3:32pm

Chicken Little, Astrophysicist

Posted by Hal Miller on August 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Star Trekkin' and Flying Cars

Posted by Hal Miller on June 14, 2014 at 8:00am

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Saxon 1149 EQ Reflector Telescope

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Celestron Sky Prodigy 130 Telescope Review

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1 Hickson 44

Hickson 44

Added by Richard A Flinn on April 6, 2016

2 Be the Astronomer!

Be the Astronomer!

Added by Joseph Tocco on April 30, 2016

3 Stargate Observatory Open-house in April 2016, Ray Township, MI

Stargate Observatory Open-house in April 2016, Ray Township, MI

Added by Joseph Tocco on April 28, 2016

 
 
 

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