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by Rotorhead
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: 2017 Observing Reports
Topic: Stunning Dual Satellite Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Stunning Dual Satellite Pass

About fifteen years ago (before apps or convenient websites) I noted a flight of three satellites travelling north/south in perfect formation less than .5 degrees apart. In an 'iron' configuration, with the single satellite in the lead, and two following satellites perfectly side by side. I watched ...
by Rotorhead
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: ASSNE on Dan Yorke's State of Mind
Replies: 19
Views: 7642

Re: ASSNE on Dan Yorke's State of Mind

You guys were superb on that show. Does astronomy proud to see two great members putting up a plug for our hobby like that!
by Rotorhead
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: John Dobson - Dead at 98
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: John Dobson - Dead at 98

Rest in peace, John. A good man.
by Rotorhead
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: DEATH VALLEY NIGHTS
Replies: 15
Views: 5935

Re: DEATH VALLEY NIGHTS

I am totally green with envy, Tom, but it's ameliorated a bit by my enjoyment of your travelogue, as always. Umm, so, were there any stars out around your namesake nebula???? :lol: :lol: I like your capture of Antares and both of the globulars surrounding it. Nice. For some reason, I think that few ...
by Rotorhead
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: What's This? #13!!! Fastest Reveal EVER, by Paul!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: What's This? #13!!! Fastest Reveal EVER, by Paul!!

Bill, it certainly was the most unusual comet that I, or perhaps any of us, had seen. Mark came to my house on the first day of the outbreak, and we had to put my dob about two feet from the street in order to see Perseus at a really low angle over the trees. We must have studied that beast for two ...
by Rotorhead
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: What's This? #13!!! Fastest Reveal EVER, by Paul!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: What's This? #13!!! (a lucky number in Indian lore)

Wow, solved before I even saw it!!!!!!!!! You da man Paul, that's for sure!

Nice image, once again, Bill. A trip down memory lane.
by Rotorhead
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Ok so its not Astronomy
Replies: 14
Views: 5479

Re: Ok so its not Astronomy

Storm images are always cool. That is a nice shear line, and could easily have generated a rotating cloud. But nothing like the storm we drove through on the way home from Stellafane a couple of years ago, eh, Paul? We were watching six or seven black cells hanging out of a shear line, with pouring ...
by Rotorhead
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: 2012 Observing Reports
Topic: Observing in the heat
Replies: 1
Views: 5475

Re: Observing in the heat

Pete, you are starting to make this look easy. The heat and haze were certainly a deterrent to me, and to think that you are doing serious work at temps like that, and in such star-clogged areas of the sky, shows how far your work has come. Nice job.
by Rotorhead
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: What's This? #12! #12 #12...With REVEAL!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8180

Re: What's This? #12! #12 #12...With REVEAL!!!!

Do you suppose it's too late to ask Paul to order some nice club-logo straight-jackets for us? :P :P :lol: With monogrammed names on them? :roll:
by Rotorhead
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: What's This? #12! #12 #12...With REVEAL!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8180

Re: What's This? #12! #12 #12...

If there are wolves and buffalo in this image, it must be an Indian face on the moon. And even though there were no buffalo in Florida or Indiana, I'm guessing Osceola or Tecumseh who both had head dresses with horizontal feathers rather than vertical. My big problem with Rorschack tests is that I a...