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by AstroGeek
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: 2007 Observing Reports
Topic: Viewing at the Wishing Star open house
Replies: 7
Views: 5637

Nice report Pete. And I enjoyed your photos. You should be proud of your new dome at home. Something you may want to keep is a sign-in and date booklet for everyone who visits your observatory over the years. I kept one at the Bridgewater State College observatory and it had nearly 2000 signatures!!...
by AstroGeek
Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: 2007 Observing Reports
Topic: Exclusive UFO footage!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4975

Exclusive UFO footage!!

EXTRA!! EXTRA!! Amateur astronomer catches UFO chase thru telescope. View the details HERE: http://home.comcast.net/~Astro-Geek/Unt ... hasex.html
by AstroGeek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: 2007 Observing Reports
Topic: Imaging with the AstroGeek
Replies: 4
Views: 5472

Thanks for your kind words, Mr. Galactic Wizard. It is interesting to read your analysis of "modern day" amateur astronomy and your purist appreciation of the night sky. When the time came for me to upgrade to a GoTo system for my scope, I was VERY reluctant. Like you, I enjoyed the thrill of the hu...
by AstroGeek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: 2007 Observing Reports
Topic: Imaging with the AstroGeek
Replies: 4
Views: 5472

To Pete, and other members of ASSNE: As you might have guessed, I am quite pleased with the capabilities of Meade's DSI line of CCD imagers. For the money, you cannot go wrong with ANY version of this camera. I plan on continuing to learn new tricks and skills to get the most out of this set-up. The...
by AstroGeek
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: Binocular observing on 22 Sep 04
Replies: 1
Views: 4849

Pete, The Astronomical League has two excellent binocular observing clubs. The Binocular Messier and Binocular Deep Sky list are both fun and challenging. I completed the two programs in '99-'00 and received certificates and pins for both. I STRONGLY recommend these to any ASSNE member with binocs....
by AstroGeek
Fri May 14, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: C2001Q4 Neat -- A fast mover!
Replies: 2
Views: 4929

I'm not worthy!! I'm not worthy!! He said, as he realized that Bob Sikes named his daughter after a rare astronomical visitor (Halley). How did you pull THAT off?? I once filled a prescription for a young girl named Cassiopeia. Of course, I asked the mother if she knew there was a constellation with...
by AstroGeek
Fri May 07, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: Pete's observing log - 4 May 04
Replies: 2
Views: 5131

Pete, Don't give up the ship just yet!! You were on your way to making nice webcam images (remember your Saturn??) Instead of cursing the moon, why not try to webcam it?? You can always find a neat view on the moon SOMEWHERE! Second, I am almost embarrassed to say that I have not visually deep-sky o...
by AstroGeek
Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: An excercise in webcaming
Replies: 3
Views: 6263

Pete, no one said it would be easy!! :D When you consider the nuisances and aggravations that come with just VISUAL observing sometimes, the fact that you are adding a webcam and computer just drops the chances of success even further. Your images ARE getting better and that must give you a sense of...
by AstroGeek
Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: Jupiter Home Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 5288

Jupiter Home Movie

Hi Gang, I have recently compiled a 'movie' of shadows and moons dancing around Jupiter. The Great Red Spot also makes an appearance. When you watch the flick, take note of how the shadows switch positions, then the moons make the same switch some time later. Click here to go to the show!! http://h...
by AstroGeek
Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: 2004 Observing Reports
Topic: Astrophotography Report of March 29, 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 4962

Ron,

You are carrying the torch for traditional astrophotographers. I must admit, too much could go wrong for me to continue my pursuit in this type of 'imaging'. Your work is wonderful and I am envious of your dark skies.

AstroGeek