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Old 08-16-2005, 12:57 PM   #15
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Moon and Mars

Great shot. How about some pics of Mars when it hits it's peak in a few months.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:21 PM   #16
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Mars is a hoax

That Mars thing on the 27th is a hoax. Google it ... It will not be close at all - not like 2003 and certainly not as big as the moon as some reports suggest.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:33 PM   #17
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I'll try to remember to bring the scope along, but as I recall last time there wasn't much of a view, too many trees.

I think I've had more people ask me about that hoax Mars email that's going around, than I had people ask me about it in 2003 when it actually WAS close! Weird!
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #18
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Buttercup -- Yes, it wasn't perfect. I had to do it quickly since the moon's shape was so obvious... Okay, maybe it was a slow night for visitors at Airstreamforums.

Stephanie would recognize the WBCCI number... The image was "lifted" off her home page. What else would reflect more earthshine than a shiny Airstream? Maybe it wasn't yardlights -- maybe she just needs to camp in a box when she has the telescope along..... !!!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:15 PM   #19
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The bluest skies are in Seattle, or so old Blue eyes said in his song. I feel the same way about Portland, Or. It always seems to be 55 and misty when I'm there. And I know it is a great place to live, just not when I'm there. And the mountainous region are the Cascades. But thanks for checking us out 65.

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Sky a bit cloudy tonight here, wish we were at home in Wenatchee.
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Kathleen -- I've had the privilege of backpacking to the summit of Mauna Loa and being inside the Gemini dome on Mauna Kea, an arm's reach from the 9 meter mirror. Now that is starwatching! The star parties put on by local amateurs at the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center at the 9000' level is not to be missed!!

Steph -- I've got a totally different question. In the E.T. movie backyard evening scenes they had the crescent moon oriented the same way as your photograph. As seen by our eyes this orientation is only seen from the southern hemisphere in the evening; the terminator is on the right side as northern hemisphere dwellers view it in the morning. Reviewing my old Norton's Star Atlas, I do see that your photo corresponds with the lunar map (north up, right-left correct). Help me out on my orientation to your photo if you could... Thanks.

The attached image of the Tonto Nat'l Monument Lower Ruins was taken in June with my smaller digital thru the eyepiece of the very clouded small refractor down at the visitor center. This is certainly a viable technique! Thanks for sharing.
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Steph -- I've got a totally different question. In the E.T. movie backyard evening scenes they had the crescent moon oriented the same way as your photograph. As seen by our eyes this orientation is only seen from the southern hemisphere in the evening; the terminator is on the right side as northern hemisphere dwellers view it in the morning. Reviewing my old Norton's Star Atlas, I do see that your photo corresponds with the lunar map (north up, right-left correct). Help me out on my orientation to your photo if you could... Thanks.
Gosh, I used to know this one, maybe Buttercup can help me out. Something to do with the telescope being a reflector - it uses mirrors to magnify the image, and in the process it gets flipped. It's also possible the star atlas uses a flipped orientation to correspond to use with this type of telescope.

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