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Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011 Orange County

December 12, 2011 by  
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It’s been a while since I’ve done some astronomy. But I finally got out again last weekend. I almost did not go, because the lunar eclipse was going to be in totality until it was light. I ended up going because when I started to look it up, I found out that the next total […]

Delta II Rocket Spotted from Orange County

December 14, 2009 by  
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I’ve always wanted to see the shuttle lift off in Florida, but that will probably never happen.  So this year I’ve been trying to spot a rocket launch here in California. As you may know Vandenberg AFB is home to NASA’s west coast launch pad. And according to Brian Webb’s website www.spacearchive.info we should be […]

Julian Starfest 2009

August 25, 2009 by  
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August 20-23, 2009 was the 2nd annual Julian Starfest at the Menghini Winery in the small mountain town of Julian, CA – and the MBS Astronomy Club set up to camp all four days.

Will Mars Appear as Big as The Full Moon?!!!

August 13, 2009 by  
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“Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.” That direct quote is from an email forwarded to me today. The sender was asking me if it was true.  I noticed in the email that it was also sent to about two dozen other people. These were all mostly business associates, […]

Blue Sky Meadow Outreach, July 6th, 13th and 20th, 2009

July 22, 2009 by  
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During the month of July, Team MBS participated at an astronomy outreach at Blue Sky Meadow, a camp used by the Los Angeles School District.  This camp is nestled in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, just a couple of miles from Onyx Summit at a little over 8000ft. Every year, Team MBS participates in a couple dozen […]

Astro Trip – April 24-26 2009

April 22, 2009 by  
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For those that may be interested there is an asto trip planned for this weekend (April 24-26 2009).  Right now it looks like we are going to the Afton Campground near Barstow. Yes it may be super windy, but we will hope for the best as we usually do.  At worst we can work on […]

Casper Park Outreach April 18, 2009

April 20, 2009 by  
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M57 Ring Nebula Saturday night we did an outreach for a couple of Girl Scout troops at Caspers Park in Orange County, CA. The girls were excited to view, but we had to explain it needed to get dark before we could show them anything exciting. Most volunteers were still setting up when lines began to form […]

April 2009 Cloudy Nights Challenge

April 3, 2009 by  
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Each month there is a contest for the best image of a bright object and dark sky object (DSO) on the Cloudy Nights Forum. You post your image (according to the rules) and the images get voted on. This is a good resource to see what others are photographing and how there processing comes out. […]

RAS A Success

March 29, 2009 by  
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Although somewhat frustrating at times, I did manage to get a couple of decent images. Here are a couple that I am pretty close to done. More to come in the next few days.   Leo Trio  (20 X 5 minutes)            M51  (30 X 5 minutes)         […]

10 Minute AutoGuided Shot – M44 Behive Cluster

March 24, 2009 by  
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This is 10 minute guided shot taken in my driveway. The interesting thing about this guidesetup is that it was done with my 8X40 finderscope and my webcam. On my first attempt a couple of weeks ago, I could not get it working. The calibration failed. I later realized that the telecope would have to […]

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