Wednesday, January 29, 2020

March 2009 Cloudy Nights Beginners Challenege

March 18, 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. […]

Space Debris Causes Trouble on the Space Station

March 13, 2009 by  
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Three members on the space station had to evacuate into an attached spacecraft last night. They were evacuated and had to take precautionary measures because of the probability of orbital debris impact. The item was a weight tied to a cable weighing around 2 pounds traveling at 17,500 mph. The item passed by harmlessly and everything […]

MBS Astronomy Labratory

March 7, 2009 by  
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While out at the Riverside Astronomical Society’s site on Saturday there were a couple of questions that came up: Does temperature effect my webcam guidescope setup? Can I use a shorter guidescope so I don’t have to lay in the ground? Can I mount my 8X50 finderscope on my guidescope? Does the AC power adapter […]

Camping Trip to Lake Isabella and Joshua Tree

November 30, 2008 by  
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  We were trying to chase the clear skies. We’d planned to camp at Joshua Tree all weekend (Thursday – Sunday, the first weekend in December, 2007) but the forecast called for rain. So we dropped down to plan B and drove up to Lake Isabella, Kern County, CA. They had clear skies. We arrived […]

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