Re: [delmarvastargazers] Re: Tuesday n ight observing
- I think at the next star party, we will set asde an
area downwind for all y'all who are attacting polecats
! Make that far down wind....
--- kentblackwell <kent@...> wrote:
> You saw a skunk? I was observing from a friend's____________________________________________________________________________________
> yard in Oak Ridge,
> TN a few years ago. I took delight being visited by
> her neighbor's
> cat while stargazing. One night a new cat came to
> visit. As I reached
> down to pet it on that dark, starry night I noticed
> it was not a cat,
> but a skunk!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Charles
> Wood Jr.(CJ)"
> <hotmid6@...> wrote:
> > Good to hear you back in action! Last night was
> > Transparency wasn't as good as expect, Northwest
> horizon didn't
> > good at all. As I plopped the 21mm Stratus in, I
> turned to M42 to
> > how the seeing was. Seeing was great, CSC said
> crap, but it was
> > excellent. E and F stars of the trapezium was easy
> at 110x, like
> > usual. I seen some great detail around M43 that I
> never seen
> > Fainter nebulosity with a dark region splitting
> the 2. I moved the
> > scope up to the Running Man which always pleases
> me. Seeing the
> > blue reflection nebula with the "man" inside. It's
> very easy to see.
> > I turned to M31 to faintly see the large star
> cloud. Wasn't as easy
> > as planned, but it was there.
> > I turned to NGC1535 to test my new nagler but it
> looked like crap,
> > the lower horizons didn't look good. So I didn't
> even bother using
> > the nagler. As I went to try it on the Eskimo,
> There was glow in
> > FOV from the kitchen lights in my house...my dad
> was washing
> > My friend came over at the time so I went inside.
> The next time I
> > came out, Saturn was above the trees so I looked
> at it. Really
> > teh seeing and it was perfect. Crisp edges with a
> clear view of the
> > bands and such. Same as always...boring...
> > I was about to swing back to the Eskimo until I
> suddenly see a
> > 5 feet away from me. I fell off the ladder and ran
> inside. My
> > didn't want me to go back outside...DANG. So I had
> to settle seeing
> > small handfull of objects...weee...
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- I remember you telling me about that kent, That was the first thing I
thought about once I ran inside. Hehe, Just thank goodness we both
didn't get sprayed!