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Re: NGC 891

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  • dietmar hager
    thanks Mike! I am gald things turn out better and better in your vicinity. may the people with the threads in theirs hands as we call em realize it makes
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 3, 2008
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      thanks Mike!
      I am gald things turn out better and better in your vicinity.
      may the people with the "threads in theirs hands" as we call 'em
      realize it makes sense to work agains LP.
      cheers,
      Dietmar

      --- In tmboptical@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Siniscalchi" <helixgate@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Dietmar,
      >
      > This came out very good with excellent details and colors.
      > On another note our township was the first in NY state to adapt a
      > light pollution bill 2 years ago to limit light pollution caused by
      > unshielded lamps, both commercial and residential, as well as saving
      > energy. I'm seeing more and more fully shielded lamps installed now
      > and NY may soon adapt a state wide bill. That's good news for people
      > who appreciate a dark sky!
      >
      > Mike Siniscalchi
      >
      > http://www.helixgate.net
      >
      >
      > --- In tmboptical@yahoogroups.com, "dietmar hager"
      > <dietmar.hager@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello friends,
      > >
      > > it seems it has been quite a while since I posted an image to the
      > group.
      > > This is mainly due to a very annoying mixture of bad weather and
      > > little time for the beloved hobby.
      > > …cloudy nights and overcast days give the chance to use ones time
      > for
      > > different things:
      > > Educational talks on astro-related events, astro-education in public
      > > schools and more importantly, getting some interesting projects on
      > > wheels like raising people's sensitivity to the IYA09, light-
      > pollution
      > > and dark-sky per se.
      > > Politians are hard to convince about things that really make sense
      > for
      > > all of us (and not so much for the political party…),…the only
      > > argument they tend to accept is: money,…and introducing
      > > low-power-consuming laps and street-lights seems to be the very key…
      > > but this is really OT here…sorry.
      > > Next summer we (the ars electronica center in linz and me) intend to
      > > let the „city-fathers" turn out all „un-essential" lights at night
      > > (well, that must be something like 99%...) around the main-place in
      > > town (250.000 inhab) and conduct a public huge star-party for each
      > and
      > > everyone. Should be cool!
      > >
      > > A couple days ago I was lucky to find time AND clear skies…it took
      > me
      > > a while to figure how to run all the cables between the scope,
      > > filterwheel, electric focuser, and stuff…*g*
      > > Honestly – after more than 8 weeks of „abstinence" in
      > astrofotografic
      > > terms I was just about to loose my routine here…
      > > Well, here we are with a version of ngc 891, imaged with my „big
      > boy"
      > > the 9" tmb apo und decent conditions.
      > > A couple remarkable images have been posted here lately of that
      > > object, and I hope mine still qualifies for giving you a good time
      > > looking at it…
      > > All data is on the website.
      > > http://www.stargazer-observatory.com/891.html
      > >
      > > here is the link to the full-size frame:
      > > http://www.stargazer-observatory.com/891-full.html
      > >
      > > thanks a lot for taking a look – and I apologize for the looong
      > post.
      > > Best to you all and tell all the people being your reach about IYA
      > and
      > > what it's all about.
      > > Dietmar
      > >
      >
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