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February 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Latest Activity

Changed the nature of what rolls up on latest activity, but couldn't figure out how to organize by friends.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 27, 2011 at 7:36pm — 3 Comments

Clear blue skies

Holy moly I'm going to finish off the observatory today and then set up the system. Wish I had the adapter plate from sky shed but no worries, I'll be on tripod tonight.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 27, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

rain rain rain

two weekends in a row. Never going to set up my pier and pod at this rate. Super bummed. Wish I could just work on it tomorrow and get it done but nope... :(

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 25, 2011 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Just looking

It's nice to sit back and see what others are doing and how they are doing it,,maybe getting on with a chat or 2 with others,,having gotten rid of all the heavy stuff I still get out with my DIY Barn Door and try some Milky Way camera photos,,being retired the wife and I go out and travel all the back roads here in BC and look for good photo sites,,just relaxing in my old age,,very nice to sit back and see some of photos others have taken and read all the problems they have had getting… Continue

Added by Chas Rogers on February 23, 2011 at 4:27pm — 2 Comments

My Astronomical Weekend

An Astronomical Weekend in February


During the third week of February, 2011 the winter freeze finally gave in to warmer, almost tepid temperatures, leaving many North Central Ohioans wanting for something to do. Cabin Fever was…


Added by John O'Neal on February 20, 2011 at 12:47am — No Comments


Tomorrow when the rain clears, I'm fully setting up my observatory. Can't wait.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 19, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Sales reps

My sales reps are officially out of town, and the weather is about to officially clear up some. Observatory install this evening. Can't wait.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 18, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

selenology today 22 published a probable lunar impact detection

we have released a special issue (as a bulletin) of Selenology Today 22.

In this issue (as pdf file and also as webpage in html version) is reported a probable lunar impact on february 11 2010.

The intensity of the flash is well above the noise level, the event covers several frames, and the confirmation comes from the fact that it was detected by two independent distant observers.

The issue and more info is present in the webpage…


Added by raf lena on February 17, 2011 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Welcome to my 'Blog

I love being out in my Observatory at night...

Sometimes I turn up the jams and dance for joy under the clear night skies. Sometime's you'll find me headbanging to some hard rock, other times I'm boot scootin to a country twanger, and sometimes I'm moonwalkin around the observatory on the deck. And don't be surprised when you hear Bach or Wagner's lofty tunes wafting upward into the vast emptiness of interstellar…

Added by John O'Neal on February 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Snowy North

Just added an image of my observatory to my profile. Anyone want to look at the sky in it tonight. Ha Ha

Added by Bob Black on February 11, 2011 at 12:57pm — 4 Comments

Blue skies.

Tonight is gonna be a telescoping one. I'm on it tonight.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 11, 2011 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

out tonight

best skies I've seen, visibility as good as it get's, and I'm lined up, star aligned and waiting for dusk to end and targeting time to begin.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 10, 2011 at 6:01pm — 4 Comments

Pier Installation

Will ride my bike home today from work, and begin ripping out the part of the deck covering where the pier will be installed. Have my cement, etc all ready to go. Not exactly sure how I'm going to do this but hope I see good ideas once I rip up the deck.

Added by Charles Dunlop on February 7, 2011 at 12:39pm — 17 Comments

Orion Star Shoot Auto-Guider

Orion Star Shoot Auto-Guider

Good day AstroGabbers:

This is an example only... We want you to be able to post user reviews of individual items in your setup(s) along with links to that item on the Manufacturers Web Site(s). Simply use "Quick Add" to add a your review. PLEASE NOTE: These reviews are available publicly to everyone (whether they are a… Continue

Added by CT Medley on February 4, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

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