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Re: French Camp?

Fred Rains
 

I’ll be going over on Thursday as well.

I like the idea of an extra day if allowed. Count me in.

See you there.

Fred

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 02:57:47 PM CDT, Bob Sieber <bpatlanta@...> wrote:


Sterling, I am going.  Will not leave Wednesday given the forecast, but will depart Thursday morning.  Sunday night looks good—if Edwin allows a few of us to stay beyond the scheduled event.  Don’t know if anyone could come back on Monday and Edwin probably has that day off, so do not know.  All the best!


> On Apr 6, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...> wrote:
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Re: French Camp?

Bob Sieber
 

Sterling, I am going. Will not leave Wednesday given the forecast, but will depart Thursday morning. Sunday night looks good—if Edwin allows a few of us to stay beyond the scheduled event. Don’t know if anyone could come back on Monday and Edwin probably has that day off, so do not know. All the best!

On Apr 6, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@gmail.com> wrote:

Anyone going to French Camp? The weather looks to clear for Saturday night. Before that it’s not too good.





French Camp?

Sterling DeRamus
 

Anyone going to French Camp? The weather looks to clear for Saturday night. Before that it’s not too good.


Chandler

Jeff Allegrezza
 

Anyone planning a trip out to Chandler tonight?

thanks!

Jeff


spectra of SN 2021gmj

Myron Wasiuta
 

Dear MSRO ,RAC and friends,

Last night Max and I obtained 3 hours of spectroscopy on the faint supernova in NGC 3310. We captured a very faint spectra which possibly shows an emission feature. Analysis of this data is still pending but I wanted to share our image. This is the faintest object yet (15,4 mag) that we have been able to record a spectra of showing possible detail! We used the 10" RC.

Dr. Myron E. Wasiuta
President, MSRO Science, Inc
Director, Mark Slade Remote Observatory
Wilderness, VA USA


Re: pollen / humidity

Jeff Allegrezza
 

Thanks!  The garage is not well insulated so I'll move the OTAs into my office.



On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 1:30 PM Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

My main issue has always been humidity and rapidly changing temps. If your detached garage is well insulated and doesn’t seen moist, covering your scope with possibly a mirror heater or dehumidifier may work fine. In my observatory, I cover the equipment and run a dehumidifier, but still requires cleaning/dusting periodically (ladybugs a month ago were all over things).

Regards,

Bob

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Allegrezza
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:36 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] pollen / humidity

 

Given the humidity around here, should I find a place in the house for my telescopes?  they currently sit in a detached garage.

 

Clear skies!

 

Jeff


Re: pollen / humidity

Robert Pitt
 

My main issue has always been humidity and rapidly changing temps. If your detached garage is well insulated and doesn’t seen moist, covering your scope with possibly a mirror heater or dehumidifier may work fine. In my observatory, I cover the equipment and run a dehumidifier, but still requires cleaning/dusting periodically (ladybugs a month ago were all over things).

Regards,

Bob

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Allegrezza
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:36 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] pollen / humidity

 

Given the humidity around here, should I find a place in the house for my telescopes?  they currently sit in a detached garage.

 

Clear skies!

 

Jeff


Re: pollen / humidity

Williams Randall
 

I built me a observatory to house mine and I have to keep covered up this time of year I don’t even uncover it to look 


On Mar 28, 2021, at 11:35 AM, Jeff Allegrezza <jrallegrezza@...> wrote:

Given the humidity around here, should I find a place in the house for my telescopes?  they currently sit in a detached garage.

Clear skies!

Jeff


pollen / humidity

Jeff Allegrezza
 

Given the humidity around here, should I find a place in the house for my telescopes?  they currently sit in a detached garage.

Clear skies!

Jeff


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

Steve Please go to site   www.bas-astro.com  membership and follow the path for membership and dues.

Thanks for reaching out and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Rick

 

Howard Ricky Tyra
Treasurer, ALCOR Coordinator
Birmingham Astronomical Society
Clear Skies

 

From: Steven Grunfeld via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:29 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

 

Thanks for checking, all fine.  I have a question, are there dues if so what do I owe?



On Mar 25, 2021, at 9:05 PM, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:

 All good. We’re at lake Allatoona camping in GA. Same storm that went through south of bham made it all the way here and we went to shelters. No problems. Whew!

Fred


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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 PM, Aaron Williams <Mountainbiker856@...> wrote:

All good here!

 

-Aaron

 

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:

Hey thanks for checking all is good so far

Back at U hope all is good

Rick



On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James

 

 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Steven Grunfeld
 

Thanks for checking, all fine.  I have a question, are there dues if so what do I owe?


On Mar 25, 2021, at 9:05 PM, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:

 All good. We’re at lake Allatoona camping in GA. Same storm that went through south of bham made it all the way here and we went to shelters. No problems. Whew!
Fred


Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 PM, Aaron Williams <Mountainbiker856@...> wrote:

All good here!

-Aaron

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:
Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Don Waters
 

Easily visible from our location on the crest in Pelham. About 2 miles away. Negative effects.
Statistically, pretty unlikely for a given individual to be hit by such a small storm.

Don Waters


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Craig Brooks
 

Fine in Gardendale.



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-------- Original message --------
From: CMason <cmason@...>
Date: 3/25/21 10:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Lotsa rain here in NE Jeffco; otherwise evrything is fine.

Clark

On 3/25/2021 9:00 PM, Aaron Williams wrote:
All good here!

-Aaron

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:
Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

CMason
 

Lotsa rain here in NE Jeffco; otherwise evrything is fine.

Clark

On 3/25/2021 9:00 PM, Aaron Williams wrote:
All good here!

-Aaron

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:
Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Fred Rains
 

All good. We’re at lake Allatoona camping in GA. Same storm that went through south of bham made it all the way here and we went to shelters. No problems. Whew!

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 PM, Aaron Williams <Mountainbiker856@...> wrote:

All good here!

-Aaron

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:
Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Aaron Williams
 

All good here!

-Aaron

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare) <hrtyra@...> wrote:
Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

Hey thanks for checking all is good so far
Back at U hope all is good
Rick


On Mar 25, 2021, at 19:10, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Checking in (3/25/2021 Tornadoes)

James Moore
 

Hey, everyone!

Just checking in to see how everyone fared during the tornadoes today. I hope that everyone is safe and well.

The photos from Oak Mountain State Park today showed a lot of trees down. It may take them a while to clear them out.

If anyone needs anything, please let us know.

Clear skies! -- James
 


Re: Nova Cassiopeia 2021

Sterling DeRamus
 



Here is the light curve for the 2013 Nova in Delphinus.  Note how fast it peaked at about 4.4 after just a few days.  This one started out brighter so it might peak at Mag 3.  Too bad the moon and Cassiopeia are not in the best spot for observing this.

On Mar 21, 2021, at 7:01 PM, Mark Copper <mlcopper@...> wrote:

Thanks for the graphic and the link. Any guidance as to what in the spectrum makes this a "classical nova"?


Re: Nova Cassiopeia 2021

Myron Wasiuta
 

Hi Mark,
What makes this a “Classical Nova” is not a feature in its spectrum but in the fact this star has never before been seen to outburst. It is undoubtedly a cataclysmic variable where a white dwarf and a larger evolved star orbit in close proximity so that mass transfer is occurring. In tbis case we have not seen a previous eruption though there may have been previous ones thousands or tens of thousands of years ago.  Another difference between a “ normal” cataclysmic variable and a classic nova is the range of brightness of the outburst and energy involved. This should be a really cool object to observe over the next few weeks. 

Dr. Myron Wasiuta
President- MSRO Science, Inc
Director- Mark Slade Remote Observatory 
Wilderness, VA USA


On Mar 21, 2021, at 8:01 PM, Mark Copper <mlcopper@...> wrote:

Thanks for the graphic and the link. Any guidance as to what in the spectrum makes this a "classical nova"?

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