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Call from Mitchell Jenkens - open door on Observatory

Ed
 

Mitchell Jenkens called  last evening explaining that a door on one of the observatories(he did not say which one)  was found to be open yet the door lock on the knob was locked.
He found this while cutting the grass around the site and he propped a board in front of the door to keep it shut, but he said there was a lot of expensive equipment in there and he was concerned for its safety.
This concerned him greatly and he wanted someone in the club to know. 
I told him I would let the team know.
Here it is. 


Re: Astro picture of the year contest

Robert Pitt
 

Wow! Very nice Tony.

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 2:51 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Astro picture of the year contest

 

Nice, lots o' Milky Way pics.  I should've entered these I took last spring at the Cahaba River.

 

 

Clear skies! 

Tony Edwards

 

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Re: Astro picture of the year contest

Tony
 

Nice, lots o' Milky Way pics.  I should've entered these I took last spring at the Cahaba River.


Clear skies! 
Tony Edwards

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Astro picture of the year contest

Sterling DeRamus
 


Re: Some pics from Moab.

Robert Pitt
 

Another very nice one! Fun to zoom into....

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE
Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
Rpittal at charter dot net

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From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sterling DeRamus
Sent: Monday, August 9, 2021 9:36 PM
To: Sterling DeRamus <Sterling.deramus@gmail.com>
Cc: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Some pics from Moab.



One more pic!
On Aug 8, 2021, at 7:23 PM, Sterling DeRamus <Sterling.deramus@gmail.com> wrote:

Will tell more at our meeting.

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Re: Some pics from Moab.

Sterling DeRamus
 

One more pic!

On Aug 8, 2021, at 7:23 PM, Sterling DeRamus <Sterling.deramus@gmail.com> wrote:

Will tell more at our meeting.

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Re: Some pics from Moab.

Don Waters
 

Good for you. Inspires me to get out.
Don


Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

James Moore
 

So -- the consensus is that we suspend the Oak Mountain public star parties (again) for now. I will make sure that we post a notice to the FB group stating that. As far as Chandler goes -- there's plenty of room to spread out and the expectation is that everyone will (continue to) behave themselves. Thank you for everyone's input!

James


Re: Some pics from Moab.

Robert Pitt
 

Wonderful!

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE
Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
Rpittal at charter dot net

-----Original Message-----
From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Sterling DeRamus
Sent: Sunday, August 8, 2021 7:24 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] Some pics from Moab.

Will tell more at our meeting.

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Re: Some pics from Moab.

Martin
 

Very nice!


From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> on behalf of Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 8, 2021 7:23:55 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io>
Subject: [bas-astro] Some pics from Moab.
 


Some pics from Moab.

Sterling DeRamus
 

Will tell more at our meeting.


Re: CMO last night

Sterling DeRamus
 

Outstanding. 


On Aug 8, 2021, at 11:03 AM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:



Very nice colors Don and both internal stars clearly visible!

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Waters
Sent: Sunday, August 8, 2021 9:34 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] CMO last night

 

Here is my first shot with ASI294MC (color, cooled). 20 x 10sec. 5 darks, no guiding - tracking only. Meade LX85 (entry level) mount. DSS.
Only spent about 5 minutes using GIMP to adjust color curves, no other processing.


Re: CMO last night

Robert Pitt
 

Very nice colors Don and both internal stars clearly visible!

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Waters
Sent: Sunday, August 8, 2021 9:34 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] CMO last night

 

Here is my first shot with ASI294MC (color, cooled). 20 x 10sec. 5 darks, no guiding - tracking only. Meade LX85 (entry level) mount. DSS.
Only spent about 5 minutes using GIMP to adjust color curves, no other processing.


Re: CMO last night

Don Waters
 

Here is my first shot with ASI294MC (color, cooled). 20 x 10sec. 5 darks, no guiding - tracking only. Meade LX85 (entry level) mount. DSS.
Only spent about 5 minutes using GIMP to adjust color curves, no other processing.


Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Don Waters
 

I say suspend. Many good reasons already given. 
Don Waters


Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Sterling DeRamus
 

Listen to the doctor in the group.  Certainly not the lawyers!  No public parties where we share eyepieces.


On Aug 6, 2021, at 11:07 AM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:



I also agree we should suspend public star parties (and not restart in-person club meetings) until the rate goes down, and to keep appropriate distancing at Chandler.

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Moore via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 8:42 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

 

Hello, everyone!

So -- the local public health officials have been sounding the alarm concerning the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the now fourth wave surge of infections in our state. My question to you is: how comfortable are you with holding public star parties? Do we need to suspend them again for now? The safety and well-being of our members is the priority here -- I don't want anyone to feel compelled to participate in something that they are not comfortable doing. Please leave your thoughts in the comments and we'll make a decision. Thanks! 

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Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Robert Pitt
 

I also agree we should suspend public star parties (and not restart in-person club meetings) until the rate goes down, and to keep appropriate distancing at Chandler.

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Moore via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 8:42 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

 

Hello, everyone!

So -- the local public health officials have been sounding the alarm concerning the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the now fourth wave surge of infections in our state. My question to you is: how comfortable are you with holding public star parties? Do we need to suspend them again for now? The safety and well-being of our members is the priority here -- I don't want anyone to feel compelled to participate in something that they are not comfortable doing. Please leave your thoughts in the comments and we'll make a decision. Thanks! 

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Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Bob Sieber
 

James, thanks for posing an important question.  I believe that Chandler is safe and represents a situation that club members can manage.  The Oak Mountain public outreach is not so manageable and I agree with those who believe the club should continue to suspend the public star parties for the time being.  I am in Florida at the moment where the Delta variant is causing havoc, so I am somewhat biased.  Many people I observe here are simply irresponsible.  It is not my intent to touch on politics, but I happen to live in two of the states that continue to be at the bottom of the list in vaccination rates. 

Let’s all enjoy what Chandler has to offer, but forgo the public outreach at this time.

All the best and clear skies!

Bob 

On Aug 6, 2021, at 8:41 AM, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone!

So -- the local public health officials have been sounding the alarm concerning the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the now fourth wave surge of infections in our state. My question to you is: how comfortable are you with holding public star parties? Do we need to suspend them again for now? The safety and well-being of our members is the priority here -- I don't want anyone to feel compelled to participate in something that they are not comfortable doing. Please leave your thoughts in the comments and we'll make a decision. Thanks! 


Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

I agree with all the responses. Let’s wait and see before we fire up the Public Star parties. 
I sure don’t want someone accusing us of neglect, thinking they got the virus from our group. 
In this day and time we must look out for those that don’t seem to appreciate the obstacles we are facing.
I say chill and be safe!
Sincerely,
Rick Tyra
Bas-Astro Treasure 




On Aug 6, 2021, at 08:41, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone!

So -- the local public health officials have been sounding the alarm concerning the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the now fourth wave surge of infections in our state. My question to you is: how comfortable are you with holding public star parties? Do we need to suspend them again for now? The safety and well-being of our members is the priority here -- I don't want anyone to feel compelled to participate in something that they are not comfortable doing. Please leave your thoughts in the comments and we'll make a decision. Thanks! 


Re: Public Star Parties and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Kurt Edwards
 

My thoughts - it seems that a public star party would not be a good idea right now.  Chandler Mtn socially distanced might work, although I have not been there and do not know what kind of space to spread out is available.  If you share equipment, might be best to mask since you can still catch Covid being vaccinated.  I can see proof-of-vaccination unmasked since you are outside.

Kurt Edwards

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