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STAR PARTY

October 25, 2014

Gates Open at 6:30

at the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11

Members and invited Guests only.

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Our 2014-2015 Board was chosen at our October Meeting

President: Tim Sullivan

Vice President: Mike Fedor

Treasurer: Lee Ott

Secretary: Sam Hadel

Members at Large:

Vince Castello

Chip Simmons

Ed Richards

 

 

 


15345708982_1e6e3712ceM31 By Dennis Wilde

I managed to image M31 Monday night from a darker site than my yard. I used my Stellarvue 80ed to image for the first time. I knew I would need the shorter focal length to capture the whole galaxy. I wanted to take more subs, but the weather wouldn’t cooperate. It may be a little over processed, but I like the way it looks.

  •  Technical info:
  • Stellarvue 80mm f7 ED doublet
  • Ioptron ZEQ25gt mount
  • Canon 60da DSLR- (17) x 180sec. Subs
  • SBIG STi guider
  • Image capture-BackyardEOS
  • Guiding- PHD2
  • Calibration and stacking-Deep Sky Stacker
  • Processing- Photoshop CS5

 

 


RMA Picnic held on September 20, 2014

Photos Contributed By: Bill Brown and Sam Hadel

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GENERAL MEETING

Rick (RD) Boozer Astrophysics Researcher, Public Speaker and Author

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Thanks to Rick for his presentation on Photometric Search for an Exoplanet
Transit of Gliese 876 at our October meeting. Rick got his Masters of Astronomy in astrophysics in 2010 and received the James Cook University’s University Medal for outstanding academic achievement at the Masters level.


 

Upcoming Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014: Partial Solar Eclipse


 

Deep Space Mysteries Calendar

2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now

$15.00 each


Meade tripod and wedge lx200 12

FOR SALE

Field Tripod for 12” Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain with wedge.

Great condition   $800

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Meade Field Tripod with Wedge
For 10” Scmidt-Cassegrain
Good Condition   $500


Roper Mountain Science Center’s

Friday Starry Nights

Now Showing in the Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium

FLYER

www.ropermountain.org


 calendar Click to see the RMA CALENDAR

 

HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY

Presentation Here

By Lee Ott

 


 

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We have RMA Tee Shirts, Patches, Coffee cups, and star maps for sale. These will be for sale at meetings, star parties, and other events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Getting started with Star Gazing

By Lee Ott

Click to see the presentation from the June Meeting

 


Thanks to George Stevens, RMA Member for donating a refrigerator for our dark sky site.

 


Check out our RESOURCE page

 

 


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