FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987
October 25, 2014
Gates Open at 6:30
at the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11
Members and invited Guests only.
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:
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
Rick (RD) Boozer Astrophysics Researcher, Public Speaker and Author
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
2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now
Field Tripod for 12” Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain with wedge.
Great condition $800
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
HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY
By Lee Ott
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
Thanks to George Stevens, RMA Member for donating a refrigerator for our dark sky site.
Check out our RESOURCE page
OUR CURRENT NIGHT SKY