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    From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to CHICKENHEAD on Friday, May 08, 2020 11:05:00
    Anyone else involved in the hobby? I'm quite enjoying being back into it again
    Got some great views of M13 and the Ring Nebula with the wife's 8" the other n
    ight. Looking forward to pointing that SBIG camera at both.

    I was when I was younger. I plan to get back into it once I retire. My biggest problem with participating is that it has to be dark, and I am
    usually pretty tired by the time it gets dark here. OTOH, I could start
    doing it in the morning. :)

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  • From Dennisk@VERT/MINDSEYE to Mike Powell on Saturday, May 09, 2020 13:58:00
    Mike Powell wrote to CHICKENHEAD <=-

    Anyone else involved in the hobby? I'm quite enjoying being back into it again

    Got some great views of M13 and the Ring Nebula with the wife's 8" the other
    n

    ight. Looking forward to pointing that SBIG camera at both.

    I was when I was younger. I plan to get back into it once I retire.
    My biggest problem with participating is that it has to be dark, and I
    am usually pretty tired by the time it gets dark here. OTOH, I could start doing it in the morning. :)

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    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the sky on appropriate clear nights.

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DENNISK on Saturday, May 09, 2020 10:30:00
    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't >connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other >celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that >my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the
    sky on appropriate clear nights.

    When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite Summer activities with my Dad.

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  • From Dennisk@VERT/MINDSEYE to Mike Powell on Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:23:00
    Mike Powell wrote to DENNISK <=-

    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't
    connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other
    celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that
    my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the

    sky on appropriate clear nights.

    When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite Summer activities with my Dad.

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    Yeah, I need to do that more. My older daughter has an interest in space and the planet like I did when I was a kid.

    ... Dennis Katsonis
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