• NEOWISE

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Alan Ianson on Saturday, July 31, 2021 08:58:00
    Hello Alan!

    ** On Saturday 31.07.21 - 00:19, Alan Ianson wrote to All:

    Astronomy Picture of the Day
    2021 July 31

    Remembering NEOWISE
    Explanation: It was just last July. If you could see
    the stars of the Big Dipper, you could find Comet
    NEOWISE in your evening sky..


    Could you see it from your vantage point in BC? I suppose that
    with all the smoke in the air the opprtunities were few?


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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.3 to August Abolins on Saturday, July 31, 2021 06:18:52
    Remembering NEOWISE
    Explanation: It was just last July. If you could see
    the stars of the Big Dipper, you could find Comet
    NEOWISE in your evening sky..

    Could you see it from your vantage point in BC?

    Probably but I never went looking for it.

    I suppose that with all the smoke in the air the opprtunities were few?

    The skies are smoky here now but last July would have been better.

    I haven't made the trip in a while but I have driven a star gazing friend on a trip about 30 minutes out of town away from all the lights. He has a small telescope that he connects to his laptop and once he has it adjusted he can zero in on just about whatever you'd like to look at.

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.3 to August Abolins on Monday, August 02, 2021 05:40:42
    So.. he was looking at the images on the laptop? Or, was he using the laptop to aide in pointing the telescope to the right spot in the sky. I have no idea how "computerized" telescopes work.

    I don't know how they work either. No pictures on the computer. That is probably doable but you would need a way to connect the camera to the telescope
    and that would be non trivial.

    We just used the telescope itself to view whatever we were looking at.

    That would be good to be able to grab pictures from the telescope but I'm not sure what kind of gear you would need to do that.

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  • From August Abolins@2:460/256 to Alan Ianson on Monday, August 02, 2021 15:49:47
    Hi Alan,
    ...Greets from my Telegram app!

    So.. he was looking at the images on the laptop? Or, was he using the
    laptop
    to aide in pointing the telescope to the right spot in the sky. I have
    no
    idea how "computerized" telescopes work.

    I don't know how they work either. No pictures on the computer. That is
    probably doable but you would need a way to connect the camera to the telescope
    and that would be non trivial.

    We just used the telescope itself to view whatever we were looking at.

    That would be good to be able to grab pictures from the telescope but I'm
    not sure what kind of gear you would need to do that.

    My Bushnell Computerized Starlocator is at home now. From brief looksee of the manual, it looks like the pivot/tripod mechanism is used to "match" the numbers
    of the computerized part which is just a glorified index of astrological entities? Or.. is there a motor on that thing that pivots to the exact spot on
    the sky. If the later, I'll probably need batteries! Ugh.

    Ciao!
    /|ug (https://t.me/aabolins)

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