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Old 06-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Anyone else watching the transit? I've got my scope set up!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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i sure wanted to....but with our rain and heavy cloud cover, i'm shut out.
enjoy it!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Fused Light, my report is on the "Astronomy" thread. No time for pix attempt, but wife and I did see it "on paper" and breifly thru my 10" Dob with a mylar mask.

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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All done. The sun has set behind the apartments on the next street over. It was fun having the neighbors over. Here's the twins checking things out. I just got a note from a friend in hawaii. Her husbands up on Manau kea with his scope. I think that one is 60" or so.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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To much cloud cover today :-(
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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Got a snap shot of it before the clouds covered it up..

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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The sun came out at the last minute so we got out our filter glass and got to see it. WOW! All the neighbors came over with their kids and we all took turns looking - fantastic. Plus, the ISS (International Space Station) will be going over twice later tonight and will be visible. A great day in the sky.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:36 AM   #8
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i did peek at it. honestly the pictures on the internet are better for looking at it.
i'll check it out better next time,,,in what,,,105 years?
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@John - yeh, but it's WAY cooler to see it with your own eyes.

I think this is the first time in around 5 years that 'scope has been out of its box. I think I need to do a bit of cleaning! Fair amount of gunk on that projection.

I do love it that my Dad bought that telescope from Lafayette Electronics (remember them?) back in the early 60's. It's been with me ever since!
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it rained, until 7:30, put on the glasses, one more item on the bucket list, sort of thought there might not be a next time; sat out in the sun, in St. George UT. and watched the solar eclipse, fun to notice the temp. change as the eclipse occurred.
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They had a couple of stations with solar telescopes set up at Arches National Park:
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