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by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Beginners forum
Topic: Question about this "Earth ambassador"
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Question about this "Earth ambassador"

Yes you can get up to Intergalactic Ambassador. Just depends on your level of activity.
by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily winners!
Topic: 12-7-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 12-7-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.

Great job Bryan. I really admire those shots!
by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch

Congrats Bryan!
by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Astronomy Reports
Topic: Selected Sharpless And Lynd's Nebulae For The Binoculars
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Selected Sharpless And Lynd's Nebulae For The Binoculars

Thank you JG. This is most interesting.
by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Eyepieces
Topic: Panoptic 27mm?
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Panoptic 27mm?

I'm thinking I should pick one of these up. I haven't purchased any new eyepieces for awhile and this one sounds like a real winner.
by helicon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Home observatories
Topic: Gemma Observatory
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Gemma Observatory

Hello Michael. Thanks for this great video on the Gemma Observatory. Very nice architectural design and craftsmanship here. I want one now. :clap: And, I also like the appended observing deck. I was thinking some day of a simple roll off roof observatory until I saw this amazing video. That would b...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Astronomy Reports
Topic: A purchase and some views
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: A purchase and some views

Congrats and sounds like you had some excellent observations...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Beginners forum
Topic: 2019 is gone ... Welcome 2020, so what's next?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: 2019 is gone ... Welcome 2020, so what's next?

My plans at this point include getting a C11 (or a long focal length Mak) for planetary observing and photography. It's a bit of a shift but I sold my 18" light bucket because of the realization that I am not relocating to dark skies for at least another 5 years. The proceeds from the sale are enoug...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Meade telescopes
Topic: Meade Files Bankruptcy
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Meade Files Bankruptcy

Interesting and sad. A few thoughts, first I had no idea Orion tried to buy Meade, I remember the blocked merger with Celestron. It’s most likely not the end of Meade, it’s biggest asset is it’s name, and the Chinese have very deep pockets. I worked for Lionel Trains for many years, samething. Many...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How the eye/ brain works at times
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: How the eye/ brain works at times

Very interesting.
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: Another newbie!

Hello Laura and Welcome to TSS!
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Godspeed D.C. Fontana
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Godspeed D.C. Fontana

My childhood with syndicated trek episodes is passing before my eyes... RIP DC Fontana...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Meade telescopes
Topic: Meade Files Bankruptcy
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Meade Files Bankruptcy

A sad story. It appears that the damages awarded to Orion as well as long-term debt will make Meade's operating as a going concern very difficult. Of course, they may be able to reorganize in the bankruptcy process as creditors will have to accept whatever Meade can payout as a remedy. So we may not...
by helicon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: introduction from kip mason
Replies: 28
Views: 179

Re: introduction from kip mason

Hello Kip and Welcome to the TSS Forums!
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: peculiarities of pulsar wind nebula
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: peculiarities of pulsar wind nebula

Here, we use a deep XMM-Newton observation to examine the morphology and evolutionary stage of the PWN and to search for thermal emission expected from a supernova shell or reverse shock interaction with supernova ejecta," the astronomers wrote in the paper. Observations confirmed a comet-like morp...
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: puffy exoplanets may have rings
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: puffy exoplanets may have rings

I found this very interesting. What percentage of puffy exoplanets instead have rings? Since there are three ringed planets in our solar system one might expect that the phenomenon might be a common one. Small nit: The article states that the JWT will be launching in 2012.
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily winners!
Topic: 12-5-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: 12-5-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.

Congrats on the award Marius! Great image...
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: SWaB: Einstein's GR not solvable
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: SWaB: Einstein's GR not solvable

General Relativity has enabled a much wider perspective on how the universe really works compared to the Newtonian view. It's unfortunate that not all of the equations can be solved (possibly not by anyone) but I expect the body of knowledge on how it governs the universe will continue to expand as ...
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Spectroscopic search for life
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Spectroscopic search for life

Interesting article and comment thread notFrtiz. I think you guys have about covered it.
by helicon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners forum
Topic: Carrying All of This Stuff?
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Carrying All of This Stuff?

I searched Harbor Freight "case" and came up with a number of carrying case designs to haul stuff around, including eyepieces camera and whatnot, soft foam interior that you can customize to fit your gear snugly.

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