Category Archives: March 2016

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compiled by Michael Wright and David Kaplan What We’ve Learned About Pluto The story of Pluto is largely a story of ice. On Earth, the only ice is frozen water. On Pluto, nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide also freeze solid. The most … Continue reading

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Director’s Report

by Assistant Director Larry Kane This month I am filling in for our Director, Rex Parker, as he is off exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand.  No doubt, he is more interested in the ecology and grandeur of this … Continue reading

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2016 Stokes Star Party

The Stokes Star Party will be held April 1 and 2 this year at the New Jersey School of Conservation in Stokes State Forest, 1 Wapalanne Road, Branchville, NJ 07826. Members interested in attending can find more information on the star party … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Thus far in our fiscal year that ends in June, we have 81 members.  Our dues revenue at this point is almost exactly the same as it was a year ago at the same date. Revenue … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 2016 Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary “Saving Hubble” was shown before the meeting followed by a lecture by the filmmaker, David Gaynes. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 after the movie and lecture. The new website is live. Good job … Continue reading

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Eta Carinae

by Robert Vanderbei Two images of Eta Carinae taken on February 7, 2016. SBIG Universal on Takahashi FSQ-104D H-alpha = 40 min, OIII = 6 min Two-minute unguided exposures. Richardson-Lucy deconvolution, Gaussian blur, Log.

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