Tag Archives: astronomy

a few astrophotographs taken this past week

by Robert Vanderbei Below is the picture I took two night’s ago of the Needle Galaxy (aka NGC 4565). For those who are interested in more details about the telescope, the camera, and the exposure, check out this webpage. And, … Continue reading

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Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap

by Dave Skitt Observatory Chairperson Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap To keep the memory of Gene Ramsey alive, I wrote a short piece about Gene and his Tele Vue baseball cap. It was posted in Tele Vue’s February 2020 Blog.

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Novice EAA Imager Captures Rare, Unseen Astronomical Phenomenon

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson If you’ve been reading my emails lately, you know that Dr. Rex Parker, PhD, and I conducted a Keyholder training session on Sunday, March 8, 2020.  We focused on the clubs’ expanding Electronically Assisted Astronomy … Continue reading

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At Home in A Dome

by William Murray Since I’m stuck at home for the foreseeable future (as is everyone else in the world) I decided that astronomy is the best occupation for my time. Here are the results of some imaging I’ve been doing. … Continue reading

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AutoFiLX200

by Theodore R Frimet shrimp gumbo Tasty little morsel, if you’re not going Vegan. I have been off the reservation for quite a few months. I’d got a hankering for shrimp gumbo for my telescope. You know, the Meade LX200 … Continue reading

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COVID 19

by Theodore R Frimet a time for a view Ah, my friend Behold the antiquity of a virus Cast upon this earth. Spewed before the great waters of life Like a thief traveling silent in the night And death does … Continue reading

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K2

by Theodore R Frimet twasi-now, or twasi-later Diapause. One mechanism that we can attribute to the halt in biological development due to unfavorable conditions. When your Sun goes Nova, that would entirely fit the bill, wouldn’t you think? Hmmm. Pull … Continue reading

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Freeman Dyson

contributing members of AAAP Ad astra Freeman Dyson!  One of the most significant and appreciated figures in the world of physics and in Princeton’s enduring scientific community, Freeman Dyson has passed away (Feb 28).  Freeman Dyson was an early and … Continue reading

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Fast Radio Bursts

by Theodore R Frimet feast or famine Exciting news awaits the general public. Fast Radio Bursts. FRB’s become the new darling of what’s up the in sky tonight! Starting with the MSN title of “Scientists detect an unexplainable radio signal … Continue reading

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stellar parallax in the news

by Aram Friedman unprecedented parallax measurement The folks at New Horizon are going to make an unprecedented parallax measurement on April 22nd & 23rd (1) as reported in a news article by Applied Physics Laboratory of John’s Hopkins University. They will compare … Continue reading

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