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Fortuna ipsa muta

by Ted Frimet sheer dumb luck Not everything is as it seems. And sometimes, despite months or years of amateur training, a gain in insight can be chalked up to “sheer dumb luck”. As most of our AAAP club members … Continue reading

Posted in November 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Trifinder Trouble

by Ted Frimet It’s the end of the world as we know it. A brief recapitulation on the status of my cats endeavor to improve the sighting accuracy of my 12 inch dobsonian telescope by way of collapsing his cat … Continue reading

Posted in October 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Frimet is cool!

by Ted Frimet Although my A/C quit on my, this weekend, my remote Australian observatory didn’t. Thank you Skynet. You made me feel cooler, despite the heat! NGC 253, R-COP 40 second observation, time taken at Aug 20, 2017 10:33 … Continue reading

Posted in September 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Skynet Lesson

by Ted Frimet ———————————————————-END LESSON—————————————————-

Posted in September 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ted Frimet’s second attempt at remote astrophotography

(We won’t talk about his first attempt!) Observation of Albireo was made with three exposures for Red, Green, and Blue Colorized and composited in Gimp for Mac OS X – adjusted curves and thresholds. Telescope Prompt8 Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telescope Time Machine

extrude, slice and dice – best served defocused by Ted Frimet Almost every amateur observer wants to get the biggest bang for their buck. This is especially true when they sit down for a spell, to look at the wonders … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Double Dating

by Theodore R. Frimet Are Mizar and Alcor sexting? Mizar was presented to us as an optical double star, by NJ State Planetarium staffer and professional astronomer Bill Murray, at our Bright Spring Deep Sky Objects (DSO) presentation at the … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment