Monthly Archives: August 2012

AHSP 2012 – Monday

Saw two good talks Monday. Kevin Quin gave a talk on two software tools for planetary imaging, Fire Capture and Autostakkert. He covered the nitty gritty details of settings, workflow, and approach for both programs. I’m excited about Autostakkert, because … Continue reading

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AHSP 2012 -Sunday

I didn’t win anything in the raffle. It was completely cloudy, but since the CSC said it would clear up between 9 and midnight, I went ahead and setup my Astrotrac and both cameras and got my scope collimated. Nine … Continue reading

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AHSP 2012 – Saturday

Saturday afternoon, I went hunting for a new coat, because I forgot to pack my green LL. Bean parka. My father in law got me that coat before we moved to Pittsburgh, which means it is roughly 18 years old. … Continue reading

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AHSP begins

When I left home at 10:30 am, the skies were beautiful and clear blue. By the time I arrived at TMI at 3:30 pm, it was completely cloudy and raining very slightly. Every year I’ve ever been here, Tom Kennedy … Continue reading

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Perseid Meteor shower

The Perseid Meteor shower is usually one of the best every year, and this year, the predictions were for up to 100 meteors per hour. So my amateur astronomy club, The Howard Astronomical League, hosted a special Perseid Meteor star … Continue reading

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