Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
In this Issue
To avoid possible holiday conflicts, we’ve slipped this month's meeting back one week to Friday, September 11, at 7:45PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall, the Aerospace Engineering Building. The doors to the building automatically lock at 8:00PM, so if you’re running late, rap on the door nearest our meeting room and we’ll let you in. It’s a game weekend in Auburn, so remember to allow a little extra time to find a parking space.
Our new moon star party this month will be on Saturday, September 19 at Cliff Hill’s farm, clouds permitting of course.
September 11, Monthly meeting 7:45PM, in room
215 of Davis Hall,
Scroll down to the August 16 images to see Christopher Go’s amazing animation of Io’s shadow transit on Ganymede. You can even see the albedo features on the moons! Also note that Great Red Spot is separating from the South Equatorial Band. The transit is also featured on the Sky & Tel Web page.
Astronomical Image Library (Commercial)
Phil Hosey has some shots of M27 using his new coma corrector on his 8" f/4 newt.
Robert Rock called Allen Screws a couple of weeks ago. Last winter Robert had a couple of stents put in. He’s slowly improving, and is going to try to make the next meeting. Robert also reminds us that his 8 inch Celestron is for sale.
Rand Becker writes:
Greetings from the deep south.......way down south. Hope you and the gang are doing well in Auburn. I miss the darkness. Do you know if any members are attending the DSRSG down here? I'm hoping to get out for a couple of days. The astronomy program is really taking off down here and we're always looking for speakers on Sundays....let me know if you're ever in the area.
Literally like new (never used, but a couple of years old; still have original packing!) Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope, $200 (compare to new over $300). An excellent entry-level telescope for students, middle schoolers, teens, young adults or adults just getting into astronomy. With its big 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror the XT6 collects nearly 80% more light than a 4.5" reflector, rendering brighter images and greater detail in deep-sky nebulas and star clusters. The 1200mm focal length gives the scope ample power to zoom in on subtle planetary and lunar features. The 45"-long enameled-steel optical tube glides on the wood base. You just point the scope and view! Orion-engineered CorrecTension springs keep the tube balanced to perfection and allow the whole unit to be carried together by the handle on the base. The XT6 is outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces. The mirror is center-marked for precise collimation. Original box and cover included. See the ad on. For a detailed list of accessories go to the Astronomical Exchange page. Contact Sandi Madaris at 334-318-1405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Robert Rock’s C-8 is for sale. The scope was sold as a PowerStar 8 but is the same as several of the other Schmidt scopes.
10 - HTV-Demo
Test Flight H-2B Launch (International Space Station, Japan)
your Name to Mars on Mars Science Laboratory launched in 2011
Hoping to see everyone at the meeting,