Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
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We’ll hold our October meeting on Friday, October 2, 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 an away game weekend in Auburn, so it should be a little easier to find a parking space. We’ll have a special presentation by Tom McGowan on the most recent inovations to his truss-tube Dobsonian Midnightelescopes. Tom has three of the 12.5-inch f/5 ready for delivery. He’s bringing one of these to demonstrate the filter slide and adjustable altitude bearings. You won’t want to miss this.
October 02, October meeting, 7:45 PM, in room
215 of Davis Hall
Ray Kunert has added a TEC-140 APO refractor,with the new Ortho-Apochromat to his collection. Congratulations, Ray!
I’ve asked Phil Hosey to consider giving a demo/program on digital image processing. I've heard several folks mention that they'd like to know more about this art. Phil modestly replied:
I'm still learning the ins and outs of processing myself, and I make no claims that I know anything about it really. Anything I can provide would be the most basic stuff, but I could share what I do personally if that would help.
Phil asked if could wait until his work load eases up – perhaps early 2010. We anxiously await this presentation. See Phil’s results to date at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jphosey
In a similar vein, August Johnson shared his MallinCam hardware with us at the September meeting. If you’re not familiar with this, it’s a real-time video imager. I think we can count on a MallinCam demo/program from August in the near future as well.
If there’s a topic that you’d like to learn more about, or better yet, willing give a presentation on, let us know.
AAS discount subscriptions/renewals to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazine are due in October and November. We need 5 subscriptions to qualify for each magazine. Sky & Telescope discount rate is $ 32.95 (Regular $ 42.95), and Astronomy magazine is $34.00 for AAS members (Regular $ 42.95). Subscriptions for to both will be $66.95.
Make checks payable to Auburn Astronomical Society. Only members of Auburn Astronomical Society are entitled to club subscription rates. If you are unable to attend our October meeting, mail checks to:
Auburn Astronomical Society
Sept. 29 - 3rd flyby of Mercury by Mercury Messenger spacecraft at 4:53 p.m. CDT