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    From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to CHICKENHEAD on Fri May 8 11:05:00 2020
    Anyone else involved in the hobby? I'm quite enjoying being back into it again
    Got some great views of M13 and the Ring Nebula with the wife's 8" the other n
    ight. Looking forward to pointing that SBIG camera at both.

    I was when I was younger. I plan to get back into it once I retire. My biggest problem with participating is that it has to be dark, and I am
    usually pretty tired by the time it gets dark here. OTOH, I could start
    doing it in the morning. :)

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  • From Dennisk@VERT/MINDSEYE to Mike Powell on Sat May 9 13:58:00 2020
    Mike Powell wrote to CHICKENHEAD <=-

    Anyone else involved in the hobby? I'm quite enjoying being back into it again

    Got some great views of M13 and the Ring Nebula with the wife's 8" the other
    n

    ight. Looking forward to pointing that SBIG camera at both.

    I was when I was younger. I plan to get back into it once I retire.
    My biggest problem with participating is that it has to be dark, and I
    am usually pretty tired by the time it gets dark here. OTOH, I could start doing it in the morning. :)

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    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the sky on appropriate clear nights.

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DENNISK on Sat May 9 10:30:00 2020
    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't >connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other >celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that >my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the
    sky on appropriate clear nights.

    When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite Summer activities with my Dad.

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  • From Dennisk@VERT/MINDSEYE to Mike Powell on Sun May 10 12:23:00 2020
    Mike Powell wrote to DENNISK <=-

    I have a 6" Newtonian, but I don't take it as seriously as others. I haven't
    connected a camera to it, I just do casual gazing of the planets and other
    celestial objects of interest. Haven't pulled it out in a while, but now that
    my children are old enough to appreciate it, I might show them the magic of the

    sky on appropriate clear nights.

    When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite Summer activities with my Dad.

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    Yeah, I need to do that more. My older daughter has an interest in space and the planet like I did when I was a kid.

    ... Dennis Katsonis
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