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Posts Made By: Linton Rohr

June 29, 2007 08:26 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Venus and Saturn

Posted By Linton Rohr

Looking lovely together this evening!
I was watching Venus for quite a while before sunset,
trying to see how early I could detect Saturn in the field.
Tomorrow they'll be even closer, about 40 arc-minutes apart.
Get out there and take a look. grin

July 9, 2007 11:19 PM Forum: Reflectors

John Powers' Discovery replacement tube

Posted By Linton Rohr

Warren's mention of Discovery in the Eq forum, brought to mind the problem John was having with them back in April.
I'm curious as to whether the new tube ever arrived and how well it worked out,
once the curved spider, focuser, etc. were properly mounted.
Hoping for a happy ending...


July 11, 2007 10:17 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Perseid Meteor shower

Posted By Linton Rohr

Not to change the subject, but it sounds like we're in for a great Perseid shower this year.
I could use a good shower... 8)

Clear skies to all.

July 18, 2007 10:47 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Flying into...

Posted By Linton Rohr

a thunderstorm? shocked

Sounds like fun...


July 31, 2007 05:17 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Piranha black hole

Posted By Linton Rohr

Very interesting little article...
It boggles my mind...

August 3, 2007 03:41 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

First light...of sorts

Posted By Linton Rohr

I recently had the pleasure of setting my scope up for my first night of observing on my very own dark sky site. 11 acres in the red rock country of southern Utah! grin It's just west of Capitol Reef National Park. We had signed the realtor's papers earlier that day, and just recently closed escrow. Aside from being a gorgeous setting, the sky there is significantly darker than the darkest sites that I now drive 1-2 hours to get to. And that's despite being right on the edge of town!
It was pretty cool to see the big, bright Milky Way rising from what will eventually be our home site.

August 16, 2007 04:41 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

A Star with a Comet's Tail

Posted By Linton Rohr

Mira...who knew?

August 28, 2007 06:42 PM Forum: Landscape Photography

Capitol Reef

Posted By Linton Rohr

A few pictures from Utah's least visited National Park,
from our trip last week end...
Linton grin

Castle Rock, near the western entrance.

September 11, 2007 09:48 PM Forum: Star Parties

CalStar '07

Posted By Linton Rohr

Ahoy there, SoCal astronomers.
I'm hoping to find some folks interested in heading up to CalStar this year.
I had a great time up there a couple years ago.
The sky is probably darker than anything we have around here.
The site is Lake San Antonio, northwest of Paso Robles.
Nights of October 11-13.
It would be nice to have a SoCal group in attendance.

September 14, 2007 06:19 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Venus and the morning sky

Posted By Linton Rohr

Well, I'm not too fond of getting up early and heading for work at dawn, but I must say I've been enjoying the pre-dawn sky here lately! Venus sure climbed into the morning sky quickly, and is blazing ever so brightly, even in the midst of all those bright winter stars. Saturn is creeping up now too, though even dimmer than I recall from last spring. Just this week, I have noted a definite change in the darkness of the sky, as the sun rises slightly later every day.
The silver lining of the cloud that is my morning commute! grin