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Posts Made By: Chris Nisbet

March 29, 2009 10:56 AM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

Obama: Dakota Floods Caused by GW

Posted By Chris Nisbet

I live in Minnesota so I can tell you that Red River flooding in the spring is a normal occurance. This event has been going on for eons ever since the last glacier retreated. That's why there is a dike system for some towns along the river (obviously this year a combination of factors worked against the residents this spring). The reason it floods every year is pretty simple-the river flows north into Canada. When spring melts the snow pack, it melts the snow in the south first which drains into the river. The river outlets in the north are still frozen solid-the water has no choice but to back up along the river valley. Flooding is also the reason the area has such rich farmland.
I would like a reporter to ask BO if he knows which way the Red River flows.
Global warming didn't cause this-geology and weather (which we can't control although some people think we can) caused the perfectly natural event.
That being said, I commend all the residents and volunteers who are helping and have helped to save the city. Not once did they ask "Where is the Federal government?". They knew what had to be done and they did it themselves. People came from all over, prisoners were let out to help because they WANTED to. That is the true spirit of America-The "Can Do" attitude.

Chris
Cedar, MN

August 29, 2009 02:52 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Supernova 2009ga NGC 7678 Arp 28

Posted By Chris Nisbet

I did attempt a color image of Arp 28. I have not done much color imaging so I am a novice at it. Anyway, here is the attempt.

Specs are: C11@f/12,MI-250,Pyxis,AO8,CFW-10, Astrodon filters,ST-8XME. L layer was the previous post. RGB are 3x3, 8x5min. I used CCDSoft to color combine with color ratios 1:1:1.35. Too much green when blue was at 1. I'm sure it could use some help.

September 18, 2009 12:17 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Palomar 1

Posted By Chris Nisbet

Any the non-negative image....

September 21, 2009 12:37 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Abell 4 Plus Galaxy ID Help (or Challenge?)

Posted By Chris Nisbet

And a negative of the same image....

November 26, 2009 10:29 AM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

Nuclear in Minnesota

Posted By Chris Nisbet

I too live in Minnesota and I think the moratorium should be lifted. I get sick and tired of hearing about all this "green energy" in this state and how we have to move toward it. The fact is in MN, the wind doesn't blow all the time and the sun can disappear for weeks in the winter. And it's cold here in the winter! IF (and that's a big IF) we do need to move away from fossil fuel here in MN, nuclear is the obvious choice. But right now, fossil fuels are the cheapest way to provide energy in this state. And with all the new and proposed taxes at all levels of government, I need CHEAP!

Chris
Cedar, MN

September 14, 2010 12:51 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

March 2, 2011 12:19 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

IC 2169 and Friends

Posted By Chris Nisbet

WOW! That almost appears 3D. Very cool.


Chris N
Cedar MN

May 12, 2013 12:31 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Abell 2065 Galaxy Group

Posted By Chris Nisbet

And the inverted view.


Chris N
Cedar, MN

November 27, 2016 01:21 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

C11 Secondary Mirror Centering

Posted By Chris Nisbet

After using the Hotech collimator to center the secondary and a final tweak under the stars.
Same target and orientation as the previous post.

January 22, 2017 12:46 AM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

No pics in ads

Posted By Chris Nisbet

Me too at least not as fast as it used to. However, if I wait long enough, they appear.

Chris N
Cedar, MN