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by Lmccormick
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Membership renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Membership renewal

Do we still send dues to John Scholl?
Yes

Still $40.00?
Yes

Do we need to fill out a form if our personal data is unchanged?
Yes

Where do we get a form?
Last page of the newsletter

Would an official PAS classic thong make a good gift for a wife or girlfriend?
Yes. Why not both?

Lowell
by Lmccormick
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Mercury Transit - Little Guy gonna Fry
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Mercury Transit - Little Guy gonna Fry

I recalculated using the Mercury's closest and farthest distance from the Sun. At aphelion (43,382, 210 mi) the distance you'd have to be from Mercury to eclipse the Sun would be 152,599 miles and at perihelion (28,583,820 mi) you would be 100,544 miles away. So if you put yourself in an orbit 100,0...
by Lmccormick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Mercury Transit - Little Guy gonna Fry
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Mercury Transit - Little Guy gonna Fry

Using the distance of 35 million miles from Mercury to the Sun, I'm going to guess that you would have to be no more than 123,113.62 miles from Mercury for it to cover the Sun.

Lowell McCormick
by Lmccormick
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Weather Forecast for this Weekend is Good!
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Weather Forecast for this Weekend is Good!

What site did that come from?

Lowell
by Lmccormick
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: SPMOS Sneak away tomorrow?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: SPMOS Sneak away tomorrow?

It looks like a nice night for stargazing. I don't have gate access so let me know if you're going and what time you'll arrive and I'll meet you there. I would leave for home at midnight.

Lowell
by Lmccormick
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Spring Scrimmage Recap
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Spring Scrimmage Recap

Thanks Barry.

Lowell
by Lmccormick
Mon May 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Spring Scrimmage Recap
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Spring Scrimmage Recap

Barry, how long of an exposure time did you use?

Lowell
by Lmccormick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon Star Party
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Grand Canyon Star Party

The Grand Canyon Star Party is June 22-30. Is anyone planning on attending?

Lowell McCormick
by Lmccormick
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Links we like!
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Links we like!

by Lmccormick
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Lunar eclipse
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Lunar eclipse

Sunday night will be a great night for a lunar eclipse. I plan on using a 4" f7.5 refractor with a Canon 50D in an attempt to make a time lapse of the eclipse. I'm looking for some advice about various settings. I should have good polar alignment and the Losmandy G8 Gemini has a lunar tracking speed...