Facebook Astronomy Group

LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
Im starting a new astronomy group on Facebook. If you are interested in space, telescopes, stars and whatnot along those lines.... please feel free to join! the more the merrier! :) Search for 'Pacific Northwest Astronomy' and join in the fun of building a helpful group!
Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.

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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    figures the first comment in here would be about that. lol
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,262 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    Flat eathers studying the flat gakaxy.


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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,110 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think Sketch mentioned being into astronomy.
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    How did I know, even before opening the thread, it was started by @LiquidChaos66? LOL 

    I got sick of stuff old farts on other pages being 'know it alls' so I decided to start up my own. there aren't many pages out there on Facebook... so why not. :)
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,262 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We have a question from the audience: 
     
    So does cigar smoke effect your night vision ?
    Like, can you smoke and still [do] astronomy?


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  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,677 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eh sure. It'll be just another FB group I get kicked out of.  Y'all do #maskmondayz ?
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,108 ✭✭✭✭✭
    F*ckbook and all similar sites are for folks with way too much time on their hands, IMHO..... 
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭

    All I wanted to do was setup a group to talk with people about astronomy. I find it fascinating. so whatever.


    As for your thoughts about FB.... I use it to keep in contact with my family on the other side of the country and other groups for things im interested in. IMHO this site  is for people with too much time on their hands. lol me being one of them ;) 

    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My Dad picked up a nice Meade telescope at an estate sale, been sitting and gathering dust as it is way too hi tech to setup, it appears you hook it up to your computer and tell it what you are looking for and it will find/track it. He mentioned yesterday he would like to get it setup, guess I have a few days off so I can print the manual and work our way through it
    A little dirt never hurt
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice! I would love to see pics of it when it's up and running! :) there are some really cool computerized scopes out there!
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    dirtdude said:
    My Dad picked up a nice Meade telescope at an estate sale, been sitting and gathering dust as it is way too hi tech to setup, it appears you hook it up to your computer and tell it what you are looking for and it will find/track it. He mentioned yesterday he would like to get it setup, guess I have a few days off so I can print the manual and work our way through it
    I'll send you some Gran Habano Vintage for it!!!!!! Lol jk
    Long days and pleasant nights,

    Roland
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Worked on it this afternoon/tonight but it doesn't seem to track on the vertical, entirely possible I didn't dial things in correctly but once you get it oriented it should track the target through the sky. Its too smart for me
    A little dirt never hurt
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,482 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think Sketch mentioned being into astronomy.
    That is true enough.....
    Unfortunately I have a strict no Facebook policy.
    Got this computerized telescope for Christmas, it tracks fine.
    I've just been waiting for it to warm up a little bit, it's still cold at night in Colorado.


    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Diver43 said:
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    Aliens. Lol!!!!! Do you know if they are around or near any constellations?
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    I think Sketch mentioned being into astronomy.
    That is true enough.....
    Unfortunately I have a strict no Facebook policy.
    Got this computerized telescope for Christmas, it tracks fine.
    I've just been waiting for it to warm up a little bit, it's still cold at night in Colorado.



    There are a few decently priced computerized scopes for sale in my area. How is that thing for calibration to get it to work right?
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diver43 said:
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    I've seen the ISS a few times.  It does look like a white star, but it moves pretty fast and goes from horizon to horizon in about 10min.  The orange thing could be a planet, maybe.  The easiest way to tell planets from stars is that the planets don't twinkle.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,482 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @LiquidChaos66
    It has the sky align software, I point it at the moon, push a button, then point it at Venus and push another button, then it can find anything I type in.
    It connects to any tablet or laptop.
    The software is easy to use.
    It's my 1st computerized telescope, and as you probably know, aiming an old model is hell on earth.

    Messier 81


    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    @LiquidChaos66
    It has the sky align software, I point it at the moon, push a button, then point it at Venus and push another button, then it can find anything I type in.
    It connects to any tablet or laptop.
    The software is easy to use.
    It's my 1st computerized telescope, and as you probably know, aiming an old model is hell on earth.

    Messier 81


    That's awesome :) I might look into one of those after I've mastered my regular scope. :) 
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diver43 said:
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    I have used the Google Sky Map app with varying degrees of success to identify objects in the sky. A freebie app for smartphones
    A little dirt never hurt
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,482 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    @LiquidChaos66
    It also has a bunch of preset celestial objects. It will take you on a universe tour, or a solar system tour, or a tour of deep Sky objects.
    Also you can Google any celestial object and it gives you the coordinates for it, all you have to do is type them in and it goes there.
    This scope is not one I would recommend for astrophotography.
    That is a whole different animal.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    Diver43 said:
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    I have used the Google Sky Map app with varying degrees of success to identify objects in the sky. A freebie app for smartphones

    Thanks, will give that a try, see what I am looking at
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    Diver43 said:
    I know very little about astronomy, but as I sit on the back patio smoking a cigar at night there are two stars that I wonder what they are.  One I have often wondered if it is the space station or a satellite as it is an orange color compared to the other stars.
    I have used the Google Sky Map app with varying degrees of success to identify objects in the sky. A freebie app for smartphones
    I installed the app tonight and sat out back with a stick from @kckasper
    and even though it is cloudy, was able to figure the one I was trying to figure out is Mars,  Will have to wait for a clearer night to figure out the other one.
    Thanks @dirtdude
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad it helped, sometimes it works and sometimes not  much but for free, hell yea. Its a memory hog so shut it down when not using
    A little dirt never hurt
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