AJ, it's a darn good thing your magnetic personality were no stronger or you'd be walking around with that ladder attached, well, who knows where. And now, for those that opened this post thinking there might actually be something of value here only to find out otherwise, here's a free-of-charge astro image to hail the long-awaited return of the Summer Milky Way, something we got a good preview of at the AAMM this last weekend: http://www.pbase.com/bsanden/image/46095329 - Bernie -----Original Message----- From: AJ Crayon [mailto:acrayon@xxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:44 AM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: 'SAC Forum'; Bernie Sanden Subject: Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: All Arizona Messier Marathon Report St. Patrick's Day 2007 Bernie, must be magnetic distortion that comes with my personality. This picture proves the theory that magnetic fields dissipate with distance. Note Jack's ladder and Ray's granddaughter - both well in focus. Yet Ray and myself are not. Clear skies, aj ---- Bernie Sanden <bsanden@xxxxxxx> wrote: > As promised, here are a few shots from this weekend's Messier Marathon > at Ray Farnsworth's ranch near AZ City. Unfortunately, the shot of Ray > with his granddaughter alongside AJ was blurred...it was either operator > error or AJ has that kind of effect on people. > > http://www.pbase.com/bsanden/messier_marathon_2007 > > - Bernie > > > -----Original Message----- > From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill VanOrden > Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:21 PM > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: All Arizona Messier Marathon Report St. > Patrick's Day 2007 > > Granddaughter, an' a feisty one at that!! > > Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden) > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Bernie Sanden [mailto:bsanden@xxxxxxx] > Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 4:33 PM > To: 'az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' > Cc: 'SAC Forum' > Subject: RE: [AZ-Observing] All Arizona Messier Marathon Report St. > Patrick's Day 2007 > > There was also at least one person reportedly from India at the MM (I > think that's the long-distance record this year!) and a buddy that I > brought along who lives in North Carolina. > > For the record, I didn't get a chance to verify M30 in Tom's scope, but > picked it up very fleetingly in my own 12.5" f5. > > Also, for a lot of folks like me that had never met Ray Farnsworth who, > without his permission this land would not be available for our use, it > was a very special moment to meet him and thank him. I thanked him on > behalf of all of us that hadn't had a chance up to that point to meet > him for all the years he has allowed us to use the property. I managed > a blurry photo of him, AJ, and I believe a daughter or neice that I'll > post as soon as I get a chance. > > As always, thanks to AJ, Jack, Peter, the EVAC snack table hearty > volunteers, and any others that helped make this another very enjoyable > event. > > - Bernie > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.