Doing real science with a telescope is an exciting thought, if I didn't have a job that demanded a lot of my time and other hobbies it would be something I would seriously consider. Jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Skiff" <Brian.Skiff@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 7:07 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Other pictures from Vekol 2 weeks ago > Yes, these are terrific images. I have an additional reaction, > however. The Takahashi astrograph looks like a great instrument to > do photometric surveys with. Rather than concentrating on some > well-known objects, I'd rather (or also) like to see Jon take piles of > images of star fields along the Milky Way in two filters (the standard > Johnson B and V or V and R would do) and cover as much sky as you can > on every clear night you have the time, Moon or no Moon, from the > city backyard or dark site. Have somebody who's savvy with photometry > software churn through the images to produce star-lists with RA/Dec, > magnitudes, colors, and a date. Make those lists searchable on the > Web, so folks interested in variable stars can use the data to produce > lightcurves and follow new objects as they appear. Could Gene and/or Jeff > set up something like that? > > \Brian > -- > 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.