[AZ-Observing] Re: Thunderbird Star Party

  • From: Jack Jones <telescoper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 21:54:52 -0700

I guess we'll have to call his appearance an unadvertised special. More
icing on the cake was the seeing was EXCELLENT! I was splitting tight
Spring double stars with ease in my 100mm refractor. It was supporting
60X/inch. I got almost a dozen "That's not Saturn, that's a slide!"
comments too. Thanks everyone for coming out and volunteering your time,
talents, and equipment for such a great cause.

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Rick Tejera <saguaroastro@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> And you kept this to yourself? I should have you beaten vigorously about
> the
> head & neck, If I could reach it :)
> Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
> Sagauro Astronomy Club
> www.saguaroastro.org
> Agreed Jeff, it was a wonderful evening and the attendees were most
> appreciative - and inquisitive.
> I showed some Sun spots, the Moon, and Saturn during daylight to the early
> arrivals (the seeing was uncharacteristically solid at this point).  A
> family had purchased a small scope for one of the children and I was able
> to
> correct its assembly and they were then able to view the Moon.  Aside from
> the "usual suspects" being shown at nightfall, I targeted a couple
> globulars
> and a galaxy as well.  Later on, I locked onto comet PANSTARRS and several
> SAC folk and a couple of attendees were able to pick out the really faint
> fuzzball.
> Toward the end of the evening a gentleman spent some time with me
> discussing
> various astronomy topics and clearly knew what he was talking about.  He
> then said "when I discovered Hale-Bopp" and I immediately questioned him as
> to what he meant by the word "discover."  He then introduced himself: Dr.
> Thomas (Tom) Bopp.  In an instant the conversation became much more
> interesting.
> Bob Christ

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