Thank you Jack! Well done! Jeff Hopkins Phoenix Observatory (187283) Counting Photons Phoenix, Arizona www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html -----Original Message----- From: Jack Jones <telescoper@xxxxxxx> To: AZ-Observing <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Mon, May 20, 2013 9:55 pm Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Thunderbird Star Party 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. Jack 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 > > -- 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.