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Photo of the Month for October, 2016

Flagstaff Sunset from the Museum of Northern Arizona

© 2016 Richard McMichael

September 27, 2016 sunset as viewed from the Research Campus of the Museum of Northern Arizona. The lower cloud structure closer to the horizon was shadowing the higher clouds.

Contributed by . . . Richard McMichael        



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Special Note:

For the October 8, 2016 meeting only, we will move to the old library lecture hall due to October 8 being "International Observe the Moon Day" plus a last minute meeting in Giclas Hall.






Activities for October, 2016



Club Observing

      Saturday, October 1, 2016 ( Sunset at 6:12 pm )



Williams Public Viewing

      Friday, October 7, 2016 ( Sunset at 6:01 pm )

Observing is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Glassburn Park, in the natural area west of Rod’s Steakhouse parking lot. Take I40 west. Exit 165 into Williams. The park is about 2-3 blocks after the hill, just past the edge of town on the right.



Monthly Meeting

      Saturday, October 8, 2016

Title: "Astronomy as a Business"

Speaker: Thomas A. Taylor, MA (U of A) – A Shooting Star Inn, Flagstaff

Mr. Taylor will present a look at “A Shooting Star Inn” as a specific example of an Astronomy business model. He will also touch on other business opportunities in Astronomy.

CAS Monthly Meetings and Astronomical Programs are held the Saturday closest to the First Quarter Moon ( 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm., unless otherwise noted ) followed by refreshments, informal discussion, and observing. They are open free to the public.

Special Note:

For the October 8, 2016 meeting only, we will move to the old library lecture hall due to October 8 being "International Observe the Moon Day" plus a last minute meeting in Giclas Hall.




Club Observing

      Saturday, October 29, 2016 ( Sunset at 5:37 pm )









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The 24 day old moon
© 2016 Richard Edmonds

September 25, 2016



I was crazy enough to get up early on the 25th for a quick look at the 24 day old moon. Transparency was good but seeing not so good. I shot five HD movie clips (1920 x 1088 pixels) and stacked the 50 best frames from each clip in Registax. The five stacked frames were then combined and slightly enhanced in Photoshop to create the composite image. Sometimes it is worth going for an image just to practice and maintain proficiency with the scope, camera and software tools.

I have captured better resolution before with good seeing but the moon is always pretty, even at lower resolutions.

I used prime focus on a f/6.3 10" Meade LX200/GPS with a Canon 60 Da in the HD movie mode.

Contributed by . . . Richard Edmonds        





Flagstaff Sunset
© 2016 Richard McMichael

September 27, 2016



September 27, 2016 sunset as viewed from the Research Campus of the Museum of Northern Arizona. The lower cloud structure closer to the horizon was shadowing the higher clouds.

Contributed by . . . Richard McMichael        








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