Toa Payoh Sidewalk Astronomy tonight outside Courts - 18 Jun

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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 1 Jun 201

Post by Gary » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:15 pm

Big thanks to all who came last night for the sidewalk! Especially to the telescope volunteers and helpers. We had a great time observing Saturn, star clusters and double stars. The crowd had a good time viewing them and also seeing some wide-field DSLR astrophotography demonstrations! Saturn at 500x through the dob was awesome!

Got another lucky shot of Saturn with a Samsung Galaxy Note! Will share it at the astrophotography forum soon. :)

Special thanks to Dave for conducting an impromptu Solar sidewalk session near AMK Hub earlier in the morning. Watching the big proms changing shape over time is amazing!

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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 25 Jun 20

Post by Gary » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:41 pm

Weather permitting, we will be conducting a sidewalk astronomy session at Toa Payoh Central tonight.

Date: Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013
Time: From 7:30 PM onwards till late
Venue: Open ground in front of Toa Payoh Public Library [Google Map] [Street View]

Primary focus: Saturn!

Secondary focus: Moon, star clusters and nebulae at Saggitarius and Scorpius area.

We will be deploying a telescopes for free public viewing.

So come join in the fun with or without telescope! Feel free to chat with us about Astronomy!
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It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 25 Jun 20

Post by Gary » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:03 pm

After the hail storm, clear enough night to observe Saturn, Moon and Arcturus. Had fun explaining more astro stuff in detail with smaller weekday crowds. The kids just couldn't get enough of Saturn and kept looking at it again and again and again. :)

Later in the evening, Moon rose higher and was really clear. This is my phone pic of it through a 6" newt:

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Thanks to all who came and chat astro with us. Have fun maintaining your astro gear for the next clear sky period. :)
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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by Gary » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:09 pm

Weather permitting, we will be conducting a sidewalk astronomy session at Toa Payoh Central tonight.

Date: Sunday, 7 July 2013
Time: From 7:45 PM onwards till late
Venue: Open space in front of Toa Payoh Public Library [Google Map] [Street View]

Primary focus: Saturn!

Secondary focus: Star clusters and nebulae at Saggitarius and Scorpius area.

We will be deploying telescopes for free public viewing.

So come join in the fun with or without telescope! Feel free to chat with us about Astronomy!
http://www.astro.sg
email: gary[at]astro.sg
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It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by DarthCryder » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:16 pm

oh pity… me now at open field near marina bay stn. aiming at that location 2 with just my dslr… 1st time seeing globular clusters on my tiny screen!

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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by Gary » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:57 am

DarthCryder wrote:oh pity… me now at open field near marina bay stn. aiming at that location 2 with just my dslr… 1st time seeing globular clusters on my tiny screen!
No pity at all! Congrats on catching star light from some of the oldest objects in the Universe! Keep shooting!
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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by Gary » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:06 am

Thanks to all who came with or without telescopes. Clearest night since June! #sghaze seems like a distant memory. :)

Great time catching up with new and old friends under the stars! Smaller crowds because of Sunday evening but more interaction. Each of them enjoyed seeing more stuff longer at various magnifications. Saturn was amazing as usual and a great crowd pleaser. Easy-to-find bright star clusters looks good too. Had fun testing a coma corrector and a laser collimator.

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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by antares2063 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:47 pm

sorry for offtopic question: what does the letters on the parracorr do? different settings?
I miss the place where stars shine bright, to gaze upwards in awe of the sight

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Re: Toa Payoh Central Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 7 July 20

Post by Gary » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:25 pm

antares2063 wrote:sorry for offtopic question: what does the letters on the parracorr do? different settings?
Answer: http://www.televue.com/engine/TV3b_page.asp?id=155 :)
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Re: Toa Payoh Sidewalk Astronomy tonight - 10 July 2013

Post by Gary » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:19 pm

Weather permitting, we will be conducting a sidewalk astronomy session at Toa Payoh Central tonight.

Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Time: From 7:30 PM onwards till late
Venue: Open space in front of McDonald's near Toa Payoh MRT station (NOT our usual library area).

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Primary focus: Saturn!

Secondary focus: Star clusters and nebulae at Saggitarius and Scorpius area.

We will be deploying our telescopes for free public viewing.

So come join in the fun with or without telescope! Feel free to chat with us about Astronomy!

Would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims Ramadan Mubarak!
http://www.astro.sg
email: gary[at]astro.sg
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"The importance of a telescope is not how big it is, how well made it is.
It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
-- John Dobson.

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