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Perseid Meteor Shower
Observed the great Perseid Meteor Shower last night after midnight but the Gibbous waning moon spoiled some of the show. Still I saw several bright members...
Aug 13, 2006
Richard W Kropf
Looks like Jeff and his Sirius Stargazers will be up from August 24-27. Lets hope for clear skies so we can put their big scopes to good use. Patrick...
Aug 5, 2006
Richard W Kropf
,Globular Cluster game
Hi, This morning I imaged 25 star clusters near the constellation Sagittarius and just put the pictures in the photos section under Clobular Clusters. All are...
Jun 28, 2006
Mars passes Saturn
Over the next few nights Mars will pass Saturn showing how much faster it is travelling on its smaller orbit around the Sun than the much slower moving ringed...
Jun 16, 2006
Mercury visible now
Hi All, This is a great month for observing Mercury low in the West about 30 minutes after sunset. Right now it is getting a little higher each evening as it...
Jun 7, 2006
Hi I've been taking my Dad's new telescope and finding planets nebulas and galaxies with him.And I recently went to A astronomy group meeting with patrick...
Jun 2, 2006
NSAS meeting at 7PM tonight at Elkwood campground
Just another reminder about our first meeting of the 2006 year. If you need directions to the campground go to links and you will find the web adress there for...
May 4, 2006
Comet in Casseopeia
Comet Pojmanski is near the bright star Caph in Casseopeia but nearing 10th magnitude so needs a good scope to see it....
Apr 23, 2006
Comet near Gemma in Corona Borealis
Wachmann 3 can be seen in binoculars the next few nights very near the bright star Gemma in Corona Borealis. It is also undergoing a...
Apr 23, 2006
First NSAS 2006 meeting on May 4 at 7PM
Hi All, Just talked with Mark and Cindi and they think the Recreation building will be finished by the end of April so we can hold our first meeting there the...
Apr 10, 2006
First night using new scope was a success.
Hi to the northstar group! This is from a relatively new member: we hope to join you all for a stargazing night soon. Two young daughters and I put our new...
Apr 9, 2006
Finally got a Dobson-design telescope
Hello Northstar Group! It was frustrating to see all your announcements about meetings and celestial events that we couldn't really appreciate without a decent...
Jan 13, 2006
Hi, This Wednesday December 21 2005 is the Winter Solstice and will be celebrated at the Raven Hill Science Center. At 4PM observers will leave the Center and...
Dec 20, 2005
Tonight Mars will be closer than it will be again for another 13 years. I observed Mars under poor seeing conditions this morning and saw many details on the...
Oct 30, 2005
Hi, Even on these partly cloudy nights mars can be seen through high clouds and sometimes the clouds filter the light from Mars so you can see more detail in...
Oct 26, 2005
Another Aurora tonight
Concentrated within 20 degrees of the Northern horizon is a greenish purple aurora tonight very bright. Otherwise a grand night for observing deep sky objects...
Sep 27, 2005
Excellent colored aurora tonight extending past the zenith Patrick...
Sep 11, 2005
IMPORTANT !! OPTING OUT OF WEB BEACON'S
Subject: e-tracking through yahoo groups A helpful hint Please read on. I disabled the "Web Beacon" from my work computer today. I will do the same on my home...
Sep 9, 2005
Richard Kenneth Payne
RE : MEADE RCX-4000
, I HAVE READ AND HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT YOUR NEW SCOPE,HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO CHECK ONE OUT YET.I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW IT WAS WORKING OUT FOR...
Sep 9, 2005
RE : MEADE 12" RCX - 4000
"PATRICK" , WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE MEADE 12" RCX-4000 ? GIVE US THE DETAILS IF YOU WOULD,WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT YOU ( FIRST HAND ) THOUGHT ABOUT IT...
Sep 8, 2005
Re: New Member
"Patrick" and group, Thankyou for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to joining the group for some viewing time when I get the chance. CLEAR SKIES!! "RICH"...
Sep 7, 2005
Hello to all, I just signed up to this group and would like more info about the group as I have a cottage in the Gaylord area and am currently using a Meade...
Aug 27, 2005
September 1st meeting at elkwood campground at 7PM
Hi, We will meet the first thursday of the month as usual at the Elkwood Campground near Wolverine at 7PM. We will be discussing future star parties and good...
Aug 25, 2005
August 4th meeting at 7pm at elkwood
Hi, We will be discussing the recent discovery of a 10th planet in our solar system and the supernova in M51 and planning a star party for the night of the...
Aug 3, 2005
A great time was had by all. Heather and Chris showed off the go to abilities of their new Meade scope and Jan Messerchmidt learned many constellations and...
Jul 11, 2005
NSAS July 7th meeting
We again will be meeting at the Elkwood campground recreation building at 7PM on July 7th. We will be kicking off the 4 day long Sirius Star Gazing party at...
Jun 24, 2005
New member thinks meeting on line is a good idea
Yes discoverer98, meeting on line spares this member a sometimes treacherous drive over snowy roads. Could we have more meetings this way? An on line meeting...
Mar 10, 2005
New poll for northstarastronomic
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the northstarastronomic
al group: Is meeting on line during the cold winter months preferable to meeting...
Feb 9, 2005
Hope more people show up on line and join our group as the meeting tonight needs many many more members to be productive....
Jan 13, 2005
Hello and welcome to the North Star Astronomical Society group! We can share photos here and information and chat. Enjoy. Moderator, Patrick Stonehouse...
Dec 5, 2004
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