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July 2011


July 5, 2011 Meeting
Due to the holiday, the meeting will be on the first Tuesday rather than the first Monday

Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room

 
   6:45 p.m.   Setup and open discussion
   7:00 p.m.   Club Business
   7:15 p.m.   Introduction to ...
           7:30 p.m.  

Dithering and Drizzling Your Astrophotos
by James Campbell

James will discuss how to use dither and drizzle image processing to improve astrophotographs.


 8:15 p.m.   Open Discussion


Four Infamous Telescope Myths: Stop me if you've heard this one before! Here are some plausible-sounding ideas that turn out to be less than true. 
(http://www.skyandtelescope.com/howto/visualobserving/3305656.html?page=3&c=y)
by Gary Seronik

  • July 1 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 08:54 UTC.

  • July 1 - Partial Solar Eclipse. This partial eclipse will only be visible off the coast of Antarctica.
    (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

  • July 15 - Full Moon. The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 06:40 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.

  • July 28, 29 - Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids can produce about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on July 28 & 29, but some meteors can also be seen from July 18 - August 18. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Aquarius. This year the thin, crescent moon will be hanging around for the show, but it shouldn’t cause too many problems. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight from a dark location.

  • July 30 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC.

  • August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 13 & 14, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 - August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. The full moon will definitely be a problem this year, hiding the fainter meteors with its glare. But with up to 60 meteors per hour possible, it could still be a great show. Find a location far from city lights and look to the northeast after midnight.

(Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2011.html)



2011 Programs

 Month Program Presenter
 JanThe Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography Rick Bryant
 FebKen Willcox: The Birth of an Eclipse Chaser Daryl Doughty
 MarThe Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography
Part II:  GREMLINS
Rick Bryant
 AprDSLR AstrophotographyDaryl Doughty
 MayPredicting the future evolution of the Universe, might biology come to play an important role?Virgil Reese
 JunThe Greatest Story Ever Told   
DVD by Tyson
 Jul
Dithering and Drizzling Your Astrophotos
 James Campbell
 Aug  
 Sept  
 Oct  
 Nov  
 Dec  


Next Meeting

August 1, Monday. Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room (tentative)


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