Photo of the Month
The board meeting will be on Wednesday Nov. 4th Via Zoom
The general meeting is planned for Friday the 13th via Zoom at 7. Follow the link below and obtain the password on the groups.io page
"Whew! A ton of learning went into generating an image of this nebula - the Orion Nebula - where the core of it wasn't oversaturated (because it's so bright). I had to combine exposures from 15s to 500s long to preserve the whispy details in the outer cloud, AND the center of the star forming region. Here it is! With a total integration of 3.6hrs L:3x500s (0Gain) + 20x15s (Unity Gain) R:4x500s (0Gain) + 68x15s (Unity Gain) G:7x500s (0Gain) + 45x15s (Unity Gain) B:7x500s (0Gain) + 29x15s (Unity Gain) Thanks to Jordan and others for coaching me through the minutia and final processing of this guy! Equipment: Scope: TSQ100ED Camera: ASI1600mm Pro Mount: EQ6R Pr Guiding: 50/190mm guide with QHY224MC ZWO LRGB Filters Software: Pixinsight, SharpCap, PHD2, and Sequence Generator Pro"
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Upcoming Star Parties
***ALL EVENTS ARE TENTATIVELY PLANNED***
November 5th - Dedication Point
November 14th - Dedication Point
December 5th - Dedication Point
December 12th - Dedication Point
See below for maps to star party locations. If you plan on attending a star party we HIGHLY suggest arriving before sunset.
Watch for go/ no go messages on Facebook and Groups.io
Click here for maps
The fall season is fully upon us now, and with fall comes cooler temperatures and some excellent stargazing. We’ve had some especially good weather lately that we hope will continue for our monthly star parties. The first star party will be on the 7th at 5:38pm at Dedication Point and the second will be the following week on the 14th also at 5:30pm and at Dedication Point. If you are going to attend one of these parties, please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
Our monthly board meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 4th of November via Zoom tele-meeting and will begin at 7:00pm.
We at BAS have to take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. Taking adequate safety precautions is an utmost concern so we will continue to use the video-conferencing platform Zoom to hold virtual meetings that are informative and informational. Our next general meeting will be held on Friday, the 13th and our speaker this month is Paul Verhage speaking about radio astronomy. The Zoom Meeting will begin at 7:00pm.
If any of our members need a walk-through on how to use Zoom for meetings please contact a board member. You should be able to access Zoom through a desktop, laptop, tablet (iPad, etc.) or even your smart phone. This is a helpful site but there are pop-ups, https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting.
COVID-19 continues unabated in Idaho. The Governor recently moved us back to Stage 3 and has limited group in-person meetings to 50 people. We are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and providing adequate safety precautions is an utmost concern regarding the upcoming Holiday Party. As a result we, the board, have come up with a poll about attendance at the Holiday Party. Please visit our Groups.io page and voice your opinion on the holiday party.
Get out there, explore your universe.
David Olsen, President
Boise Astronomical Society