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The board meeting will be on Wednesday May 12th Via Zoom.
The general meeting is planned for Friday the 14th via Zoom at 7.
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"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***
May 8th - Dedication Point
May 15th - Dedication Point
June 5th - Granite Creek
June 12th - Granite Creek
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
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Our May monthly board meeting will take place on Wednesday the 12th at 7:00pm. The meeting place is to be announced later.
Our monthly general meeting for May will be on Friday the 14th at 7:00pm via Zoom. This month we will feature asour guest speaker Rob Mayer, of the Magic Valley Astronomical Society, doing a presentation on Solar System exploration. The Zoom link, as always, will be sent out via Groups.io at a later date.
Registration continues for the Idaho Star PartyTM, and this year we are including a Binocular Challenge as well as our regular observing challenge (details coming soon). Our guest speaker will be Michael Heslar from the University of Idaho and his talk will cover Oceanography on Titan, Saturn’s moon. The T-Shirt design contest is now open, and we want your submissions that coincide with our star party theme. Submit your T-shirt design ideas by July 1 so we can vote on them at the July Pizza & Ice Cream social. You may both register and pay your fees online for the Idaho Star PartyTM by visiting our ISP page.
We are all full up for campsites for the Ponderosa Star Party. This event is for members only and will take place August 6th - 8th. Please contact me for more details about this event, or if you’d like to attend.
Our monthly star parties take place May 8th and the 15th. Both events will take place at Dedication Point, weather permitting.
Don’t forget to check out our new Astronomy Book Club which meets this month on May 18th. And our AL-Cor, Carol Hadley, is introducing two new Observation Challenges for you
Get out there, explore your universe.
David Olsen, President
Boise Astronomical Society