New ASN Newsletter for 2017 Q2 and links to previous Newsletters

The ASN's newsletter "The Asteroid" new issue for 2017 Q2, detailing our current events including installation of the refigured 24-inch mirror, is available at the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hr6e4bfh91p0zb2/2017%20Q2%20ASN%20newsletter%20Final.pdf?dl=0

For the 2017 Q1 newsletter (describing the August 21, 2017 eclipse and thoughts on Pluto) go to:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rh24vbouzr6v8a6/2017%20Q1%20ASN%20newsletter%20Final.pdf?dl=0

For the 2016 Q4 newsletter (describing ASN star parties and the retuurn of The Asteroid) please see:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0vdt77czgrmclsw/2016%20Q4%20ASN%20newsletter%20Final.pdf?dl=0

 

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M101 by Jeff Wolff

M101 by Jeff Wolff

ASN member Jeff Wolff created this beautiful photo of the spiral galaxy M101 on June 3rd with his new ASI1600MC-cool, a color 16 megapixel camera with set-point cooling.  The cooler was set to -20 degrees C.  The camera was attached to his 10 inch f4 newtonian scope with a ParaCorr…

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Mercury Transit, Blair Observatory, May 9, 2016

ASN member Jay Lawson recorded the May 9 Mercury Transit using the restored Carl Wells telescope at the Blair Observatory in Sparks NV.

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Girl Scouts Star Party 2015

Girl Scouts Star Party 2015

The ASN was invited back to the Girl Scouts of America's Camp Wasiu II for stargazing on the night of August 15, 2015. Camp Wasiu II is near Bassetts in the Gold Lakes area of the California foothills, at an elevation of 5,900 ft. About 70 scouts of all ages and 30 adults…

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Lassen Star Party 2015

Lassen Star Party 2015

For the third consecutive year, the ASN participated in the Lassen Volcanic Dark Sky Festival. The 2015 event was held in Lassen National Park from August 7 through 9. Shown are some of the many ASN telescopes set up at the Bumpass Hell parking lot, at an elevation of 8,200 ft. The…

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