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St. Peter Claver Catholic School Outreach and 19th 2012 solar photos

Post by solarchat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:23 am

MASSIVE FLARE IN AR1402!!
thats the headline of todays event.

DUMBA** DROPS $12,000 SCOPE OFF MOUNT!!
that was on the second page.. it is salvageable...dont want to talk about it right now:)...need more tissues..:(


HI RES GALLERY AND TIME LAPSE HERE

We made it to the Spaceweather.com Front Page!--click to see--

[video width=600 height=500 type=youtube]zQRsOnDv9z8[/video]

These are all student photos taken through the ill fated scope and its 90mm CaK matching partner..PGR Grasshopper/PGR Scorpion, processed using Ken's smart sharpen and ASTRO IIDC







I need a stretcher please...



She was taking photos using the new ASTRO IIDC color preview mode








This what it looks like when you drop one and stare at it for about an hour


















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Post by RobinT » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:04 am

Wow! I'm missing so much while at work. Love these pics!



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Post by NandoPG » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:16 am

Stephen,
First of all I would like to congratulate you for this amazing work that you do with the kids. See your pictures in the middle of them, their little faces of enchantment, the new findings, the access to a new world of knowledge... man that is a great feeling for you, I am sure.
I am very impressed how you manage to take of everything and still be able to do captures of excellent quality, including that huge flare in 1402.
I called my daughter to watch the movie and see the pictures with me and we had great time. She remembered her time in St. Peter School in Canada, not too long ago.
I am so sorry for the accident with your telescope. I hope you get it fixed soon.

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Post by swisswalter » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:53 am

Hi Stephen

now that was a day for you. Thanks for all these wonderful shots. I'm happy, it seems to be "only" mechanical damage


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Post by Derek Klepp » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:08 am

Great Flare capture



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Post by marktownley » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:51 am

Great set of images Stephen! Sorry to hear about that scope...


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Post by Merlin66 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:14 am

I'm sure you gave the kids a day to remember. Well done!

My heart stopped when I heard about the telescope..that cold feeling down your left leg..inability to breathe.........
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Post by stets » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:23 am

you sure do outreach with flare



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Post by Montana » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:06 pm

Wonderful pictures and how amazing to see such a big flare.

I feel sick when I think of your beautiful scope, don't you just wish you could go back in time. I've taken out insurance just in case of this type of disaster.

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Post by Wissixwe » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:06 pm

I was thrilled to see your flare shots on Spaceweather this morning!!! I was working and missed seeing it myself.



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Post by solarchat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:55 pm

Ya, isnt that awesome that those kids images got featured on spaceweather.com!!?
Notice that board member Theo Ramakers image was also featured.

I finally got Dr. Phillips to agree to credit my images to the club instead of to me personally. This takes all the ego out and gets these students really excited about having their work and their school featured on such a major website.. Maybe it will inspire others to do more outreach?

Ya' know I was raised Catholic and went to a Catholic school but I gotta tell ya'-The last time I went to a Catholic school me CGE blew up and it cost $2500 and 2 months to repair it, this time the scope fell and will cost me at least $2000 to repair and several weeks or months of waiting....do you think someone is trying to tell me something? :)


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Post by Cschur » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Very nice flare capture! I would avoid all catholic schools from now on, its too expensive.


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Post by swisswalter » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:14 pm

I would avoid all catholic schools from now on, its too expensive.

Hi Stephen

I agree totally with Chris, but be aware, the other religions are no way better. Stay "homeless" it's better and stay clean. In that way you reach cloud #7 ;-)


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Post by vidman » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 pm

Very nice flare capture! I would avoid all catholic schools from now on, its too expensive.

LMAO...ditto


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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:54 am

But Chris captured your likeness on the Sun surely that is proof that you are being watched.Like you said. Mate it,s only money which is nothing compared to the those pics the students took.



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Post by marktownley » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:59 am

[quote]I finally got Dr. Phillips to agree to credit my images to the club instead of to me personally. This takes all the ego out and gets these students really excited about having their work and their school featured on such a major website.. Maybe it will inspire others to do more outreach?

Yeah, spotted this, it's great news, can only increase the publicity of the club!


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