Daily Archives: December 3, 2022

From Peyton Hall

Director Rex Parker is traveling. He will be out for December’s meeting AAAP’s Return to Peyton Hall, Nov 8.  At long last AAAP members met again in person at Princeton University’s Peyton Hall auditorium on Nov 8.  Peyton has been … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis AAAP Revisits Peyton Hall on the Campus of Princeton University The December 2022 meeting of the AAAP will take place IN PERSON on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30 PM. As usual, the meeting is open to AAAP … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 08, 2022, AAAP Members General Meeting (hybrid)

by Gene Allen, Secretary Director Rex Parker convened the meeting at 1937 in the Peyton Hall auditorium and on Zoom. We are thrilled to have been invited back to the Princeton University campus for the first time since the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Lunar occultation of Mars, December 7 and 8, 2022

by Bill Murray I wanted to alert those interested that there is a potentially spectacular observing event on the evening of Wed. Dec. 7th. On that evening:1. The Moon is full at 11:08 PM2. Mars is at opposition less than 2 … Continue reading

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The ARIES Telescopes

by S. Prasad Ganti Very powerful ground based optical telescopes are found mostly in Chile and Hawaii. Some in the Canary Islands. There is an observatory nestled in the foothills of Himalayas in an Indian town called Nainital. Called ARIES … Continue reading

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From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Ann Fanning This months “From the Lens of Lisa” is largely Lunar! 🙂 11/2/22- A fun feature to look for the day after a First Quarter Moon is “Rupes Recta” or “the Straight Wall.” This is a linear … Continue reading

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David Captures Moon With Birding Lens

by David Kaplan Last night (Nov. 5) I noticed an almost full moon, and how clear the sky was. I recently purchased a Nikon 500mm lens for birding, which is another hobby of mine. I figured I’d give the lens … Continue reading

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Vanderbei did it again!

Here’s the picture of the Andromeda Galaxy that Bob Vanderbie took during the AstroVideo Live event on November 22, 2022. Telescope:   10” Ritchey-Chretien Camera:      ZWO ASI2400MC-Pro Image Capture Software:   SharpCap Exposures:   30 seconds automatically aligned/stacked and … Continue reading

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