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    I've been watching something at the 2 o'clock position through my PST for the last 45 minutes - it's been moving up & it looks like it may eventually fly off????

    I've attempted to take a few pics with my wife's P&S but all I get are black screens - obviously I'm doing something VERY wrong but that will be another thread. FYI,

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    I've been watching something at the 2 o'clock position through my PST for the last 45 minutes - it's been moving up & it looks like it may eventually fly off????
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    Did it look like this? Not a great pic, but it's that little floaty thing!!!
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    Thanks Marsha,
    that is a wonderful pic!

    amazing you guys are discussing this in real time!!
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    Yup, that looks like it Marsha Saw another one developing at the 6 o'clock position around 5:30pm today as well.

    I tried to take a pic but it turned out very out of focus. Mind you, I don't wear my glasses when I look through a scope so any scope I use is focused for my eyes. Without my glasses the world is extremely blurry....just like the pic I took.....

    Hey, how's your "observatory" doing????
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    Nice image Marsha! Abb, hang in there, somebody will help you out. At least you are seeing things.
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    Good seeing today from athens.

    The solar limb has many areas with big prominences and one fila-prom phainomenon.

    On the solar surface we have a filament making bigger than yesterday.

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    Good seeing today from athens.

    The solar limb has many areas with big prominences and one fila-prom phainomenon.

    On the solar surface we have a filament making bigger than yesterday.
    And today it's cloudy and raining.....or is that raining and cloudy Hopefully we'll get a break in the clouds so that I can at least get a peak!

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    Yup, that looks like it Marsha
    Hey, how's your "observatory" doing????
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    The POD is working out great. Nice to have a place to keep everything ready to use.

    The deck is big enough to sit outside the pod and just enjoy bino or naked eye viewing when the view isn't good enough for a scope- like the other night when I saw my 1st tumbler. I wrote about it in the 'satellite observing forum'.

    Guess it's the only POD around. People slow down on their way by and take their eyes off the road far too long- to look at it! One day I looked out my kitchen window and saw an empty truck in the driveway. I looked out another window and saw an elderly man with a cane working his way across the yard toward the POD. I had the door open and he just had to take a peek inside!!!

    Another day there was a guy on a motorcycle who turned his head to look so long I thought he was going to crash!

    It seems to be a real eye-catcher.

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    I don't think too many of your neighbours have PODs so I can understand the curiosity . At least they're curious enough to come & look. Whenever I have any of my scopes out incl the PST, no one wants to come & look - "too complicated" or "too intimidating" are two phrases I've heard a lot. Only my next door neighbour seems to want to look and he's been amazed at what he's seen through the PST, just like it's owner

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    A little cloudy here. Had one heck of a storm earlier.
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