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2 STAR STUFF Page 2 STAR STUFF is published monthly by the FORD AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB P.O. Box 7527 Dearborn MI PRESIDENT: VICE PRESIDENT: SECRETARY: TREASURER: NEWSLETTER EDITOR: CLUB INFORMATION Dale Ochalek Don Klaser Bob MacFarland Gordon Hansen Greg Burnett The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club holds regular general meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month, except for the combined November/December meeting held on the first Thursday of December. Meetings are held in the Administrative Services and Conference Center building at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. Refer to our website for a map and directions. The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club observes at Spring Mill Pond within the Island Lake State Recreation Area near Brighton, Michigan. The club maintains an after-hours permit, and observes on Friday and Saturday nights, and nights before holidays, weather permitting. Observing schedules and additional information are available by calling the FAAC Observing Hotline at , on the Ford Intranet at and on the public internet at Membership in the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club is open to anyone with an interest in amateur astronomy. Membership fees are as follows: Annual New Member: $30 ($15 after July 1) Annual Renewal: $25 ($30 after January 31) Life Membership: $150 Membership includes the STAR STUFF newsletter, discounts on ASTRONOMY and SKY & TELESCOPE magazines, discounts at selected area equipment retailers, and after-hours access to the Island Lake observing site. MAGAZINE DISCOUNTS Do not send money to the FAAC for ASTRONOMY or SKY & TELESCOPE magazine subscriptions. Obtain a discount form from the club secretary and send the form directly to the publisher with your subscription to receive a $10 discount. STAR STUFF NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS Your submissions to STAR STUFF are more than welcome! Send all items to the editor at preferably in MS-Word format, but in-line text is fine too. STAR STUFF will usually go to press the weekend prior to the week of each general meeting. Submissions received prior to that weekend will be included in that issue. OCTOBER VOLUME 13 - NUMBER 10 IN THIS ISSUE Features Page Robotic Observatory in Plymouth MI 1 by Greg Miller Falling Back 1 by Dale Ochalek October Total Lunar Eclipse 3 by Bob MacFarland November Observing Trip 4 by Gordon Hansen Poetry 5 by Anna Scott Gladwin Outing 5 by Dale Ochalek Comet Machholz 7 by George Korody Departments Help Wanted 5 Astrophysics Phun Phacts 5 Welcome New Members! 5 Astronomical Calendar 7 Astronomical Imaging S.I.G. 8 Minutes of the General Meeting 8 The Boardroom Corner 9 From the Editor Treasurer s Report 10 Flyers Sky Publishing Discount 11 Lunar Eclipse Experience 12

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7 STAR STUFF Page )D ;7 *..( ) L7; 5*.5. L *? ; SL7;5S A L7;? )D I8 %,-*..! D)A,-*.. 7% 5 % 5%5 ; D&*.- > 5 $. 5 % > 7!5 3! 2 ))0 ))0 4 7 ; &+ 7 &77 + ) 2 > 48 ) D > 5! & $ )D Astronomical Calendar by Jim Frisbie All times are Eastern Standard or Daylight Saving Time 27 We Full Moon-Lunar Eclipse 31 Su Daylight Savings Time ends 3 We Moon near Saturn 4 Th Venus near Jupiter 5 Fr Last Quarter Moon 9 Tu Moon near Jupiter Moon near Venus 10 We Moon near Mars 12 Fr New Moon 13 Sa Moon near Mercury 19 Fr First Quarter Moon 21 Sa Mercury at Greatest Elongation East 26 Fr Full Moon 30 Tu Moon near Saturn This information was obtained from the Henry J. Buhl, Jr. Planetarium in Pittsburgh, PA. Comet Machholz by George Korody $). + 3U 7**..( PAV(B(.+77A?

8 STAR STUFF Page 8 George Korody Recap: October - Astro Imaging S.I.G. by Jim Frisbie <O 9 MNA > %' Astronomical Imaging S.I.G. by Jim Frisbie 7< $ 2$4?B.&+ *..(05 'B..&+9 0D DW; < + D D &, 9 7 & / 0 A; BII I > 'E Minutes of the FAAC General Meeting by Bob MacFarland /. 77 ) 8?B. ' < ) 8 2) <3 < + + < $ 33 ;+ ) 7C C 8 <$ 2 4 < O 7< 9 < < 1 5?B.8( $ $ $ > * 7,7&;+ < $ ; 3 0 8, ) 8 8*= B, A + $ IL + ) ; 3 ; +, A $ D))9 AD)

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10 STAR STUFF Page 10 I? ) O <$*..? % + D ; % ; From the Editor... by Greg Burnett 9 7 D7 L ; XX XX 9 7 D7 L / +&8D B G :! $ G/5+ 70 :,78+&8D B)&3 &3 5 & < D7 L //< Treasurer s Report by Gordon Hansen September 23, 2004 Bank Accounts Checking $ Savings $ TOTAL Bank Accounts $1, Cash Accounts Cash Account $ TOTAL Cash Accounts $ Asset Accounts FERA Ticket Sales $ - GLAAC $ Projector $ Scholarship $60.00 Swap Meet $ TOTAL Asset Accounts $1, OVERALL TOTAL $2, Its time to renew your membership in FAAC! Avoid the year-end rush and send your check in today to: FAAC P.O. Box 7527 Dearborn, Michigan Renewal fees for 2005 are only $25 or sign up for a Life Membership for $150 and never have to worry about paying dues again. Please include any updates to your address (snail mail or ), phone numbers, etc.

11 S ky Publishing is pleased to announce a limited time offer of a 15% discount on books and products* sold through our catalog and on our online store at SkyandTelescope.com. This offer is made exclusively to astronomy club members and replaces our previous discount program. Here's how the discount works: 1. Go online to SkyandTelescope.com and make your purchases. Continue to the checkout process and at step 1 fill in the promotion code field with CLUB04H. Your discount will automatically be applied. 2. Call (Outside the us and Canada dial ) and tell the customer service representative you would like to take advantage of the special club discount offer. Mention the promotion code of CLUB04P to qualify for the discount. Please communicate this information to your members at your next meeting or through your newsletter. Hurry, this offer is until October 31, 2004 SkyandTelescope.com * Discount not valid on magazine subscriptions and sale items.

12 The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Henry Ford Community College, and The University of Michigan - Dearborn Present ( Free! ) % 8% Wednesday Night - October 27, :00 pm Planetarium (in HFCC Science Building) Fall skies / eclipse (limited seating come early!) 9:00 pm Top of UM-Dearborn Parking Structure Prepare to see the eclipse, beginning at 9:15. There will be telescopes there, ready for the viewing, or bring your own! Eclipse times 9:15 pm, first contact. Totality - 10:23-11:45 pm See the moon move (as shown) into the earth s shadow, beginning at 9:15 pm. At around 10:23 pm, the moon will turn a reddish brown hue, at totality, and remains so until 11:45 pm. Final contact (eclipse ends) 12:54 am. After first contact - Totality - Before final contact Directions: The HFCC Science Bldg and UM-Dearborn Parking Structure are on Evergreen (west side), just north of Hubbard Dr., in Dearborn, Michigan. Also visit for maps and information, or call (313) Bring friends and family! Be sure to dress warm! Restroom facilities available

13 Ford Amateur Astronomy Club Star Stuff Newsletter P.O. Box 7527 Dearborn MI Store Hours: M-F 10am-9pm SAT 10am-6pm SUN Noon-5pm Gen. Manager: John Kirchhoff Website: Five Mile Road Livonia MI Tele: (734) FAX: (734) New and in Stock! Only $ Meade Deep Sky Imager with AutoStar Suite Take Great Deep Sky Pictures your first night out! New and in Stock! Only $99.99 Celestron NexImage Take Great Lunar and Planetary pictures your first night out!

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