There are few solitary late night hobbies more accessible and humbling than watching the heavens. The beginner needs nothing more than clear weather and a notebook, while there are a plethora of gadgets and tools for the enthusiast. The newbie can take his time to learn the constellations and positions of the stars with only a free printed map and his hand to take accurate measurements. The veteran can hunt for faint clusters and galaxies.
Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter
The Big Dipper
NightWatch by Terence Dickinson
No cloud cover, 70 Fahrenheit, 43% humidity
Transparency 4/5, seeing 2/5
Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Antares/Scorpius, Spica, Arcturus, Big Dipper
The sky tonight was considerably better, with all three stars of the head of Scorpius visible between Saturn and Mars. Pi Scorpius was only able to be seen using averted vision, suggesting a limiting magnitude of 2.9.
There was a field trip on the Friday before last to a local observatory. We briefly observed Saturn through a refractor, but it was awfully hurried due to the crowd so I didn't get an especially good look or get to ask any questions about the equipment. Saturn's rings will be approaching maximum tilt for the next year, so they were declined by what I would estimate is 40 degrees. The seeing was total garbage: Saturn wavered and shimmered in the atmosphere, blurring the image substantially. The magnification was somewhere north of 200x
Last week featured several clear nights, but sessions were short and limited to confirming the observations of the week prior. Megrez has still not been spotted, and is likely too dim to compete with nearby light pollution.
No cloud cover, 70 Fahrenheit, 51% humidity
Sorry, friend. I haven't stopped observing but I have been very lazy about keeping logs.
With binoculars I was able to split some easy doubles, make out some Galilean satellites and Titan near the oblong blob of Saturn, but found the weight of my rugged 10x50s cumbersome without a tripod.
Researching tripods and mounts brought me instead to purchase an Astronomers Without Borders OneSky reflector telescope. The light gathering power is more than 4x what my binoculars are capable of, and the included kellner eye pieces granted me either 25x or 65x magnification.
By the time I received the scope Jupiter was gone from the evening sky. Mars needs more magnification than 65x to begin seeing surface details, but Saturn's rings are distinct at even 25x and banding of the planet's clouds is apparent at 65x. I've ordered a TMB clone from China that should excel at planetary observation, though whether the 200x magnification will cooperate with the scope's optics and local seeing conditions is yet to be seen.
Light clouds, 75 Fahrenheit, 70% humidity
Transparency 2/5, seeing 3/5
Saturn, Mars, Antares, Rasalhague, Rasalgethi, Vega
I received the planetary eyepiece and an "upgraded" finder this weekend. Briefly took the new stuff out and found that I'm not a tremendous fan of the Celestron Starpointer Pro. Using circles instead of a dot allows me to see the target, but head placement means the view varies. I'm on the fence about returning it and going back to a red dot finder.
The seeing wasn't very good, and Mars is too far away, but I do appreciate the 3 fold magnification of the new eyepiece. It's very rugged so I had to increase the altitude tension on my mount. The eye relief is also quite a bit shorter than what I expected. Looking forward to clear fall nights with an attempt to view Jupiter around October 15th.
I'm also hoping to split Sirius this winter, and hoping the planetary eyepiece will help. Sirius B is only magnitude 11, so I'll probably hafta travel to a darker sky site.
Astronomy would be a lot easier if you could do it from inside. Many nights it gets too cold to go out and gaze at the stars, especially during winter. That makes Percival Lowell a sad panda.
It isn't too bad if you're well prepared. I usually start by picking out 5-10 targets that'll be high enough in the sky at whatever time I plan to go out. Since I snowboard, I have enough kit in the form of wool socks, thermal underwear, and gloves that allow finer dexterity than most. Definitely doable for an hour or so
dicks out for Harambe
Checked out the super moon this past Sunday. The actual full moon was Monday, but lunar features are more pronounced when there's some shadowing. The ridges on the western limb near the terminator were majestic, though the seeing was at best 3/5.
I really need a moon filter. It was so bright in my eyepiece that light was still washed out in my observing eye even when I went back inside!
how much weed should a begining smoker buy?
i'm thinking around $10 worth will give me a good start off. also just give me any advice so i dont get ripped off or shit
fuck you pig, find the dealers the old way. if your gonna waste your time busting people for weed do it yourself u turkey bacon mother fucker
Had pretty much the same experience with a particularly strong batch of Romulan (worst strain name ever). I'm pretty sure that smoking the strongest boutique weed in the region coupled with not having any at all for six months is what got that result.
Oh look, it's two years later. Fucking Romulan.
I like weed and all, but it is really hard for me to smoke, I have baby lungs.
Marijuana is now legal in 3 states in America. They even have a shop that sells it in my town. It kind of tempting to go in and ask them if they have "strawberry cervix"
Weed really tastes like burning plastic. Yuck, you really gotta work for that high.
You are all druggies and disappoint me.
My flatmate smokes rather a lot. Even though he keeps sharing it with me I can't seem to really enjoy it. Not sure if I'm missing something or if the whole thing isn't all what it's made up to be.
9 States to Vote on Legalizing Recreational and Medical Marijuana this election!
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California, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalize marijuana!
They're gonna need it to when Trump becomes president!
I stumbled across some youtube videos and have started doing origami again. Anyone else enjoy and what are your favorite models and what type of paper do you like to use??
I like the calmness of folding, but I don't do it often.
I used to do it all the time and was prettygood at it.
Now I'm not good anything, I still look at the books every now and then though
Any of yall into chemistry? I've been thinking about picking up chemistry and electronics as a hobby. The only problem I have is that I neither have much room for a lab nor would I have the possibility of installing a decent fume hood. Do you have suggestions?
It would be cool if somebody wrote a program that could simulate all the chemical reactions so they can performed in (virtual) safety without the worry of blowing yourself up or poisoning yourself. If you mixed cesium hydroxide with hydrofluoric acid in reality you might get yourself killed.
There are hackerspaces almost everywhere around europe and in the US, if you decide to get into electronics i can really recommend atleast checking it out when you decide to build something. I sacrificed some space at home for such things but also have access to a lab in a university if i need some more advanced stuff.
The safety and perhaps the financial concern are good arguments but I think it would be kinda dumb. Apart form not gaining anything physical from it, we can only go so far with it. After all, we have to explore the science IRL first to implement it into the program and furthermore aren't there many variables to real chemistry like purity of the substance, quality of the tools etc?
Well the simulator would obviously assume you are using the best tools and purest substances. Though you may be right about having to do it in real life to find out what would really happen. From what I heard if you mix ammonia with bleach it will give off chlorine gas, something that would be better done in a simulator than attempting in reality. Likewise with other chemical reactions that would produce toxic fumes or explosions. They can even make it so the simulator will tell you that "you have died" if you do something that would end up getting yourself killed.
I didn't see a thread for this. I have the right board right? Here we will share resources and techniques about running or playing RPGs like D&D; that is non-video game RPGs.
You need Jesus.
Neat resources, thanks anon.
thanks. I haven't had the time to read through all of them, but if I ever find something problematic or a good way to use them I will be sure to catalog it here.
Does anyone know any good rpgs to play on your own?
>Kyawaii RPG #0: Hikikomori
This is a solo RPG thing I did as a 24-hour RPG back in June of 2006. You play by yourself, rolling dice and making decisions, and the role-playing part is basically you writing an in-character journal about what happens. You’ll need some ten-sided dice to play.
Hey guys, I am new to smoking and I was wondering what brands I should try first.
hookah tobacco :3
coconut, almonds, pistache, mango
Are you fucking retarded? Go smoke some cannabis buds god damn it.
For a nice introduction to smoking, I'd say start with relatively light cigarettes to get you used to the feeling of inhaling smoke. I like LM blue or Marlobro gold as a regular smoke, red Colt, Lucky Strike or Gitanes (filter!) for stronger stuff. Once you feel like trying other stuff, I recommend testing out roughly in order:
Fruit flavoured cigarettes (mango is great, these are very sweet)
Djarum Blacks for clove cigarettes (kretek)
Sweet cigarillos: Al Capone sweets (filter, dipped in cognac, plastic box)
Flavoured cigarillos (filtered) such as Black Stone cherry (vanilla is lame)
Not sweet cigarillos: Cafe Cremes (not mild, tin box)
Smallish cigars: Piano (senorita size, wood box) and Outback (ugly but tasty, mild, a nice vanilla taste)
If budget is not a problem, try a Romeo y Julieta number 2 or 3
I have not tried pipe tobacco but will probably once I get older. As for Sisha (hookah tobacco), I recommend trying a basic apple flavour - I can't get that exited about them anymore. If you smoke unfiltered things, invest in a short cigarette holder to prevent leaf parts from invading your mouth.
Taste isnt for everyone but nothing better for stress
I am japanese in japan. place for smoking is reduced.
tobacco should have the same restrictions placed on it that marijuana does in states where it's legal, IE not to sale to anybody under 21.
my favorite brand is American Spirits Blue.
guten tag lieber passimassiv, wie gefällt dir das?
Also, das alles hier ist fürs chatten relativ schlecht geeignet. Gmail ist auch relativ scheiße. Was wir brauchen ist Skype. Was hattest du für probleme damit
Jun Narui at Kellogg business school has a illegitimate child. And he commit violence against his wife.
He locked his wife out of the house after punching and kicking every night.
I just started to look at this site and decided this place might be a good place to ask a serious question with anonymity. I have a small problem. I'm 23 and my two main interests, video games and anime/manga, are started to become boring to me. After so much exposure, more than enough for a lifetime even, I think I should truly move on and look for something new.
I talked with some of my friends and a couple ideas sparked my interest. Here's a short list of ideas I have that I've liked so far:
Target shooting w/rifles
I've thrown out hobbies like photography and music(anything related) due to general apathy. I'd like something that would keep me somewhat active (why archery and boxing are there), but would like something that can be truly affected by changes that I can make (why rifles and beer brewing are there). I tend to like the idea of messing around with something to make it better, which is why I liked playing some cRPGs and some racing games with tuning. I like beer and wine, but I'm not exactly sure I'd want to suffer through the experimentation of making my own. Boxing sounds fun, but would be tough to find space for the stand and bag. Rifle shooting sounds like the best option, but I don't have the money for what I want yet (I liked the feel of the Ruger Mini-14 which is ~$600).
Learn to play an instrument (Electric guitar, keyboard, flute)
poker!!! try it maybe even make it into those big poker tournaments
(or just end up losing all your money)
ok maybe not poker
Target shooting w/o rifles (handguns)
you could try cycling, you can explore your local area and enjoy nature trails
You could also get into solving puzzles or reading because you can take those with you on your rides. Reading can expand your thoughts and experience, but only if you read the right books, ones that make you think and not only long fantasy series that are "good vs. bad".
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