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YCAS MAY EVENTS
Free Public Observing
The York County Astronomical Society* (YCAS) will be offering a FREE Public Observing Starwatch at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 8:00PM-10:00PM.
The York County Astronomical
Society is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families and Saturday evening for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium. This month we are featuring a new childrenís program, One World, One Sky: Big Birdís Adventure and a new older family member program Chasing the Ghost Particle.
The image below
was taken by YCAS member Mike Wenz on 3/19, 2016 at 12:49 am.
Image taken with a 10-inch Newtonian telescope and a Skyris 236M
CCD camera with a 2.5x TeleVue PowerMate barlow
400 out of 3000 images stacked with AutoStakkert2! and then
processed in Registax6 and Gimp 2.8.
is an image of the lunar
crater Schiller taken by YCAS member Mike Wenz. It was taken at the YCAS
observatory at John Rudy Park in York, PA using the York County's LX-200
telescope and his DMK21AF04 CCD camera. The images were stacked
using around 1000 exposures out of 1500 exposures and processed using
Registax. See: Lunar
YCAS member John Sachs
new unknown asteroids. For more information of discovery and
animations see: Discovery
images by Michelle Wenz showing sunrise
on the Lunar surface. Animation was made from Michelle's images.
See More here: Lunar
County, Adams County, Pennsylvania Astronomy The Scout Merit Badge
and stared; the sky was lit,
The sky was stars all over it,
I stood, I knew not why,
Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky. --Ralph Hodgson (1913)
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