Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PARGHIA BINOCULARA +SCAUN DE OBSERVATII LYBAR /BINOCULAR LEVER+LYBAR OBSERVING CHAIR



" This is just binocular power baby ,just bino power ! "




Montura de binoclu ,denumita "Parghie binoculara".
The binocular mount nicknamed "Binocular Lever''.





Vedere a monturii dinspre oculare.
View  from the ocular end of the Bino Mount .


Binoclul Baigish 10x50mm pe "Parghia binoculara";in compania lui Tzitza.
The Baigish 10x50mm binocular ridding the Bino Mount;withTzitza around.

Binoclul Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm privind spre Zenit.
The Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm  binocular looking upward to Zenith.

Scaunul de observatii Lybar in pozitia  de inaltime minima.
The Lybar chair at the position of minimum hight.


Lybar in pozitia intermediara.
Lybar at  the intermediate hight.


Lybar in pozitia de ''sa''.
Lybar at the saddle position.

Sakura 9x60mm pe "Parghia binoculara".Scaunul Lybar in pozitia de inaltime maxima.
Sakura 9x60mm on the "Bino Lever".Lybar chair at the highest  position.
Piramida binoclurilor,de jos in sus:Sakura 9x60mm +Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm+Baigish 10x50mm+IOR 8x30mm.
Pyramid of binoculars,bottom up:Sakura 9x60mm +Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm+Baigish 10x50mm+IOR 8x30mm.



Frati de arme!
Brothers in arms!

Fii cuminte ! Sa stii ca te vad!
Behave yourself ! I see you !


Sunday, May 18, 2014

SIMPOZIONUL  ASTRONOMILOR  AMATORI

"CERUL-O CARTE PENTRU TOTI " 

Arad, 30 Septembrie-1Octombrie 1989 

"Simpozionul Astronomilor Amatori-Cerul o carte pentru toti"  a fost organizat de catre Astroclubul ''Galaxis'' ,a fost sponsorizat de catre Universitatea Cultural-Stiintifica si de catre Casa de Cultura  Arad ,a avut loc  la 30 Septembrie-1Octombrie 1989 si la el au participat:
-prof. Matei Alexescu ,Complexul Astronomic Bacau
-student Stefanescu Gariel, Astroclubul Bacau
-Opriseanu  "Costel" Dragos ,Astroclubul Bucuresti
-ing. Dan Vidican,Astroclubul Bucuresti
-student Arpad Antal ,Cluj
-tehnician Kosa -Kiss Attila ,Salonta
-student Ovidiu Vaduvescu , Craiova
-dr. Gusic Jules Vladimir , Bucuresti
-prof.dr. Popp Oliver , Astroclubul Timisoara
-informatician Doru Dragan, Astroclubul Timisoara
-Gavril Beches , Astroclubul Timisoara
-prof. Livia Viris ,  Astroclub Galaxis -   Cercul de Astronomie Sirius , Arad
-ing. Margert Ioan , Astroclub Galaxis Arad
-Margert Hans , Astroclub Galaxis
-ing. Panici Bojidar , Astroclub Galaxis
-Reinholz Nicolae , Astroclub Galaxis -Observator particular Zadareni
-ing. Sasu Gheorghe , Astroclub Galaxis
-Cocis Marcel , Astroclub Galaxis 
-Bathory Stefan , Astroclub Galaxis
-ing. Mircea Pteancu , Astroclub Galaxis
Au participat cu lucrari citite de reprezentanti :
-ing. Vladimir Boico , Astroclubul Bucuresti
-capitan de marina Falcoianu Mihai , Astroclubul Bucuresti
-prof. Pintea  "Toni "  Anton , Vaslui 

Din partea Universitatii Cultural-Stiintifice au participat prof. Ioan Tuleu si prof. Puiu Petrutiu.

Simpozionul Astronomilor Amatori ,Arad ,30 Sep-1Oct. 1989 (de la stanga la dreapta,incepand cu randul din fata):
prof. dr. Oliver Popp,prof.Matei Alexescu,std. Gabriel Stefanescu,prof. Viris Livia ,ing. Panici Bojidar , prof. Tuleu Ioan , Reinholz Nicolae , ing. Mircea Pteancu , Gavril Beches , std. Antal Arpad , ing. Margert Ioan , informatician Doru Dragan ,  std. Ovidiu Vaduvescu ,ing. Dan Vidican , Opriseanu ''Costel'' Dragos 

Evenimente:

Sambata ,30 Septembrie 1989

-ora 9:00 :intrunirea participantilor la sediul Universitatii Cultural-Stiintifice , Sala de Conferinte
-ora 10:30 -Cuvantul de deschidere a Simpozionului , tov. Candea de la Comitetul de Cultura si Educatie Socialista al Judetului Arad
-Prezentarea lucrarilor 10:30-15:00 ,dupa cum urmeaza:
1)Astronomia de amatori in epoca zborurilor cosmice -prof. Matei Alexescu ,Complexul Astronomic Bacau
2)Cercul de astronomie ,mijloc de formare a conceptiilor despre lume si viata -prof. Livia Viris ,Cercul de Astronomie Sirius -Astroclub Galaxis Arad
3)Cateva aspecte dintr-un jurnal de observatii -student Ovidiu Vaduvescu , Craiova
4)Telescop Dall- Kirkham - cpt. Mihai Falcoianu , Astroclub Bucuresti ,lucrare prezentata de ing. Dan Vidican
5)Elemente specifice privind realizarea oglinzilor de telescop si utilizarea lor - ing. Vladimir Boico , Astroclub Bucuresti , lucrare prezentata de ing. Dan Vidican
6)Probleme de biologie si medicina cosmica - dr. Gusic Jules Vladimir , Bucuresti
7)Cataloagele stelare si calculatorul electronic -prof. Pintea "Toni" Anton

-ora 15:00-18:00: pauza de masa si odihna

-ora 19:00-23:00: participantii la Simpozion au efectuat o vizita si au participat la un Star-Party la Observatorul particular Reinholz din Zadareni.
Deplasarea a fost facuta cu trenul urban , vechi de aproape un secol si cunoscut in zona drept ''Sageata verde''.
La Observatorul particular din Zadareni am fost primiti cu caldura de catre astronomul amator Nicolae ''Nicu'' Reinholz.
Au fost facute observatii astronomice cu telescopul principal al observatorului dotat cu cupola mobila  , cu optica slefuita de catre Gavril Beches -participant la Simpozion - telescop de tip Newton si avand caracteristicile D=300mm F/7 , in montura ecuatoriala in furca ,motorizat si cu miscari fine pe ambele axe + un reflector RFT de tip Newton D =240mm F/3.9 in montura azimutala mobila -si acesta avand optica slefuita de catre Gavril Beches +un reflector Newton D= 140 mm F/10 ,primul telescop ''serios'' al lui Nicu , de productie necunoscuta si provenind din Iugoslavia si un mini-telescop D= 72 mm F/10 pe trepied azimutal.
In jurul orei 23:00,deoarece cerul s-a innorat definitiv ,participantii s-au intors la Arad.




Simpozionul Astronomilor Amatori ,Arad, 1989 ,poza de grup, zambetele lui Matei Alexescu si Costel Opriseanu par sa difere iar Antal Arpad priveste direct spre aparat.



Duminica ,1 Octombrie ,1989:

-de la ora 9:00  a fost reluata prezentarea lucrarilor , de data aceasta la sediul Astroclubului din cadrul Casei de Cultura Arad:
8)Comparatie intre posibilitatile de realizare si performantele telescoapelor de amatori -ing. Dan Vidican ,Astroclubul Bucuresti
9)Consideratii asupra fotografierii meteorilor - prof. Pintea Anton , Vaslui
10)Consideratii asupra fotografiei astronomice de amatori -student Gabriel Stefanescu , Astroclubul Bacau 
11)Tehnologia fabricarii sticlei groase -student Antal Arpad , Cluj
12)Corectii datorate fenomenelor care modifica pozitiile astrilor pe bolta cereasca - student Ovidiu Vaduvescu , Craiova 
13)Sisteme de telescoape -ing. Mircea Pteancu , Astroclub Galaxis Arad , Gavril Beches , Astroclub Timisoara
14)Observatii proprii de comete , stele variabile si aurore boreale - tehnician Kosa-Kiss Attila , Salonta
15)Pulsarii , enigme ce nu mai sunt enigme - prof. Livia Viris , Cercul de Astronomie ''Sirius'' Arad
16)Corelatii biologice -medicale Soare-Pamant - prof. dr. Oliver Popp ,Astroclub Timisoara
17)Utilizarea calculatorului  personal de catre astronomul amator -informatician Doru Dragan , Astroclub Timisoara 
18)Monturi simplificate pentru amatori - Opriseanu ''Costel'' Dragos , Astroclubul Bucuresti



Simpozionul de la Arad ,1989 ,randul din in fata ,de la stanga la dreapta :Nicu Reinholz ,Gabriel Stefanescu, Livia Viris ,Ovidiu Vaduvescu ,Dan Vidican ,Antal Arpad ,Kosa-Kiss Attila ,Mircea Pteancu ,Costel Opriseanu


Au urmat dezbaterile:
-prof. Matei Alexescu a cerut "sa se treaca ,cu dotarea existenta,la desfasurarea sustinuta a activitatilor observationale ,alegandu-se un subiect comun pentru observatii,cum ar fi opozitia lui Marte din 1990''.
-ing. Mircea Pteancu "a evidentiat caracterul de premiera nationala a actiunii...si a dat asigurari ca Astroclubul Galaxis va depune toate eforturile pentru organizarea unei actiuni similare si in 1990".



Simpozionul de la Arad ,1989 ,de la stanga la dreapta:Antal Arpad , Nicolae Reinholz , Kosa -Kiss Attila,Gabriel Stefanescu ,Mircea Pteancu , Livia Viris ,Ovidiu Vduvescu ,Matei Alexescu ,Dan Vidican



-ora 15:00: inchiderea lucrarilor.
Participantii au ciocnit paharele de palinca oferite de gazde si au efectuat poze de grup.
Sponzorii au decontat 50% din cheltuielile de deplasare ale studentilor si 100% cheltuielile de cazare.
Domnul Costel Opriseanu a donat Astroclubului cinci copii ale hartii SC2 ,doua copii ale Atlasului Becvar si un trepied de lemn ,prezentat in lucrarea sa.
Prof. Matei Alexescu si Gavril Beches si-au luat ramas-bun si au plecat la Zadareni ca invitati ai lui Nicu Reinholz.
Ceilalti astronomi amatori au luat parte la masa festiva oferita de catre Casa de Cultura,prin amabilitatea prof. Ioan Tuleu , la restaurantul ''Zarandul'' si unde Simpozionul s-a incheiat  intr-o atmosfera deosebita de prietenie   si de  bucurie , asa cum numai intre iubitorii cerului instelat poate sa existe.


Dan Vidican ,facand poze la Arad ...sau poate scruteaza viitorul Astronomiei de amatori din Romania. 




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Asteroids Vesta and Ceres,Spring 2014



Asteroid Vesta,close to star 78 Vir , observed on 22-nd of April 2014 through 60x700mm refractor, at 17x, using a 42 mm TAL Achromatic Huygenian ocular 

The path of Vesta in Virgo constellation ,from 22 to 26 April 2014 ,observed with my Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm binocular

Asteroid Vesta at West of star 78 Vir and possibly asteroid Ceres at N-W of star 84 Vir, Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm

Yes ,the body seen at West of star 84 Vir proved to be asteroid Ceres.
Up:Asteroids Vesta and Ceres in Virgo on First of May 2014 ,binocular Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm
Down: Asteroids Vesta and Ceres on the fifth of May , Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm


Asteroid Ceres on the fifth of May 2014 ,close to star 78 Vir ,as seen in my ''Optus'' 76mm F/9 Newtonian reflector at 28x,using a ''Sirius '' 25mm Plossl ocular


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUES DOUBLE STAR LIST through my 60mm refractor

I'm embarked in a journey through the  AL Double Star List using my 60mm F=700mm refractor.
The recently finished 1.5 inch pipe-mount and the home-made clam shell are of great help.
To find the double stars I follow the instructions written by Bill Steen ,fellow of the ''60mmtelescopeclub''.
I'm already in the second half of this well known observational program.

Last night night,on Tuesday 18-th of February I observed ,meaning find and split the following stars:
Kappa Puppis
Alpha Leonis
Gamma Leonis
54 Leonis
The highest magnification used was 78x ,obtained with a 9mm Vixen Orthoscopic ocular.
An 1.25 inch ''Teleskop Service'' diagonal was used for better ergonomics ,my ex-military 8x30mm IOR binocular for scouting the sky and the ''Pocket Sky Atlas'' for detailed maps.
My 60x700mm refractor , Bushmaster lens ,Omegon tube and 1.5 ''  pipe mount

Double star 54 Leonis,split at 78x / 9 mm orthoscopic ocular
                       

             Gamma Leonis or Algieba is a gem,split at 78x / 9mm Vixen orthoscopic but seen as two kissing spheres at 32 x /home-made 22 mm Ramsden ,nicknamed ''Aristotel''.
Kappa Puppis,easy find following Bill's instructions ,split at 78x.

Another double star was Alpha Leonis who's companion was already visible in the home -made 22 mm Ramsden ocular at 32 x but the 9mm ortho was of great help.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Home-made small telescopes on my ''Penelopa'' pipe mount

On my 1.5 inch pipe mount I use different small telescopes.To attache them to the mount I made three wooden clam shells and a dovetail adapter for the OTA of the Teleskop Service 100mm F/14 Maksutov Cassegrain.For now,my instruments include a 60x700mm refractor,a 60x800mm refractor,a 60mm F/5 RFT refractor ,a 45mm F/6.6 refractor and some more.I guess ,in time ,this collection will increase.

        Home-made 60x700mm refractor,Bushmaster lens,Omegon tube,no-name diagonal,ex-military 31mm Plossl ,on ''Penelopa '' 1.5 inch pipe mount,wooden clam shell.
Home-made 60x800mm refractor, Tasco 12 TE-5 objective and focuser , no-name 0,96'' mirror diagonal,Bushmaster 40mm Kellner 

The 0,96 '' Tasco focuser , modified




''Teleskop Service'' 100mm F/14 Maksutov Cassegrain .The dovetail adapter is home-made
The corrector lens of the Mak.Some details visible of the non-metal dovetail adapter.
The 100mm F/14  Maksutov ,ready for observing.  8x25 mm finder.
Home-made RFT 60mm F/5 refractor with miror diagonal and 31mm Plossl. Visual field on the sky is 5 degree.
Another view of the 60mm F/5 refractor.The tube and dew cap are rubber armored.
The objective and tube of this refractor were part of a TCM 20-60x60mm terrestrial refractor.
Very bad image.The objective was optimized by my friend Silviu who is a lens wizard.




Home-made short 45x 300 mm refractor .The objective is an ex-military objective.
The cell of the 45x300mm refractor is adjustable.
My first ''long-range'' picture made with hand-held Coolpix camera and the 45mm refractor set for 10x .



Friday, February 7, 2014

Coroana selenara de Vineri 7 Februarie 2014

Coroana selenara de Vineri 7 Februarie 2014.
                           
                                                               Luna era in faza de 60%.

Pozele luate cu Nikon Coolpix S3300,din mana,la diferite focale si valori F/D.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Supernova SN 2014 J in Messier 82

SN 2014 J observed on 2-nd of February , 22:00 UT ,125mm F/7 Dobsonian,144 x / Radian 6mm ocular












SN 2014 J observed on 4-th of February ,21:00 UT ,125mm Dobsonian , 68 x /Simetric Solid 12,8 mm ocular



SN2014J observed on 15-th of February 2014 ,125 mm Dobsonian ,144 x /Tele Vue Radian 6mm