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In This Issue (JALPO56-2):

• News about and call-for-papers on the ALPO 2014 conference
• China’s first lunar lander: Chang’e 3 and Yutu
• ALPO observations of Mercury in 2012
• ALPO observations of Saturn in 2010 and 2011
. . . plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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In This Issue:

• Apparition report on Comet ISON
• Part 2 of Tom Dobbins' detailed look back at planetary telescopes
• From ALCon 2013: Concentric lunar craters
• From our Minor Planets Section: Three binary discoveries
• ALPO observations of the remote planets in 2012 and 2013
. . . plus ALPO section news and much, much more!


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JALPO56-1-Free.pdf
JALPO56-1 - Inside the ALPO
JALPO56-1 - Comet Ison - From 'Comet of the Century' to 'Thanksgiving Turkey'.pdf
JALPO56-1 - The Recent Evolution of the Planetary Telescope - Part 2.pdf
JALPO56-1 - Concentric Lunar Craters.pdf
JALPO56-1 - Minor Planets - Three Binary Discoveries.pdf
JALPO56-1 - ALPO Observations of the Remote Planets in 2012-2013.pdf
JALPO56-1 - ALPO Resources.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO55-4.pdf):

• Minutes of the 2013 ALPO 2013 board meeting
• Index to JALPO volume 53
• Update on the current Mars apparition
• A study showing that the atmospheres of Io and Europa are transparent
• ALPO observations of the remote planets in 2011 and 2012
. . . plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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JALPO55-4.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO55-3 ):

• ALCon 2013 set for Atlanta.
• A review of the "21 Century Atlas of the Moon" by Chuck Wood
• Photometry of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)
• ALPO Observations of Saturn during the 2009-2010 Apparition
. . . plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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In This Issue (JALPO55-2 - FREE with ALCon 2013 Registration):

•• ALCon 2013 registration, lodging and activities info
• First details on the Russian bolide
• ‘Pop-Up’ observatory for very small spaces
• Reflections about last fall’s Peach State star Gaze
• Solar parallax experiment
• The early years of The Minor Planet Bulletin
• A comparison of amateur and professional lunar images
. . . plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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In This Issue (JALPO55-1.pdf):

• ALCon 2013 set for Atlanta
• A report on last May’s annular eclipse
• The evolution of planetary telescopes
• A comparison of the 2004 and 2012 Venus transits
• A report on the 2011 Mercury apparitions
• Full Moon observing – the ALPO way
. . . plus ALPO section news and
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In This Issue (JALPO54-4.pdf):

• Minutes of the 2012 ALPO Board Meeting
• Plans for ALCon2013 in Atlanta
• The Apollo 11 commemorative craters
• Galilean satellite eclipse timings during the 1999/2000 apparition
• Eight months of lightcurves of minor planet 1036 Ganymed
• A report on the Venus 2008-09 Eastern Evening apparition, plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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JALPO54-4.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO54-3.pdf):

• Observations of Venus During the 2006-07 Eastern (Evening) Apparition
• William H. Pickering and Life on the Moon
• Observations of Jupiter During the 2010-2011 Apparition
• Plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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JALPO54-3.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO54-2 - Free.pdf):

• Minutes of the ALPO Board Meeting in Las Cruces (Finally!)
• ALCon2012 news
• Update on the June 5 transit of Venus
• Lightcurves for main belt minor planet 27 Euterpe
• Saturn apparition report, plus ALPO section news and much, much more!

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JALPO54-2 - Free.pdf
In This Free Issue (JALPO54-1 - Free.pdf):

• News about this summer's ALCon2012 event in Chicago
• What's REALLY up with those Venusian clouds?
• Whole-disk brightness measurements of Mas
• Is there a "Great White Spot" on Saturn
• The Remote Planets in 20120 and 2011 . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more!


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JALPO54-1 - Free.pdf
In This Free Issue (JALPO53-4Free.pdf):

• Minutes of the ALPO Board Meeting in Las Cruces
• The comings and goings of Mercury in 2010 -- all six times!
• “Double-Digit” observations of the Moon for even more appreciation
• The rotation period of minor planet 280 Philia finally established
• Observations of Jupiter in 2009 and 2010 . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more!

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In This Issue (JALPO53-3.pdf):

• Final reminder on ALPO 2011 at Las Cruces
• Retrospective on the “Mars Flashes” expedition of 2001
• All you need to know about the current (2011-2012) Mars apparition
• Index to Volume 52 (2010) of The Strolling Astronomer
• Lunar feature spotlight: Montes Harbinger . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more!

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JALPO53-3.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO53-2.pdf):

• The latest details on ALPO 2011 at Las Cruces
• A look at how founding member Elmer Reese contributed to our understanding the famous Jupiter SEB
• Life on the Moon! Read what the greats had to say about it
• Apparition reports: Jupiter in 2008
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In This Issue (JALPO53-1.pdf):

• Founding member Elmer Reese passes away; a look at his contribution to understanding the famous Jupiter SEB
• Making a solar eclipse sojourn really pay off
• Lunar Selected Area photometry for everybody
• Apparition reports: Mercury in 2008 and Venus in 2007-08
. . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more!

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In This Free Issue (JALPO52-4 - Free.pdf):
 

• Complete ALPO Conference 2010 wrap-up!
• Meet Detlev Niechoy, winner of the 2010 Walter H. Haas Observing Award
• Index to Volume 51 (2009) of The Strolling Astronomer
• Apparition reports: Mercury in 2008, Jupiter in 2006-07, Uranus & Neptune in 2009-2010
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JALPO52-4 - Free.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO52-3.pdf):

• Complete ALPO Conference 2010 registration details!
• A comparison of ALPO member observations with MESSENGER images
• The Phase and Twilight Arc of Venus
• Apparition report: Saturn in 2007-2008
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JALPO52-3.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO52-2.pdf):

• ALPO 2010 news and Call for Papers
• Book Review: The Sun and How to Observe It
• Color Imaging of the Moon
• Apparition reports: Venus in 2006 and the remote planets in 2008
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In This Issue (JALPO52-1 - Free.pdf):

• Two lunar book reviews!
• Is there still volcanism on the Moon
• Discovery of a previously unknown Imbrium radial ridge
• Apparition report: Saturn in 2006-2007
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JALPO52-1 - Free.pdf
In This Issue (JALPO51-4.pdf):

• A report on the August 2, 2009 ALPO Board Meeting
• Update on the LCROSS mission
• A look back at Apollo 11
• Apparition report: Jupiter in 2005-2006
. . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more

 

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In This Issue (JALPO51-3.pdf):

• Book report: Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories
• Upcoming eclipses of Saturn’s brighter satellites for the rest of 2009
• Galilean satellite eclipse timings for 1998-1999
• Apparition reports: Mercury in 2007, Venus in 2005-06
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JALPO51-3.pdf

In This Issue (JALPO51-2.pdf):

• Index to Volume 50 (2008) of The Strolling Astronomer
• Processing lunar images to enhance albedo features
• Some reflections on “flashes” on Mars
• Overview of the current Mars apparition
• Apparition reports: Jupiter in 2004-05 and the remote planets in 2007 - 2008
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JALPO51-2.pdf

In This Free Issue (JALPO51-1 - Free.pdf):

• Hail 2009! The International Year of Astronomy!
• A possible explanation of strange cloud formations on the terminator of Venus
• A summary of photometric and polarization studies of Mars from 2005 - 2008
• Apparition report: Saturn 2005-2006
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In This Issue (JALPO50-4-Free.pdf ):

• Minutes of the ALPO board meeting at ALCon Expo 2008
• First detections of the North Polar Cap of Mars
• Observing the Quadrantids from 47,000 feet
• A report on the 1997-98 Galilean Satellites eclipse timings
• Book review: A New Atlas of the Moon
• The Telescope Grid Project
• Sunspot activity during Cycle 23
• A report on the 2006-2007 Remote Planets apparitions . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more

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In This Free Issue (JALPO50-3 - Free.pdf):

 • ALPO 2009 desk calendar in the works!!
 • Down to the wire: Schedule of papers for presentation at ALCon Expo 2008
 • Mars has a new friend! The Polar Lander digs right in!
 • Book review: Mars Geology
 • A scholarly look at the rotation of Comet 17P/Holmes • Features to be seen along Mercury’s 280° meridian
 • A report on the 2004-2005 Venus Western Elongation apparition
 • A report on the 2006-2007 Remote Planets apparitions

 . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more

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In This Issue (JALPO50-2-Free.pdf ):

• A Call-for-Papers for presentation at this summer's ALCon Expo 2008 / ALPO Conference in Des Moines, Iowa
• Index to Volume 49 (2007) of The Strolling Astronomer
• Book review: The Sun Kings
• The ALPO Banded Craters Observing Program
• A report on the 2003-2004 Jupiter apparition
• A report on the 2006 Mercury apparitions
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In This Issue (JALPO50-1-Free.pdf ):  

• Mars takes a hit! (Maybe) Observing Alert for ALL ALPO members!

• Show your ALPO pride with the new ALPO Lapel Pin!

• Book review on webcam imaging by Robert Reeves

• Report on the lunar eclipse of last August

• Comets Holmes and Tuttle – What a show!

• Report on solar Carrington Rotations 2040 thru 2050

• Report on the 2004-2005 Saturn apparition

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In This Issue (JALPO49-4-Free.pdf ):

* The official record of our board meeting in Calgary

* Index to Volume 48 of your ALPO Journals

* A review of a new Saturn observing guide by our own Julius Benton

* A report on the Venus 2003-2004 Venus apparition

* “X” marks the spot (on the Moon, that is)

* A report on the Mars dust storm of 2007

. . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more
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In This Issue (JALPO49-3-Free.pdf ):

* Index to Volume 47 of your ALPO journals

* Advance notes on this summer's total solar eclipse

* A report on the Mercury 2005 apparition

* Timing a lunar eclipse the old fashioned way

* A report on the Jupiter 2002-2003 apparition

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In This Issue (JALPO49-2-Free.pdf ):

* Book Review: The Planets, By Dava Sobel

* Two projects for the backyard astronomer: A Homebrew SCT Collimation Tool; ScopeBuggy Mount

* Solar Report on Carrington Rotations 2031 thru 2036

* Report on the current Mars apparition

* Apparition report on Saturn 2003-2004

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JALPO49-2-Free.pdf

In This Issue (JALPO49-1-Free.pdf ):

* The reliability of lunar drawings by Wilkins
* Apparition reports on Mercury and Jupiter
* Eye position and the brightness of Saturn’s rings
* Index to The Strolling Astronomer, Volume 46
* Book Review: Collins Atlas of the Night Sky

. . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more

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In This Issue (JALPO48-4-Free.pdf):

* Mercury crosses the Sun (and lives to tell about it!)

* Enigmatic lunar craters — learn all about ‘em!!

* Apparition reports on Venus & the Remote Planets

* ALPO Conference 2006 Door Prize donors

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In This Free Issue (JALPO48-3-free.pdf):

* Uh-oh! Where'd Pluto go? Ask the IAU. They're the ones who rearranged our planetary neighborhood!

* A look back at ALPO Conference 2006 in pictures and official procedings.

* Venus & Jupiter apparition reports from some of the most dedicated observers anywhere.

* ALPO Founder Walter Haas ponders a 57-year period between outbursts on Saturn.

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* ALPO conference 2006 web site now online!

* Scientific Interests in the Planet Mercury

* Index to Volume 45 of The Strolling Astronomer

* Apparition reports on Saturn and the Remote Planets

* A report on a lunar dome near crater Hyginus

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* Mike Mattei's "Little Planetary Observatory"
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* Solar observing in white light
* Observing and recording lunar meteorid impacts
* A report on a dome near crater Turner
* Apparition reports on Jupiter and the Remote Planets
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* Lunar & planetary imaging with inexpensive webcams.
* A report on recent Mercury apparitions.
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* A book review on the current exploration of Titan.
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An exhaustive analysis of last year's Mars apparition. Also . . . 
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* An analysis of the 2000-2001 Venus apparition. 
* A write-up about an unlisted dome near the Valentine dome. 
* A report on observations of the remote planets in 2002. . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more.

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* A few personal accounts of the recent transit of Venus.
* A writeup about the Maestlin region of the Moon.
* A review of the 1995-97 Jupiter apparition
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All about the upcoming transit of Venus and how to observe it.
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* Rebirth of the ALPO Lunar Dome Survey.
* Meteorite classifications
* A writeup about a dome near Copernicus.
* An analysis of the 1999-2000 Venus apparition
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JALPO46-2-free.pdf

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* Meteorite classifications
* News about 2 springtime comets
* A writeup about the Valentine lunar dome
* An analysis of the 2001-2002 Saturn apparition
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* Another in the great series on lunar domes
* A report on the 1990-91 Mars apparition
* A report on the 1986-1989 Jupiter apparitions
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An amazing cover photo of Mercury as it transits the Sun. Also . . . 
* Details about this year's ALPO Conference in Boardman, Ohio 
* News about recent professional-amateur astronomy collaboration 
* A re-publication of a previous Strolling Astronomer article from 1956 announcing the impact of a large meteorite into the Moon in 1954 
* A Jupiter apparition report . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more.

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A mesmerizing cover photo of Mons Gruithuisen Delta taken from an orbiting Apollo spacecraft. Also . . . * An ALPO project team to study Saturn’s rings * Isophotes of the Sun * Getting ready for the upcoming Mercury/Venus transits * Getting ready for the Mars apparition * Jupiter and Saturn apparition reports . . . plus reports about your ALPO section activities and much, much more.

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In This Issue (DJALPO44-4-free.pdf):

Phil Budine details his 50 years of observing the Great Red Spot, counting meteors with an FM radio, reports on Mercury and Venus during their recent apparitions, a look at the lunar crater Alphonsus, yet another report on the lunar phenomenon Plato’s Hook, a piece on the upcoming Mars apparition and much, much more.

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In This Issue (DJALPO44-3-free.pdf):

Richard Schmude is presented the Walter H. Haas Observing Award at the recent Astronomical League Conference in Salt Lake City. Also ..observing even with vision problems, a report on the 2001 Leonids, thoughts on changes in the lunar crater Herodotus, frost-flashes on Mars, the 2001 remote planets report and much, much more.

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In this issue (DJALPO44-2-free.pdf):
On the cover, a dramatic image of solar active region 00300 taken by ALPO member Frank Schiralli; inside a report on the state of membership by ALPO secretary Matt Will, an article on oblique impacts on the Moon, a look at CCD photometry of Galilean satellites a report on the 1991-92 apparition of Jupiter, ALPO observing section reports and much, much more.

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In This Issue (DJALPO44-1-free.pdf):

Amazing activity occurring in Jupiter's north equatorial belt (NEB) during 2002 January is easily apparent as shown in these remarkable CCD images taken by Antonio Cidadao (of Portugal). Several bright rifts and a number of dark condensations can be seen, even visually at the telescope, in the NEB at several locations around the planet. See more about this and the Jupiter Observing Alert called by the ALPO Jupiter Section. Also, a report the ALPO Lunar Meteoritic Impact Search Program, more on the "Plato’s Hook" controversy, the index to Volume 43 of the JALPO, a report on Saturn, a book review, computer software review, ALPO observing section reports and much, much more. To aid in navigating through the document, this pdf file includes electronic "bookmarks".This issue IS NOT password-protected but does require the FREE utility
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In this issue (DJALPO43-4-free.pdf):

A beautiful color image of a Leonid fireball taken with an ordinary 35 mm camera from Ligonier, Pennsylvania, PLUS a report the November 2001 Leonid meteor shower from the ALPO Meteors Section coordinator, a report on a lunar dome in the Apennine region south of the lunar crater Archimedes, reports on Venus and Saturn, a book review, ALPO observing section reports and much, much more.

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In This Issue (DJALPO43-3-free.pdf):

It’s been a most rewarding summer for solar observers, whether they use h-alpha, solar screen or aluminized mylar filters. This month’s cover features a dramatic astrophoto of a powerful (X-class) solar flare, taken 25 October, 2001, 15:46 UT by Frank Schiralli, Jr., of Northport, NY. Also, a follow-up report on hook-like shadows on the floor of the lunar crater Plato, reports on Venus, the Remote Planets, and an index to Volume 42 of the "Strolling Astronomer" -- plus ALPO observing section reports and much, much more. Note that this issue is NOT password-protected, but it DOES require the FREE utility
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Now well-placed for observers just about anywhere, the Red Planet plays a game of hide-and-seek with reports of massive dust storms obscuring large portions of the planet. In this issue, ALPO members Don Parker, Don Troiani and Frank Melillo offer comments and images of their own, with a book review on this topic by Mr. Parker. Also . . . the Sun: a solar rotation report and the value of telescopic observations . . . more on the "spokes of Venus" . . . lunar flashes . . . the ALPO Minor Planets Section . . . an English translation of Flammarion about Mars . . . seeing the Galilean satellites of Jupiter by naked eye . . . ALPO Product Review: a telescopic binoviewer . . . book review by Donald C. Parker, plus the ALPO honors its own at the Astronical League conference and much, much more. 

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In This Issue (DJALPO43-1-free): In 1896, Percival Lowell revealed his belief that markings he saw while observing Venus "radiate like spokes" as shown in one of his drawings. Compare this with an image taken April 30, 1999 by Frank J. Melillo using a Celestron 8-inch Starlight Xpress MX-5. See report by Richard Baum inside. Also . . . A new Journal of the ALPO debuts, report on the Mercury transit, a tour of the lunar Aristarchus Plateau, Mars perihelic apparition report, observing Phobos and Deimos, report on a new solar filter, book review on "Wide Field Astrophotography", plus ALPO section news, a Call-for-Papers for the ALPO/ALCON conference and much, much more.

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This is the first issue (DJALPO42-1-free.PDF)of DJALPO, the electronic version of the ALPO journal. This issue is free and is not password protected, but it DOES require the FREE utility Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher) on your terminal in order to view or print this document. 

 

Volume 42, No. 1, Winter 2000

   

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