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Robert Mitchell
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QCAS MEETING 17 Feb 2020

ATTENDING:
Ken Boquist
Rusty Case
Terry Dufek
Rolando Gamino
Jason Howell
Robert Mitchell
Ron Mullen
Matt Neilssen
Becky Ortner
Paul Saeger
Sam Santiago
Alan Sheidler
Steve Sinksen
Jeff Struve
Cecil Ward

RECENT EVENTS
Jan 25: Jens-Wendt open house; cancelled due to weather

UPCOMING EVENTS
Meet with Jon to help him with his Celestron 8se: Rusty, Terry
Feb 22: Jens-Wendt open house; PVHS may attend
Mar 14: Jens-Wendt open house
Mar 21: Messier Marathon
Last Thursday in Mar: scouts, Jonathan Rasler, 1st-5th grade, Truman Elementary, Davenport
topics for NOVA badge: visit with astronomy club member, talk about how people use space science,
how to focus a telescope, draw and label 5 constellations, explain orbits and rotations,
investigate 3 planets
Jeff Struve, Cecil Ward, seeking more participants

GEAR PURCHASED
Jeff Struve: Atik EFW2
Paul Saeger: CG5 from Byron, 2″ SCT imaging visual back, 127mm f/7.5 FCD100 triplet, 2″ Optolong LEnhance filter, ZWO Off-axis guider, ZWO 224MC for planetary and guiding
Cecil Wars: Stellarmate pocket computer
Rusty Case: 2x Barlow for planetary
Sam Santiago: Bino viewer, second MkIV Hyperion Zoom, AT115 f/7 triplet, AT80ED f/7 doublet
Rolando Gamino: Atik Horizon 2 color/cooled CMOS

GEAR FOR SALE
Robert Valentine: 8″ SkyQuest Dob and accessories (6 eyepieces, Barlow, NB filter, 3 color filters,
solar filter); $400; 563-219-5078
Steve VanHyfte: AP Traveler 105mm f/6 triplet

GEAR WANTED
Matt Neilssen: Modified DSLR

Membership renewals: 36 paid, 1 open

March presentation: call for volunteers

Facilities Director: Steve VanHyfte (pro-temp)
Still seeking permanent Secretary

PRESENTATIONS
Alan Sheidler: 2019 Mercury Transit
YouTube: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D
YouTube: Starlink
YouTube: ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter

JANUARY MINUTES
Cecil Ward moves to approve, Robert Mitchell seconds
January minutes APPROVED

TREASURER’S REPORT
General: $2,669.64
Events: $ 750.00
Observatory: $6,347.78
Total: $9,767.42
Treasurer’s Report APPROVED

Plan to build new dome at Menke by EISP

Cecil Ward moves to adjourn, Matt Neilssen seconds