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Mr Larrington

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn
« Reply #175 on: 25 November, 2020, 04:32:05 am »
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #176 on: 21 December, 2020, 04:58:30 pm »
Bugger.  Completely overcast conditions and raining.
There'll be no viewing the Saturn /Jupiter star of Bethlehem tonight.   :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #177 on: 21 December, 2020, 05:19:11 pm »
There is RAIN and Fog.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #178 on: 21 December, 2020, 06:06:52 pm »
Same murk here!

Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #179 on: 21 December, 2020, 06:38:00 pm »
I had a preview last night. The sky was too bright to see Saturn without binoculars. Tonight is as for everyone else.  Bugger!


Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #180 on: 21 December, 2020, 06:39:37 pm »
Saw them last night, as above needed monocular to see Saturn as well. Knew it’d be a write off tonight based on forecast.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #181 on: 21 December, 2020, 11:07:56 pm »
My friend in Whitstable had clear skies and excellent naked-eye views on Saturday or Sunday night. (Can't remember which!)

fuzzy

Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #182 on: 21 December, 2020, 11:27:40 pm »
I caught a naked eye glimpse throught the gap in the buildings and hedges last night. Tonight? I guess I'll be looking for the Lowell Observatory live feed in a bit.

Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #183 on: 22 December, 2020, 09:03:58 am »
I took binoculars to the local park on Sunday, between putting the spuds and the veg on. It was nice to see, even though mine are low power. Even better, by being in public I got to talk to some strangers for the first time in ages.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #184 on: 25 February, 2021, 08:48:41 pm »
Very pleased to see on this evening's dog empty that Orion is now so much higher in the sky. Spring is on its way.  :thumbsup:

Maybe should have been in the other thread.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #185 on: 28 February, 2021, 11:52:06 pm »
Reports of a meteor.   https://twitter.com/search?q=meteor&src=typed_query


https://twitter.com/hashtag/fireball?src=hashtag_click


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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #186 on: 01 March, 2021, 08:50:55 am »
Very pleased to see on this evening's dog empty that Orion is now so much higher in the sky. Spring is on its way.  :thumbsup:

Maybe should have been in the other thread.
Ah!  Didn't know that - I noticed Orion last night for what seems the first time in ages - didn't know we couldn't see it in winter.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #187 on: 01 March, 2021, 09:19:33 am »
Very pleased to see on this evening's dog empty that Orion is now so much higher in the sky. Spring is on its way.  :thumbsup:

Maybe should have been in the other thread.
Ah!  Didn't know that - I noticed Orion last night for what seems the first time in ages - didn't know we couldn't see it in winter.

No. It's the other way around. It's a winter constellation.  As the year progresses it makes its way west until it is no longer visible in the night sky.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #188 on: 01 March, 2021, 01:27:09 pm »
I like seeing Mars every evening when the dogs are doing their evening thing. It's not going to be visible that much longer now.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #189 on: 01 March, 2021, 01:30:28 pm »
Very pleased to see on this evening's dog empty that Orion is now so much higher in the sky. Spring is on its way.  :thumbsup:

Maybe should have been in the other thread.
Ah!  Didn't know that - I noticed Orion last night for what seems the first time in ages - didn't know we couldn't see it in winter.

No. It's the other way around. It's a winter constellation.  As the year progresses it makes its way west until it is no longer visible in the night sky.
Thx.  Now I'm confused as my increasing useless memory was telling me I see Orion to the SW in the summer nights.  I must be a half a year out.  Typical geologist is my excuse - I spend most of my time looking down and not up.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #190 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:19:02 pm »
Total thick cloud cover this morning.  No view of the partial eclipse for me. Bummer.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #192 on: 10 June, 2021, 01:03:51 pm »
Nice. Well done Mr. P
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