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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #100 on: April 11, 2019, 10:39:54 am »
Folks here might enjoy (or, already know) this site https://www.swagastro.com/, eg https://www.swagastro.com/ic434-b33.html

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2019, 10:12:36 am »
Thanks Ham- not come accross Sara before now.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #102 on: May 15, 2019, 10:37:25 am »
A couple of images from daylight yesterday-
Sol, sunspot AR2741 Sony a6300 on my Skywatcher 150P reflector. ISO400 1/400 sec exposure



I'm hoping that we have just reached the end of the last 11 year sunspot cycle as this is the first I have seen for a while and others have reported a possible increase in activity.

Daytime moon. 2 pane mosaic, same rig, ISO400 1/125sec.



A good daytime moon hangs in the sky like the Death Star doesn't it?
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #103 on: May 15, 2019, 10:50:33 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2019, 01:02:11 pm »
A good daytime moon hangs in the sky like the Death Star doesn't it?

Almost, but not quiet entirely unlike a Death Star.  Time to repost this... http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html#orbit
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2019, 05:46:00 pm »
The Perseids should peak tonight.   :thumbsup:
Looking at the rain radar, it doesn't look like good viewing conditions here.  :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2019, 09:42:10 pm »
Garden lounger chair.
Very large G&T
Pipistrelle bats. Check.
Gibbious moon.
Stars? 4. Bugger.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #107 on: August 13, 2019, 08:14:17 am »
Lemme guess: Summer Triangle + Arcturus.  Jupiter & Saturn thrown in for Your Viewing Pleasure.

Some years back a rogue physiotherapist built a great white monstrosity next door to us, with security illumination that lights up every time a cat wanders past. Bibi sky.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #108 on: August 13, 2019, 09:13:59 am »
Not so much light pollution, more cloud cover.
Meteors saw I none.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #109 on: August 13, 2019, 11:46:12 am »
Lovely clear sky. Decided to set camera up. 20 mins later lovely clouds fill sky.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2019, 09:30:40 pm »
Just popped out the back to see if the sky was clear.  The fact that it is pissing down with rain was a clue.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #111 on: August 13, 2019, 11:23:39 pm »
I got a couple last night- both Perseids. About 25 minutes apart and on opposing sides of the constellation. The first at around 23:30.

2 nights previously I saw a very bright meteor, east to west trajectory, north of casseiopea. One of the brightest I have ever seen. Also about 23:30
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2019, 11:26:04 am »
M57 Ring Nebula, Celestron C6 XLT, Skywtacher HEQ5 Pro mount, Sony a6300 prime focus, ISO 3200 15s single frame exposure, no post processing.

The Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula- these are where the star at the centre of the nebula has expelled a shell of ionized gas as it dies down to a whait dwarf. M57 is around 2,280 light years away and is situated in the constlation Lyra, a little south of the star vega-

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