Author Topic: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.  (Read 16270 times)

T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #125 on: November 11, 2019, 01:16:26 pm »
:thumbsup: to David.  In our particular branch of Sticksville we've got wall-to-wall cloud and despondency down to zero feet.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2019, 01:31:07 pm »
November! No sun, no moon....

Our sky has around 50% cloud, and the clouds are fairly mobile.

David is entertaining another AstroBachelor right now.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2019, 03:24:20 pm »
Nice shot.  Not much chance of imaging the sun here.
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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2019, 04:51:28 pm »
I actually saw it yesterday, for about 30 seconds.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2019, 07:41:27 pm »
I managed one capture- through a solar continuum filter hence green-
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #130 on: November 11, 2019, 11:07:19 pm »
My image doesn't come anywhere near reflecting the Wowness of viewing the tranist through the eyepiece of my telescope. That little blemish just inside the disc of the sun at about 9 o'clock is a planet. An ickle one but a chuffing planet none the less. Makes yourealise that the sun is a bit big isn't it?
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #131 on: January 10, 2020, 07:29:32 pm »
No lunar eclipse visible this evening.   10/10 cloud cover, as per.   :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #132 on: January 10, 2020, 07:46:05 pm »
Crystal clear here in the Angles but the eclipse wasn’t really discernible.  Just too subtle I guess
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #133 on: January 10, 2020, 07:58:32 pm »
Beautiful sunny day all day here.  Total cloud cover came with the sunset.   ::-)
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #134 on: January 11, 2020, 12:20:23 am »
Crystal clear here in the Angles but the eclipse wasn’t really discernible.  Just too subtle I guess

It WAS very subtle; just a bit less bright in the bottom right corner and no sharp shadows in the best images I've seen from D's astro pals.

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2020, 06:27:26 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.
May still be visible if you have good sightlines to the west and if you're quick.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2020, 06:39:53 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.
May still be visible if you have good sightlines to the west and if you're quick.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2020, 07:45:35 pm »
Yes  :thumbsup:,nice to have a  clear sky this evening.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2020, 07:47:26 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.

I had an excellent view of it from my window as the sky was doing its "now you're indoors I've stopped raining, na na-na nah-nah" thing.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #139 on: January 28, 2020, 08:31:32 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.
May still be visible if you have good sightlines to the west and if you're quick.
Yes beautiful

Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #140 on: January 29, 2020, 06:13:33 am »
I did, didn't realise it was Venus but I did see the Moon and a bright dot off to the right. I had intended to look up what the dot was but forgot by the time I was in the house.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #142 on: February 19, 2020, 07:26:28 pm »
I didn't realise she was that old (I know its not old these days and I still think I'm 30 not 54).
She was great on TV I much preferred her presenting to her current day equivalent Maggie Aderin-Pocock who I find too gushing and patronising (but maybe that's me probably other people just think she's enthusiastic).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #143 on: February 20, 2020, 10:46:05 pm »
hearing she was 70 made me realise I'm older than I feel.
A sad loss.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #144 on: February 20, 2020, 10:54:14 pm »
Aw  :(

T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #145 on: February 21, 2020, 10:47:01 am »
I'm sorry I missed her - when I was still in the UK it was all Patrick Moore and his 1953 suit. She looks to have been great fun.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #146 on: February 27, 2020, 06:47:22 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.
May still be visible if you have good sightlines to the west and if you're quick.

And again tonight.  Crikey, that was a quick Luna month.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #147 on: February 27, 2020, 10:50:25 pm »
Did anyone see the crescent moon and Venus this evening?   Beautiful.
May still be visible if you have good sightlines to the west and if you're quick.

And again tonight.  Crikey, that was a quick Luna month.
Very pretty tonight :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #148 on: February 27, 2020, 11:23:53 pm »
My David posted this on Facebook.

T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #149 on: February 28, 2020, 09:30:40 am »
Good detail on the Moon. I saw them the other evening but by the time I thought of getting out a decent camera the clouds had moved in.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.