Author Topic: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.  (Read 4214 times)

Jaded

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 01:46:06 am »
Jupiter and the moon.
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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2018, 08:05:54 am »
Through cloud here. Would have made a good whodunnit cover.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2018, 04:09:04 pm »
Martin's latest Jupiter:



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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2018, 10:50:38 am »
Lovely view of the Moon and Mars in conjunction this morning, at <godawful> a.m. when the noise of the wind battering the shutters woke me up.

Can't remember if <godawful> was UTC or local time.
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Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2018, 06:13:08 pm »
Bah.   Completely overcast here.  No Luna eclipse for me.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2018, 07:32:52 pm »
You just need a good sightline to the horizon in the south-east in two hours time.

You might still get this.

SoreTween

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2018, 09:52:37 pm »
Another page in vol 2 of astronomical disappointments in glos.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2018, 10:41:39 pm »
In the last twenty years we've seen threeastronomical events that were forecast to be interesting. It's overcast again this evening; for the first time in weeks!


hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2018, 10:57:23 pm »
The 2004 Transit of Venus was started at Audax o'clock.
Our bedroom faces north-east and we had lovely clear skies, getting good images without leaving our boudoir.

Kim

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2018, 11:03:10 pm »
All cloud here when I looked.
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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2018, 07:03:07 am »
Had a good view of it, although it was just rising out of the murk. Yup, it looked like an eclipse all right.

Fed up with the press & like ignorami using the term "Blood Moon" in hushed tones as if it were something out of the Apocalypse of John the Divine. It's just the Bloody Moon with a bit of grimy shadow on it.

Far more spectacular was the brilliant flare of light that preceded a faint trail with a red dot at the head of it that I saw when I looked north to see if Polaris was out yet. Meteor, or else biggish junk re-entering, probably.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2018, 11:06:42 am »
In the last twenty years we've seen threeastronomical events that were forecast to be interesting. It's overcast again this evening; for the first time in weeks!

Last night, soon after the eclipse was over, the cloud cleared...

hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2018, 12:17:00 pm »
Fed up with the press & like ignorami using the term "Blood Moon" in hushed tones as if it were something out of the Apocalypse of John the Divine. It's just the Bloody Moon with a bit of grimy shadow on it.

My David rants/grumbles about this too!

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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2018, 12:50:22 pm »
Ah, solace in numbers. Cheers to your David.
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Kim

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2018, 01:10:52 pm »
The way I see it, referring to it as a 'blood moon' is perfectly acceptable iff:

a) You're a member of a society that knows nothing of astronomy or the scientific basis for the phenomenon.
b) You're a character in a vampire story.
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T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2018, 01:21:29 pm »
Meteor last night, lovely thick bright trail. About SSE, south of Mars, around 10:45 pm so probably not a Perseid.

 Mrs T42 was jealous.
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Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2018, 08:51:32 pm »
Looking forward to the Perseids this weekend.  Moon good. Buggers off early evening.  Fingers crossed for clear skies.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2018, 10:42:17 pm »
Anyone else see the Horizon programme about the Juno explorer's expedition to Saturn last night?
Found it quite fascinating, especially the discovery that Saturn's core is rocky with liquid metallic hydrogen surrounding it, due to the immense pressure.

Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2018, 10:43:26 pm »
It's a lovely night so I popped out for a while to see if I could see any meteorites.  Nope nothing after 15 minutes.  I know that the peak is Sat/Sun but I was hoping for something.
Perfect viewing conditions.  No moon, the track of the milky way visible, mars, clearly a disk to the naked eye, glowering in the south east where it has just risen over the Pencader hill.

Hmm.  Nice wine this.

Obv Saturday and Sunday nights will be wet with 10/10 cloud cover.  Bah!
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2018, 11:38:40 pm »
David's friends have just arrived to look at the skies...
It's clear here right now.

ETA They saw quite a lot and left at 0210.

T42

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2018, 07:50:10 am »
Broken cloud here, just the odd star. Didn't think it worth getting up early.
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Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2018, 06:57:00 pm »

Obv Saturday and Sunday nights will be wet with 10/10 cloud cover.  Bah!

Indeed bah!  :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2018, 08:49:31 pm »

Obv Saturday and Sunday nights will be wet with 10/10 cloud cover.  Bah!

Indeed bah!  :(

It's crap in Snowdonia, too.

Jaded

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2018, 10:21:04 pm »
We have cloud. And midge.
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Thor

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2018, 10:46:02 pm »
Anyone else see the Horizon programme about the Juno explorer's expedition to Saturn last night?
Found it quite fascinating, especially the discovery that Saturn's core is rocky with liquid metallic hydrogen surrounding it, due to the immense pressure.

Wasn't that Jupiter?
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