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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2018, 08:00:36 pm »
A couple more from the other night-

The Orion Nebula-


And Betelgeuse-

This one could go supernova at any time (between now and about 1 million years time). Gonna be a bit of a show when it does!
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #76 on: December 15, 2018, 06:03:12 pm »

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #77 on: December 15, 2018, 11:31:52 pm »
Juno is capturing some stunning imagery isn't it?
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2018, 12:14:13 am »
Does that top shot of Jupiter remind anyone else of William Blake's artistry?

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #79 on: December 16, 2018, 08:04:48 am »
Juno is capturing some stunning imagery isn't it?

It certainly is.

I found a dolphin surfing the waves of Jupiter's belts.


So long and thanks for all the fish!


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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2018, 01:15:11 pm »
:thumbsup:

Looks like it's being pursued by Cthulhu.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2018, 09:24:47 pm »
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2018, 10:20:25 pm »
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2019, 11:05:18 pm »
Meet Ultima Thule.



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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #84 on: January 03, 2019, 10:29:01 am »
In a recent referendum, Thule has voted to leave Ultima.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2019, 11:53:10 pm »
Managed a little while outside under cloud free skies last night- the moon was looking good.



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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2019, 09:30:23 am »
Lovely shots.  Have you had a go at Mars recently? It's pleasing that it's still high in the evenings. I don't think I can remember a year when Mars has been visible for so long.
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« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2019, 10:07:56 am »
Thanks T42. Not tried Mars yet. It is on the list but time and weather are the limiting factors at the moment.

The biggest impediment is set up. Deploying a tripod and scope for visual is a relatively quick process but, the set up for imaging can be quite lengthy. Polar alignment can be one of those things that goes like clockwork or takes forever!

Oh for a permanant pier or, best case scenario, a back garden obsy :D
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« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2019, 01:30:53 pm »
Yeah. I was working towards that but never got round to it before a bunch of new houses were built and the new street lights lit up the sky. Nowadays we have a physiotherapy centre next door and at nights it's floodlit to chase away the bogeymen.  >:(  :demon:
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« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2019, 04:50:12 pm »
Back garden observatory complex works well.
Big telescope on brick & concrete pier, shielded by roll-off roof and connected by cables to computers in 'warm room' shed.

Then the mice chew the cables and the climbing cats' claws compromise the roofing felt....

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #90 on: February 13, 2019, 10:08:11 am »
5 day old moon 10th feb 2019


The terminator is bisecting (from North to south) Mares Frigoris, Serenatis and Tranquillitatis.
Crater Theophilus is prominant about 1/3rd of the way up the terminator heading North, identifiable by the prominant mountain at its centre.
The prominant crater just North of mid point, with a bright Western rim and dark shadow within is Maskelyne. Move West from here to just within the terminator line and you reach the location where Neil Armstrong took his 'One small step for man....' (50 years ago this July 21st).
Slightly East and North of Maskelyne, a point of uplands/ mountains intrude into mare Tranquillitatis. This is the site of the Apollo 17 landing on 11th december 1972 in the Taurus-Littrow Valley.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #91 on: February 13, 2019, 01:00:16 pm »
Very nice!