Author Topic: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.  (Read 16456 times)

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #150 on: February 28, 2020, 10:49:34 pm »
I like that!
I'm struggling to get a good image of Earthglow at the moment. I shall persevere.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #151 on: February 29, 2020, 01:41:34 am »
Looks as if tomorrow's public observing in Ruislip is on (given weather forecast at 02.00 - situation might change.)

Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #152 on: March 28, 2020, 09:23:33 pm »
Not sure if this really counts as astronomical, but I enjoyed capturing this the other evening
https://photos.app.goo.gl/hJJEWJqwpcxXkuwj9

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #153 on: March 28, 2020, 09:35:41 pm »
Gosh. Well done.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #154 on: March 28, 2020, 10:48:04 pm »
Nice one!
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #155 on: March 29, 2020, 07:43:41 pm »
That's great!
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #156 on: March 31, 2020, 09:28:37 pm »
Because of warnings from here we went out and watched the ISS pass overhead tonight. It couldn't have been a clearer night for it, a shame about the street lights but otherwise very clear.

Well very clear for my partner. I, on the otherhand, found out that it's not just my new cycling glasses that give a bit of double vision at distance. My new normal glasses do too. I hadn't realised due to only really being at home, at work, or on the train since I got them  :facepalm: Not that I can exactly go back to Specsavers at the moment.

Still I got to see two ISSs pass overhead at least.

And in reality it was just a bright dot moving fast but it was really really cool when you think about the fact there are three (currently) people up there gadding along at over seven and a half kilometres a second.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #157 on: March 31, 2020, 11:02:21 pm »
Managed to follow it in my binoculars tonight as it passed below the moon. I'm not sure but I think I can resolve a bit of shape.
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #158 on: May 22, 2020, 04:47:49 pm »
Anyone managed to get a shot of or even see the Mercury/Venus conjunction? Not a chance here.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #159 on: May 22, 2020, 05:28:00 pm »
Partner saw them naked eye and photographed with a telephoto lens from our bedroom.

hellymedic

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #160 on: May 22, 2020, 06:21:52 pm »
One from Facebook today.

Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2020, 08:25:05 pm »
Doesn't look like good viewing conditions here for the Perseids tonight or tomorrow.   :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #162 on: August 12, 2020, 07:59:21 am »
One from Facebook today.


"URL signature expired". :(
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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #163 on: August 12, 2020, 10:55:25 am »
Doesn't look like good viewing conditions here for the Perseids tonight or tomorrow.   :(

It was a day like any other in Ireland, only it wasn't raining

Basil

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #164 on: August 13, 2020, 06:32:38 pm »
 ;D
That's very good.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: A Random Thread For Astronomical Stuff.
« Reply #165 on: September 04, 2020, 09:11:17 pm »
Jupiter from my back garden with my new camera, Tuesday evening. Best 50% of 2000 frames stacked in AutoStakkert! and tweked a bit with GIMP

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