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    bharstard's Astronomy Thread

    Spica (left) Mars (top centre) and Saturn (right) making a nice triangle tonight settig in the west.
    They were in a straight line on the 14th.

    I would have posted this in an Astronomy Thread except the bharstards won't give me one

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    I would have posted this in an Astronomy Thread except the bharstards won't give me one
    Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-two minutes declination... no sighting.

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    TY

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    Quote Originally Posted by militiamon View Post
    Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-two minutes declination... no sighting.
    Forget your 32 degree R/A, forget the Dec, forget your Sigma Octantis SCP alignment,
    Just ditch the GoTo and get out there now and see it with your naked eye!
    It's still in that formation.
    Last edited by Retro Jet; 19-08-2012 at 09:51 PM.

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    amazing who you can see through a telescope

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    amazing who you can see through a telescope
    Speaking of birds of prey....
    I've been using my refractor to kep a close eye on a Black Shouldered Kite that's
    taken up nightly residence in a Silky Oak in the neighbourhood.

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    some astronomy for you

    http://www.astronomy.com/News-Observ...the%20sky.aspx

    in late November 2013 there will be a really bright comet in the sky

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    Here's a forwarded email I recieved from the former President of the N'cle Astonomical Society.
    Unfortunately it was in my spam folder. Saw it after the 20th. Still, I paid $8:97 and down loaded Kindle. Not a bad little book.

    Read the email...too lazy to edit it.
    Enjoy.


    Dear G***,
    This e-book is a collection of more than 110 short and easy-to-read articles about stargazing, articles that will inform, inspire, and intrigue you, whether you're an experienced stargazer or a complete beginner. Most of these articles take just a minute or two to read and help you cultivate your fascination with the night sky. You can find the book here:

    http://amzn.to/T50d44

    With this e-book, you'll get ideas on how to choose and use telescopes and accessories, along with techniques to help you get the most out of whatever equipment you have, whether it's binoculars, a telescope, or simply your unaided eyes.
    You'll discover stories of intriguing astronomers both famous and obscure who made discoveries, sometimes in the face of formidable obstacles, that changed our understanding of the universe.
    And you'll make short visits to sights in the solar system and deep sky to learn a little of the science of astronomy, and gain the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful sights in nature.
    Get a copy for yourself.
    Share this email with friends and colleagues who may be interested in stargazing.
    And pass this opportunity on to your astronomy club, or your favourite science teacher, or anyone else who may wish to know more about the night sky.
    The e-book is available at no cost at the Amazon Kindle store until midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Get the book here:

    http://amzn.to/T50d44

    Happy reading, and clear skies...

    Brian Ventrudo

    Publisher, One-Minute Astronomer

    P.S. Right now, the book is only available in Kindle format, which is readable on an Amazon Kindle device, or with a Kindle app on an iPad or Android device.


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    G'day people

    Here is the link to watch the Partial solar eclipse on 14th Nov. from Newey. Times are listed.

    http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/i...alia/newcastle

    For total eclipse you will need to fly to Cairns or Port Douglas.

    CHECK AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC SHOP FOR SOLAR VIEWING GLASSES

    PLEASE READ BELOW

    WARNING

    Witnessing a solar eclipse is truly a magnificent and memorable experience for anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to observe this extraordinary event.
    While this is an amazing sight to behold, looking directly at the Sun without proper eye protection can cause serious and permanent eye damage



    Clear skies and good luck

    Retro

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    Not the best weather today

    10th May next year maybe?

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    got some partial sightings of it down here.

    looked orrite.

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    Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon tonight.
    Just gotta be in Sth America of Africa to see it.....

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    this could just as easily have gone in the science or photography threads

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/ga...hy-in-pictures

    it's pretty cool

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    http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_...?v=n4tgkyUBkbY

    Apparently humans will land on mars in year 2023 through a program called mars one and live there forever.

    Interesting project trying to colonize mars. They would want to make sure they get everything 100% right.

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    ^ I reckon they should just get there first then sort out everything else. A bit like when I hold off doing a dump in the mornings until I get to work.
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    You're funnier on the internet than you are in person.
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    the NF law...the longer the thread stays open, the probablity that the thread becomes about joel griffiths approaches 1

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    this is the best analogy in the history of newcastlefootball.net

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    i reckon they should send joel griffiths to (re)populate mars

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    Quote Originally Posted by militiamon View Post
    ^ I reckon they should just get there first then sort out everything else. A bit like when I hold off doing a dump in the mornings until I get to work.
    When I was an apprentice, I used to do the same thing....but only so I could get paid for it.

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    Occultation of Jupiter by the moon....very soon.

    My Astronomy Australia 2013 says visable from (approx) Bega, Sth to Tassie.
    From where we are here at Longitide 32 deg S, I reckon we're in for the real deal!
    Fingers crossed that cloud doesn't come across again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Jet View Post
    Occultation of Jupiter by the moon....very soon.

    My Astronomy Australia 2013 says visable from (approx) Bega, Sth to Tassie.
    From where we are here at Longitide 32 deg S, I reckon we're in for the real deal!
    Fingers crossed that cloud doesn't come across again.
    Bega, South to Tassie? (is that what you mean?)..
    Isn't Bega waaay south of us?

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