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    was just going to post about this, it's looking pretty close right now - well, it did when I was down setting up a sprinkler earlier tonight

    download the Google Sky Map app - it shows which stars you're looking at when you point it to the sky

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    If you have a telescope, the order of occultation you will see will be the main 4 Galilean moons: Ganymede (Jupiter) Io, Caslisto then Europa.
    Atm, the last 3 are all clustered together on the RHS of Jupiter.
    Enjoy!

    Edit: It's like watching that scene from Star Wars down the trench!
    Almost there......almost there.........
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    for those of you who use Google Chrome

    http://workshop.chromeexperiments.co...ews%3Athinking

    interactive 3D visualisation of the Milky Way galaxy including 100 000 nearby stars - this is pretty ****ing cool

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    Lyrid metro shower tonight.
    Mainly Northern hemisphere occurrence BUT...
    I was out checking on my Black Shouldered Kites in my neighbours tree and there in the heavens
    a meteor with a dual tail flew over and burnt out.
    Spectacular.

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    With 82 Degrees elevation a good chance to see the ISS tomorrow morning.
    http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata...e#.UbXAaHZ--Uk


    ISS
    Tue Jun 11/05:57 AM

    DURATION 6 minutes
    MAX ELEV 82 degrees
    APPROACH 10deg above NW
    DEPARTURE 10 above SE

    Enjoy!

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    Any of you astronomers know what's a decent ~8inch telescope to get?

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    Saturn currently occulted by the moon. Went behind dark limb 21:18.
    Due out 22:13...9 minutes!

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    Nice Moon Ring (halo) atm peeps over Newie.
    Get outside and have a gander...

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    ISS pretty much over head 5:14pm this Friday, approach SW.
    http://iss.astroviewer.net/observati...name=Newcastle
    If you've never seen it before, set a reminder alarm on your phone 5min before and get your binoculars ready if you have a pair.
    Naked eye ok.

    5:56am Sunday, June 7th. NW

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    Baring cloud cover, Venus and Jupiter 0.35-0.4 deg apart in the Western sky this evening.
    Full moon to boot!

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    ISS this evening...
    Time: Wed Jul 08 5:34 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 68 degrees, Appears: WNW, Disappears: SE

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    New Horizons is in all the news re: passing Ploto so.....no news here.
    NASA site for updates. Happening tonight! (9:50pm AEST)

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/n...ain/index.html

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    And it took 9 years to get to the reject Planet!!!!.... only took 2 months for our rejects to get to Wonderland few years back !!!!
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquiquer View Post
    And it took 9 years to get to the reject Planet!!!!.... only took 2 months for our rejects to get to Wonderland few years back !!!!
    Lucky the bastard didn't break down in Ourimbah on the way .... Furnzzz
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquiquer View Post
    Lucky the bastard didn't break down in Ourimbah on the way .... Furnzzz
    You can PM me the details behinsd that insider if you like but sounds like a sCCuM trip gone wrong....

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    Bahaha can't believe my mechanical issues being discussed in astronomy thread
    Subscribe to The Jetstream Podcast http://www.newcastlefootball.net/podcast

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    Quote Originally Posted by furns View Post
    Bahaha can't believe my mechanical issues being discussed in astronomy thread
    You are the foz Furns .... Every thread has got a bit of El Presidente in it.... hope u home safe and sort these cars out... Maybe you should get a Renault?...
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    ISS passing over tonight
    Sat Jul 25 6:37 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 73 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: NNE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Jet View Post
    ISS passing over tonight
    Sat Jul 25 6:37 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 73 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: NNE
    Out of curiosity how far away is the ISS from planet earth in Km's??
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    about 400 kilometres

    I'll have a look for it tonight if I can remember - I saw it the other week when it passed near Jupiter and Venus - just walked out on the verandah of my office and saw it rise up in the sky and then go back down, was pretty special

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