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by Graham
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Meteor/Fireball
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Re: Meteor/Fireball

Thanks Tracie, great to know I wasn't the only one to see it! Those other observations seem to match mine.
by Graham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Meteor/Fireball
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Meteor/Fireball

Saw what I thought was a bright meteor or possibly fireball through high cloud this evening from my location, 53.44.18N 1.39.12W, at around 19:18 (mobile phone NTP time). It appeared at my ESE at about 30 degrees above the horizon traveling vertically down but only lasted a couple of seconds. I coul...
by Graham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: European Space Agency's Ariel space telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 2851

Re: European Space Agency's Ariel space telescope

RMSteele wrote:I couldn’t agree more Stella.
I would have suggested the late prof Wänke, the noted planetary scientist, as a suitable candidate to name a european space probe after.
Kind thoughts, Bob
I can't help thinking this may be misunderstood ;-)
by Graham
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Does anyone use this forum
Replies: 28
Views: 7923

Re: Does anyone use this forum

The main reason for me not posting regularly is because you tend to get "flamed" by regular contributors, e.g. Stella, for not being 100% correct all of the time.
by Graham
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: SpaceX Heavy Launch rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 3906

Re: SpaceX Heavy Launch rocket

Absolutely incredible! You need to see the landing of the boosters https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c it's like a ballet, the hardware and software engineering is almost beyond belief.
by Graham
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Met. Office going native
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

Re: Met. Office going native

Balls, brass monkeys, etc. etc. :lol:
by Graham
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Logging On
Replies: 7
Views: 2684

Re: Logging On

Hi Joe, logging on automatically works OK for me in Firefox, you may need to check your cookie/security settings in your browser. I do think the site should be https though as we are sending passwords across the internet in clear text. Not a massive problem for a forum like this but it is best pract...
by Graham
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Does anyone use this forum
Replies: 28
Views: 7923

Re: Does anyone use this forum

I often come and visit but rarely post.
by Graham
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar eclipse 20/3/15
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Solar eclipse 20/3/15

Excellent images :D
by Graham
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)
Replies: 40
Views: 24572

Re: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)

I know this is an old thread but I've just picked up a pair of these 8x60s for £10 at my local Lidl. They had loads in stock and for 10 quid you can't go wrong :D
by Graham
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sir Patrick Moore
Replies: 53
Views: 13532

Re: Sir Patrick Moore

I fail to understand the vitriol of Brian's posting about PM I am totally baffled by it. It's almost as if Brian holds some kind of personal grudge against Patrick, for whatever reason. I remember something similar with respect to Brian Cox earlier in the year, and I was just as baffled then. I thi...
by Graham
Tue May 29, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Earth crossing asteroid 2012 KT42
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Earth crossing asteroid 2012 KT42

Both are listed on http://spaceweather.com/
by Graham
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Phobos-Grunt hitch ..
Replies: 30
Views: 10525

Video shows why contact with Phobos-Grunt failed

"The images show that the Phobos-Grunt is moving backwards, with the solar panels deployed but not lightened by the Sun," French astrophotogapher Thierry Legault writes on his website.

http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/phobos-grunt.html
by Graham
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Three new optical nova candidates in M 31
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Ah, that explains it - came to me in a email stating "Recent Supernova Discoveries", must learn to read....