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by jeff.stevens
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Daytime Observing
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Daytime Observing

Cliff wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:09 pmI'll be very surprised if that stick is strong enough to hold that amount of weight up there very long.
I suspect you’re right, Cliff, I’m sure that pole will start “flagging” at some point :D .

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pop Astronomy mag article by R.Steele
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Pop Astronomy mag article by R.Steele

I’ll look out for that. Don’t think I’ve had my copy yet.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Daytime Observing
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Daytime Observing

Apologies for the pixelated image, but I was taking a break to nip to the shop and spotted the waxing gibbous Moon, against a beautiful blue sky. I often find I’m asked to produce “the Moon on a stick”, so finally after all these years I have managed to deliver it. I love daytime astronomy. Best wis...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Lyrid Meteor Shower
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: Lyrid Meteor Shower

Errrm, it’s only classed as a meteorite when it has settled on the surface - the earth in this instance?

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta - Full Report -2021
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Vesta - Full Report -2021

Fabulous effort, Mike. I have enjoyed reading about your observations.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Sirius
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Sirius

We walked up to our local viewpoint this evening to watch sunset. It’s a beautiful view at all times, but especially when the sky is clear. It’s zero degrees Celsius tonight (32 degrees Fahrenheit) according to our outside temperature gauge, and it certainly feels crisp and sharp. At the centre left...
by jeff.stevens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mu Cephei
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Mu Cephei

It’s one of my favourites, and I revisit it quite often.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nova in Cassiopeia
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Nova in Cassiopeia

Nice observation, Bob. Great skills in estimating the magnitude.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Asteroid Apophis Flyby

brian livesey wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:26 pmIn fact, with proper planning they could do it now.
Surely it’s just a case of calling Harry S. Stamper (aka Bruce Willis) isn’t it?

Happy Easter, and Best Wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

Lovely observation, Mike. I can’t seem to make the time at the moment, but I shall look forward to seeing the pair when I can.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

Then turned the 80-mm spotter on it just to confirm that it was indeed SATURN. It was! Difficult from the upper window and impossible from the garden, at ground-level. And insufficient time to get dressed and venture to the Park for a better view. regards maf Very well done, Mike. I’m hoping to cat...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Basil Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Basil Brown

I watched this recently, David. I thought it was excellent. I didn’t know he was a member of the BAA.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Milky Way image took 10years and 1000hours exposure
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Milky Way image took 10years and 1000hours exposure

Quite a feat. Very impressive to see.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars meets the Pleiades
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Mars meets the Pleiades

Welcome to the SPA, Dan. That’s a fabulous photo. Love the nebulosity around the stars in the Pleiades

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Orion and a Satellite
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Orion and a Satellite

Hi SkyBrowser. I included the lower resolution image in this post, but yes, on the original there’s some nice detail. It was a 13 second exposure at ISO 1600, aperture f/5.6. Taken using a Canon EOS DSLR with a 55mm lens. I captured one of the Hyades and Pleiades which I was quite pleased with. I’ll...