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by stella
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: The UFO files
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: The UFO files

That should be "Aerial phenomena" not "Ariel phenomena". The latter is an entirely different kettle of fish.
by stella
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observing High-lights of MMXX
Replies: 10
Views: 69

Re: Observing High-lights of MMXX

Definitely a highlight. In fact a 530km (330 miles) high light.
by stella
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observing High-lights of MMXX
Replies: 10
Views: 69

Re: Observing High-lights of MMXX

Highlight of MMXXI is spotting USA313.
by stella
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Satellites in wood
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Satellites in wood

That should be Takao Doi.
The Chinese involved wood in the construction of satellites decades ago.
by stella
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Currently 2°.8 apart.

Though your "currently" when you read this, may not be my "currently".
by stella
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Black Arrow comes home
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Re: Black Arrow comes home

On 1998 July 7, Tubsat N & N1 were launched into a 79° inclination orbit from a submarine.
by stella
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Possible evidence found for life on Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

So Phosphine was Phosphene!
by stella
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Possible evidence found for life on Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

So Phosphine was Phosphene!
by stella
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System

"From London"?

Skyrora are headquartered in Edinburgh.
by stella
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Possible evidence found for life on Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

Following the undoubted success in detecting Phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, a number of other teams have started a search for the following: Cannabis on the Moon, Heroin on Vesta, Salt on Ceres, Marmite on Mercury, Cocaine up Uranus, Syrup on Saturn, Intelligent life on Earth - this one seems...
by stella
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Uranus observed
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Uranus observed

This morning (August 29) I was following a Starlink satellite. It passed across an unmarked star, south of
29 Arietis. This turned out to be Uranus.
Satellite, Star and Planet were all around 6th magnitude.
by stella
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Doggy Astronomy !
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Doggy Astronomy !

Since this is about rainbows and dogs, it is appropriate to relate the following observation. About 6 months ago, on an unsettled winter's day, the Sun was shining brightly in the south, but was surrounded by extensive cirrus cloud. To the left of the Sun was an intense sundog, probably the brightes...
by stella
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: New date set for Webb Space Telescope launch
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: New date set for Webb Space Telescope launch

$8.8 ?
Can we really afford that?
by stella
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: We are not alone ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1386

Re: We are not alone ...

"The average distance of the galactic civilisations is 17,000 light years".

Now, that's what I call Social Distancing".
by stella
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Preferences
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Preferences

Robin asked on the 'Observing' board: Any preferences, Stella? There is a difference between predicting the path of a chosen satellite, and trying to identify a satellite observed unexpectedly. All the prediction programs given in Robin's posting have their 'pros' and 'cons', so it is up to individu...