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by Mell
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Asteroidal Occultation Thurs 21st Nov - Mag +4.3 Star.
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Asteroidal Occultation Thurs 21st Nov - Mag +4.3 Star.

I got up at 2 am to prepare to observe this event. I looked through the bedroom window to see clear skies ... brilliant, I thought! Got dressed, gathered up my charts, stopwatch and clock, grabbed the observatory key, went outside and was met with incoming clouds obscuring about 90% of the sky :( I ...
by Mell
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Asteroidal Occultation Thurs 21st Nov - Mag +4.3 Star.
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Asteroidal Occultation Thurs 21st Nov - Mag +4.3 Star.

On Thursday the 21st of November there is the opportunity to observe a bright star disappear behind an asteroid – an asteroidal occultation. In this instance, it is the asteroid 14988 Tryggvason which will occult the star HIP 29696 in Auriga, located halfway between the asterisms forming Gemini and ...
by Mell
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Daylight occultation of Spica
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Daylight occultation of Spica

I had similar issues with a milky sky and cloud cover at the critcal moment!
by Mell
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of HIP 43719 by 22185 Stiavnica
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: Occultation of HIP 43719 by 22185 Stiavnica

I don't know if anyone else had any luck observing this event. Observation reports would be welcome if you did. I am now suffering from frustration. I intended to use my ETX telescope as it is the only motorised scope that I have. The only issue I have with it is the right angled finderscope, which ...
by Mell
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of HIP 43719 by 22185 Stiavnica
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Occultation of HIP 43719 by 22185 Stiavnica

A reminder of this event, which takes place tomorrow evening. More information is available from the SPA website: http://www.popastro.com/occultation/reference/ref.php?title_pag=Occultation%20of%20HIP%2043719%20by%2022185%20Stiavnica Observation reports of this event, whether you succesfully observe...
by Mell
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultations
Replies: 0
Views: 1293

Occultations

The Lunar Occultation predictions page on the SPA website has now been updated to include occultations to the end of August 2013. There is also a grazing event in April. If you would like a map showing the path of the graze, please do get in touch. Also, if you manage to observe any of these events,...
by Mell
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation Section Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

Occultation Section Update

Firstly, apologies, but I have had a rather hectic few months and everything should start to return to normal now. The website has been updated with lunar occultations (to February 2013) and asteroidal occultations will follow soon. You can also access the SPA Occultation Section through Facebook an...
by Mell
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon

I faired no better either!!

I did manage to catch the auroral glow though, on Sunday evening and the one very faint (averted vision) ray!

Bit of a washout this summer!!
by Mell
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Scarbrough & Ryedale AS - Annual Starfest 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

Scarbrough & Ryedale AS - Annual Starfest 2012

12th Annual Summer Star Festival "Starfest" Friday August 17th to Monday August 20th 2012 (Three nights observing) Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest Join us for three nights observing in an elevated dark site within the stunning Dalby Forest on the foothills of the North York Moors. Our site ...
by Mell
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter event 15th July 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Jupiter event 15th July 2012

Due to having computer issues my self and having problems updating the website I have struggled to get the relevant data out to people who have requested it and I have also been unable to add graphics to the website. If you require any information, graze maps, moon charts for this event or any other...
by Mell
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Lunar & Asteroidal Occultation Predictions Updated
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Lunar & Asteroidal Occultation Predictions Updated

The Lunar and Asteroidal Occultation Prediciton pages on the SPA website have been updated.

If you require further information please do contact me and don't forget to send me any reports ... good or bad!

Good luck and clear skies

Mell
by Mell
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Lunar & Asteroidal Occultation Predictions Updated
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Lunar & Asteroidal Occultation Predictions Updated

I have updated the Lunar and Asteroidal Occultation Predictions pages on the SPA website.

Lunar Predictions cover November and December, Asteroidal Predictions cover November.

If you manage to observe any events please do send me a report.

Cheers and Clear Skies
Mell
by Mell
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar Ha mosaic 24 September - PST
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Here she is! :D http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/MellJeffery/IMG_0343.jpg EQ2 mount has arrived today but the fitting I have been sent with scope ... I just don't see how it attaches to mount, so awaiting a reply from RV Optics to see if they can help! :? So in the mean time I am having to d...
by Mell
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar Ha mosaic 24 September - PST
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Rachel, I've just got one, it arrived today, Solarmax II 60. Had it on tripod when other half got home and told me where he had put it *rolls eyes and sighs* and then the cloud came in. Eq mount coming later this week and motor. Can't wait :-)
by Mell
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Lunar Occultation of CS Virginis Saturday 9 July 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Lunar Occultation of CS Virginis Saturday 9 July 2011

A opportunity for those further to the south to observe the following occultation: 9 July 2011 times are UT Greenwich 20h 52m Edinburgh sky too bright +5.9mag star CS Virginis will disappear behind the dark limb of the 68% lit waxing gibbous moon. For a chart please visit the Occultation Section new...