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by nigeljoslin
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 353

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Thanks for your wishes, Jeff. I have seen it a couple more times since my first observation, but most of our nights have had the cloud to the north, or I have been doing other things, like sleeping! Nice to see your observations, Mike. And nice to have such a bright comet for a change, with such a l...
by nigeljoslin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 353

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Didn't know we were doing it by date, now. Seems strange. Saw it at 00:30 on the 19th, beautifully positioned next to Kappa and Iota Ursa Majoris (I think). It was immediately obvious the moment I stepped out the back door, though faint to the unaided eye in the still light northern twilight glow. O...
by nigeljoslin
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

:D :D Yes! My time came at last! :D :D Saw it at 00:30 this morning, beautifully positioned next to Kappa and Iota Ursa Majoris (I think). It was immediately obvious the moment I stepped out the back door, though faint to the unaided eye in the still light northern twilight glow. Observing it throug...
by nigeljoslin
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

Good to see all of your observations. I can only hope my night time clouds will disperse!

Thanks for the reference, Jeff: Nightskyhunter website. A most interesting guide.
by nigeljoslin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

Nice one!

I look forward to seeing it.. :)
by nigeljoslin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: NLC 10th June 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: NLC 10th June 2020

Nice picture, Jeff. These little cloud banks seem determined to obscure the comet!
by nigeljoslin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Planets & No Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Three Planets & No Comet

Thank you Paul. We had clear sky last night but I didn't bother because when I went to bed there was evidence of that thin cloud ribbon being determined to sit over the Southern Uplands to my north again! This happens so much in summer. Re-examining the projections, the good news is that I was incor...
by nigeljoslin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Planets & No Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Three Planets & No Comet

Oh yes! Thanks. It has two tails, now, albeit a faint ion tail.

The next two nights are looking promising weather-wise for me. Ooops, no they aren't; I've just jinxed them.. :D
by nigeljoslin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Planets & No Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Three Planets & No Comet

Hiya folks....a rare bit of summer observing for me! I was inspired to go out at 12.15 this morning (BST) to glimpse Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, even though I knew it would be very low in the sky, almost peeping over the two and a half thousand foot peaks to my north. I had to give it a try though, as ...
by nigeljoslin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Major NLC display June 22
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Major NLC display June 22

Hello David,

Somebody photographed these clouds from Newton Stewart, Galloway (where I live). I saw the picture on the local ITV news. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I was sleeping at the time.

I hope you get a good, explosionless night's sleep tonight!

Best wishes,

Nigel
by nigeljoslin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020

....and Venus has all those highly reflective clouds! :idea:
by nigeljoslin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020

I really enjoyed the Spaceweather image, and yours, Brian. Both images seem to deceive the eye, making it look as if Venus is actually not that far beyond the moon! Part of it must be the compressing effect of magnification, but also I think another part of it is us making an unconscious assumption ...
by nigeljoslin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Occultation of Venus - Friday 19th June 2020

Haven't looked at the forum for some while, but glad I just looked....thanks Jeff!
by nigeljoslin
Wed May 27, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury
Replies: 29
Views: 1780

Re: Mercury

Since my last observation, a run of cloud-plagued evenings has distanced all this from me. But it's good to read of your observations. Venus and Mercury are now getting really low by the time it gets sufficiently dark here. At about 10 o'clock BST, I observed the lovely crescent moon and its Earth-s...
by nigeljoslin
Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury
Replies: 29
Views: 1780

Re: Mercury

Hello folks, I walked up the hill with my wife and dog, yesterday evening at around 21:45 BST. It took a little while, but I eventually located Mercury down and to the north of Venus, in the same field of view in my binoculars. I did comment to my wife about the tinge, Jeff, the planet's soft mellow...