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by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Spitzer Space Telescope
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

unfortunately, my last post here...
Enjoy.
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: GOCE Earth explorer satellite
Replies: 17
Views: 4277

Eat static

It seems my news isn't any good.
I'm out of here.
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Time waves.
Replies: 4
Views: 3192

Hum,
I assume an `isotropical wave function` means a gravity well.
So, why would different types of metal react differently to this `wave function`?

(But, i do recall that such experiments were carried out to confirm that similar weights of differing materials fall at similar rates.)
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: GOCE Earth explorer satellite
Replies: 17
Views: 4277

GOCE Earth explorer satellite

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by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Black hole weighed!
Replies: 8
Views: 5675

"Black holes are sometimes huge cosmic beasts, billions of times the mass of our sun, and sometimes petite with just a few times the sun's mass. But do black holes also come in size medium? Research combining data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope and the W. M. Keck Observa...
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gemini North telescope
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Gemini North telescope

Gemini North Mirror Receives New Silver Coating During Major Shutdown "During the second half of July 2008, the Gemini North telescope facility on Mauna Kea underwent a major 20-day scheduled shutdown. The shutdown allowed engineers and technicians to address a number of deferred upgrades and maint...
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Meade Drops Telescope
Replies: 6
Views: 2604

Yeah,
all fast (say, less than f5) Newtonian/Dobsonian reflectors will benefit from using a coma corrector.
by blobrana
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: The twin's paradox...not the usual discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 34421

That is, of course, mass-energy.
Photons are essentially massless.
by blobrana
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

stella wrote:perihelion is on 2009 January 2.
Tnx, a typo.
2009 Jan. 2.546
(more details at the observatory weblink)

@markt
it may reach mag 16.9
by blobrana
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)

Stanislav Maticic within the PIKA (Comet and Asteroid Search Program) at the Crni Vrh Observatory (Slovenia) discovered a stellar looking object with an unusual orbit on CCD images taken with the 0.6-m f/3.3 telescope, on August 18, 2008. Hermann Mikuz (Crni Vrh Observatory) observed the magnitude 1...
by blobrana
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Room for another Jupiter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Amazing image.
Really shows what a a small achromatic refractor, with filter, can do.
by blobrana
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Partial solar eclipse visible from UK (1 Aug 2008)
Replies: 88
Views: 17597

C'est La Vie
by blobrana
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Spitzer Space Telescope
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Spitzer Space Telescope

Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory will host an event on August 22-24, 2008 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Latitude: 34.118367° Longitude: -118.300359°
by blobrana
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: GLAST mission
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

GLAST mission

NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope and the observatory's new name.

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by blobrana
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hello new ppl.
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

Re: Hello new ppl.

Hi,
i imagine you could get a canon specific T-mount adaptor to attach it to your scope or something similar...

http://www.amazon.com/52mm-T-mount-Adap ... B0000ALKAG