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by Cliff
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 20th October
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: The SUN - 20th October

BrainL I was rather lucky - although I did make a fairly big effort including moving tackle around the house. It was quite a long time since I'd observed mid-day from our south back door & my choice to do so yesterday was only because a local weather forecast had seemed to suggest my usual afternoon...
by Cliff
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 20th October
Replies: 2
Views: 16

The SUN - 20th October

Recently the weather hasn't been very friendly - Sun observing wise. But a forecast for 20th Oct seemed a bit better, though possibly iffy in the afternoon. Early on it rained but late morning I organised my Sun tackle (88mm refractor, 60mm Hydrogen Alpha SolarMax, tripod with Pan & tilt head, video...
by Cliff
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The problem of space junk
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: The problem of space junk

Going back to BrianL's original post. If correct there is currently enough space junk for every one in the UK to have their own bit (with a bit left over maybe?). We can look at the issue in a variety of ways, eg : - 1) If every human in the UK goes and collects their own bit, then space will be fai...
by Cliff
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 13
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Messier 13

Ian
Fine image of a wonderful object (or perhaps I might say many objects).
Best of luck from Cliff
by Cliff
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 11th October
Replies: 0
Views: 22

The Sun - 11th October

I think I've recovered now ? 11th October (yesterday), not a bad afternoon, when I observed & imaged the Sun in White Light & Hydrogen Alpha, through our back bedroom window as usual. Although I initially had a few equipment problems - initially my Laptop was awkward slowing down starting imaging, t...
by Cliff
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Weird Sun 8th & 9th October
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Weird Sun 8th & 9th October

Bob
I imaged them again today 11th Oct. at least one of the small groups, Yes they are rather faint & haven't created much interest.
Best wishes from Cliff
by Cliff
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Weird Sun 8th & 9th October
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Weird Sun 8th & 9th October

I've had a few frustrating & weird days observing & imaging the Sun using my 88mm William Optics refractor for White Light and 60mm Coronado SolarMax for Hydrogen Alpha. However, my main interest has been my recent White Light images, Nothing spectacular was seen visually but my W.L. images have rev...
by Cliff
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The problem of space junk
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: The problem of space junk

Eva I'm afraid I chickened out of checking out Skyrora's website feeling a bit suspicious about it. If Skyrora actually successfully clear space of all the junk in due course, I'll take my hat off to them. However, I see significant amounts of junk just dumped on the ground in this region of the UK-...
by Cliff
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The romance that was Mars ..
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: The romance that was Mars ..

Jeff I vaguely recall seeing a film possibly (?) - The Day the Earth Stood Still". I think the Earth (or at Least USA was under attack but can't remember by who?, or only asteroids ?. Anyway hoards of people were escaping from cities taking to the hills. But I think the film ended with its two heroe...
by Cliff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The romance that was Mars ..
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: The romance that was Mars ..

Brian & Mike I vaguely recall enjoying Flash Gordon films at Saturday morning matinees when I was a boy, but I don't recall seeing half the movies you have mentioned. If I remember properly I thought "2001" was boring & didn't watch it all.. As for Mike's mention of the World's Population, I have sw...
by Cliff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 01 Oct 2020 Eyepiece Sketch
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Mars 01 Oct 2020 Eyepiece Sketch

Nice one Bob - and of my favourite planet.
Best wishes from Cliff
by Cliff
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: observing from bed
Replies: 33
Views: 871

Re: observing from bed

re - visually observing & astro-photography through windows. I am inclined to think if done in a dark sky location it might not be too bad. Particularly if fairly square on to the window. However, the fun really starts if the locality is very light polluted.
Best of luck from Cliff
by Cliff
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun 29th September
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: The Sun 29th September

BrianS Thanks for your comments. I've found the recent Sun quite frustrating at times (not always friendly observing conditions) but very interesting indeed - particularly because of the weird patch which has been pretty faint & not well defined, initially image-able in both White Light & Ha near th...
by Cliff
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Earth's altered atmosphere
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Earth's altered atmosphere

Brian I suppose I'm just too ancient & old fashioned, but I think human kind may be getting out of its depth with ideas & some astronomers may be no better. Yesterday BBC TV News interviewed a chap who makes (& himself flies) one man flying jet packs - he was advocating using them for mountain rescu...
by Cliff
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun 29th September
Replies: 2
Views: 147

The Sun 29th September

Clouded out 30th Sept so no observing. Yesterday 29th Sept nice, so observed & image the Sun in WL & Ha getting my best Ha Disk image for a good while. It reveals the bright-ish patch (neared the middle of Sun due to the Sun's rotation - but not seen on my White Light image. If I read K. Lang's 2001...