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by andyT
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13713

Re: Comet Pannstars

HI There, Weeks of constant cloud meant I only saw this comet for the first time at 22:00BST on the 2nd. I got a pleasant surprise,as its a wonderful sight in the NW sky with 7X50 bins in the same fov as the Andromeda Galaxy.For me it was a great introduction to Panstarrs-well worth the wait. 8) Th...
by andyT
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13713

Re: Comet Pannstars

Morning all,I finally spotted it last evening at 9.20pm.after a few slow sweeps with my swift 10X50 binoculars.a nice tail pointed up towards m31.really pleased I saw it.andy
by andyT
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Binocular Sky Newsletter, Apr 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: Binocular Sky Newsletter, Apr 2013

Cheers for the heads up steve.have bookmarked your site.andy.
by andyT
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: More Panstarrs Findercharts
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: More Panstarrs Findercharts

Hi all,I scanned the sky last evening with my 25x100 binoculars. After enduring bitterly cold winds I saw no comet.hope to have a go again later.saw a nice sporadic meteor along the eastern horizon,with a faint trail. Andy
by andyT
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Finder chart: Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: Finder chart: Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Thanks for that info steve,much appreciated,let's hope for some good observations. Andy
by andyT
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Binocular Sky Newsletter, Jan 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Binocular Sky Newsletter, Jan 2013

thanks Steve,a good newsletter that,much appreciated.
Andy
by andyT
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Well done David,missed that contact due to work,sounds like you had a good time.
rgds,
Andy
by andyT
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Morning All, just had x 4 short packet signals again on 145.825FM,loud here today.
rgds,
Andy
at 10.41 am,uk time.
by andyT
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

HI All,just heard the 'packet signal' on 145.825FM.Two loud bursts only though.
Andy.
at 13.55pm uk time.
by andyT
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Thanks Dave,looking forward to sundays.By the way Dave,what satellite tracker you using!!
I came across one called 'orbitron' looks very good actually,even gives the radio freq's the ISS is using.
All the best,
Andy.
by andyT
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: 2012 August 30 -- Brilliant fireball in full Moon light
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: 2012 August 30 -- Brilliant fireball in full Moon light

Thanks for that Pete,yes it was a spectacular sight,wish it was visible here for a 'tad' longer.
andy
by andyT
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: 2012 August 30 -- Brilliant fireball in full Moon light
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: 2012 August 30 -- Brilliant fireball in full Moon light

Hi there,i saw a bright 'orange' coloured fireball here at approx 11.30 pm last evening,it was heading on a north west trajectory,almost parallel with the mountainside opposite my house.I saw it for approx 2 seconds,very bright,then it faded.
the best i've seen for a long while.
rgds,
andy
by andyT
Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Thanks for the 'Heads up' Dave,will give the scanner a run,you never know.It has been quiet,on the monitoring front,hopefully we will all get something soon.Looking forward to the Autumn/winter here,get some observing done then,for some reason i prefer observing in the winter hours.
Andy
by andyT
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi Dave,thanks for that,i am back to monitoring regular now,hope to catch some comms.
all the best,
Andy
by andyT
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Morning Dave,thanks for that.I have heard nowt for a long time here,did have a visual the other evening though,well s/west of me,but nice to see.
cheers,
andy