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by PaulB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Planets & No Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Three Planets & No Comet

Hello Nigel, That is a very nice observing report, and I am sorry C/2020 F3 defied your attempts to see it. I am looking forward to getting out myself under a clear sky if there is such a thing. For the last two weeks, my little corner of the universe has been enshrouded in a cloud with rain almost ...
by PaulB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New Forum Layout
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: New Forum Layout

I agree with Brian,

It is very good and professional looking.
by PaulB
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: December 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: December 2019

Dear Cliff, December and indeed the season so far has been awful. I haven't done any Astro-imaging or observing because of the constant cloud, rain, wind. I hope when January arrives Winter will kick in and we can enjoy some dark-clear winter evenings and nights. I hope you are feeling better soon C...
by PaulB
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Cassiopeia - what a constellation!
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Cassiopeia - what a constellation!

That is a nice report, Nigel.

I am envious because here in Chesire East, the skies have been awful.
by PaulB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Weather makes me sick
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Weather makes me sick

Agreed. It's been nonsense.

I pray for high pressure coupled with a cold polar air mass, and clear skies.
by PaulB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Transit of Mercury
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: Transit of Mercury

Well caught Cliff,

I was at work near Knutsford-Cheshire. It was cloudy-wet with hail, all-day.
by PaulB
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: URANUS
Replies: 0
Views: 949

URANUS

I was able to see Uranus yesterday evening. The planet was very steady (Seeing Ant II) with only minor fluctuations from passing cloud. I used my newly collimated Celestron C9.25 and an Altair Ultra Flat 18mm eyepiece giving a magnification of x130. Uranus was a small, round, pale green 3.7 arcsec o...
by PaulB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Postcard from California
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Postcard from California

Very impressive Brian.

I wish we could all see something similar, instead of all this rubbish thats blowing in from the Atlantic.
by PaulB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: I'm ready for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: I'm ready for winter

That's a good idea.
There is nothing worse than having a cold head, or cold feet and hands.
by PaulB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fireworks galaxy.
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Fireworks galaxy.

That's a very nice image.

Cliff.
The name refers to a large number of T1 Supernovae recorded in this galaxy.
by PaulB
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Sirius in the glow of dawn
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Sirius in the glow of dawn

I was also up at 05:30 and saw the Dog Star.
Where has the year gone!
by PaulB
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: More fake news?
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: More fake news?

I read about this comet in the September Astronomy Now. It's moving South but has some close encounters with some bright stars which will act as good sign post's.

It will nice to see a reasonably bright comet from the dark skies of the Equinox Star Party.
by PaulB
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: More fake news?
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: More fake news?

What do you expect from the Mirror?
by PaulB
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Teggs Nose Star Gaze
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Teggs Nose Star Gaze

Good morning everybody, Macclesfield Astronomical Society held it's second Public Astronomy evening at Teggs Nose country park, Macclesfield. The skies were mixed with variable amounts of cloud at the beginning of the evening, but increasing cloud towards the end. I was able to show our attendees th...
by PaulB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Summer's cloudscapes..
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: Summer's cloudscapes..

Yes :D