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by LeoLion
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: jupiters moons
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: jupiters moons

There is a fairly comprehensive explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Jupiter#Origin_and_evolution . Finding that and so familiar with the four Gallileons (spelling?) there are now seventy nine .Hope the wiki helps (its wised me up too). Re the Saturnian moons look here https://en....
by LeoLion
Sun May 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Jellyfish sprites
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Jellyfish sprites

The sprites have been imaged from the UK with video techniques. Look here http://www.nemetode.org/sprites.htm
by LeoLion
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Met. Office going native
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Met. Office going native

'Raining stair rods' to describe a heavy downpour with rain bounce back. Carpet furniture has moved on this century so we are now in world without these brass stair carpet retainers. :D
by LeoLion
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: any new craters on the Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: any new craters on the Moon

by LeoLion
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Occultation by the Moon of Star in Cetus
Replies: 2
Views: 1924

Re: Occultation by the Moon of Star in Cetus

The catalogue designation you asked about is in the VizieR archives and was created (? ) by David Herald etc as a listing of stars that could be occulted by the moon at extremes ,some just outside the zodiacal band. More information here http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/201
by LeoLion
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: I have forgotten what they are for
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Re: I have forgotten what they are for

The first photo is 'barlowish' and from Astro Engineering (UK) and on sale from Astroboot (UK).Here is a copy/paste from the latters website New item: By Astro Engineering. The AC555 MagniMax 1.25" filter thread fit photo-visual amplifier lens is new but has been removed from it packaging but is oth...
by LeoLion
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Proxima B to Batley - a star story
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Proxima B to Batley - a star story

Eee lad , it could be a while before they get a round tewit :D :D :!:
by LeoLion
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Scottish asteroid
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: The Scottish asteroid

The Ullapool 'event' was probably the same one. There is a TV program coming up on the BBC Channel4 on the 24 th September inc the palaentologist , Dr Simms. Here is the BBC News item http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-37360696
by LeoLion
Fri May 27, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: camp sites
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: camp sites

Your close to the Trough of Bowland so a look at sites on here [url]http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/townlisting.asp?town=clitheroe [/url] should get you started.Crawshaw Farm looks particularly interesting on there. This is another link to that farm. [url]https://www.coolcamping.co.uk/campsites/uk...
by LeoLion
Sun May 15, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

That was probably 48 Leonis. See here https://www.britastro.org/node/7336 . I remembered the event too late while checking the sky (cloud level out) up here in West Yorkshire. Life is fun when you love astronomy and gardening. Currently in fear of late frosts for the sensitive stuff but clear sky fo...
by LeoLion
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pale Blue Dot.
Replies: 1
Views: 1788

Re: Pale Blue Dot.

You could try here http://www.exquisiteartz.co.uk/carl-sag ... 3813-p.asp . Amazon UK lists it but as '
'unavailable .Hope this helps :D '
by LeoLion
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Laser-pen louts
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Re: Laser-pen louts

With reference to data for frequency of incidents near airports (UK official data) the frequency is logged here and reported on a quarterly basis http://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/Safety-and-security/Datasets/Laser-incidents/ .Several incidents around Stanstead. I do have a green laser pointer ...
by LeoLion
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: the Mathematics of the Milky Way
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

Re: the Mathematics of the Milky Way

This Wiki may give you more of a feel for the 'powers of ten' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_of_10 .Hope this is a help
by LeoLion
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Help Please - Astronomy Apps For Samsung Tablet
Replies: 4
Views: 4633

Re: Help Please - Astronomy Apps For Samsung Tablet

I havent used this software but looked on the Apps website under the Android part & found this :- If your orientation is incorrect, go to settings in The Night Sky app, tap the new 'Rotate Orientation' button. Keep tapping this button until your orientation is corrected. Sorry for problems in previo...