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by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

Bob: I do 'Observing from the bed', when I can. Through the window-glass and at low-power, it is ideal, and very comfortable. regards mike.
by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

14th April MMXXI, At 2100 BST; Before bed, still not quite dark, some cloud and light pollution from houses, but did manage to locate VESTA + stars from the back-garden, using the hand-held 8x42 monocular. [obs.# 214] 15th April MMXXI, 0235-0300 BST; Very cold and very clear sky giving an excellent ...
by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

15th April MMXXI; From 0522-0600 BST; Very cold and clear morning. Watched JUPITER again, appearing from behind the roof-ridge and playing hide-and-seek between the leafless twigs of the large tree, from 0522 until 0545 when it was free of the tree. Visible to the unaided-eye and good in the 6x21 Pe...
by michael feist
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

12th April MMXXI, 2055-2100 BST. Sky more r less clear, not quite dark and with light pollution from houses. To the back-garden with Ultima 65 [at x18], soon located VESTA and the other field-stars. Now closer to 51 Leonis, than 51 Leonis is from 1431-1367. [obs.# 210]. 13th April, MMXXI, 0050-0110-...
by michael feist
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

And saw JUPITER again this morning, 14th April, intermittently between 0521 and 0534 +, but more cloudy this morning and finally lost. Used 6x21 Pentax again, in comfort, mainly from the pillow! regards maf.
by michael feist
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

13th April MMXXI, JUPITER and SATURN seen again from bedroom window; 0520 BST , SATURN was seen above the roofs and at 0530 BST saw JUPITER, both using 8x42 monocular. Then...and here is the good bit... continued to follow JUPITER as is danced behind the leafless twigs of a tree, using the Pentax 6x...
by michael feist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

11th Apr. MMXXI, 2115-2125 BST; Almost completely clear sky sky and cold. Viewed from the backdoor before bed, using Ultima 65 mm spotter [at x18] with Leo high in the south. Located VESTA, 51 Leonis and 1431-1367 and the 'small triangle' -asterism. [obs.# 208] 12th Apr. MMXXI, 0140-0200 BST; Sky st...
by michael feist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

12th April MMXXI, 0525-0600 BST; Viewing from the bedroom window this morning located SATURN above the nearby rooftops at 0525 BST, using Ultima 65mm spotting scope [at 18x] and then JUPITER, rising through the leafless trees at 0530 BST. Sky more or less clear although gradually becoming cloudy and...
by michael feist
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

11th April 2021, 0144-0210 BST; Initially only glimpses of VESTA etc in small gaps in cloud using 8x42 monocular. Larger gaps developed, enabling a good view through the downstairs window. In the 8x42 monocular, VESTA, 51 Leonis and 1431-1367 plus 1431-1084 [the brightest star in the 'small triangle...
by michael feist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: skywatcher as opposed to ?
Replies: 0
Views: 118

skywatcher as opposed to ?

Why do I call myself a Sky-watcher? I suppose that I rather draw a line between 'Astronomy + Space-travel' which cannot be actually seen from the Earth and the personal past-time of Watching the Sky, like Bird-watching, Cloud-watching and various other Nature-watching past-times. For that reason spa...
by michael feist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

8th April, 2310-2320 BST; Wide strips of cirrus-like cloud creeping across the sky but was able to use 80mm scope to view VESTA, 51 Leonis and 1431-1367 a couple of times, although rather fuzzy, and the small triangle nearby also, seen in clear bits. From the garden, until clouded-out. [obs.#205] 9t...
by michael feist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Elon Musk promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Elon Musk promotion

Be that as it may, but meteorite craters, volcanoes and asteroids are natural phenomena, but whether humanity counts as a natural phenomenon, I cannot say. Still no doubt eventually the Sun will tidy up all the mess. I have watched the various television series concerning Abandoned Engineering and t...
by michael feist
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Elon Musk promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Elon Musk promotion

Humanity had made a mess of planet Earth so now let's go and mess up Mars and pillage the Moon, too. regards maf
by michael feist
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mu Cephei
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Mu Cephei

Estimating LPV stars, which are of reddish hue, I found particularly difficult. I found generally estimating magnitudes of stars problematic anyway. There are so many things to consider, include not looking for too long, the distribution in the fov, and ones own colour-sensitivity. Even different co...
by michael feist
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Vesta in April

6th/7th April. MMXXI. Night of; VESTA. [obs.#203] Evening of the 6th.April, 2100 BST. Sky clear, cold, with some light pollution from house-windows. Leo visible from the back-door. Used 8x42 monocular [hand-held / rested] to view VESTA, 51 Leonis and the small triangle of stars nearby. Before bed. [...