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by Ender Of Days
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar eclipse images from China
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Stunning images there,I love the last one .. definatly a "wow" moment :)

How I wish I could just upsticks and go like that,you are incredibly lucky :D

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: apollo missions before apollo 11
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

"and the remaining rockets where used to launch and man Skylab."

And the A.S.T.P with the Russian Soyuz :wink:

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: China Eclipse
Replies: 2
Views: 725

I keep seeing clips on the news,it looked amazing :o

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Complete beginner - what did I see tonight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Or maybe a police helecopter ?

Definatley not the ISS from the description,
for the record .. how long do Iridium flares last for ? (as Ive never seen one)

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Endeavour & tank passing over Ireland 18 min after launc
Replies: 3
Views: 799

The E.T (External Tank) burns up over the Indian ocean on its first pass,something like 25 mins into flight,

I looked for Endeavour after launch but didn't see it at all,
good to see someone else did see it :roll: :wink:

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NLC'S from 18-19,6,09
Replies: 2
Views: 810

NLC'S from 18-19,6,09

I think there should be a mega thread :lol: Its been an amazing display over the last several nights and I managed to get "several" shots off .. (5 - 10 seconds each) you may have to scroll to the right slightly to see the full pics, pic 1 shows a mottled effect http://i44.tinypic.com/2ez4...
by Ender Of Days
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NLC panorama from the morning of the 19th June
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Great pan :)
I got some photos of the clouds as well,
but sadly my view is much more limited :roll:

JJ.. :D
by Ender Of Days
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Exoplanet XO-1b in CrB
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Great result !
Id no idea that was possible,whats the chances of an amateur discovering an exo planet using the same techniques ?

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Sat May 16, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Solar transit of Atlatis & Hubble
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Theres some good pics here
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... g-sun.html

And one of the photographer and scope used :)

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: No stars...
Replies: 14
Views: 2421

... I also once told a friend to go outside at night with his compact camera and take a normal picture and see if anything turned out, ... That's not quite right, during the moon walks the astronauts were FULLY illuminated, as in 'daytime'. You should tell you friend to take a picture in daylight a...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: No stars...
Replies: 14
Views: 2421

Try to explain about the long exposures need to get pics of stars,and how 15 seconds would bleach out if you used the same exposure in daylight, It seems a lot of people don't realise the moon walks were done in daylight,just because the sky was black :lol: I also once told a friend to go outside at...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Earthshine, March 29th
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Awsome picture,
way better than my effort :)

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Moon and epsilon Arietis (29,3,09)
Replies: 1
Views: 657

The Moon and epsilon Arietis (29,3,09)

Looking out at the Moon tonight I couldn't help but see a small star very close by, Id no idea what it was untill I read it was "The magnitude 4.6 star epsilon Arietis" Im not going to win any prizes for the images Im sure,but here they are, a "5 second" exposure at 8.19 pm http:...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Robin Hood- Total Eclipse Episode
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Sounds a bit like "Heroes"
During the eclipse there apeared a diamond ring even though it was clearly about 75% eclipsed :? ,
and don't mention the instant black edged shadow that falls on them :lol:

You have to turn your brain off when watching tv these days :wink:

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Stabilising mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Last time I had my (home made) piller mount outside it happened to me,compared to being indoors the mount had an anoying vibration (20 secs), I found that by propping a "stick" against the tube and the wall Id placed the mount next to,the vibration disapeared :idea: Obviously next time I'l...