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by David1952
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sky Phenomenon
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Sky Phenomenon

Stella,

Many thanks. Its good to see something new even for an "over 60"!

David
by David1952
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sky Phenomenon
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Sky Phenomenon

Sky image.jpg
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I saw this phenomenon in the sky last evening, 27 Aug, at 2020hrs.

I would guess it is some sort of refraction effect. The sun of off to the right of the picture, say 20deg away

Any ideas

David
by David1952
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Chi Cygni
Replies: 13
Views: 2995

Re: Chi Cygni

Tony,

Interesting graph. It looks about the same as the images I have been taking over the last few months. I am using an 8 sec shot with a static DSLR set at 1600 ISO. I will track it until I can't detect it any more, at about mag 10.

Thanks for posting your results.

David
by David1952
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: NLC (Noctilucent cloud) 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5948

Re: NLC (Noctilucent cloud) 2013

David,

Many thanks. I will keep a look out for them.

Davod
by David1952
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: NLC (Noctilucent cloud) 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5948

Re: NLC (Noctilucent cloud) 2013

Just as a point of information. How far south are NLCs visible? I live just about on Lat 49N. Am I likely to see them from here.

David
by David1952
Tue May 28, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

VJm 26 May 2013 (54) P Sm2.jpg
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Here is my effort!

David
by David1952
Sun May 26, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus+Mercury+Jupiter Together
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Venus+Mercury+Jupiter Together

Yes, it's a great sight. I saw it from my garden just after sunset and managed to get a, not very good, image before they set.

David
by David1952
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Partial Lunar Eclipse - 25 April 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - 25 April 2013

Moon 25 Apr 2013 (17) S P.jpg
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It was so minor that I had forgotten it until I looked at my images taken last night. He is my version.
by David1952
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: France switches off lights from July
Replies: 5
Views: 5172

Re: France switches off lights from July

It is interesting to note that France already has less external lighting than the UK. Where I live in Normandy, we have good dark skies already. Even darker ones will, of course, be welcome. I can see the milky way pretty well instantly as I walk outside. In the summer its visible right down to the ...
by David1952
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Asteroid 2012 DA14
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Asteroid 2012 DA14

Here are some images I took in Normandy last night. We got clouded out at 20-30 UT.

David
by David1952
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Exploding mini-asteroid over Urals injures hundreds ..
Replies: 17
Views: 4160

Re: Expoding meteorite over Urals injures hundreds ..

It was traveling in the wrong direction. DA14 is going S to N, so any associated rocks would be doing the same. See the DA14 article in the BAA page.

David
by David1952
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury / Mars Conjunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Mercury / Mars Conjunction

My apologies. Lack of knowledge on my part.
David
by David1952
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury / Mars Conjunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Mercury / Mars Conjunction

Mercury and Mars 8 Feb 2013 (7) post.jpg
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Just got this last night. The clouds just cleared in time!!!
by David1952
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What future for casual astronomy?
Replies: 33
Views: 7991

Re: What future for casual astronomy?

I think today we have the best of all worlds! We have affordable binoculars for casual, or serious, looking but we can easily move up to taking good images through a DSLR and then stacking them if we want. When I compare my efforts from 20 years ago with what I can do today with a DSLR and a 150mm l...
by David1952
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Spam messages
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Spam messages

Yes, I got one as well!