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by stella
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Binocular catastrophes
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Binocular catastrophes

That's John Hosty, who discovered Nova Sagittae in January 1977.
by stella
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Distance of nearest stars
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Distance of nearest stars

"Is this a super-relativistic effect in your case Stella? Bob" No, this is my age - the light seen from Alioth and Alcor left the star when I was born. (clue: use Stellarium, click on the star and it will give details including distance in light years). I assume they obtained the data from...
by stella
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Distance of nearest stars
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Distance of nearest stars

Last year I was 'Alioth'; This year I'm "Alcor".
by stella
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Chicxulub: asteroid or sungrazer comet?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Chicxulub: asteroid or sungrazer comet?

...and "Jill Tartar" should be "Jill Tarter", but that's my error!
by stella
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Chicxulub: asteroid or sungrazer comet?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Chicxulub: asteroid or sungrazer comet?

It's "Avi Loeb", famous for his verbal attack on Jill Tartar.
by stella
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Another Beast from the East?
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: Another Beast from the East?

"According to the Guardian there's a high possibility of another "beast from the East".

But it's approaching from the West!

So I prefer to think of it as a "Pest from the West."
by stella
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Looking for VESTA
Replies: 32
Views: 784

Re: Looking for VESTA

These three are magnitude 6.6.
Their designations depend on which catalog you are accessing.
by stella
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: The UFO files
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: The UFO files

That should be "Aerial phenomena" not "Ariel phenomena". The latter is an entirely different kettle of fish.
by stella
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observing High-lights of MMXX
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Observing High-lights of MMXX

Definitely a highlight. In fact a 530km (330 miles) high light.
by stella
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observing High-lights of MMXX
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Observing High-lights of MMXX

Highlight of MMXXI is spotting USA313.
by stella
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Satellites in wood
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Satellites in wood

That should be Takao Doi.
The Chinese involved wood in the construction of satellites decades ago.
by stella
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Currently 2°.8 apart.

Though your "currently" when you read this, may not be my "currently".
by stella
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Black Arrow comes home
Replies: 19
Views: 3617

Re: Black Arrow comes home

On 1998 July 7, Tubsat N & N1 were launched into a 79° inclination orbit from a submarine.
by stella
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Possible evidence found for life on Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

So Phosphine was Phosphene!