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by David Webb
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Who has been up with an Hoover then?
Replies: 0
Views: 920

Who has been up with an Hoover then?

I wonder if anyone has read about the magic dust in the sky? one day it was there, the next it's gone,, well if you find out who it was I will take them in as my house cleaner, here is the NASA posting.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/ ... 20705.html
by David Webb
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: This morning's sun - 5 July.
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: This morning's sun - 5 July.

I have been keeping an eye (well not eye as such) on the things going on with the sun this month, the very large explosions that are happening on it, and the 4 grade type radiation heading our way on the 7th 8th July. Already our HF radio broadcasts are really bad, lots of noise, but little radio co...
by David Webb
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: No you wont need a Telescope for this one folks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

No you wont need a Telescope for this one folks?

An unusually large Near-Earth Object, 2012 LZ1 has just been discovered by Rob McNaught and colleagues on 2012 June 10/11, when it comes over about 11.10PM on 14 th June 2012 it will be very brightly lit up, and you will be able to see it with the unaided eye. It is about 1.600 foot by 500 foot wide...
by David Webb
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Well I never knew I could do that! - Venus Transit from Aust
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Well I never knew I could do that! - Venus Transit from

Well the photographs are very good, certainly more sun spots seen now than a year ago from look of it, I was still fast a sleep when the event happened here in UK, and seeing it had been cloudy for months it would have been no good getting set up fot it anyway.
Well done with what you got anyway.
by David Webb
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Astronomy Clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Astronomy Clubs

I know the one in Sidmouth very well, it is fantastic, very high up in the sky too, bit of a hard job getting to it I must admit, we think it was a great place to be, on wet or clear nights it is always a welcome to go there. I lived close to the area for many years, so seeing I have not been there ...
by David Webb
Mon May 28, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Shows we see little out there yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 2258

Shows we see little out there yet?

Today, May 28th, newly-discovered asteroid 2012 KP24 is flying past Earth only one-tenth the distance to the Moon. Amateur astronomer Rolando Ligustri photographed the 26-meter space rock during the early hours of May 28th when it was about 350,000 km from our planet: image. Measurements of the aste...
by David Webb
Wed May 16, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: All of Earth's water ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: All of Earth's water ..

Well I have heard that if it gets much more shorter in supply we will just have to dilute it to make it go round.
by David Webb
Sat May 12, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Saturn.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

Re: Saturn.....

Yes well done on those photos of Saturn, I put my CCD Camera in my scope tonight to film Saturn, it was clear and very bright in my lens to view, but the camera could not see Saturn at all on my Laptop screen, it was just as if the lens cap was on it, has anyone any idea as to why my Celestron CCD c...
by David Webb
Sat May 12, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Saturn & Spica
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Saturn & Spica

I had a really good clear view of Saturn tonight with a 15mm lens and Barlow. The sky was dark and perfect, I could see rings clearly too, Saturn just looked like a spinning top, I have never seen it with any of my scope's as clear as tonight. After I looked at Spica, it looked very bright and brig...
by David Webb
Wed May 09, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Sun news tonight.
Replies: 0
Views: 702

The Sun news tonight.

I just read on the NASA site that the Sun has been busy again today, I have put the link to news on this here for the forum readers, hope it is of use to you all.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
by David Webb
Mon May 07, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Telescope wont see Redshift Software.
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Hello, thanks for message, yes you are right, I bought the cable that phugs into the bottom of the scope handset, then into a USB on the Laptop, it is really good too, sadly the whole system is getting little use since March because our skys have been more full of clouds for the last 7 weeks than I ...
by David Webb
Sun May 06, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Glowing balls in the sky
Replies: 45
Views: 16390

I have just read the last few posts on this, I have to say Stella is like myself in that if you view the sky and you feel you would like to tell another person if you require advice it is only right you should be allowed to ask. I know Joe has strong views on this subject like a lot more, but if I w...
by David Webb
Sun May 06, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Big Moon rising ..
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Well sadly I never see any moon, or anything else in the sky, over the last few months we have had no clear skys at all, the best clear night I had here was early March when we had dry days, I would have loved to view the moon like that.
by David Webb
Thu May 03, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: May meterites soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

May meterites soon

I hope we can get clear sky's here after 5 weeks of heavy cloud cover to view what looks like a big Meterite shower till about the 6th May.
by David Webb
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Busy Night here with my scope.
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Busy Night here with my scope.

I have had one of the best nights with my Telescope since I bought in 12 weeks ago, here is my nights report, all times please note are UK Summer time. Tonight the 29 th April, it was a very clear night to use my telescope, the Celestron 114, I viewed the following things till 22.50pm UK time. Thisb...