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by Astrocomet
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Green laser pointer bargain
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: Green laser pointer bargain

Those Green Laser pointers don't seem to be a problem in Egypt with the Demonstrations out there-they are pointing them in all directions including the Helicopters and planes that fly in and at the TV Cameras-I bet they are more powerful ones than 5 mW-they even have them in the Demonstrations in Gr...
by Astrocomet
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

My bet, The next missions to the Moon will be Chinese. They are racing ahead with their Space Programme. The Moon is the next target. Eddie Couldn't imagine a Chinaman on the Moon.... I guess their diet would be Freeze dried foods such as rice and rice crackers-chow mein and chop suey in re-hydrati...
by Astrocomet
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

I know there are plans for NASA to return to the Moon-not that they'll find much up there-anyone any ideas of when they will actually make another attempt to go back to the Moon? I mean the Yanks filled their boots about it last time they got there and a whole new generation that has never seen a th...
by Astrocomet
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Hampshire Astronomer wrote:Very sad to think that the first human to set foot upon another world is no longer with us :-(
Would be nice to know of several other people walking on the Moon and maybe spending a Week or 2 there before we grow old.... :mrgreen:

Then there's Mars....etc..
by Astrocomet
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Yeah-its seems kinda odd that all the Men that walked on the Lunar Surface their Marriages went pear shaped-most perculiar.... :?
by Astrocomet
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

by Astrocomet
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

And their marriages broke up-can anyone give me some kind of insight into why all the men that went to the Moon and returned-their wives divorced them-WHY? :?
by Astrocomet
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

I have to say though that when I stayed in the U.S. in the late 1950s they were terrified of the Soviet Union and their brand of politics and wondered how Britain could take living so close. We were stacked to the brim with incredibly powerful weapons, yet somehow we got through without WW3. Let us...
by Astrocomet
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

R.I.P Neil Armstrong-its all come a long way since then but you were the one to set foot on a new world....
by Astrocomet
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Re: Perseids 2012

It was by no means a fantastic Meteor Shower but Certainly got to see some as the Moon was out of the way-soon be new... :mrgreen:
by Astrocomet
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Re: Perseids 2012

I would say from my area there is a ZHR (Zenith Hourly Rate) of 5 to 6 which is not bad but is by no means fantastic-nice to see a few though... :D

http://lyrandgyastronomers.blogspot.co.uk/
by Astrocomet
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus at Sunset but not yet Mercury!
Replies: 1
Views: 671

If Mercury is visible I may make a good effort to observe this one from the back of the Village Church where I live as there is an excellent South Western Horizon to Observe in this area-damn chilly during the colder evenings and nights round there though.....
by Astrocomet
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter 22nd Oct.
Replies: 2
Views: 785

The Planet Jupiter is a great site in the evening sky right now and good simple Binoculars will show its Galilean Moons-had a look at it several times now and its still as fantastic as ever to look at and observe, its very Prominent in the Evening sky right now and shows up brighter than anything el...
by Astrocomet
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 22123

Cliff wrote:Dear al(L)PS Even so I enjoyed observing the Sun in H-alpha in the afternoon..
I think that's just about the best showing thing in between grey clouds for this 24 Hour cycle Cliff.... :roll:
by Astrocomet
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 22123

Hmm-just because the Comet is close to M71 tonight-heavy rain is coming up from the South...

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

How typical-lol...

Actually it will be at its closest to M71 on 26 to 27th but rain and cloud is forcast for the weekend... :roll: