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by Col Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Small Asteroid To Hit Earths Atmosphere Tonight! - Really!
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

:lol: um ok yeah i stand corrected :lol:

well its still this night anyway ;)

asteroid has a better ring to it then bolide..

whoever thought of bolides?
by Col Man
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Small Asteroid To Hit Earths Atmosphere Tonight! - Really!
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Small Asteroid To Hit Earths Atmosphere Tonight! - Really!

Theres a small asteroid thats just been discovered : 2008 TC3 its a few metres across.... estimates say it will hit the earths atmosphere tonight at 2:46am over Sudan.. so i dont think we in england will see anything... but you never know! see here : http://spaceweather.com/ for ephemeris and 3D orb...
by Col Man
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: its snowing on mars...
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

its snowing on mars...

mars phoenix lander has detected snow falling on mars...

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/phoenix/re ... cleID=1886
by Col Man
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Clear skies tonight!
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

its 19:35.. mostly clear skies here in leeds/yorkshire, theres a bit of high cirrus cloud. which should take the edge off of those perfect images, but its been so long since the skies have been remotely clear here (ok then it was briefly clear on the night of the 20th sept cos i got to view jupiter)...
by Col Man
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

So.. Ive just been outside the front of my house with my saturn III binoculars observing jupiter. :D its the first time ive had chance to use them to view jupiter.ive got 3 sets of eyepieces for them : 30x 55x and 150x with the 30x i can make out the orange coloured globe and just make out 4 tiny do...
by Col Man
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: First real picture of a non-solar planet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

ahh yes my friend :)

confusion reigns supreme in the world of exoplanet photos. :D

still one thing we do know and can all agree on.. :

its going to be a long time before they take a picture of another earth.. ;)
by Col Man
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: First real picture of a non-solar planet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

i always thought this was the first real picture of a exoplanet : http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2005/images/phot-14a-05-preview.jpg ESO seem to think so anyway.. http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2005/pr-12-05.html and this is more within the definition of the term ''...
by Col Man
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Did you know?..
Replies: 31
Views: 8341

seen as this is a did you know thread and this is kind of on topic even if not related to the above stories... :) a bit of trivia.. did you know that.... if you buy 1 of every televue eyepiece.. plossls, radians, panoptics, naglers and ethos. (this doesnt include the 6mm and 17mm ethos that will be ...
by Col Man
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Phoenix lander
Replies: 16
Views: 9058

i like this article :) : http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Undern ... n_999.html
strange things growing on the landers legs.... :shock:
by Col Man
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

yeah i saw the jupiter/moon combo too on my way to the supermarket for a late night snack.. :) was hoping to get some bino-viewing in ( ive yet to see the cloud bands although ive seen the 4 gallilean moons) sadly by the time i was back the clouds had descended.. :(
by Col Man
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Did you know?..
Replies: 31
Views: 8341

these are classic stories.. :lol:

respect to all concerned for sharing them :D

and max respect to brian for starting the whole show off :D
by Col Man
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: aprochromatic refractor
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

if you got money get a Takahashi FSQ-106ED.. :D Astrophotographers consider the FSQ-106ED to be one of the best astrographs available to amateur astronomers. With its focal length of 530mm, an image circle of 88mm and a photographic field of 9,5°, it acts as a teleobjective for the most powerful CCD...
by Col Man
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Miyauchi Saturn III collimation
Replies: 16
Views: 5630

:D yes i agree with you eclipse :!: im very touched with such an amazing response..truly well done all :!: it helps restore my faith in humanity :D (well in the humanity of astronomers anyway :wink: ) just so you all know it was all worthwhile too and what seemed dark has turned into light and joy a...
by Col Man
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Miyauchi Saturn III collimation
Replies: 16
Views: 5630

Hope you get a reply - let us know how you get on. i got a reply from monk optics bro... sadly their expert collimator has retired :( so they cant do it... :( oh well... :) Kay Optical in Morden, Surrey offer a 'repair' service and should sort you out. They are very helpful and can probably do it a...
by Col Man
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Miyauchi Saturn III collimation
Replies: 16
Views: 5630

Col Man wrote:a thousand thanks :!:

i shall e-mail them forthwith...

:D
they havent replied to my mail... :( yet... (crosses fingers)