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by astrotones
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Thanks Joe, hope you see one of these one day.

Regards

James :D
by astrotones
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Hi Cliff, Regarding Nasa's pic's(Mum's the word so long as you know i agree with you) cough...... Here's my report for you Cliff inc an Image i did in photoshop not a bad likeness to how it looked brighter of course :D . http://iseestars.net./image/1439/normal/image.jpg Name:James Dyson Location: N5...
by astrotones
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Hello Cliff, Thank you for sharing your story made for a very interesting read cant say as i can reciptate such a good story as it happened so fast and have nothing more to add really than what i have stated.. However i have posted an email to Alastair McBeath with my report, maybe i could post it h...
by astrotones
Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 29 Sept 05
Replies: 17
Views: 11459

Hello Brian,

The dark spot below Solis Lacus - can that be Tharsis?
Is certainly look's like it Brian i will need to check to be honest.

Thank you for your comments.

James :D
by astrotones
Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Grumpy
Replies: 18
Views: 5340

Nice to see Cliff has voted for himself :shock:

Quite new around here but i certainly voted for Cliff :lol: :D

James :mrgreen:
by astrotones
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 29 Sept 05
Replies: 17
Views: 11459

Here's an image from the 5th of October 2006 taken with a 8" f/5 reflector, 10mm Ep and 2xBarlow and Toucam Pro 2 SC1.5.

920 Frames Stacked in Registax and Processed in Photoshop.

Image

It's by far my best image of Mars.

James :D
by astrotones
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Dear, Alastair McBeath

I will send you the report by tommorow evening Alastair also a note on how many meteors i observed too although i was more concerned with Mars at the time but still maybe of use to you.

Kind Regards

James
by astrotones
Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 4533

Hi pedders,

I would also like to add to davids post and advise going to any local Astronomy societys this way you can have hands on advise with members Telescope's and decide which type you like and if your lucky a member may have one for sale too.

Good luck.

James :D
by astrotones
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Hello Cliff, I have been observing for many years now and have seen only 3 fireball's (I guess i am lucky to of seen that many?) and last night's Fireball was truly an awsome sight. The Bovedy meteor(ite you mention must of been a great experiance for you Cliff. No sonic boom was heard from last nig...
by astrotones
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Blue fireball Oct 06 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 12333

Blue fireball Oct 06 2005

Hello All,

I was wondering if there has been any sighting's reported of a Huge Fireball last night?

The Blue Fireball was observed at 2.46am Oct 06 2005, south eastern sky 20degree's up heading down to the east. It's size was nearly the same as a Full Moon.

Truely awsome sight.

James :D
by astrotones
Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 29 Sept 05
Replies: 17
Views: 11459

Kevin,

How did you manage to get such a great Image scale with the 127 Mak?. I tried a 10mmEP and Barlow Lens using Eyepiece Projection with the Toucam Pro 2 but i couldnt see any details on Mars and looked rather poor this of course could of been down to seeing conditions ?

Thanks

James :D
by astrotones
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars October the 2nd
Replies: 0
Views: 1851

Mars October the 2nd

Mars October the 2nd. 3.00am Seeing conditions 3/10 Transpartency 3/10 Windy/Small Gale Note's: Awful conditions for both observing and imaging, i couldn't use a high magnification with the Mak127 due to this. http://iseestars.net./image/1409/normal/image.jpg Image Details. Frame's stacked 390 in Re...
by astrotones
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Best Astronomy Book (Fiction)
Replies: 21
Views: 5638

Has anyone read Contact by Carl Sagan? Glad the Book is better than the Film although the film was good i would expect something more from Carl Sagan and it's seems the book maybe just that. Ordered a copy from amazon :wink: I personally like the work by Isaac Asimov some of his early work is way a...
by astrotones
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 29 Sept 05
Replies: 17
Views: 11459

Thats a wonderfull image of Mars and one of the best i have seen so far this year. Could you please let me know what make of Telescope you are using? the reason i ask is that i have just purchased a 127mak(Skymax) with the intention of imaging Mars. Well Done. James http://stargazerslounge.co.uk/ind...