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by andrew robertson
Tue May 11, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Nice image Robin. Scrutinising it, you can see that the core is just off centre which I believed I'd seen visually. Trouble with comets is there's no definite end to the outer nebulosity, it just gets thinner and thinner. I blew my chance to observe it last night. I was enjoying mag 6 skies so decid...
by andrew robertson
Thu May 06, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

As always, excellent sketch Peter.
by andrew robertson
Wed May 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The problem with mice
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Excellent!
by andrew robertson
Wed May 05, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Well done Cliff, wouldn't mind seeing your images. I did get a view of it in the early hours of Tuesday morning just before the moon rose. I'd had to close up 3 times due to rain! Had hoped to do a series of sketches to show it's movement but only managed one in the end. Even so, as Stella pointed o...
by andrew robertson
Mon May 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Just took once a look tonight, and surprisingly immedialtely found, it seems brightened, giant coma and without doubt a fairly bright middle. With two stars nearby, my estimate finally came to mag. 7.4 I thought. :wink: I'm hoping to get another look tonight if it clears as forecast and with the mo...
by andrew robertson
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Thanks Joe.

Andrew
by andrew robertson
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C2009 K5 McNaught
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

C2009 K5 McNaught

Had a superb epitaph to the Kelling Heath Star Party:- My last night was Mon/Tuesday. It cleared about 1am but very claggy skies (ash?) About 2.15 am BST located the above comet. A BAA circular earlier in the evening gave it as Mag 8.6. Anyway a quick sketch done at the e/p of the 18" F4.5 dob. Powe...
by andrew robertson
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: 2010 April 8 -- Mercury and Venus, unaided eye observation
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Very nice Peter - captures the effect well.

Andrew
by andrew robertson
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Nos Ebrenn Observatory
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

The 12-inch Newtonian/Dob must give great views of M13 et al. So far, I haven't looked through an aperture greater than 215mm. Have you considered atending a star party? Norwich AS organises the spring one at Kelling Heath: http://www.starparty.org Last spring we had 7 large Dobsonians all in the s...
by andrew robertson
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus + Jupiter
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Well I saw the sun setting from my location in South Norfolk, totally clear sky. Armed with binoculars ready from an upstairs window when a thin band of cloud rolled in from the SW. It promptly cleared just before 6pm - after Venus & Jupiter had set of course! :evil:

Andrew.
by andrew robertson
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 2010 Jan 30 -- Moon and Mars at opposition, sketch
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Excellent!
by andrew robertson
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nova in Ophiuchus
Replies: 2
Views: 800

That's bright, shame it's in a difficult location.

Andrew
by andrew robertson
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter-Neptune conjunction
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Well done Cliff. I was clouded out last night but we were all fortunate in having a couple of chances for this one. I'd like to see your image of the conjunction if possible.

Regards, Andrew.
by andrew robertson
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter-Neptune conjunction
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Hi Malcolm and all, I got Jupiter in view at 4.05pm through my 12" Dall-Kirkham and although poor seeing could see Callisto (the actual moon not it's shadow) in transit. It was about a quarter of the way in, superimposed on the SEB, very dark. It wasn't until 4.17pm with the poor seeing that it got ...
by andrew robertson
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter-Neptune conjunction
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Jupiter-Neptune conjunction

This evening Neptune will be just over half a degree North of Jupiter. This is an ideal opportunity to a) observe Neptune and b) Observe both planets in the same low power telescopic FOV. Jupiter transits the Meridian at 1543 hrs so the best time to observe both together will be just as it's getting...