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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...
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...
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...
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...
- Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:41 am
- Forum: Observing
- Topic: 2010 April 8 -- Mercury and Venus, unaided eye observation
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- 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...
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!
- Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:04 pm
- Forum: Gallery
- Topic: 2010 Jan 30 -- Moon and Mars at opposition, sketch
- Replies: 2
- Views: 559
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.
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 ...
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...