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 Post subject: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:43 am 
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Sunday 8th July 2018: 0300-0330 BST + 0400-0430 BST. Clear sky, warm with cool breeze. Used Nikon zoom 15-45 spotter from garden. Crescent Moon with Earthshine rising into view between trees in the southeast. Soon noticed a bright star just off the northern cusp of the Moon, and later identified it as Xi (1) Ceti. On the Moon, Mare Crisium was nicely shown in the scope. The Jura Mountains were on the sunset terminator soon to disappear in the long lunar night. A number of camera-only photographs were taken with the camera rested on the top of the telescope. (Also noticed using 8x36 binocular, my first view this apparition of M45, the Pleiades! ) Regards maf.


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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:17 am 
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May sound dumb but WHY? the commentary

I could understand if you were making a diary entry or perhaps had added images

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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
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Why not! Most of my postings are essentially diary entries! I would go as far as to say that, with the exception of answers to questions or asking questions, all my entries here are diary entries. If you do not find them of interest then you do not have to read them. I do take the odd photograph just using the camera alone but have so much of a problem posting them here that I rarely do so. My approach to astronomy is rather more skywatching that scientific astronomy. Sorry about the letter j original added to the heading but I am still getting used to this new touch screen tablet! Regards maf.


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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 am 
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skyhawk,

Please stop making personal negative comments.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am 
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This thread is called Observing -- and Mike's contributions are precisely in line with its aim! They are in a long tradition of describing not just the scientific facts but also the circumstances. I appreciate that Skyhawk's remarks are not overtly critical or negative, but their tone does imply criticism.

I also hear comments from people bemoaning the trend towards imaging, and Mike's observations make a change from that trend.

Robin Scagell


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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:10 pm 
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mike a feist wrote:
Why not! Most of my postings are essentially diary entries! I would go as far as to say that, with the exception of answers to questions or asking questions, all my entries here are diary entries. If you do not find them of interest then you do not have to read them. I do take the odd photograph just using the camera alone but have so much of a problem posting them here that I rarely do so. My approach to astronomy is rather more skywatching that scientific astronomy. Sorry about the letter j original added to the heading but I am still getting used to this new touch screen tablet! Regards maf.



Thank you, I did wonder, is it like some draw images rather than take photographs as Patrick Moore did, keeping a diary.

I have asked as a question I will ignore the foolish comment from the other poster.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
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Robin Scagell wrote:
This thread is called Observing -- and Mike's contributions are precisely in line with its aim! They are in a long tradition of describing not just the scientific facts but also the circumstances. I appreciate that Skyhawk's remarks are not overtly critical or negative, but their tone does imply criticism.

I also hear comments from people bemoaning the trend towards imaging, and Mike's observations make a change from that trend.

Robin Scagell


That is why I asked, I know Patrick Moore ALWAYS sketched images even though he could have taken photographs, he had hundreds of diaries.

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 Post subject: Re: Crescent Moon + star
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:12 pm 
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David Frydman wrote:
skyhawk,

Please stop making personal negative comments.

David



I will ignore the stupid reply.

I asked a question, thankfully the more intelligent saw that and responded.

I asked a question, just because the way I asked is not to your taste grow up, YOU try living with AUTISM as I do.

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