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by jeff.stevens
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Paul Sutherland
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Paul Sutherland

It is incredibly sad news. Whilst I only met in person with Paul a handful of times, we conversed via email on many occasions, and I followed his posts on Facebook. He was so kind, intelligent and supportive. When he wrote or spoke it was always a positive contribution to life. I shall miss him. Bes...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Paul Sutherland
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Paul Sutherland

We are very sorry to have to announce that Paul Sutherland, who has been an integral part of the society for over 50 years, died from cancer on 20 June 2022. He only became unwell during April, and it turned out that the cancer in his oesophagus had spread to his liver. Paul wanted no fuss, and cont...
by jeff.stevens
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: NLC
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: NLC

Well done, David. I have been very remiss this year so far in keeping tabs at the relevant time. I must try harder.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 14th June
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: The SUN - 14th June

Cliff, observing in comfort, or even "semi-comfort", is the best way to observe. Usually these types of session are the most successful and rewarding. Observing for fun is also the best way to approach this hobby, in my opinion. If it isn't fun, then what's the point in doing it. So here's...
by jeff.stevens
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 14th June
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: The SUN - 14th June

Wow, that's active! Good to see your sequence of observations, Cliff.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: The Moon

The filter really seems to bring out the mare areas, Mike.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: NLC
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: NLC

Excellent observation, David.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: The Moon

I’ve just looked on the internet for 1950’s Mt. Wilson images. I see they sell as art now. They do look very nice.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Three Sunspots 10th June
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Three Sunspots 10th June

Lovely sketch, Cliff. Thanks for posting the image - always great to see your observations and notes.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: The Moon

Thanks Brian. It's the view through my one remaining telescope - a 66mm William Optics refractor. The focal length is 388mm, and I was using a 12.4mm Plossl eyepiece. The photograph was taken using a hand-held digital SLR (Canon), on auto. Normally I keep the original photos, but I deleted them all ...
by jeff.stevens
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 90

The Moon

The light nights are most definitely with us now. Not far away from the longest day. I ventured out for 30 minutes observing, just after 10pm, and took this picture of the Moon. I noticed a slight yellow tinge to the Moon this evening - very subtle. I’m guessing, from the state of my hayfever, that ...
by jeff.stevens
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus in Daylight #786
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Venus in Daylight #786

michael feist wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:00 am Jeff, Your recent message were you mentioned that the "essay" on Venus in Daylight might be of interest to Robin for inclusion in Popular Astronomy.........Would it be worth contacting Robin about this? Regards mike f.
I've sent you an email regarding this, Mike.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus in Daylight #786
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Venus in Daylight #786

brian livesey wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:09 pm Regarding getting yourself a new ‘scope Jeff, are you missing the 8-inch Newtonian?
Yes - very much so. Foolish mistake to have sold it, but I would have struggled store it properly where we are now.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Space Debris Visual Storytelling
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Space Debris Visual Storytelling

Wow - fabulous. It's a great way to present information. That must have taken a lot of effort to plan, design and build. Very informative, and the visual side really paints the picture.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus in Daylight #786
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Venus in Daylight #786

Yes, I’d definitely pass it on to Robin. It’s fairly easy to scan and convert to text. I’ll have a look and see if I can scan and convert it, then you could email it to Robin or the SPA editor (not sure who this is at present).

Best wishes, Jeff.