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by brian livesey
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus in daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Venus in daylight

It’s been my experience that one of the best, if not the best, of planetary filters is thin cloud.
by brian livesey
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Paul Sutherland
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Paul Sutherland

It’s sad to hear about Paul’s passing. I,too, had cancer of the oesophagus over twenty-years ago.I can appreciate the anxieties Paul must have experienced during his illness. We win some; we lose some.
by brian livesey
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus in daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Venus in daylight

The image Mike looks out of focus. Was there some thin cloud?
by brian livesey
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Space Debris Visual Storytelling
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Space Debris Visual Storytelling

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day shows what a mess the night sky has become and it’s only the beginning ... .
by brian livesey
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sunset pollen corona ...
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Sunset pollen corona ...

Enough to make us sneeze: www.spaceweather.com .
by brian livesey
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Three Sunspots 10th June
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Three Sunspots 10th June

As far as I know Cliff, we should incorporate a IR filter in a wedge. As we know, most of the light and heat pass through the wedge, but there’s still enough residual IR reaching the eye to warrant filtering out. I have a Baader IR filter that can screw into the wedge or eyepiece. At the present tim...
by brian livesey
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Three Sunspots 10th June
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Three Sunspots 10th June

Neat work Cliff. What sort of filtering do you have in your wedge? I have an APM wedge, but I’ve still to use it.
by brian livesey
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: The Moon

That’s a clear shot Jeff. What instrument did you use?
by brian livesey
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus in Daylight #786
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Venus in Daylight #786

Regarding getting yourself a new ‘scope Jeff, are you missing the 8-inch Newtonian?
by brian livesey
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Artemis roll-out
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Artemis roll-out

Nasa’s huge Artemis moon rocket was rolled out of the equally huge Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral yesterday. The rocket, topped with the Orion spacecraft, was then taken to a launch pad and tested to verify systems and practise vital countdown procedures. When launched, Artemis will sen...
by brian livesey
Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 2012 Venus Transit
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: 2012 Venus Transit

The cloud and the bird in flight enhance the picture.
by brian livesey
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Atmospheric Optics - Rainbow
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Atmospheric Optics - Rainbow

What about the pot of gold Jeff, was it heavy to carry home? :wink:
by brian livesey
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Tuesday 31 May 2022 - Slender Crescent Moon
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Tuesday 31 May 2022 - Slender Crescent Moon

It’s the lunar shadow play that makes the moon an attractive object. Watching the drifting terminator reveal glinting mountain tops,the rims of vast stadia and sinuous rills emerging from the inky black.
by brian livesey
Mon May 30, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Red crepuscular rays
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Red crepuscular rays

Thanks Jeff for showing the image. I don’t know how to do it on an iPad, but I’ve done it plenty of times on desk tops.
by brian livesey
Mon May 30, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Red crepuscular rays
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Red crepuscular rays

See today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day for a superb image of the phenomenon.