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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #80 on: March 09, 2013, 11:01:07 am »
Ok, but I don't know how I'll detect the ISS. I know that it will be faster than the other stars, but it's hard to perceive it in the stars.

Which magnitude is the ISS?

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #81 on: March 09, 2013, 01:15:50 pm »
You probably won't see the ISS early in the evening.  However it will likely appear as the brightest satellite passing over very quickly.  You'll be able to see it with the naked eye.  I've actually seen the ISS with the shuttle departing down here outside of Boston on a very clear night without a moon.  And if I was north close to the Canadian border, it's super clear and easy to view.  Especially with binoculars.  It's really almost too fast with a telescope even on free hand.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #82 on: March 09, 2013, 01:19:50 pm »
I'll try.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2013, 04:13:43 am »
The ISS is spectacularly bright, and super-easy to see, especially if the pass is within a couple of hours of sunset or sunrise. No viewing aid is required. Although it moves fast, I bet you could make a 'star trail' picture of it with your existing camera. Sites like heavensabove.com will give you pass info for your location.

I was hoping to have spent this entire evening under a perfectly clear, moonless sky with our astronomy club's spring overnighter. Many of us perform a 'Messier Marathon' on this night, as there is a 2 week period each spring where all 110 Messier objects are visible in a single night (my all-time best is 109 objects, which I did last spring from a friend's houe in Pahrump, NV. I missed object 110 (M30, a globular cluster) only beacuse it rose behind their house (and in the Las Vegas skyglow), and it was too much work to move the 'scope and calibrate it for one object.) However, I had to be a video engineer on a TV broadcast of a basketball game. Now, I am waiting for 2 AM to reset all the computer clocks in the TV broadcast plant where I work. By the time I will be done, it would be 4 AM before I got out to the star party, so it simply doesn't pay. This is part of my exceptionally bad luck :(

But the best time for a Messier Marathon is actually in about 2 weeks, and there is some talk of doing another one, and also view Comet C/2011/L4 PanSTARRS. I might also try doing one from my yard at home. I've done this a couple of other times, but a large mountain immediately south of where I live blocks the view of about a dozen objects. So while it is still an enjoyable exercise, I can never 'win' there.

Ma Kameyu a Kepekmì, there are at least five Messier object visible with the naked eye. You may want to try seeing them. They are: M45 (Pleadies), M42 (Great Orion Nebula), M44 (Beehive cluster), M31 (Great Andromeda galaxy) and M8 (Lagoon nebula). You may also be able to see M13 (Globular cluster in Hercules) as well with your young eyes.
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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2013, 08:11:30 am »
Ma Kameyu a Kepekmì, there are at least five Messier object visible with the naked eye. You may want to try seeing them. They are: M45 (Pleadies), M42 (Great Orion Nebula), M44 (Beehive cluster), M31 (Great Andromeda galaxy) and M8 (Lagoon nebula). You may also be able to see M13 (Globular cluster in Hercules) as well with your young eyes.
I'll see them with pleasure. :)
I saw 2 of 5: Pleiades and M42. :D

At magnitude 5 (following Wikipedia), I don't think I'll be able to see M13. The Lagoon Nebula not more, because of its magnitude 6. (I do my observations in a city, so I'll try to go in the countryside a day I don't know yet)

For the others, I'll be able to see them. For Andromeda, it is low in the sky and I'll be unable to see it soon. :( I already tried to see the Galaxy, without success.

I planned to see M44, before it sets.

I really want to observe new Messier objects! :D

(my all-time best is 109 objects, which I did last spring from a friend's houe in Pahrump, NV. I missed object 110 (M30, a globular cluster) only beacuse it rose behind their house (and in the Las Vegas skyglow), and it was too much work to move the 'scope and calibrate it for one object.)
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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2013, 04:25:57 pm »
I have seen M13. It was not easy. An easier one to try might be M22, especially if you have a dark sky to the south. This globular cluster is a lot bigger than M13, and I have seen it as a smudge. It is very easy in binoculars. In a 'scope, I personally think it is more impressive than M13. M8 I saw once, during a star party on an exceptional night.

You might also look for M6 and M7, open clusters in Scorpius. I have seen them as well, on a dark summer night.

M31 is best in late summer/early fall, when it is really high in the sky. This is the most distant object you can see with the naked eye (2 million light years and closing), and is actually quite easy if you know where to look.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2013, 04:11:15 pm »
If it is okay Kameyu, tomorrow evening I will post images of the comet Pan-Starrs. I am going out tomorrow evening to watch it with a binocular. So I might take some photos.


And when I mean evening, I mean evening of where I live. So that will be about 6-7 pm CET
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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2013, 04:34:18 pm »
If it is okay Kameyu, tomorrow evening I will post images of the comet Pan-Starrs. I am going out tomorrow evening to watch it with a binocular. So I might take some photos.


And when I mean evening, I mean evening of where I live. So that will be about 6-7 pm CET
Good! :D

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2013, 04:52:17 pm »
If it is okay Kameyu, tomorrow evening I will post images of the comet Pan-Starrs. I am going out tomorrow evening to watch it with a binocular. So I might take some photos.


And when I mean evening, I mean evening of where I live. So that will be about 6-7 pm CET
Good! :D

I think you also can see it now in the sky with a binocular from where you live. Go outside, if it is clear weather of where you are, about 2 hours or so. When it is dark outside, look after where the Moon is. Take a look at the left side of the Moon, there is the Panstarrs comet located. Panstarrs will be near Uranus, from your location.

You will find the Moon to the west.

This is from an astronomy program called Stellarium

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2013, 04:59:21 pm »
I think you also can see it now in the sky with a binocular from where you live. Go outside, if it is clear weather of where you are, about 2 hours or so. When it is dark outside, look after where the Moon is. Take a look at the left side of the Moon, there is the Panstarrs comet located. Panstarrs will be near Uranus, from your location.

You will find the Moon to the west.
The moon is not a lot visible. The weather is really bad, it's raining now. :(

It would be a pleasure that you have your own picture or observation. :)

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2013, 05:00:23 pm »
I think you also can see it now in the sky with a binocular from where you live. Go outside, if it is clear weather of where you are, about 2 hours or so. When it is dark outside, look after where the Moon is. Take a look at the left side of the Moon, there is the Panstarrs comet located. Panstarrs will be near Uranus, from your location.

You will find the Moon to the west.
The moon is not a lot visible. The weather is really bad, it's raining now. :(

It would be a pleasure that you have your own picture or observation. :)

But you have plenty of time. The comet will be visible the whole month in the sky.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2013, 02:05:33 pm »
I didn't got any photos of the Panstarrs comet today, because there were too much clouds. The comet was behind the clouds, but the Moon was up.


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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2013, 02:06:12 pm »
We were 'clouded out' in Reno, NV as well last night. We had a decent member turnout at both viewing locations, though. Afterwards, almost no one bothered to come to the club meeting.

The next good opportunity is Thursday night for me.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2013, 04:08:26 pm »
yay! The moon! Ty for your pic :)

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2013, 05:36:32 pm »
http://www.dropbox.com/s/kjbv9p0k4nqj3ol/Astrophotographie.docx
There's my updated astrophotography document.

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2013, 09:30:13 am »
Well, this thread is rotting.  :-\
I would like to speak about yesterday.

For the first time, I left the windows and went outside to see the stars.
I observed Scorpio, Lyra, Cygnus, the Summer Triangle, Corona Borealis, Ursa Major and Minor, Hercules, Virgo, Saturn, Cassiopeia, Leo, the Moon and Canes Venatici. Yes, the best night ever!
I have also a picture of Antares and the Moon (all in the Gallery).
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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2013, 11:08:55 am »
I saw three very bright meteors (about magnitude -0 or -4) from my house yesterday at 10:10pm (UTC -4). They went in direction Beta Librae (Zuben Eschamali).

Let's call them Kameyuids!  ;D

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2013, 05:20:43 pm »
Reporting live from the Golden State Star Party will near Adin, California. I'll post some pictures from the activities here. There are some 400time amateur astronomers here under California's darkest skies. Everyone is camping in a cow pasture but we have wi-fi!!

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2014, 07:06:48 pm »
Did you guys watch the Perseids?

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Re: Astronomy thread/Kìng a teri tanhìä tìftia
« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2014, 07:14:13 pm »
It was impossible here. Clouds everywhere...
...and I was busy.

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