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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:46 pm

I just wish there was a chance of actually seeing stars, never mind a comet. Had such cloudy skies recently.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:03 pm

It seems like almost everyone* else in our astro club have seen it, but we've not managed it yet.

But we're hopeful about setting it tonight. Will take the camera and tripod so fingers crossed.

Not seen a comet since McNaught in '06
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:09 am

OK - seen now :)
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:23 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:09 am
OK - seen now :)
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Congratulations! I’m not staying up all hours for it, which is probably why I’m not in your astronomy club. Although I think you are in Cheshire?
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:30 pm

Grumble wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:09 am
OK - seen now :)
109922457_3198329206899401_8414696959413641275_o.jpg
Congratulations! I’m not staying up all hours for it, which is probably why I’m not in your astronomy club. Although I think you are in Cheshire?
We are - there's no obligation to stay up all night though - I generally am done by midnight, if not earlier.

If you're interested, we're having a Virtual Club meeting on Zoom this Friday at 7:30. We have a guest speaker and I'll be doing the Round up of Members' Images and "What's up in August".
Feel free to DM me with your email address and I'll send a Zoom invite.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:35 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Grumble wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:09 am
OK - seen now :)
109922457_3198329206899401_8414696959413641275_o.jpg
Congratulations! I’m not staying up all hours for it, which is probably why I’m not in your astronomy club. Although I think you are in Cheshire?
We are - there's no obligation to stay up all night though - I generally am done by midnight, if not earlier.

If you're interested, we're having a Virtual Club meeting on Zoom this Friday at 7:30. We have a guest speaker and I'll be doing the Round up of Members' Images and "What's up in August".
Feel free to DM me with your email address and I'll send a Zoom invite.
It’s a kind offer, but 3 small children who need supervising to bed stops me doing that kind of thing. Unless it’s suitable for my older kids? (9 and 11)
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:59 pm

Grumble wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:30 pm
If you're interested, we're having a Virtual Club meeting on Zoom this Friday at 7:30. We have a guest speaker and I'll be doing the Round up of Members' Images and "What's up in August".
Feel free to DM me with your email address and I'll send a Zoom invite.
It’s a kind offer, but 3 small children who need supervising to bed stops me doing that kind of thing. Unless it’s suitable for my older kids? (9 and 11)
Hard to tell - it's not unsuitable, but we're only just working how to make the virtual meetings work, and it might not inspire them.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:25 pm

Saw it. Quite good. Would see again next time round.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Stupidosaurus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:18 am

Here's some DSLR pics from last night, cropped but otherwise unfiddled. I overcooked the exposure a bit, especially on the first one (20s) but you can see the nice green colour. (Well, poisonous cyanidey green colour).
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by jimbob » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:28 pm

Grumble wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:46 pm
I just wish there was a chance of actually seeing stars, never mind a comet. Had such cloudy skies recently.
I resemble that remark.

My eldest is going to Iceland for 5-weeks voluntary work and coming back in late September. She'll be camping.

She's hoping to see the Northern Lights.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by shpalman » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:32 pm

I was at a barbecue last night with work colleagues, I did manage to amuse everyone by pointing out the ISS as it went over.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by FredM » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:17 pm

Forwarded by an FB friend, Comet Neowise over Salagou seen from Liausson, not far from my old stamping ground in the Languedoc.
Picture taken by Jeremy Glasson
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:31 pm

That’s stunning. I hope I’ll be able to get a glimpse still, the clouds may shift soon, at last.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by shpalman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:58 pm

That photo looks like it was taken about 12 days ago though. At about half-past midnight.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:05 pm

I'm not sure if I've posted a link to our Astro Club members' photos of the comet from our meeting last week.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... layms=3000
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by FredM » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:08 pm

shpalman wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:58 pm
That photo looks like it was taken about 12 days ago though. At about half-past midnight.
Taken on or before 23rd July, well spotted.

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:29 pm

Next weekend would have been the Solarsphere Festival, but due to Covid, rather than being in a couple of fields in mid Wales it'll be online.
The schedule is linked below, and includes some top speakers.
Talks are partially on AstroRadio and partially on Zoom/YouTube
Schedule
https://www.solarsphere.events/
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