Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Jul 16, 2010.
Here, too, but the weather tonight should be good, and they're still incredibly close together.
I'll sneak a peek as soon as I put the shard back into the crystal.
Lovely views of the pair tonight. Was going to take a photograph, but it turned out they were too far apart to squeeze in to the fov of my 500mm f4 (maybe it would've been different last night ), and I don't have the right lens plate to attach my smaller lenses to the tripod. So I just admired the sight with the naked eye.
I gave it a shot on the 15th, standard 18-55 mm lens on my 550d, mounted o a my (rather cheap) tripod.
IIRC, shutter prioroty set to 2.5". Not great, but I can live wit it.
EDIT. That's from my backyard, btw. We live in the southern part of Salzburg, so you actually get a pretty decent view of the stars from SE to SW without too much glare form the city lights.
And part of Aries on the right edge.
Nice! I'll be hauling out the big Dob tonight.
Anyone see the "blue moon" the other night?
It looked huge (and orange) a little after susnet around here.
Spectacular comet flyby predicted for 2013.
May New York State appoint another day of fasting and humiliation.
cookie monster spotted on mercury
I almost started a new thread for this.
Earth mass world: Around Alpha Centauri. Yes, that Alpha Centauri, just 4.3 light years away.
BUuuuuuut it orbits closer than Mercury does. Wa wa. But still. Earth mass nearest to us.
Will they ever make a sequel?
Does that mean we can launch this?
(It was supposed to launch in 1997, but, you know......)
The powerful winds of...Uranus.
How could I not?
Potential rougue planet 100 light years away
I wonder if a planet without a star like thi scould have habitable moons and what their views and religions might be like.
I'll have to go read the paper, but without a star it's not going to be terribly habitable. And no large moons should be present.
I don't think it or any moons could support life. No solar heat.
But cool discovery
Maybe no solar heat, but like Europa you might a geologically active world and potentially an ocean under a crsut where there could be life.
Has it occurred to anyone that maybe it's not a planet ... or a moon
A photo of another world
Potential extinction miss 1883
Few hundred miles, billion tons, yeah that would do it.
So, Mercury has water ice on it. Which sounds strange at first, but makes sense when you stop and think about it.
I guess I have to fulfill all those "when the closest palnet to the Sun freezes over" promises.
Found this very interesting yesterday. Let's see what a closer study shall reveal, but it's exciting
So THAT'S why they decided to make the Sequel Trilogy.
Hope you have clear skies the next two nights where you live, as it's time for the Geminids. Actually saw one last night before going to bed.