JCC The All-New, All-Different JCC Astronomy Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Here, too, but the weather tonight should be good, and they're still incredibly close together.
  2. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'll sneak a peek as soon as I put the shard back into the crystal.
  3. Everton Chosen One

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    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 [face_frustrated] ), 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.
  4. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I gave it a shot on the 15th, standard 18-55 mm lens on my 550d, mounted o a my (rather cheap) tripod.

    [image=http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/6999986563_1462b13c77_b.jpg]

    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.
  5. Beef_Sweetener Jedi Knight

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    Nice! I'll be hauling out the big Dob tonight.

  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    Anyone see the "blue moon" the other night?

    It looked huge (and orange) a little after susnet around here.
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Spectacular comet flyby predicted for 2013.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/07/comet-c2012-s1-earth_n_1945462.html

    May New York State appoint another day of fasting and humiliation.
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  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  9. tom Chosen One

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  11. Ghost Chosen One

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  12. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    [IMG]

    Does that mean we can launch this?

    (It was supposed to launch in 1997, but, you know......)
  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  15. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    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.
  16. Ghost Chosen One

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    I don't think it or any moons could support life. No solar heat.



    But cool discovery
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  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    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.
  18. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Has it occurred to anyone that maybe it's not a planet ... or a moon

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  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  21. MistrX Force Ghost

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  22. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I guess I have to fulfill all those "when the closest palnet to the Sun freezes over" promises.

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  23. Veloz Force Ghost

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    Found this very interesting yesterday. Let's see what a closer study shall reveal, but it's exciting :D
  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    So THAT'S why they decided to make the Sequel Trilogy.
  25. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    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.