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  • Bremenacht 13 Mar 2013 19:15:27 17,613 posts
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    Need binocs to see past the haze though.

    Go and look directly west and you should spot it. It's about three sheds above the horizon.
  • ecureuil 13 Mar 2013 19:22:58 76,514 posts
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    No such luck for me, it's still too hazy and now clouds are creeping in.
  • Bremenacht 28 Mar 2013 11:41:25 17,613 posts
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    Anyone seen it so far this month? Or are you buried under the cloud too? :( ah well.

    More Cometfoolery: Comet 2013 A1 will strike Mars. A bit of red-top quoting on my part, but it's interesting all the same.
  • Bremenacht 30 Mar 2013 19:47:06 17,613 posts
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    Comet
    Comet
    Comet

    I know I'm going on. However, it's looking pretty clear around and about, so you stand a good chance of seeing it if you look out now. There's a big dirty cloud exactly in the wrong spot, where I am, so no Comet again for me.
  • TheRealBadabing 30 Mar 2013 20:16:14 1,283 posts
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    @Bremenacht What direction should we be looking?
  • monkehhh 30 Mar 2013 20:17:31 3,269 posts
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    Up? :)
  • ZuluHero 30 Mar 2013 20:25:00 4,023 posts
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    It's not pretty clear here. Boo! :)
  • monkehhh 30 Mar 2013 20:27:57 3,269 posts
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    Yeah, I can't see shit here.. stupid clouds!
  • Deleted user 30 March 2013 20:32:40
    Saw it last night.. Completely clear sky, VERY visible with the naked eye and with even just a pair of binocs it was amazing. Hoped to get a view tonight but too cloudy.
  • Bremenacht 30 Mar 2013 21:53:46 17,613 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    @Bremenacht What direction should we be looking?
    WNW After 19:00.

    Got an Android phone? Dirtbox recommended Skymap earlier in the thread, which sounds like a super-easy way to find stuff in the sky. Dunno if it shows Comets though.
  • Razz 31 Mar 2013 05:35:32 60,770 posts
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    Wow! Saturn is bright this morning, if you look closely you can see 2 of its moons.

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  • B0rked_Gamer 31 Mar 2013 07:27:04 2,483 posts
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    Razz, not everyone has bionic eyes you big showoff.
  • ZuluHero 31 Mar 2013 09:09:17 4,023 posts
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    Wow! There's a huge yellow ball in the sky this morning! What is it?! ;)
  • DaM 31 Mar 2013 09:14:50 12,901 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Wow! Saturn is bright this morning, if you look closely you can see 2 of its moons.
    I spotted some of Jupiter's moons (while comet hunting...) with my new binoculars last week, amazing.

    SO the comet is higher up now is it? Can it be seen into the evening? I kept forgetting at dusk, too much going on....
  • Razz 31 Mar 2013 10:11:16 60,770 posts
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    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    Razz, not everyone has bionic eyes you big showoff.
    LOL, I have a pair of binoculars

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  • DaM 31 Mar 2013 10:18:39 12,901 posts
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    Comet sky charts.
  • Razz 4 Apr 2013 11:53:17 60,770 posts
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    This is reall cool! 3D visualisation of the Milky Way galaxy including 100 000 nearby stars for Google Chrome/Firefox

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  • ecureuil 4 Apr 2013 13:12:26 76,514 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Wow! There's a huge yellow ball in the sky this morning! What is it?! ;)
    I'm not sure, why don't you point your telescope at it and get a closer look. :)
  • EMarkM 4 Apr 2013 13:18:05 3,173 posts
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    Hur hur.
  • ecureuil 4 Apr 2013 20:18:32 76,514 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    This is reall cool! 3D visualisation of the Milky Way galaxy including 100 000 nearby stars for Google Chrome/Firefox
    This is fantastic.
  • RyanDS 4 Apr 2013 20:53:57 9,061 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Wow! There's a huge yellow ball in the sky this morning! What is it?! ;)
    I'm not sure, why don't you point your telescope at it and get a closer look. :)
    I did this today for the first time in ages. Not a very good image though as my solar filter is very dusty and I am too scares to clean it in case I scratch it and blind myself.
  • ZuluHero 4 Apr 2013 20:59:57 4,023 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Wow! There's a huge yellow ball in the sky this morning! What is it?! ;)
    I'm not sure, why don't you point your telescope at it and get a closer look. :)
    tjanks tp you i noe habe to resort to tiuch typinh and im not very food.


    :p
  • localnotail 9 Apr 2013 15:01:14 23,093 posts
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    Yay! and yet - Europa? Did NASA not get the memo? "They" were quite clear about it.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Rodriguez 18 Apr 2013 20:19:22 1,084 posts
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    NASA Kepler telescope identifies 2 potentially life bearing planets within the same system as each other!

    Both the planets orbit around a Sun designated as 'Kepler 62', both are slightly bigger than Earth but still within the size range to be solid, rocky worlds, both are within a 'habitable' zone within the Kepler System and both of them seem to be predominantly oceanic planets too, awesome :D! Maybe they'll be just like Manaan from KoTOR... or maybe not.

    Here's an image from the NASA Kepler website page showing a basic layout of the Kepler 62 system compared to our Solar System (the planets of note are Kepler 62e & 62f):



    Edited by Rodriguez at 20:25:52 18-04-2013
  • EMarkM 18 Apr 2013 20:21:58 3,173 posts
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    Before I die, please, just that one contact would be enough :)
  • ecureuil 8 Jun 2013 14:33:41 76,514 posts
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    ISS visible to naked eye over UK during June.
  • Penguinzoot 8 Jun 2013 14:48:20 478 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    ISS visible to naked eye over UK during June.
    This is good site for tracking the ISS, ATV, loads of other satelites and iridium flares. You have to input your latitude and longitude though.

    http://www.heavens-above.com/
  • DaM 8 Jun 2013 15:53:22 12,901 posts
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    Alarm set...check weather - despite days of blue skies, rain is predicted for tonight :(
  • ecureuil 8 Jun 2013 23:34:35 76,514 posts
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    Too fucking cloudy. Fuck this shitty country, every time this happens. I've never seen the ISS, literally every time it's passed over the UK it's been cloudy.

    I went out at 23:15 and the skies were basically clear, within 10 minutes it was almost completely covered with clouds.
  • D_arkTrooper 8 Jun 2013 23:41:36 1,297 posts
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    Wow...perfect clear skies here and just watched it pass over.

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