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What's your favorite/favourite celestial object?
« on: 14/09/2010 00:04:50 »
It's a good time of year for star gazey stuff. What do you like to look at? I'm talking about real time viewing with your naked eyeballs, or with the aid of a telescope, or binos.

It would be a perfect night here, but some twit decided to set his wheat stubble on fire and fill the air with smoke.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 14/09/2010 00:29:53 »
Well....on the 25th August I managed my first ever view of Jupiter with three of it's moons orbiting it.... Europa, Ganymede and Callisto ...that was like....well kewl !...all through my own telepscope !

The big dipper/plough is my fave constellation...which is nice !
 

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« Reply #2 on: 14/09/2010 00:59:49 »
Yes, Jupiter's moons are really cool.

I like to find Andromeda, but I find it really difficult to spot with the naked eye. It's really huge, but it's also really faint. I can only see it with my peripheral vision. Can you see it at all?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/09/2010 04:27:47 »
This one reminds me of myself sometimes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Nebula
 

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« Reply #4 on: 14/09/2010 09:24:12 »
This is my favorite heavenly body at the moment:
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/09/2010 18:45:36 »
With the naked eye, or with binos, M31, but like Geezer says, it's not easy to see unless conditions are really good.  Second place goes to Luna.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/09/2010 23:37:47 »
Is it Jupiter in the se sky in uk at present?  There is a beautiful and very bright planet at about 145 deg and 30ish elevation as I type this 14 September 2330 hrs bst.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 15/09/2010 10:29:21 »
This is my favorite heavenly body at the moment:






Yes Don...that is a lovely coast line !!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 15/09/2010 10:31:28 »
Is it Jupiter in the se sky in uk at present?  There is a beautiful and very bright planet at about 145 deg and 30ish elevation as I type this 14 September 2330 hrs bst.

Erhmm.....I viewed circa 1am and it was at the moon and turn left  along a horizontal plane !..

ewe should download this (it's free)...it's really good !

http://www.stellarium.org/
 

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« Reply #9 on: 15/09/2010 10:51:51 »
This is my favorite heavenly body at the moment:


I note she has a very high gravity field - look at how the horizon bends.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 15/09/2010 16:38:13 »
Nice catch!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 15/09/2010 17:19:57 »
I note she has a very high gravity field - look at how the horizon bends.

Can't say as I took a whole lot of notice of the background.
 

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