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Neil Wyatt15/12/2020 11:56:45
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 14/12/2020 23:57:13:

Plan ahead : **LINK**

https://news.sky.com/story/jupiter-and-saturn-to-create-first-visible-christmas-star-in-800-years-12161286

MichaelG.

I have already arranged to meet a friend in a field...

I think the 'first visible Christmas star' line is bit of an exaggeration... Jupiter will be magnitude -1.97, while Saturn will be 0.63. That a difference of 2.512^2.6 or about 11 times, so visible to the naked eye as a single dot they will only be 10% brighter than Jupiter alone.

A solitary Jupiter higher in the sky will make a much more noticeable Christmas star over the coming half dozen years or so.

Neil

Michael Gilligan16/12/2020 00:31:49
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Well ... If you weren’t convinced by my last link, Neil, you might like this: **LINK**

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/someone-took-eight-year-photo-exposure-beer-can-180976552/

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt21/12/2020 10:23:04
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As I'll probably be clouded out tonight, I got a p[review of the 'Great Conjunction' yesterday evening, which was gloriously clear, although I had some equipment issues in the middle of a field, that meant I didn't get high resolution images.

Martin Connelly21/12/2020 10:48:27
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I did get a picture of Jupiter once where you could see the 4 galilean moons but you had to know what it was to make sense of it in the first place. Having Saturn in the frame does make it obvious. Nice job.

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Neil Wyatt21/12/2020 11:01:43
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What's frustrating is that I was unable to use kit that woulds have suppressed some atmospheric distortion, which has 'stretched' Jupiter a bit, at least in the red and green images combined for this result.

Jeff Dayman21/12/2020 23:05:01
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Say Neil, I've looked all over my railway maps and I just can't find this "Conn Junction" everybody's talking about.

Oh wait ..........smiley

Michael Gilligan15/02/2021 10:08:17
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China has found this on the Moon : **LINK**

https://wordpress.futurism.com/china-discovers-unusual-shard-moon

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt15/02/2021 16:41:16
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 15/02/2021 10:08:17:

China has found this on the Moon : **LINK**

https://wordpress.futurism.com/china-discovers-unusual-shard-moon

MichaelG.

A few theories abut its origin.

Neil

Neil Wyatt23/02/2021 17:07:05
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Despite the awful cloud, I have managed to get a few images over the last couple of months:

Monkey Head Nebula

Monkey Head Nebula

Flaming Star Nebula

Flaming Star nebula

Mick B123/02/2021 17:36:06
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Amazing. I never knew of the Monkey Head nebula, but had seen pictures of the pillars inside it for I don't know how long. Is it visible as such to plain eyesight in - say - a 6" reflector?

Michael Gilligan23/02/2021 17:49:13
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Lovely images, Neil yes

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Grizzly bear23/02/2021 18:25:19
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Very good Neil,

Pictures to be proud of.

Bear..

Harry Wilkes23/02/2021 18:26:45
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Nice images Neil

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Steviegtr23/02/2021 18:59:33
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Amazing shots.

Steve.

Michael Gilligan18/05/2021 14:09:01
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I have just “attended” this presentation, on Zoom : **LINK**

https://youtu.be/HMIvebvnFwo

Megalandslides on the Earth, Moon and Mars

Some very interesting images !

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan09/06/2021 07:48:19
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I bet Galileo would be impressed !

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/see-the-first-images-nasa-s-juno-took-as-it-sailed-by-ganymede

MichaelG.

John Haine09/06/2021 09:18:12
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Neil, have you tried checking your watch against the Jovian moons?

**LINK**

Peter Greene 🇨🇦15/06/2021 15:56:42
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Good shot of Chinese Zhurong lander on Mars

Neil Wyatt03/07/2021 13:13:09
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This one was actually from the beginning of June:

Sadr Region Nebula

My first taken using a camera lens with my astro camera, to get a wider field. It was a Zeiss Sonnar 135 f/3.5.

Neil

Neil Wyatt23/08/2021 14:08:59
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And from last night. Look carefully, and you can see the 'North Polar Hexagon', it's quite good going to show this using a 6" telescope.

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