Astronomy stuff - Life, the Universe & Everything

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by geoff501, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Is closer tonight than it's been for yonks. Just got my 15x40 binos out, can sea great view of the moons. Can't find my tripod, so I've held the binos on a garden fork for support. It's fascinating to observe the moons each night and see how they have rotated in orbit. Can't miss it, to the left of the moon right now.
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just looked with me 8x42 bins, me scope's in the loft.
    I can see Juptier's moons too.
     
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Which direction does one look?
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Look at our Moon then look left until see a bright 'star'.
     
  6. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    says here you can see the red spot.
    I couldn't.


    Same here. See four moons with x15 binos and dodgy eyes (two on the right and two much closer on the left), but no spot. I think you need a serious telescope for the spot. Mrs S. says she can see moons with the naked eye, but she has alway had eyes like a hawk.
     
  7. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    I have a 75mm refractor in the loft, must get it tomorrow, but no idea where the tripod is.
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Mrs D had not long gone to bed when I read this thread.
    I got her out of bed, she was stood in PJs in garden looking at Jupiter.
    Gone back to bed now though.
    :)
     
  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    We're going off topic here. Where the hell is Mars, The Bringer of War ?
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers for the heads-up Geoff.
    Best I could manage without digging out the uber-tripod.
    Forgotten what a frustrating business it can be.

    [​IMG]

    Might have to have another go tomorrow.
     
  11. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Thin cloud cover over us at the moment. Can still see it through my 10x50's, but with no tripod and all the light pollution it's just a bright "squiggely" dot in the sky. Shall try again tomorrow.
     
  12. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Geoff,
    Think I would recognise you if I bumped into you in the Supermarket!

    'and dodgy eyes (two on the right and two much closer on the left)'

    Mike
     
  13. jonnyreb

    jonnyreb Junior Member

    great to find you lads awake and see a familiar name , owen
     
  14. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I find stuff like this fascinating.

    A week gone Sat (11th Sep) me an my mates saw a very bright star, much brighter than the north star. Almost looked like someone had turned a torch on. One of my mates reckoned it was Jupiter but haven't been able to see it since.
     
  15. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Best I could manage without digging out the uber-tripod...
    Might have to have another go tomorrow.
    Great stuff, see if you can repeat this shot tomorrow.
     
  16. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Geoff,
    Think I would recognise you if I bumped into you in the Supermarket!

    'and dodgy eyes (two on the right and two much closer on the left)'

    Mike
    :lol:
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Had a look already with my old Optolyth scope with 30x eye piece.
    Did try to take pictures through it with digi-camera but didn't work.
    Showed the kids , they were impressed .
    Also showed them our moon through the scope which mad ethem all go "WOW!".
    Thanks again Geoff for heads up on it.
     
  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Cloudy this evening, else you could wowed them again as the moons would have moved somewhat from vP photo.
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That was this evening.
    They gone to bed now.
    Jupiter had 1 moon to left. 2 moons to right.

    Sky really clear here.
     
  20. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Shoot! This week the sky has been completely covered and is to remain so!
     

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