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Re: Thingys In The Sky

Post  gregrowlerson on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:09 pm

Exactly right Lai, they would Head Banger

And yaaaay! Snailish influence has led to you joining me on the tongue bandwagon! Isn't it cute? cheers for Tongueey Very Happy

I can see your link for the international space station watch. So it's not a alien UFO then confused No Laughing

Looks like you have three more days to catch it, with today being the bestest opportunity (incredibly bright; I guess the ISS is a smart/sharp cookie today Razz )

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:50 pm

I dont think the Sky's going to be clear enough for any shots. Total cloud cover
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:36 am

Sadly missed it last night although it was going passed at 19.41pm but tonight I will be outside with my camera for sure unless we have Snowing or Raining or Lightening or Rain

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm

Another opportunity to see the ISS tonight at 6.50pm

http://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-uk-passes-february-2013/

and how to watch and take a photo

http://www.sen.com/feature/how-to-watch-and-photograph-the-international-space-station.html


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Post  gregrowlerson on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:53 pm

Best of luck with your latest happy snaps attempt Mrs Kipia. We have our fingers crossed for you tonight Very Happy
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:01 am

No No No It was completely cloudy and so disappointing as I was completely ready, camera on tripod, slow shutter speed, all tested and ready! Always the way, anyway it is passing again tonight so fingers crossed for a better evening, at the moment it is a complete blanket of cloud What a Face

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Post  gregrowlerson on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:41 pm

Tough luck Mrs Kipia. Hopefully you see more of Mr sunny tomorrow and a clear night can provide opportunity for happy snaps.
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 pm

Last night was another total failure - clouds everywhere affraid I think tonight is the last chance for a while .............. hey ho !

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Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:17 am

Bright comet 'lighting sky' as it flies by Earth

Stargazers could enjoy a rare spectacle as a bright comet swings into the Northern Hemisphere.

The icy mass, called C/2011 L4 Pan-Starrs, should be visible with binoculars or a telescope from 8 March.

But in the following days, it will become even brighter and could be seen with the naked eye.

Astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere have already been treated to a fly past, with reports that the body was as bright as stars in the Plough.

Mark Bailey, director of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland, said: "We have great hopes for this comet. Of course we are always very cautious - even now we don't know how bright it is going to get - but we are keeping out fingers crossed."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21701641

I'll be out there, unless it's tipping with rain Laughing

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:13 pm

Thanks Lai, but there's defo No chance of seeing anything here in Wales to night its Raining and to much cloud Mad
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:15 pm

Same here WS but

The 12 and 13 March could provide the best viewing opportunity. At this time, it will move further from the Sun, but should be easier to spot in the night sky, providing it is a clear night.

"After sunset, scan the horizon roughly in the western direction. On the 12 and 13 March, there is a nice association with the thin crescent Moon," advised Prof Bailey.

"You can use the Moon as a guide, and search just down or to the left of the Moon. Through binoculars you should be able to see the head of the comet and certainly the two types of the tail."

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Post  littlewid on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:21 pm

We would need to have clearer skies then too as it is very misty here and drizzling with rain, in fact it has been very wintry here today, loads of rain and a dark evening. If we have some clear sky on those dates I will have a look to see if I can see it.

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:14 pm

Thanks Lai I will keep those dates in my diary, lets hope for clear skys then. Errrrr just one thing it says look to the left of the Moon, but it does'nt say on which side you should be standing confused scratch
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:06 am

ROFL WS - you're a Like a Star @ heaven

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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:09 am

Did anyone see anything on the 12th and 13th?
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Post  Laikipia on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:05 am

Clouds and some more clouds - still optimistic for the rest of the month though cheers

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Post  littlewid on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Last night, it was windy and chilly and a bit of a bleak evening and the clouds were really swirling around, so I thought I would try and capture the evening moon and also the bleak sky, although I do rather like the sky





A series of Moon Shots



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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:38 pm

WOWWOWWOW: Brilliant shots LW, those moon ones are really clear, and I love the Sky one you'vr really captured the mood with that one

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Post  Doogs on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:03 pm

  Superb shots LW   
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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:12 pm

WOW indeedy LW! Thanks for sharing such epic shots of the moon with us. They are really wonderful Very Happy
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Post  littlewid on Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:59 pm

Thanks guy's, I didn't think they were that brilliant, I just liked them, so i'm really glad you liked them too Group Hug 

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:40 am

http://i70.servimg.chttp://www.picgifs.c Littlewid, I'd forgotten about this thread.  Lovely moon shots indeed and very ethereal.

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:18 pm

Perseid Meteorwatch – Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of August 2013 and ISS pass details for August.

The Perseids are the highlight of the astronomical calendar and a must see! They are ideal for those who want to see a meteor/ shooting star for the first time
http://www.meteorwatch.org/

Meteor Showers – Where and When to Look
http://www.meteorwatch.org/science-observing/meteor-showers-where-when-to-look/


Let's hope for a clear sky and that some of us get to see these.

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:04 pm

Thanks Lai for the links. I will keep an eye out, but I dont think there's much chance tonight we have quite heavy cloud cover at the moment

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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks heaps Lai! Might check this possibility out soonish http://i70.servimg.c 
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