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by jeff.stevens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Sirius
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Sirius

We walked up to our local viewpoint this evening to watch sunset. It’s a beautiful view at all times, but especially when the sky is clear. It’s zero degrees Celsius tonight (32 degrees Fahrenheit) according to our outside temperature gauge, and it certainly feels crisp and sharp. At the centre left...
by jeff.stevens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mu Cephei
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Mu Cephei

It’s one of my favourites, and I revisit it quite often.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nova in Cassiopeia
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Nova in Cassiopeia

Nice observation, Bob. Great skills in estimating the magnitude.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Asteroid Apophis Flyby

brian livesey wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:26 pmIn fact, with proper planning they could do it now.
Surely it’s just a case of calling Harry S. Stamper (aka Bruce Willis) isn’t it?

Happy Easter, and Best Wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

Lovely observation, Mike. I can’t seem to make the time at the moment, but I shall look forward to seeing the pair when I can.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

Then turned the 80-mm spotter on it just to confirm that it was indeed SATURN. It was! Difficult from the upper window and impossible from the garden, at ground-level. And insufficient time to get dressed and venture to the Park for a better view. regards maf Very well done, Mike. I’m hoping to cat...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Basil Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Basil Brown

I watched this recently, David. I thought it was excellent. I didn’t know he was a member of the BAA.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Milky Way image took 10years and 1000hours exposure
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Milky Way image took 10years and 1000hours exposure

Quite a feat. Very impressive to see.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars meets the Pleiades
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Mars meets the Pleiades

Welcome to the SPA, Dan. That’s a fabulous photo. Love the nebulosity around the stars in the Pleiades

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Orion and a Satellite
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Orion and a Satellite

Hi SkyBrowser. I included the lower resolution image in this post, but yes, on the original there’s some nice detail. It was a 13 second exposure at ISO 1600, aperture f/5.6. Taken using a Canon EOS DSLR with a 55mm lens. I captured one of the Hyades and Pleiades which I was quite pleased with. I’ll...
by jeff.stevens
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Orion and a Satellite
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Orion and a Satellite

I spotted some unexpected clear skies this evening, and nipped outside in deep twilight to spend a bit of time standing and staring at the stars. I took my camera outside too, and captured this, amongst other images. I suspect Orion won’t be gracing our skies for too much longer. If I have my identi...
by jeff.stevens
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Pop Astro Live
Topic: Pop Astro Live - Friday 12th March 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Pop Astro Live - Friday 12th March 2021

If you missed tonight’s Pop Astro Live show, and Vicky’s superb guests, including Claudia Antolini, Eleni Tsiakaliari, Libby Jackson and Sonia Turkington, then you can catch up by watching the show on either Faceboook or YouTube . Well done to Vicky and the Pop Astro Live team. Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Silly Quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Silly Quiz

Rho Aquilae - Delphinus.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: March 2021 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: March 2021 Celestial Calendar

Cheers Dave. A wealth of information.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Asteroid Apophis Flyby

There’s an interesting article on SpaceWeather about the flyby of the asteroid 99942 Apophis over the weekend. It is due to make its closest approach to earth in 2029, April 13, when it will be visible to the naked eye. I vaguely remember the excitement it caused back in 2004, when prior to its orbi...