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by Brian
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Spacecraft of the Future Could Be Powered By Lattice Confinement Fusion
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Spacecraft of the Future Could Be Powered By Lattice Confinement Fusion

NASA researchers demonstrate the ability to fuse atoms inside room-temperature metals. "But researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have now demonstrated a method of inducing nuclear fusion without building a massive stellarator or tokamak. In fact, all they needed was a bit of metal, some hydro...
by Brian
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Early Mars Viewing
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Early Mars Viewing

Time to dust off the 250mm SCT and the x4 imagemate then :) . May the Cloud Gods be with us,
by Brian
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: 3.200 satellite constellation from Amazon approved
Replies: 1
Views: 15

3.200 satellite constellation from Amazon approved

Amazon wins FCC approval for Kuiper internet constellation consisting of some 3,200 satellites that could rival Elon Musk's Starlink network

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... newcomment
by Brian
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

Found Neowise F3 Monday evening 20th July at 23.00UT using 11x80 binoculars from our north-facing bedroom window. Easily swept up the comet in binoculars "beneath" the bowl of the Big Dipper but no joy n/eye - the streetlights rob the eye of dark-adaption in an instant. The comet was dimmer and the ...
by Brian
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

See todays (Tues 14 July) spaceweather.com for a stunning high-resolution monochrome image of F3 Neowise
by Brian
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) + NLCs
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) + NLCs

Captivating video Gordon. Thank you 8)

regards
by Brian
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

A North-facing bedroom window seems to be a popular observing location these days :D I awoke at 2.00BST and decided to take a peek out of our window. In spite of the three encroaching LED streetlights around us, I immediately saw Capella well up in the NNE so decided to try for Neowise which should ...
by Brian
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet 2020 F3 NEOWISE and NCL
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Comet 2020 F3 NEOWISE and NCL

Hi Jan, and Welcome!

That is a lovely , atmospheric image. Well done 8)

regards,
by Brian
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Flight over Mars' Korolev crater (ESA)
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Flight over Mars' Korolev crater (ESA)

ESA video based on the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express. Nice!

https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Vide ... er_on_Mars
by Brian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Marsquakes
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Marsquakes

:lol:
by Brian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: A satellite "orbit tax" proposed by scientist
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: A satellite "orbit tax" proposed by scientist

I'm waiting for some pigs to come flying past ...... :lol:
by Brian
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NLCs from the north of Scotland.
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: NLCs from the north of Scotland.

One day I will actually see "live" NLCs :(

Lovely pics btw :D

regards,
by Brian
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Planets & No Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Three Planets & No Comet

There have been some very nice images of the comet and NLCs on spaceweather.com this week :D
by Brian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Virtual Moon Atlas 7 available for download
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Virtual Moon Atlas 7 available for download

VMA7 is now available for free download from:

http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start

There are plenty of new features - see the link above,
by Brian
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New Forum Layout
Replies: 1
Views: 112

New Forum Layout

The new Forum layout is looking very nice!
Thanks to the Team for all your hard work :D