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by Brian
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Space Junk Is Our New Tragedy of the Commons
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Space Junk Is Our New Tragedy of the Commons

"Unless countries overcome their differences and regulate the use of satellites, we’re all headed for trouble."

from:
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... he-commons
by Brian
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Headsup: COMET ATLAS APPROACHES EARTH
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Headsup: COMET ATLAS APPROACHES EARTH

From spaceweather.com for April 12 : On April 23rd, Comet ATLAS (C/2020 R4) will pass by Earth about 69 million km (43 million miles) away. Currently reported at +9mag, may get to +8. Should be visible in a small(ish) telescope . Claimed an easy target in scopes larger than 6 inches. Now heading tow...
by Brian
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IC 1805
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: IC 1805

That is a striking image indeed. Nice tight stars too! Very nice,

regards,
by Brian
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade

Light scattered from orbiting satellites already exceeds light pollution targets set 40 years ago:

https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/s ... ight-skies

See also SPA ENB 538
by Brian
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Asteroid Apophis Flyby

< Asteroid Apophis impact ruled out for at least a century > "Just in case it was on your list of things to worry about, new observations of the asteroid Apophis have ruled out any chance of an Earth impact for a least a century" from: https://astronomynow.com/2021/03/26/asteroid-apophis-i...
by Brian
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Russo-Chinese moon base planned ..
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Russo-Chinese moon base planned ..

Eva Braun wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:40 am "Any country would be free to use the International Lunar Research Station." - will see..
Russia and China together ? With every module bugged I don't see the US being too keen...... :wink:
by Brian
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

The day dawned with blanket high cloud here. No chance of seeing anything until the Sun burnt those clouds back, then too bright of course.
by Brian
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

I also picked up Saturn this morning in the pre-dawn sky at 05.35BST . Usin 10x50 binoculars the planet's yellowish hue was quite obvious. Tried for Jupiter about half an hour later but no good, sky was too bright by then I think.
by Brian
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Venus

Skygazers Almanac (S&T) shows Venus as an evening star for the rest of this year. Most of this time it will be hugging the twilight zone
by Brian
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: SpaceX launch 60 more Starlink satellites
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: SpaceX launch 60 more Starlink satellites

Now that Russia has a submarine specifically designed to cut undersea (internet) cables used by every one including the military, maybe Starlink will become the only long-term option :shock:
by Brian
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars meets the Pleiades
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Mars meets the Pleiades

Welcome Dan. :)
That is a very pleasing image. Thanks for sharing it with us,

regards,
by Brian
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: A lunar jewelled handle
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: A lunar jewelled handle

Thanks for the heads-up :)
Should be a lovely sight with 4mag Xi1-Cet close by, but plenty of cloud in the west here, hard to make out where the Moon might be :roll:

regards,
by Brian
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Elon Musk promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Elon Musk promotion

Controversial electric-car whiz Elon Musk has updated his job title from CEO to “Technoking of Tesla” – as in Techno King – according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission overnight. Emperors crown themselves, Kings are crowned, so it must re correctly be "Techno-I...