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by Kay Burton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Jupiter and Saturn

[part 2] 31st March, MMXXI. 0607-0630 BST; Found JUPITER as an obvious pale tiny disc in the hand held but rested 8x42 monocular. From my viewpoint, it was within the fov of this instrument and the red light atop the I-360 [or 'stick and the doughnut'] tower on the distant Brighton seafront. And wa...
by Kay Burton
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Asteroid Apophis Flyby

Excellent count! Thank you so much. At least roughly I understand now when to expect this event. I think it will be possible to clarify the data closer to the date of the approach of the asteroid. There are still several years of waiting left. The main thing is not to forget during this time and not...
by Kay Burton
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Asteroid Apophis Flyby
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Asteroid Apophis Flyby

It is very interesting to know the exact time when the asteroid can be seen. Are there any more accurate calculations in which time zone at what time the asteroid will be visualized?
by Kay Burton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Neximage10 driver software
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Neximage10 driver software

How many resources does this program require? My computer began to overheat wildly. I had to buy an additional cooler. Maybe this is not connected with this particular program, but in general with the load on the computer. My problem was solved by the Noctua NH-U14S, which I found in this review . I...
by Kay Burton
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Perseverance has landed
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Perseverance has landed

This is great news! It is very interesting what discoveries await us, whether theories about the existence of life on Mars, at least traces of it, will be confirmed. This will be a good argument in favor of the fact that not only our planet is inhabited. Even if these are the simplest forms of life ...
by Kay Burton
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Hope orbiter reaches Mars
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Hope orbiter reaches Mars

It is already very interesting to know the results of the first studies. Still, Mars is now the # 1 target. I am really looking forward to the results, because there were articles in which there were assumptions about the existence of bacteria, since there is water on Mars and presumably some microo...
by Kay Burton
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: New to SPA *helloooooooo*
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: New to SPA *helloooooooo*

Hey! It's great that you're so passionate about space exploration. I am sure that on the forum you will find a lot of interesting and new information for you. The guys here are friendly and will gladly prompt and answer your questions!
by Kay Burton
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Another Beast from the East?
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Another Beast from the East?

Our cat, who I have mentioned from time to time as a feline wake-up alarm-call if I sleep too much and am about to miss something astronomically interesting, insists on going out into the garden under almost any weather. During the winter she grows a thick ruff, looking rather like a tiny black &am...
by Kay Burton
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Why BIG moon rockets?
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Why BIG moon rockets?

This is indeed a very reasonable idea, because a conventional launch pad is not capable of raising such a colossus as a ship capable of transporting a crew and the required supply of resources (fuel, equipment, food for the crew). After all, this is not only a shell. Equipment that can withstand the...
by Kay Burton
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Another Beast from the East?
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Beast from the East.

If it's any consolation Brian, whatever Nature throws at us, she's equipped us with a brain that, given enough time and resources, can solve or, at least, moderate these problems. You're right. And as a rule, conscientious people who have chronic diseases or complications after the disease continue...
by Kay Burton
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: new scope and camera troubles ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: new scope and camera troubles ???

I also have a similar problem, but it's more from the laptop side. I had to urgently buy a new one, and at the moment I could only afford a budget option. I took HP for $ 500, of course not God knows what kind of investment, but for the first time it will do. So, I think that the problem may be in p...
by Kay Burton
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Gateway to the Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Gateway to the Moon

It seems a waste Kay that nations are not pooling their space resources, instead of duplicating some of the things that others did decades ago. It would be more rational to have a global space programme. Of course, this level of co-operation isn't possible in the present divided world. It's in the ...
by Kay Burton
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Gateway to the Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Gateway to the Moon

I think Lunar Gateway will not be the last space station to be built on the Moon. More and more space companies appear and develop in the world. I watch announcing the news , development plans and I believe that one day we will wake up and realize that we have reached a tremendous level of developme...
by Kay Burton
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Yorkshire Dales given dark sky designation
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Yorkshire Dales given dark sky designation

Yes, in the 21st century, the hardest thing to find is the sky, the purity of which is not distorted by the light of cities. Of course, outside the city there are small such spaces, but there are very few of them, and the weather does not always favor the "use" of this piece of sky.
by Kay Burton
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Arecibo Telescope to close.
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Arecibo Telescope to close.

Well, as far as I know, the telescope was quite old and I don't know if any restoration work was carried out on it. So, it is not known here what is the main reason for its breakdown - the deterioration of the structure or the force of the storm. For example, how would a new structure have handled t...