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Stargazing

Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by Theorum, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I worked on a ship once, they cut all the outdoor lights one night for me to look at the stars, it was incredible.
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    On the ISS in a Star Trek mode...

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  3. stoofer34

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    August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The thin crescent moon will be no match for the bright Perseids this year so be prepared for a great show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I asked a girl with a telescope if I could see her summer triangle

    She looked at me in a milky kind of way
     
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  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Was she a Virgo?
     
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    Laurie61 Well-Known Forumite

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    Caught a nice bright Perseid last night which left an ionisation trail.
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    Link to short gif -

    http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/250171-bright-perseid-with-trail/
     
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    Still worth a look, if you're still up - cloud heavy and getting heavier, but a few bright ones getting through.
     
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    Yes, managed to see some nice bright, quite slow, ones last night. Cloud was not too bad here.

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    I have posted another gif on here.

    http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/250253-bright-perseid-with-train/
     
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  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Wednesday night was very good for them where I was (mid Wales), saw lots. As it coincides with my birthday I'm usually there to watch :)
     
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    Small chance of catching the aurora tonight and it should be fairly clear.

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  12. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Indeed. Catch it before they close those loos in North Walls for good.
     
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  13. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I've started singing Simply Red songs

    Does this mean the end of the world as we know it
     
  14. Gramaisc

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    No, that's R.E M. songs....
     
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    Clear skies this evening will allow you to see the International Space Station pass over the UK at 6.28pm


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  16. Gramaisc

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    There are better passes coming up in the next few days - http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php

    This current one will actually be south of Paris, though it could be visible from here.
     
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    age'd parent 50,000th poster!

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    Super moon and eclipse of the moon tonight, so it's at it's nearest but it will go red for a bit. ;)
     
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    Nice and clear at the moment.
     
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    When's the best time to look ? don't wanna b stood at window alll night
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    Howling.....


    I don't think we'll see a great deal of the 'special effect' from here - just a particularly good full Moon, really.
     

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