12.5 & 10" Dobs, 6 Small scopes, 2 Classic Scopes (Sears 60mm, Tasco 60mm), 8x40 10x42 10x50 12x50 15x70 Binoculars
Job 9:9 He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Psalms 147:4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Dell Axim X5 400Mhz PPC pocket stars 5.12 7x35/10x50/15x70 Bino's
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Televue 85/TRF-2008 field flattener, Meade LX200 10", Manfrotto 055SSB tripod/410 geared head/AstroTrac TT320X-AG/056 3D head, GM-8/Gemini, 10 Micron 1000 HPS, Canon 40D (unmodded), Canon 450D (modded w/Astronomiks clip-ins - UV/IR, OWB), Coronado SM60/Lunt B1200/WO diagonal, Baader Herschel Wedge Leeds Sky Clock Ripon Sky Clock
ATM project around a Coulter 17.5" mirror COMPLETE with Intelliscope C.O.L Apogee 6" F8 refractor, CG-5 mount, Coronado P.S.T Criterion 4" F12 Dynascope
I tripped over this site through my excitement over Comet Ison... From my very very limited school boy physics... If you have an object moving through space at 60miles per/sec...that is anticipated to increase to a speed perhaps 200 miles p/sec ...why would anyone be surprised if Ison broke up... The friction at those speeds must be quite a force on an object composed of ice and rock, factor in the gravitational pull of the sun + temperature... why would it be a surprise to anyone if the comet does not pull through...and simply breaks up....
Reading some articles, not on these boards, makes me think astronomy is an art form and not a science...
Fingers and legs crossed though.... Hall (Hale) Bop was quite special...I was sad to see it go...there is something quite magical about it...
Imaging Editor, Sky & Telescope Magazine
is that ISON, the faint fuzzy dot in the lower left??
Quote:http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/1024/latest.htmlis that ISON, the faint fuzzy dot in the lower left??
Celestron CG-11, Orion 127 Mak, 22 trips to TSP, 5 to Okie-Tex, and thousands of nights under the stars!
Quote:...Here are some nice graphics showing when, where in each available SOHO, STEREO-A, STEREO-B camera
Quote:It will appear in SOHO C3 but not just yet
Quote:It still looks pretty solid in the images.
Quote:And for the record, I haven't yet read a post on ISON's possible/probable demise that expresses surprise. More like disappointment.
Quote:People are simply hoping that ISON pulls through and puts on an amazing show.
I ache, therefore I am
Quote:Depending on the size of the fragments the emissions increase should persist if the fragments are large and decrease to zero if the comet is truly cooked and evaporated. It still looks pretty solid in the images.
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
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