I LOVE THE STARS TO DEARLY TO FEAR THE NIGHT. celestron c-8 8x50mm finder televue 1.25" barlow e-lux 40mm wf, a pentax xl 10.5mm , orion ex 2 ,17mm wf's. an original televue zoom twist type (2000) 8mm-24 filters lite red 23a,violet 47 and yellow both (great for venus) light blue 82a. also an orange #21 to help find the inner planets as they neutralize the blue sky in daylite. Baader contrast filter,helps with planets.orion contrast filter.
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Quote:That's a really fine post, Robert. Earlier I created graphics and an article related to this apparition, but did not plan to mention them here until later this month. Here is a link to my Mercury webpage: www.CurtRenz.com/mercuryWhile this will be a highly favorable evening apparition for northern hemisphere observers, the one in May-June will be even better. The morning apparition in between will be great for those in the southern hemisphere, but almost worthless for us.
Quote:Curt:Thanks once again for the alerting me to another apparition of Mercury. It's a great way to begin an evening.Jon
---John 14.5" Dall-Kirkham w/Royce optics Celestron 11 AP140EDF,TEC140,Tak FS60-C ZWO ASI120MM and ASI120MC DMK21AU618.AS SBIG ST-10XE http://www.spacescenes.com
Quote:mercury now 7deg east of the sun an moving out rapidly.still to close to the sun to even see at all in scope..a few more days ill try.its now moving to be visible at sundown in a week or so.look for it just after sundown,a pinkisk star preety bright low in the west without a telescope.feb 10 an on.
Quote:that chart is excellent an gives one the info to get a better understanding of its position,awesome centaur,gonna try again this am here in crystal blue skies in fla,usa at 10.20 est 3.20 ut.temp 67% degrees.
Quote:well,im very skeptical about global warming,however the sahara dessert has been growing at about 1/4 of an inch per year since like the 80ties or nineties but id have to check on that cause its been years since i read that in scientific american.
Quote:john,i could not agree more.i use a light carboard black shield,painted white,an im in florida so i get a 10deg higher ecliptic which helps a lot an not to mention very clear skies.yes an your right about those thermal currents,i got venus in scope now an i see those at times rising up.im on grass so it helps.been looking at merc an venus in daylite since that seventies.thx for the info .btw though i find a c-11 for mercury an venus gets more of those abberations thats why i stick with a c-8.let me know yoir findings an stay in touch john.
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Quote:well again i hear reports on both sides an i lean away from global warming until i see real results an credibility.
Quote:i didnt watch it yet.i was minding my granddaughter. .but again there are pros an cons to it.do you yourself believe in global warming? when i get the chance, tommorow ill respond.thx centaur
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:john,nice avatar ,i didnt notice it till rick gave me heads up.very nice.i guess you used eyepiece projection at sundown?