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"Best Of" Thread
      #528956 - 07/23/05 04:21 PM

This thread is a read only thread inspired by the "best of" thread created by Edz in the Binocular Forum. The object is to have interesting & informative posts with links to the original threads in a centralized location for easy viewing by everybody. This also eliminates having too many threads pinned to the top of the forum. This thread be a continuous work in progress, so check back often. If you come across a thread that you think should be included in this "best of" thread, please let me or one of the other moderators know.

Enjoy!
Bill

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 02:33 AM)


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Mars Opposition 2005 new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #528990 - 07/23/05 05:16 PM

Some great information for observing Mars:
another Mars observing guide
What I learned from this past Mars opposition


This thread discusses the possibility of a dust storm on Mars for the '05 opposition:
Dust Storms On Mars? Not Again!


These threads contain some fantastic observing reports from members:
Mars!
Light Cup first look at Mars 2005
Mars Obs. 6.24.05<>Small but beautiful


Wanna see the two Martian moons?
Martian Moons... Phobos & Deimos...

Edited by Bill Grass (01/09/06 02:20 PM)


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Jupiter Software new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529462 - 07/24/05 01:48 AM

This thread has lots of information about Jupiter-related software:
Jupiter Software in Realtime

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 02:30 AM)


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Uranus & Neptune new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529465 - 07/24/05 01:52 AM

You can find some useful information about these distant planets here:
Uranus and Neptune Opposition
Uranus & Neptun

Edited by Bill Grass (12/21/05 03:11 PM)


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Mercury new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529500 - 07/24/05 02:39 AM

Some information about the phases of this elusive little planet:
Phases of Mercury


Here are some Mercury observation reports:
Mercury!

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 02:43 AM)


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Planetary Telescopes new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529505 - 07/24/05 02:45 AM

Want to hear opinions on the best type of telescope for planetary observation? Check it out:
Best telescope for planetary viewing.

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 02:46 AM)


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Saturn new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529512 - 07/24/05 02:58 AM

Here's a wealth of information by our own Edz regarding seeing the Encke Division:
Seeing Encke!


And here's more from Edz about the lowest power possible to see the Cassini Division:
What’s your Lowest power to see Cassini division?


Information about seeing the shadow of Saturn's rings on Saturn's globe:
Observing the Ring Shadow


What are the names of all the gaps in the rings? Take a look:
Correct feature names in saturn's ring system


Some observation reports:
Crepe Ring

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 03:09 AM)


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Jupiter new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #529514 - 07/24/05 03:01 AM

Some Jupiter observation reports:
Jupiter and 28" Starstructure
Ballet of the Jovian satellites...
Jupiter sketch and ob,6/6/05
Jupiter Observation 6.6.05 UT

Edited by Bill Grass (07/24/05 03:11 AM)


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Pluto and Beyond new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #543095 - 08/03/05 09:03 AM

New bodies found beyond Pluto!
Another SS planet(oid)???


Will Pluto be demoted from its planetary status?
Has Pluto had its day?

Edited by Bill Grass (08/03/05 09:03 AM)


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Honing Planetary Observing Skills new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #585245 - 09/03/05 01:03 AM

Some great information about improving your observations of the planets:
Honing your planetary observation skills


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Filters new [Re: Bill Grass]
      #857477 - 03/07/06 07:26 AM

Information on what filters to use to bring out details on planets:
Using filters on planets

Here also is lots of good information about choosing and using filters from the Beginner's Forum just to be thorough:
Beginner's Guide to Filters


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Jupiter Satellites new [Re: Steph]
      #868319 - 03/13/06 11:04 PM

This thread has a link to a site where you can generate viewing information such as occultations and transits of the 4 main Jupiter moons:
Jupiter Satellite Events Generator

Don't forget to scroll up a few posts ("Jupiter software") where there's a link to an older thread with good info and links on Jupiter viewing and software for generating similar information!


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Solar System Simulator new [Re: Steph]
      #870491 - 03/15/06 08:04 AM

Rather than linking a thread, here's a direct link to NASA's Solar System Simulator (thanks to David Knisely who posted this in a thread):

NASA's Solar System Simulator


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Minor Planets new [Re: Steph]
      #1308212 - 12/17/06 02:25 PM

for those of you looking for minor planet info;
Quote:

From: saberscorpx

a few minor planet links:

Asteroid section and links @ RASC
http://www.rasc.ca/asteroids/links.shtml

Virtual Telescope @ Your Sky
(minor planets by name or number)
http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/catalogues/asteroid_names.html

Astronomical League Asteroid Observe Program
http://www.astroleague.org/al/obsclubs/asteroid/astrclub.html





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Re: C20006/M4 Comet Swan new [Re: oldsalt]
      #1376519 - 01/22/07 10:22 AM

links to discussion about Comet Swan Links to Comet Swan

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