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Posted 23 July 2005 - 03:21 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.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 04:16 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...
 

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:48 AM

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

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:52 AM

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

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:39 AM

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


Here are some Mercury observation reports:
Mercury!
 

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:45 AM

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

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:58 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
 

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:01 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
 

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 08:03 AM

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


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

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 12:03 AM

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

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 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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Posted 13 March 2006 - 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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Posted 15 March 2006 - 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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Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:25 PM

for those of you looking for minor planet info;

From: saberscorpx

a few minor planet links:

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

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

Astronomical League Asteroid Observe Program
http://www.astroleag...d/astrclub.html

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

links to discussion about Comet Swan Links to Comet Swan
 


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