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What Classic did you use to see Shoemaker-Levy 9

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#126 Reid W

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:12 PM

Tasco 11T. 

 

My "prize" eyepiece at the time was a 12.5mm Meade Research Grade ortho.  ... I miss that one.

 

I recall very clear views.  


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:14 AM

Tasco 11T. 

 

My "prize" eyepiece at the time was a 12.5mm Meade Research Grade ortho.  ... I miss that one.

 

I recall very clear views.  

 

They were great eyepieces.



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:27 AM

We are doing that without a comet/ asteroid impact.


When I was up at Stellafane over the weekend I saw a cool bumper sticker. It said:
 

“GREAT COMET OF 2020”

 

And below that it said in smaller print:

 

”Please, just end it all now.”

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 04:35 PM

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#130 wargrafix

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:47 PM

Hi all, I had posted earlier. But the event really does stir up memories.

 

I would have been a little older than 11 and I could remember the leadup to the even with CNN constant replaying the computer generated simulations of the imapct event. And the photgraph of the string of pearls comet. Of course after the event with the stunning Hubble photos. At that time, I did not know anyone with a telescope and try as I might with my 7*35 bino, obvious I couldnt make out anything. In trinidad telescopes were a rarity, and the chances of being in the circles with those who had were slim to none. The fever to own a telescope never died.

 

The irony is in Trindad the seeing is like butter and later from astronomers who were in Trinidad and Tobago for the event, it was a stunning event to behold. I can only hope to witness another and be able to share the moment with my family.

 

 

Here is a single frame to give an idea of the seeing through a C9.25

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:46 PM

I viewed the impact sites through my 8" f/4.5 Meade 8800 on an eq mount with a drive. The detail was amazing, far more incredible than anyone had predicted or imagined if I remember correctly. I know a lot of people said it would not be visible to amateur astronomers, but does anybody recall if they ever heard of somebody saying it might appear as something like it actually did? My wife and daughter were both quite impressed to see the subsequent impacts and changes as I followed Jupiter on my patio every clear night for weeks. Those who knew me as an astronomy buff at work were also fascinated that the event was seen so well in my scope at home.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:41 AM

Saw it with an 8" Meade eq starfinder that I still have and used TV 15 and 11 Plossls 

 

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:33 PM

Used my 1986 C8 and my homebuilt 16" f/4.9 Dobsonian.

 

Sketched it nightly over several months.  I still cannot believe those impact scars lasted so long!

 

Suresh


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