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My First Lesson in Astronomy

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#1 SpaceForce

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:42 AM

I heard about this beautiful comet NEOWISE that can be visible around 3am - 4am where I live, checked the weather and said it was all clear and stayed up all night to watch some stars. Only for it to get cloudy around 3ish. My first real lesson to astronomy, The weather will likely fail you frown.gif


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#2 Binofrac

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:51 AM

Yep, this first lesson will stay with you.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:51 AM

Welcome to the primary challenge of astronomy!   Are you familiar with https://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/ ?


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:57 AM

There are a lot of apps for weather like cleardarksky or clear outside. Don't rely too much on them; they're just as accurate as the weather forecaster on the TV.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:01 AM

you understand why, she is called mother nature.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:20 AM

I heard about this beautiful comet NEOWISE that can be visible around 3am - 4am where I live, checked the weather and said it was all clear and stayed up all night to watch some stars. Only for it to get cloudy around 3ish. My first real lesson to astronomy, The weather will likely fail you frown.gif

so far the comet has eluded me because of cloud cover but I've seen other cool stuff so there's that.


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#7 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:40 AM

Wait til you get a new scope to try   talk about drawing in the clouds?  Might as well issue a subpoena for cloud cover

 All jokes aside    it will clear for you and us     we just have to wait   As Tom Petty said   The waiting is the hardest part

 

All the best

 

 Keep looking up


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:04 PM

Clearoutside online. Google it

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:14 PM

Welcome to the primary challenge of astronomy!   Are you familiar with https://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/ ?

Never seen this but this is pretty awesome. 



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 02:36 PM

Concerning determining the future position for this comet and others, here's an extremely good resource:

https://cometchasing...ets/2020_F3.pdf

 

https://cometchasing.skyhound.com



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 03:26 PM

The second lesson you will learn is that everything is smaller and grayer than you thought.


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