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Forum: Solar System 21-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks Al! Don't leave it too long - it's...

Thanks Al! Don't leave it too long - it's dimming fairly rapidly. By the start of Aug it'll be almost mag 19, dimmer than mag 20 by the end (JPL ephemeris). Interesting about the current...
Forum: Solar System 20-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Rob_K
(1566) Icarus, 19 June 2015

The tiny dot in the middle is a lump of rock just over a km in mean diameter hurtling through space at a distance of 10.7 million km from Earth.

(1566) Icarus is an Apollo asteroid (m.p.)...
Forum: General Chat 18-06-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Rob_K
Laser pointers

Oh dear. I was searching for information on obtaining approval for use of a laser pointer in Victoria (for astronomy outreach events ONLY!!) and I came across this - scroll down to PART 6 and...
Forum: Solar System 13-06-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Rob_K
Great job Andrew! :thumbsup: Cheers -

Great job Andrew! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 01-06-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Rob_K
Good work Dana! I've seen Djorg 2 through a 4.5"...

Good work Dana! I've seen Djorg 2 through a 4.5" in very dark skies - my notes just say "Obscured in starfield very faint, very small glow in 4.5-inch scope". Ton 2 (Pismis 26) & HP 1 are a bridge...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 27-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Rob_K
Why bother creating FITs Al? Unless you've done...

Why bother creating FITs Al? Unless you've done darks, flats, bias etc and have accurate calibration and a reference image for correction, you're not going to be submitting to a science archive! :) ...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 26-05-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By Rob_K
Stars twinkling and planets not should not be...

Stars twinkling and planets not should not be taken as an immutable law of the Universe, and depends a lot on local seeing conditions. From my location, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars (and of course Venus...
Forum: Observation Reports 24-05-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rob_K
Cheers Sab. Tons of observing, no reports! I'm...

Cheers Sab. Tons of observing, no reports! I'm out almost every clear (or partly clear) night. Visual observing takes a bit of a back seat but I do a lot through local outreach and our club...
Forum: General Chat 24-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By Rob_K
I'm with boof, who are you? The real vingster is...

I'm with boof, who are you? The real vingster is an ancient legend spoken of in whispers by the Elders, a ghost of observing past... :shrug:
Forum: Observation Reports 20-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rob_K
Great report Sab! Cheers -

Great report Sab!

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 20-05-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Rob_K
Both the stars are pulsating variables. The one...

Both the stars are pulsating variables. The one at top-right is BO Car, an SRC-type variable and a red supergiant with a 0.8 magnitude amplitude and a period of about 131 days. The lower one is...
Forum: General Chat 06-05-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Rob_K
Don't stop there Wavytone - Greenwich itself has...

Don't stop there Wavytone - Greenwich itself has been taken over by SteamPunk, with Flamsteed House subtitled "Longitude Punk'd" (groan) and housing a display of intricate, fake, imaginary...
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,352
Posted By Rob_K
Pardon my cynicism but the scenario of drug...

Pardon my cynicism but the scenario of drug smugglers secreting their million dollar packages in innocent travellers' luggage and hoping on a roll of the dice and a thousand different variables that...
Forum: Solar System 29-04-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,951
Posted By Rob_K
Great stuff Kevin! Here's mine from this...

Great stuff Kevin! Here's mine from this morning, just pleased to get some sign of the tail! Canon 650D, 200mm lens, 6 x 60 sec, ISO 6400, F/5.6, crop.

Also did a visual obs, m1 = 7.6. Looks...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 24-04-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By Rob_K
Some recent low-res spectra obtained on this...

Some recent low-res spectra obtained on this nova. By the AAVSO light curve, it's rising to a fourth maximum, currently nudging towards 4.5. On 22 April it was a fairly easy naked eye again in dark...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 22-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Rob_K
Yes Al, before the fun gets sucked right out of...

Yes Al, before the fun gets sucked right out of it! ;) :lol:

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 21-04-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Rob_K
Lagoon Nebula, 20 Apr 2015

Just a bit of fun. Canon 650D, 200mm lens & SA100 grating, 5 x 30 sec, ISO 6400, F/5.6. Full frame.

Cheers -
Forum: Solar System 21-04-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,951
Posted By Rob_K
Here's my shot of C/2015 G2 (MASTER) and the...

Here's my shot of C/2015 G2 (MASTER) and the Helix Nebula, 17:49, 20 April 2015 UT (morning of 21 Apr our time). Canon 650D, 200mm lens, 10 x 60 sec, ISO 6400, F/5.6. Reduced-size crop from a larger...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 20-04-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Rob_K
I think you might be referring to the PACA...

I think you might be referring to the PACA (Pro-Am Collaborative Astronomy) Facebook comet groups, and specifically the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko collaboration in association with the Rosetta...
Forum: Solar System 17-04-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,951
Posted By Rob_K
Nice job again Kevin! :thumbsup: Attached is my...

Nice job again Kevin! :thumbsup: Attached is my most recent effort, from the morning of 16 April. Can't see it? :shrug: Well, I needed a fog filter LOL, got nothing of the comet! :rolleyes: The...
Forum: Solar System 13-04-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,951
Posted By Rob_K
Great shot Kevin! :thumbsup: Hehe, a...

Great shot Kevin! :thumbsup:



Hehe, a miss is as good as a mile Al! ;) To tell you the truth, I was over the moon to find a pre-discovery image and it was only when people started sending...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 13-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By Rob_K
Just an update - the nova was naked-eye in...

Just an update - the nova was naked-eye in Moon-free skies last night (12 Apr 2015) as it rises towards a third maximum. Here's a spectrum and an image I obtained. In the image the nova is the...
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By Rob_K
Yeah, I'd like to know how much I have to pay. :P...

Yeah, I'd like to know how much I have to pay. :P

Cheers -
Forum: Solar System 08-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Rob_K
Cracker shot, beautiful colour! :thumbsup: ...

Cracker shot, beautiful colour! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 04-04-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Rob_K
Hi Darren - because of the poor forecast and...

Hi Darren - because of the poor forecast and shortness of totality, and because of a prior volunteering engagement the following night for the Bright Big4 Caravan Park's Astronomy Night, the club...
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