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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Rob_K
Well I won't be getting rid of mine as long as...

Well I won't be getting rid of mine as long as there's butane cans available. Obviously an incident has occurred and these public notices are simply a way of the manufacturers avoiding litigation in...
Forum: General Chat 04-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,110
Posted By Rob_K
DELWAP (yep, you guessed it, DEPI are history! ;)...

DELWAP (yep, you guessed it, DEPI are history! ;) ) are already on the job here and the valley is full of choking smoke. Summer weather hasn't been too bad overall here - some big rainfall events...
Forum: General Chat 22-02-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Rob_K
Never seen a meteor through the eyepiece but I...

Never seen a meteor through the eyepiece but I would love to. A few years back one of the members of our local club was lucky enough to see a bright one through the eyepiece, confirmed by others who...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 20-02-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Rob_K
Fully agree Malcolm! These notes are not only...

Fully agree Malcolm! These notes are not only little pieces of astronomical history, but also gems of a person's journey in astronomy. Bob had earlier called for people to submit any notes they...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 20-02-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
Just an update on these. The Sagittarius object...

Just an update on these. The Sagittarius object has also been spectroscopically confirmed as a nova (FeII type classical nova) but no CBETs have been issued yet. The Sgr nova rose in brightness...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 20-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Rob_K
Keeping observing notes

Interesting article by Bob King, titled "Pleasures of Keeping an Astro Journal":
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/pleasures-of-keeping-an-astro-journal02182015/

Cheers -
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 17-02-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Rob_K
Public lecture in Perth - Rosetta Mission

This one might be of interest to Perth people, Tues 17 Feb 2015:...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-02-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
Certainly not forgotten Ken but positively dim...

Certainly not forgotten Ken but positively dim compared to mag 1.7! :P And of course in the same year there was the little matter of V339 Del (Nova Delphini 2013) which reached naked eye at around...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
Ian, I gather the Scorpius nova is already...

Ian, I gather the Scorpius nova is already dimming off. There aren't many observations for the Sagittarius possible nova but it may have brightened slightly. Which Cygnus nova do you remember? ...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
The Scorpius object has now been...

The Scorpius object has now been spectroscopically confirmed as a nova, awaiting official recognition through a CBET.
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=7060...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-02-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks Kevin. No chance here tonight, 100%...

Thanks Kevin. No chance here tonight, 100% cloud! :sadeyes:

Cheers -
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-02-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Rob_K
New possible nova in Scorpius, 12 Feb 2015

This came up on CBAT's Transient Objects Confirmation Page (TOCP) yesterday, mag 8.2 U. I managed to image the object last night but was unsuccessful in obtaining a spectrum due to moonlight and...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 02-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Finally got around to doing an animation on...

Finally got around to doing an animation on 357439 (2004 BL86) - 15 x 7 sec subs, Canon 650D, 200mm lens, ISO 6400, F/5.6 (crops). Image scale is roughly 6"/pixel. 11:45-11:50, 26 Jan 2015 UT.
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-01-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Nice shots guys, bad luck Joe & Steve. :thumbsup:...

Nice shots guys, bad luck Joe & Steve. :thumbsup: Finally got around to processing the 7-sec subs from 26 Jan. Here's a few versions including one of all the subs, 7 & 10 sec. The Goldstone radar...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-01-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Here's a couple from tonight, two different...

Here's a couple from tonight, two different stacks of the same subs. These were 10-sec exposures which was a bit too long shooting with a 200mm lens as the asteroid trailed (not so visible in these...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Here's a guide - with the eyepiece view, the...

Here's a guide - with the eyepiece view, the asteroid will be similar in brightness to the faintest stars shown. You've probably got an inverted view but I've included the corrected view in case you...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Not an easy target. That said, if you don't push...

Not an easy target. That said, if you don't push the limits you'll never learn anything - we all have failures and disappointments but the rewards of an occasional success can outweigh all that!...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-01-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rob_K
Here's my test from last night using topocentric...

Here's my test from last night using topocentric JPL ephemeris. Tried 10, 15 & 30 sec subs. 30 were too long, giving streaks. 10 sec had very weak signal. Might try 10 sec tonight though, given...
Forum: General Chat 24-01-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By Rob_K
Ever since we stopped wiping surfaces with raw...

Ever since we stopped wiping surfaces with raw chicken meat (thank you TV advertising, how could we have been so stupid?), the ant problem doesn't seem nearly as bad. :shrug:

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 14-01-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Rob_K
Suppose it depends how deep you want to go Marc. ...

Suppose it depends how deep you want to go Marc. There was a deep widefield taken a couple of days ago in Mongolia that showed the tail faintly out to just over 12-deg length. Look forward to...
Forum: General Chat 09-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rob_K
That explains my extraordinary fitness. Now,...

That explains my extraordinary fitness. Now, where was I...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 06-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rob_K
Wow, now that's different! :thumbsup: Great job...

Wow, now that's different! :thumbsup: Great job Terry, love the colour! :) And fantastic to see some real detail on the comet emissions.

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 05-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Rob_K
Fabulous Andrew, goodonya! :thumbsup: It's a...

Fabulous Andrew, goodonya! :thumbsup: It's a stunning photo that just keeps giving! :)

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 31-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rob_K
You guys are far too cynical. And I'll prove it...

You guys are far too cynical. And I'll prove it as soon as I've completed the rescue of that impoverished 20-yo Russian girl. Very sad, she's so poor she can only afford skimpy clothes. Just...
Forum: General Chat 29-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rob_K
:shrug: It's not necessarily what's there Dunk,...

:shrug: It's not necessarily what's there Dunk, it's where it is. They see Scorpius & Sagittarius too! But they don't see the Scorpion & Milky Way Central passing over the zenith, Sirius & Canopus...
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