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Forum: Solar System Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
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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: 13
Views: 497
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: 14
Views: 531
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: 1,517
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: 299
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: 209
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...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 04-04-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By Rob_K
Cloudy night here but the first partial eclipse...

Cloudy night here but the first partial eclipse was occasionally visible through cloud. Sky cleared considerably at totality although light cloud continued to drift through meaning views were...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 01-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Rob_K
New nova in Ophiuchus

This was put up as PNV J17291350-1846120 on CBAT's Transient Objects Confirmation Page (TOCP) by Yukio Sakurai of Mito, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, discovery date 29.77 March 2015. Yukio is a prolific nova...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 28-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks Ken but problem solved! I was right, it...

Thanks Ken but problem solved! I was right, it was the grating "unit" but not the grating thank goodness. Last night I got the same extended stars but then noticed that the little rolled-up light...
Forum: Observation Reports 27-03-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By Rob_K
Now it's 2015F, refer CBET 4081 : 20150326 :...

Now it's 2015F, refer CBET 4081 : 20150326 : SUPERNOVA 2015F IN NGC 2442 = PSN J07361576-6930230:
http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/cbet/RecentCBETs.html

That's the first supernova CBET issued...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 27-03-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks for the offer Ken. Whatever the problem...

Thanks for the offer Ken. Whatever the problem is, it lies in the grating unit. It could be a weird effect of some pattern of condensation that I haven't come across before (unlikely) but I'm more...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 27-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
A week in the life of N Sgr 2015 No. 2: (PS:...

A week in the life of N Sgr 2015 No. 2:

(PS: Ken, I've tried a few things, a little better but still worrying)

Cheers -
Forum: Nightscapes 25-03-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Rob_K
How could you possibly observe anything? Lit up...

How could you possibly observe anything? Lit up like Bourke St! :P :lol:

Sounds like you all had a great time - missed again but hoping to get to the next one! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: Nightscapes 22-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Rob_K
Night sky from Bright, Vic, 22 March 2015

:question: Canon 650D & 18-55mm kit lens.

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 22-03-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
Hi Ken - what I got last night were 'squiggles'...

Hi Ken - what I got last night were 'squiggles' for stars. Not focus or they would have been blobs. Not tracking because I did two sets of spectrum subs with lots of other ordinary images before,...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 22-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
Low-res spectrum taken last night shows...

Low-res spectrum taken last night shows significant changes from the one on the 18th, with the emission lines flattening out markedly. There may be a slight exaggeration of the effect in the attached...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 21-03-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Rob_K
Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2 low-res spectrum, 18 Mar 2015 UT

The other morning I managed to image, take a spectrum and get a naked-eye view of this bright new nova. The spectrum is nothing to write home about but does show the strong P Cygni profiles. In the...
Forum: Observation Reports 18-03-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By Rob_K
Don't go looking at the new nova in Sagittarius...

Don't go looking at the new nova in Sagittarius Malcolm, you might blind yourself!! :P ;)

Cheers -
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 16-03-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Rob_K
New bright nova in Sagittarius

John Seach of NSW has added another nova to his growing tally, well done! This was put up on CBAT's Transient Objects Confirmation Page (TOCP) as PNV J18365700-2855420 and was quickly confirmed by...
Forum: Solar System 12-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Rob_K
Unusual comet - been & gone

Sorry, not Jupiter! ;) Comet C/2015 C2 (SWAN) was discovered in SWAN images in late February by Dr Rob Matson (USA), Michael Mattiazzo (Vic, Australia) and V Bezugly (Ukraine), independently. Terry...
Forum: General Chat 05-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
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 05-03-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,826
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, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
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...
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