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Forum: Observation Reports 20-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Rob_K
Great report Sab! Cheers -

Great report Sab!

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 20-05-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
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: 460
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: 4,818
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: 81
Views: 3,661
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: 915
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: 231
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: 231
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: 81
Views: 3,661
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: 503
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: 81
Views: 3,661
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: 81
Views: 3,661
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: 915
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: 1,653
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: 455
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: 252
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: 1,476
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: 317
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: 16
Views: 915
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: 950
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: 16
Views: 915
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: 16
Views: 915
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: 406
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: 190
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: 16
Views: 915
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,...
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