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Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 24-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 29,954
Posted By Rob_K
Here's my sketch of comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina),...

Here's my sketch of comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina), 22 Aug 2015, using a 4.5" scope and 21mm eyepiece (43x). Funny how through the eyepiece it looked nothing like it is currently photographing! Despite...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 29-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Rob_K
Oh God, I read it as highly condemned, sorry,...

Oh God, I read it as highly condemned, sorry, thought it best not to post. ;) Good onya Paul, another one for the cabinet, must be getting pretty full now! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 23-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Rob_K
Drool....

Drool....
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 21-07-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks boof & Al! Back to midwinter here...

Thanks boof & Al! Back to midwinter here unfortunately, lucky to get a clear spell at just the right time!

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 20-07-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Rob_K
Cleaner result last night, 19 July, but still...

Cleaner result last night, 19 July, but still difficult & noise is an issue. A fairly dusty comet with peaks of Swan band emissions showing above the continuum. Not as dusty as, say, C/2011 L4...
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,772
Posted By Rob_K
Congratulations everyone! Sorry I couldn't make...

Congratulations everyone! Sorry I couldn't make it to the Awards this year, would have been nice catching up.

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 19-07-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Rob_K
C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) spectrum, 18 July 2015

Tough one last night because of the proximity of the Moon, lots of interference (one of the full-frame subs attached, eek!).

Nonetheless, it shows a reasonably strong continuum indicative of dust,...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 19-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By Rob_K
Here's some shots from last night (18 July 2015)...

Here's some shots from last night (18 July 2015) - comet, Moon & two planets is not something you see every day! The comet/Moon shot is a crop from the full frame - Canon 650D, 55mm lens, 4 x 10...
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Rob_K
Don't worry Tim, I think it's very common, at...

Don't worry Tim, I think it's very common, at least among friends of mine. And sorting things out in your mind is not a negative process, it's a good one.

Personally, I must have forgotten to...
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rob_K
OMG, it's full of........ um, er BLUE! ;) :lol: ...

OMG, it's full of........ um, er BLUE! ;) :lol:

Cheers -
Forum: Solar System 21-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
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: 280
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: 386
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: 385
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: 968
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: 1,836
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: 2,449
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: 1,429
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: 989
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: 1,429
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: 1,836
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: 611
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: 5,551
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: 7,434
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: 1,971
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...
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