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Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 14-04-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Rob_K
Another spectrum has been posted and the object...

Another spectrum has been posted and the object identified as a dwarf nova:
http://ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/mailarchive/vsnet-alert/17217...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 14-04-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Rob_K
Yep, that's H-alpha but any redness is swamped by...

Yep, that's H-alpha but any redness is swamped by the strong blue continuum. Gotta be a dwarf nova!

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 13-04-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Rob_K
Nice work Jon! My guess is that it's a dwarf...

Nice work Jon! My guess is that it's a dwarf nova of some sort, very blue. Check these out:
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276258.15

My shot last night showed no sign of...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 13-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks Trevor & Andrew. There are some...

Thanks Trevor & Andrew. There are some interesting things crawling around at night that we rarely see. This one is quite common but I haven't seen many. I've had funnelwebs around the place before...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 13-04-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Rob_K
My image from tonight and an animation of the...

My image from tonight and an animation of the field tonight and 27 Mar 2014, PNV about centre:
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww271/Rob_Kau/PNVJ17144255-294348112Apr2014text.jpg~original...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rob_K
I haven't owned many telescopes, all in my sig...

I haven't owned many telescopes, all in my sig except my first scope which I had for many years, a 60mm refractor, Dick Smith or some other chain store brand, can't remember. Loved it. But I've...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 12-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Rob_K
One for Exfso

Shots of a male Eastern Mouse Spider (Whitebacked Mouse Spider), Missulena bradleyi, that I found on the back doormat last night. Second one in two weeks in the same spot, but they move around...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 12-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Rob_K
PNV in Ophiuchus needs spectrum, PNV J17144255-2943481

A new possible nova in Ophiuchus has been reported on 11.7 Apr 2014 UT and there have been a few confirmations. No spectrum yet as far as I can see. Discovery mag 10.7 U, possibly rising.
...
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Rob_K
And let's not leave binoculars without...

And let's not leave binoculars without considering Zoomies, quite an interesting experience. These are the telemarketed things that look like the ultimate in nerd glasses! Optics surprisingly good...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 02-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Rob_K
Just an update, the Scorpius nova has been...

Just an update, the Scorpius nova has been confirmed, as has another new one in Cygnus (low in the north for southern Australia):
CBET 3842 : 20140402 : NOVA CYGNI 2014 = PNV J20214234+3103296
CBET...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 02-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Rob_K
Thanks Jacquie. Certainly no effect if you're...

Thanks Jacquie. Certainly no effect if you're considering timing or eye-balling it through a telescope but if you're looking for subtle effects caused by Venus' atmosphere it could have a big...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 02-04-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Rob_K
Nice work Joe, thanks! Here's what the...

Nice work Joe, thanks! Here's what the occultation will look like from my place, generated in Starry Night.

With chronic bad 'valley' seeing, low altitude and poor horizons, it's going to be...
Forum: General Chat 30-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Rob_K
Is it just me or is there a disturbing theme...

Is it just me or is there a disturbing theme going on with IIS lately? Threads about lock-picking, disabling car alarms, cutting car keys... :question: ;) :lol:

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 29-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Rob_K
IIS pics don't open with IE, Firefox or Chrome on...

IIS pics don't open with IE, Firefox or Chrome on my laptop. They open fine on my desktop, any browser. Win7 v. XP, who knows...

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 28-03-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Rob_K
A low-res spectrum has been obtained by K Ayani...

A low-res spectrum has been obtained by K Ayani and S Maeno, Bisei Astronomical Observatory (BAO), Ibara Okayama, Japan. It indicates the object is a nova in early phase....
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 28-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Rob_K
New transient (possible nova) in Scorpius needs spectrum

Way too faint for me to get a spectrum although I did image it with a DSLR last night. Reported at discovery mag 10.1 U - I found a reddened object which was mag 11.6 in the green channel (~V). It...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 23-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rob_K
Justin Bieber is like, soooo 2013.... ;) ...

Justin Bieber is like, soooo 2013.... ;)

Cheers -
Forum: Solar System 23-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Rob_K
Nice job John, plenty to see in the field too!...

Nice job John, plenty to see in the field too! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: Observation Reports 21-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rob_K
Here's the image, cropped at half-scale from the...

Here's the image, cropped at half-scale from the full frame. The comet is moving fairly fast and this is a composite made from two stacks of the 12 subs I took, one on the comet head and one on the...
Forum: Observation Reports 21-03-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rob_K
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Tonight I was imaging this newly-discovered comet and I dragged my little reflector out on the off-chance I might be able to see it. And I could see the comet despite less-than-perfect dark adaption...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 20-03-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Rob_K
Good luck Ken, hope it goes well. I don't get...

Good luck Ken, hope it goes well. I don't get there till Saturday morning unfortunately so I'll miss it. Would be great to catch up with you on the weekend though! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 19-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,995
Posted By Rob_K
Fantastic work Terry! And good luck with your...

Fantastic work Terry! And good luck with your new arrangement Ken! :thumbsup:

Cheers -
Forum: General Chat 19-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Rob_K
Yep, stay away from mountain areas, as Bratislav...

Yep, stay away from mountain areas, as Bratislav said, too many thermal gradients and disturbed airflow (although extensive plateau areas in Kosciusko NP could be productive). I regularly observe at...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 18-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Rob_K
My first view of Saturn was through a cheap 60mm...

My first view of Saturn was through a cheap 60mm refractor and when I first saw the tiny ring around the tiny orb it was like being hit in the back of the head by a sledgehammer. This was real, and...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 10-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Rob_K
Love it Glen! I have quite a few 'wishful...

Love it Glen! I have quite a few 'wishful seeing' occurrences too. Suppose it's something you can't avoid because you really need a high level of preparation to attempt very faint objects,...
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