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Old 16-10-2011, 09:21 AM
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Thanks, SteveG, for some interesting and useful techniques for visual observers.

Wow! As an amateur astronomer, I am always deeply impressed by people who "measure things and put numbers to them".

(a professional astronomer would probably adopt a serious and weighty and grave tone, intoning the phrase "it was a cogent quantitative analysis", very much in the tone and manner of a medieval doctor pompously reciting in Latin, but - in my view - "quantitative vs qualitative" is exclusive language that serves mainly to confirm the membership of a scientist in a secret elite of "those who know".)
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